Car hire in Bergamo offers you independence for your travel itinerary. Hiring a car is also the most cost effective means of transportation when planning to take part in the extensive selection of activities available in Bergamo and its neighboring cities. We offer specific driving information about Italy and our specialized team will answer your car rental queries, as well as assist you with your booking.
Due to more modern construction and renovations in the lower city (Città Bassa), you can easily navigate the streets by car. The narrow, cobble-stoned streets, that are common in the upper city (Città Alta), are not well suited to vehicular traffic.
While in Bergamo, plan to leave your car in Città Bassa, the lower city, and make use of the walking trails or funicular to visit the heights of Città Alta. There are free public spaces and paid parking when you're touring within the city, and it is also worthwhile to check with your hotel if they offer parking services.
Bergamo is a beguiling city with two distinct personalities. Historic hilltop Città Alta (the Upper City), is a warren of narrow streets, with a mix of medieval and Baroque architecture. It is protected by a Venetian style defensive wall that circles the entire city. Città Bassa (the Lower City), displays a more twentieth century style and is more readily accessible with your hired car. The two areas are connected by: cable car, footpaths, and by a winding roadway. It is Città Bassa which connects the city's roadways with the rest of the Lombardy region, such as Milan. Bergamo is one of many gateways to the Alps that are located just north of the city limits and offer a wide range of outdoor activities from skiing to hiking.
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Though the city of Bergamo is more of a hidden gem, as opposed to the hot spot of Italian travel, the Bergamo Airport is an international flight centre that places in the top-five of Italian airports for passenger traffic. It is approximately 27 miles from the airports Linate and Malpensa in nearby Milan.
Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport (BGY)
Telephone: +39 (0) 35 326 323
Between the airport and city there are a variety of travel methods, depending on personal preference and how much you're willing to spend. Within Bergamo, options are more limited, particularly when accessing the upper city.
The Bergamo Railway Station offers passengers a scheduled network to and from the wealth of cities across Italy.
The comprehensive bus system within Bergamo offers tourist and commuter traffic mobility throughout the lower city. There is also a line that runs between Città Alta and Città Bassa, as an alternative to taking the funicular, or using the walking paths.
Taxis between the city of Bergamo and the Bergamo Airport run frequently. Be careful, as taxi services from Milan are also authorized to operate as a transportation liaison between destinations and they have higher fares.