You can hire a car at Linate Airport from one of the many international and national car rental companies located in the arrivals area; Auto Europa, Avis, Budget, Easycar Europcar, Hertz, Locautorent, Maggiore National, Sixt, Targa Rent and Thrifty. It is probably best to book your hire car prior to arriving at Malpensa.
Plan your car journey beforehand by looking at Autostrada, Google Maps, RAC or AA website, enter your departure and arrival destination and you will be given a set of directions which you can print off and take with you. There are some tolls on these routes so have some euros at the ready or your credit card.
Driving Directions From central Milan
Take Via XXII Marzo and Viale Corsica; from the ringroad, take the Linate exit. The airport has good links to the northern Italian road network: Autostrada 8 leads to north Milan and Varese and Autostrada 4 leads to Milan and to Novara, west of Milan. The P41 leads over the Alps to Switzerland via Como, the Autostrada 1 leads southeast to Piacenza, and the Autostrada 7 leads south to Genoa. Most of these major routes are toll roads.
To Como by car
From Linate Airport take the Viale Enrico Forlanini road SP150 and follow signs for Lecco, Brugherio, Monza, Erba, Treviglio, Brescia, Venezia. This will lead to the A-51 motorway, which you should follow for 6km. Head for the A-52 in the direction of Tangenziale nord, Torino, Como, Malpensa. After 4.5 km exit to follow signs for Torino, Monza, Monza Sant’Alessandro, Malpensa. Take the A-4 motorway for 12 km and follow exit signs for Varese, Sesto Calende, Como, Chiasso, and Malpensa. As you leave the motorway take the Autostrada Dei Laghi (A-8) for 33 km. The Autostrada Dei Laghi changes into the A-9/E-35 and continues on this for 28 km. Follow the exit signs for Como sud, and head for the Via Cecilio road to take you into the town centre.