Car Rental in Italy
Cheapest Car Rental Rates
Most Popular Car Rental Deals
Why rent a car in Italy?
Italy is a great destination to visit by car. It is home to great cities, world-famous culture, distinct regions, and natural beauty. Having your own ride will give you a chance to visit both the north and the south, as well as the capital Rome that is in the middle.
This article is about Mainland Italy. For information about Sicily, see the article of Sicily. For information about Sardinia, see the article of Sardinia.
If you want to know more about renting a car in Italy, don't miss our complete guide.
One-way Car Rentals in Italy
Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Italy and drop off in another country:
- From Italy to Sicily - 2466 offers from US$ 18.60 per day
- From Italy to Sardinia - 298 offers from US$ 29.16 per day
- From Italy to Switzerland - 18 offers from US$ 142.65 per day
- From Italy to Spain - 27 offers from US$ 179.90 per day
- From Italy to France - 27 offers from US$ 140.61 per day
Top ways to enter Italy
Rome Airport Fiumicino: The most busy in Italy, Rome Fiumicino is the main airport serving the capital and the Lazio region.
Milan Airport Malpensa: The largest of the three airports serving Milan, Milan Malpensa is a great point to enter Lombardy and much of Italy’s North.
Pisa Airport: Cozy and especially active during summers, Pisa Airport shares flights to and from many destinations in Europe and is popular with various low-cost carriers.
By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Italy. Some large international airports near Italy are Nice Airport in France, Zurich Airport in Switzerland, and Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia.
Top cities and places to visit
- Rome: Full of traces of its ancient grandeur, Rome is a great history, culture, and culinary destination.
- Venice: One of the most unique cities in Europe, Venice is full of wonderful art and architecture, and also provides access to the wider Veneto region in the Italy’s northeast.
- Tuscany: From countless arts and culture monuments in Florence to vineyards and classical farmer villages, Tuscany is the picture that most people have in mind when they think of Italy.
- Naples and Campania: Proud yet hospitable, Campania is a place of ancient sites and delicious cuisine, as well as beautiful Naples and Pompeii.
- The South: Showing traces of its Greek heritage and independent nature, Southern Italy is very different from north in atmosphere, and offers mountain villages, wild nature, and coasts of three different seas.
Most popular rental car
Travelers most often choose the Fiat Panda, while the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500 are also popular.
Italy is bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia, as well as San Marino and the Vatican City, two enclaves inside it. Like Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia are all members of the Schengen Area, meaning that three entry requirements for these four countries are the same as for Italy. The microstates of San Marino and Vatican City are not members of the Schengen Area, but their entry requirements are the same as those for Italy.
Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.
Most popular types of rental car
The most popular rental car type in Mainland Italy is an Economy, followed by Mini and Compact.
Top driving routes
- Rome - Florence (271 km / 168 mi) The drive from the Italian capital into the heart of Tuscany will take you through some of the most picturesque Italian countryside, especially if you set aside time for detours through villages.
- Milan - Venice (266 km / 165 mi) Milan might be near the Alps, but in just three hours you can reach Venice on the Adriatic Coast.
- Naples - Bari (257 km / 160 mi) Going between these two large southern cities, you’ll cross all of the Italian peninsula from east to west (or vice versa).
Car Rental Prices
- Convertibles - from $413 per day
- Station wagons - from $84 per day
- Large cars - from $100 per day
- Medium cars - from $59 per day
- People Carriers/Vans - from $181 per day
- Premium cars - from $250 per day
- Small cars - from $58 per day
- SUVs - from $75 per day
How can I save money on my rental car?
You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Italy:
- 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 on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. Visiting Mainland Italy during the low season might be at least two times cheaper than coming here during the high season of tourism.
Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Italy
Car Rental in Rome from $12.63 per day
Car Rental in Naples from $32.23 per day
Car Rental in Bari from $24.79 per day
Car Rental in Turin from $20.48 per day
Car Rental in Bologna from $30.13 per day
Car Rental in Bergamo from $26.81 per day
Car Rental in Venice from $31.34 per day
Car Rental in Pisa from $23.63 per day
Car Rental in Brindisi from $24.07 per day
Car Rental in Lamezia Terme from $35.25 per day
Car Rental in Florence from $25.30 per day
Car Rental in Verona from $29.82 per day
Car Rental in Pescara from $25.11 per day
Car Rental in Genoa from $21.24 per day
Car Rental in Reggio di Calabria from $23.37 per day
Car Rental in Bolzano from $19.78 per day
Car Rental in Lecce from $57.73 per day
Car Rental in Modena from $12.05 per day
Top 20 Most Popular Locations in Italy
Car Rental at Milan Airport Malpensa from $18.31 per day
Car Rental at Rome Fiumicino Airport from $12.63 per day
Car Rental at Naples Airport from $32.23 per day
Car Rental at Rome Ciampino Airport from $25.30 per day
Car Rental at Milan Airport Linate from $25.37 per day
Car Rental at Bari Airport from $24.79 per day
Car Rental at Pisa Airport from $23.63 per day
Car Rental at Bergamo Airport from $26.81 per day
Car Rental at Brindisi Airport from $24.07 per day
Car Rental at Venice Airport from $16.77 per day
Car Rental at Lamezia Terme Airport from $35.25 per day
Car Rental at Bologna Airport from $30.13 per day
Car Rental at Turin Airport from $20.48 per day
Car Rental at Florence Airport from $17.61 per day
Car Rental in Bari (Downtown) from $23.12 per day
Car Rental at Porta Nuova Train Station from $19.52 per day
Car Rental at Milan Central Train Station from $22.03 per day
Car Rental at Porto Susa Train Station from $47.56 per day
Car Rental at Rome Termini Train Station from $28.96 per day
Car Rental at Verona Airport from $29.82 per day
Map of Car Rental Locations
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|Sicily By Car||Fiat Panda||5||1||Small cars|
|Sicily By Car||Fiat 500X||5||3||Medium cars|
|Ecovia||Fiat Panda||4||1||Small cars|
|Optimo Rent||Renault Twingo||3||1||Small cars|
|Centauro||Fiat 500||3||1||Small cars|
|Centauro||Ford Fiesta||4||3||Small cars|
|Goldcar||Fiat Panda||3||2||Small cars|
|Ok Rent A Car||Renault Clio||4||2||Small cars|
|Ok Rent A Car||Fiat 500||3||1||Small cars|
|Brent||Fiat 500||3||2||Small cars|