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Car Rental in Rhodes

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rhodes Airport Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$9.69 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autocandia
$9.71 / per day
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Rhodes Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$9.95 / per day
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Rhodes Airport Car Rental
Mini
Citroen C1 or similar
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$10.40 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Rhodes Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$10.77 / per day
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Rhodes Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$10.78 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autocandia
$10.93 / per day
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Rhodes Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$11.27 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:09 on 2020-06-05. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Greek
Currency
EUR
Country code
30
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$21.67 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.2

Why rent a car in Rhodes?

The island of Rhodes is a fascinating place to explore by car. Although its territory is quite small, there is plenty to explore, from Rhodes Town to ancient monuments, stunning beaches, and nice nature areas. The public buses can often be overcrowded and do not reach some landmarks at all, so getting a rental car is your best bet to see as much as you’d like and to travel outside the main tourist areas.

Rhodes Car Rental

Top ways to enter Rhodes

  • Rhodes Airport: The only international airport on the island, Rhodes-Diagoras handles about 5.5 million travelers every year. The airport is extremely busy during the summer months when it is served by more than 30 different airlines, including low-cost carriers like Ryanair, Norwegian Air, easyJet, and Eurowings. During the winter months, however, only a handful of domestic flights are operating. Rhodes Airport is about 14 km (8.7 mi) southwest of Rhodes City, a trip that can be made in 15 minutes by car.
  • By sea: Multiple ferries connect Rhodes to many other Greek islands, as well as mainland destinations like the capital city, Athens. It’s worth keeping in mind, however, that the service is a lot more active during the warm months of the year (during this time, it’s also a good idea to book your ferry tickets in advance). Most ferry companies permit bringing a rental car on board, but it’s good to make sure beforehand. You should also ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. In addition to connections with Greek destinations, there are also ferries between Rhodes and Bodrum, Fethiye, and other destinations in Turkey. Many rental car providers do not permit crossing the border between the two countries! A better idea is to pick up a rental car after arriving at your destination. It’s also worth keeping in mind that unlike Greece, is not a member of the EU and the Schengen Area, so you should check whether you need a visa to enter either country. If you’re arriving in Rhodes by sea, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at the Rhodes Port. 

Useful city facts

  • Like many other Greek islands, Rhodes enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate. It is not unusual for temperatures to reach 30 °C (86 °F) in summer and even in winter the temperature can often reach 15°C (60 °F). Summers are extremely dry, so keeping hydrated is important at all times. Winters, on the other hand, see quite a lot of precipitation. 
  • Rhodes has been inhabited since long before the written history and very little is known about the island’s first inhabitants. Later, Rhodes was home to the Minoans, one of the first European civilizations, before being absorbed by the Ancient Greeks. Many Greek myths and legends take place in Rhodes and the island is home to a wealth of historic sites.
  • Although a part of Greece, Rhodes is located about 360 km (225 mi) from the Greek mainland, but just 18 km (11 mi) from Turkey. For some centuries, the island used to be a part of the Ottoman Empire and a small, but thriving Muslim community continues to inhabit the island. 

Top destinations and activities

  • Rhodes Old Town. Considering that only slightly more than 100,000 people live in the city of Rhodes, the size of its medieval old town is quite impressive. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is best known for its fortifications, gates, and palaces. It’s also a good place to sample local delicacies such as karavolous, snails cooked in tomato sauce. 
  • Rhodes Archaeological Museum. Like most other places in Greece, Rhodes has a very long and fascinating history. The museum has many interesting artifacts from the different civilizations that have inhabited the island, from the Minoans and Mycenaeans to the Classical Greeks, early Christians, and Ottomans.
  • Faliraki. This small beach resort, about 10 km (6.2 mi) from the island’s airport, is famous for its nightlife, but many travelers know it first and foremost as the best spot in Rhodes for water sports.

