Rent a car in Bergamo with Europcar
Located in northern Italy, Bergamo is part of the Lombardy region with its capital, Milan. Bergamo is a town of two parts - a historic citadel sitting above a modern town. Picturesque and refined, Bergamo boasts a reputed gastronomic scene and stunning Baroque architecture.
Car hire in Bergamo makes discovering the city much easier, as well as smooth onward journeys.
The Europcar car rental experience in Bergamo
There are three Europcar stations in Bergamo. When flying into Bergamo there is a handy station at the local airport. There is also another in the city centre, and another outside of town in Trevilgio.
Travelling alone or in a couple? Our reliable rental models will have you safely on the road. Peugeot 208 and Smart ForFour are among are most popular options. For larger parties or families, Fiat 500 is a great choice for safety and comfort.
Europcar means more freedom for your car hire. This is why you can pick up and drop off your car hire from different stations and enjoy more flexibility in your holiday.
Driving in Bergamo
In order to rent a car in Bergamo and Italy, you need to be over the age of 18 and hold a valid EU licence. International driver’s licences are accepted but not obligatory.
On motorways the maximum speed limit is 130 km/h, whereas on main roads and secondary roads it is 100 km/h and 90 km/h respectively. In urban areas, the speed limit is set between 50-70 km/h and lowered around populated areas like schools.
In Bergamo, different road markings indicate different types of parking. Blue road signs and markings indicate paid parking zones. White road markings means parking time is limited but free. Yellow parking bays are reserved for special vehicles, the Police, handicapped etc. Paid parking is usually enforced throughout the week, from 8am to 7pm. On Sundays and public holidays it is often free to park.
In the historic citadel of Bergamo, there is a ZTL (Zona Traffico Limitato) enforced throughout the week. Only residents or permit holders can enter this zone. Be aware that this area is monitored by cameras and you will be fined if you enter without a permit.
In Italy, most of the motorways are toll roads. These can be paid with cash or credit/debit cards.
It is worth noting that very few petrol stations in Italy are open on Sundays. Those that are, are often closed on Mondays.
Discover Bergamo and its surroundings by car
There are lots of great places to visit, just an hour by car from Bergamo. Discover Milan with its modern buildings and fashion-forward aesthetic. On the other hand there is Verona - the setting of Romeo and Juliet - with its iconic Roman amphitheatre.
Bergamo’s proximity to the Italian lakes is ideal. Explore the magical beauty of Lake Como (92 kilometres) to the west, and Lake Garda (93 kilometres) to the east.