Traffic and parking tips

  • There are no highways on Rhodes (nor on any other Greek islands).
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 90 km/h (55.9 mph) on roads outside populated areas and 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated and built-up areas.
  • While the larger roads are in good shape, the smaller roads might have poor surfacing and potholes. Be careful when driving on them, especially after dark.
  • Many gas stations might be closed during weekends and public holidays. 
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.02% for novice drivers. Exceeding these limits can lead to high fines and a licence ban. Exceeding the limit of 0.08% is a criminal offence and can lead to up to two years of imprisonment.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112. The police number is 100, the ambulance number is 166, and the fire brigade number is 199. 

Toll roads

There are no toll roads in Rhodes. There are, however, a number of tolled roads, tunnels, and bridges on mainland Greece. Many travelers find them very hard to navigate and some choose to avoid using the toll roads altogether because of the very complex toll system that is in place. Different toll roads are administered by different private companies and so there is not a single, nationwide (or even region-wide) system in place.

For most toll roads, payment can be either made with cash at a toll gate, by a credit card, or with coins at an automatic toll machine. For some roads, an electronic transponder might be used to pay for using the toll road. Some rental cars may be equipped with such an electronic transponder. However, because of the aforementioned different toll systems that are in place, this payment method might work for some toll roads, but not for others. Determine out your route in advance and ask your car rental provider about the best way to pay for all the toll roads that you plan to use.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Asklipio. This small inland village is named after the Greek god of medicine and was once home to a healing cult. Many locals love this place for its traditional Greek architecture and its Folklore Museum. Asklipio also boasts two very impressive buildings, the Dormition of the Theotokos church that has beautiful frescoes inside and the Asklipio Castle that offers a magnificent view of the sea in the distance. Asklipio is about 60 km (35 mi) from the town of Rhodes.
  • Lindos. A small and relaxed fishing village, and great historical site, Lindos is most famous for its impressive acropolis, a natural citadel that often kept the islanders safe from invaders. the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia is Even older than the acropolis. Lindos is about 50 km (30 mi) south of Rhodes Town.
  • Archangelos. The second largest settlement on Rhodes, Archangelos boasts a number of beautiful churches (as you’d expect, judging by its name), as well as Epta Piges or Seven springs, a beautiful green area with a waterfall.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Rhodes is the Citroen C3, although travelers also love the VW Polo, and the Hyundai i30. The most popular rental car types are economy, compact, and mini. Many of the roads in Rhodes are quite narrow, so picking a smaller vehicle is a good idea.

Further destinations

  • Karpathos. Traveling to this little island south of Rhodes can feel like going back in time. Karpathos is perhaps even more famous for its local culture and traditions than its beaches. There is a ferry service from Rhodes, and it might be possible to bring your rental car on boat, but do ask your car rental provider if they permit it first. Alternatively, you can drop off your rental car in Rhodes and pick up another one in Karpathos.
  • Kos. In addition to all the other pleasures that you’d expect from a Greek island, Kos excels in snorkelling opportunities and also has a hot spring. There is a ferry service from Rhodes, and it might be possible to bring your rental car onboard, but do ask your car rental provider if they permit it first . Alternatively, you can drop off your rental car in Rhodes and pick up another one in Kos.
  • Marmaris and Bodrum. The two Turkish resort towns have truly stunning beaches, but are quite different and unique in atmosphere. They also offer the opportunity to travel further inland or along the Aegean coast. While there is a ferry service, it will most likely not be possible to pick up your rental car in Greece and drop it off in Turkey, so you’ll have to pick up another one in Bodrum or Marmaris. Also, make sure your entry documentation for Turkey is in order (Greece is a member of the EU while Turkey is not).

Car Rental Prices in Rhodes

  • Convertibles - from $61 per day
  • Large cars - from $75 per day
  • Medium cars - from $33 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $83 per day
  • Premium cars - from $117 per day
  • Small cars - from $22 per day
  • SUVs - from $50 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Try these things to get the best car rental deal in Rhodes:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Rhodes is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 80% cheaper than the yearly average and an unbelievable 90% cheaper than visiting in July.

Top 20 Cities near Rhodes

  1. Athens Car Rentals from $5.60 per day
    404.5 km / 251.3 miles away
  2. Heraklion Car Rentals from $9.01 per day
    287.4 km / 178.6 miles away
  3. Thessaloniki Car Rentals from $5.56 per day
    638.2 km / 396.6 miles away
  4. Corfu Car Rentals from $7.52 per day
    799.1 km / 496.6 miles away
  5. Santorini Car Rentals from $10.61 per day
    233.3 km / 145.0 miles away
  6. Chania Car Rentals from $10.62 per day
    367.3 km / 228.2 miles away
  7. Zakynthos Car Rentals from $9.71 per day
    656.0 km / 407.6 miles away
  8. Mykonos Car Rentals from $10.33 per day
    269.0 km / 167.1 miles away
  9. Kefalonia Car Rentals from $10.43 per day
    697.6 km / 433.5 miles away
  10. Preveza Car Rentals from $11.22 per day
    702.4 km / 436.5 miles away
  11. Kos Car Rentals from $9.71 per day
    98.7 km / 61.3 miles away
  12. Naxos Car Rentals from $14.31 per day
    253.6 km / 157.5 miles away
  13. Piraeus Car Rentals from $14.29 per day
    429.4 km / 266.8 miles away
  14. Kalamata Car Rentals from $10.39 per day
    545.0 km / 338.6 miles away
  15. Samos Car Rentals from $11.46 per day
    176.8 km / 109.9 miles away
  16. Paros Car Rentals from $13.83 per day
    272.2 km / 169.1 miles away
  17. Skiathos Car Rentals from $14.31 per day
    507.0 km / 315.0 miles away
  18. Milos Car Rentals from $18.55 per day
    323.9 km / 201.3 miles away
  19. Kavala Car Rentals from $14.31 per day
    584.7 km / 363.3 miles away
  20. Karpathos Car Rentals from $14.08 per day
    138.3 km / 86.0 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Rhodes

  1. Downtown Car Rentals from $9.71 per day
  2. 0.2 km / 0.1 miles away
  3. Rhodes Port Car Rentals from $21.48 per day
    0.5 km / 0.3 miles away
  4. 5.6 km / 3.5 miles away
  5. 6.8 km / 4.3 miles away
  6. Downtown Car Rentals from $21.48 per day
    8.1 km / 5.0 miles away
  7. Rhodes Airport Car Rentals from $9.69 per day
    13.0 km / 8.1 miles away
  8. 22.0 km / 13.7 miles away
  9. 22.5 km / 14.0 miles away
  10. 22.7 km / 14.1 miles away
  11. Lindos Blu Hotel Car Rentals from $24.28 per day
    40.2 km / 25.0 miles away
  12. 40.2 km / 25.0 miles away
  13. 44.3 km / 27.5 miles away
  14. 46.6 km / 28.9 miles away
  15. Kos Port Car Rentals from $14.63 per day
    97.5 km / 60.6 miles away
  16. Downtown Car Rentals from $12.15 per day
    98.2 km / 61.0 miles away
  17. Kos Airport Car Rentals from $9.71 per day
    108.4 km / 67.3 miles away
  18. Downtown Car Rentals from $23.67 per day
    138.6 km / 86.1 miles away
  19. 145.7 km / 90.5 miles away
  20. 149.3 km / 92.8 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Rhodes?

Car rental prices in Rhodes vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Rhodes
$76.78
January
$9.03
February
$35.00
March
$23.45
April
$65.49
May
$59.84
June
$50.44
July
$53.26
August
$34.65
September
$39.47
October
$30.40
November
$28.28
December
The best month to rent a car in Rhodes is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $9.03). This is 79% cheaper than the yearly average and 88% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $76.78 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Rhodes?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in November, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in July, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Rhodes
6
January
8
February
8
March
5
April
5
May
9
June
4
July
8
August
4
September
6
October
10
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Rhodes?

While travelers visit Rhodes year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Rhodes by Monthly Searches
99%
January
484%
February
556%
March
1%
April
2%
May
1%
June
2%
July
2%
August
2%
September
2%
October
30%
November
20%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
GreenMotion VW Up 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Nissan Micra 5 1 Small cars
Autounion Citroen C1 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
Autounion Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Autounion VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion VW Transporter 4 3 People Carriers/Vans
Goldcar Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Surprice Hyundai i20 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT Renault Twingo 5 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
VW Up
October 27, 2019
Great roads on the island inculding the mountain roads to Psintos and Emponas
Russian Federation
Citroen C3
October 3, 2019
A lot of good places to explore. Car need to gety to some beaches and sightseens, but it nave a reason to do it
Israel
VW Up
July 14, 2019
Rhodes is not a big island but you can park all over for free and it is much easier and convenient to get to all the activities by car.
Poland
Citroen C3
June 25, 2019
You have to come and explore Rhodes. There are so many places to visit in Rhodes that you have to come here several times. Be careful in this island you can fall in love.
United Kingdom
VW Polo Aut.
October 29, 2018
You only really to get to see what life is like on the island if you drive around
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
October 3, 2018
If we were staying nearer to the airport with easy (walkable) access to restaurants, bars and beaches then we would probably not rent a car. However, as we were further afield (Lardos) and our hotel was at least 25mins walk to the nearest tavernas, bars and sandy beaches then the car was a must and good value for the money. Cheaper than taxi transfers and gave us easy access to the beaches of Pefkos, Lindos, Gannadi etc.
Israel
Nissan Qashqai
August 2, 2018
Love Rhodes! Great kitesurfing conditions
Hungary
Volkswagen Up
July 25, 2018
Easy way to go around the Island
Switzerland
Volkswagen Up
July 4, 2018
Nice Isle which a lot to offer.. With the car you are more flexible to see different stuff in one day.. The nice restaurants are not directly in the city center, thats why a car will be a good choice.
Sweden
VW Caddy
June 7, 2018
Rhodes is a beautiful island. People are warm and friendly. Old town is nice and the places in the outskirts are nice too. Food is nice even for vegetarians. we visited- Butterfly Valley Lindos Old town Seven spring and the tunnel Ixia beach Prassonissi beach Kamiros The drive throughout the island is easy.

Top 17 Suppliers in Rhodes in 2020

Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Exceptional 9.2
+302111875541
Ag. Anargiron 76, Rodos 851 00
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+302241081600
Rhodes International Airport, Rodos 851 06
RightCars
RightCars
Exceptional 9.1
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9
+302241081600
DIAGORAS AIRPORT
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.9
+302241081995
Diagoras Airport
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.9
+302241092006
1 LEOFOROS DIMOKRATIAS (Airport)
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9
+302241081600
Rhodes International Airport, Paradeisi 85106
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+302241082220
Petaloudes, Rhodes 851 06
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+302241082896
Rhodes Diagoras Airport, Petaloudes 851 06, Greece
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.3
+34966360360
Rhodes International Airport,Paradeisi 851 06
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.7
+302241083279 / +34965233425
Epar.Od. Kremastis-Airport 205, Rodos 851 04, Greece
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+302241081444 / +18778223872
Epar.Od. Kremastis-Airport 205, Rodos 851 04
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.5
+302241081001
7th km Tsairi - Airport ave, Rodos 851 06
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+34965233425 / +302241081444
Off-Airport. 13th Rhodes-Kamirou Ave
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.1
+302241020523 / +306936957588
Diagoras, International Airport, Rodos 851 06
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.1
+302241083279
Goldcar, Epar.Od. Kremastis-Airport 205, Rodos 851 04
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 7
+302241092006
1 LEOFOROS DIMOKRATIAS (Airport)
Working hours
Mon:07:30-21:00
Tue:07:30-21:00
Wed:07:30-21:00
Thu:07:30-21:00
Fri:07:30-21:00
Sat:07:30-21:00
Sun:07:30-21:00

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