Car Rental Bologna

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$22.16 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$23.29 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$23.71 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$23.72 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$24.38 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Smart For Four or similar
Smart For Four
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$24.96 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Rhodium
$25.26 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$25.29 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:28 on 2019-11-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Italian
Currency
EUR
Country code
39
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$40.59 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
70 - 90 km/h
43 - 56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.6

Why rent a car in Bologna?

Bologna is a great place to explore by car. Capital of Emilia-Romagna region and located in the heart of north Italy, it is a fascinating destination in its own right, as well as in close proximity to many other interesting destinations.

Bologna Car Rental

Top ways to enter Bologna

  • Bologna Airport: Seventh busiest in Italy, Bologna’s Airport is popular with high-class airlines and low-cost carriers alike. 
  • Florence Airport: About an hour-and-a-half’s drive away from Bologna, Florence Airport is served by with low-cost airline Vueling, as well as many other airlines that connect it to destinations around Europe.
  • Venice Airport: Less than two hours drive north, Venice’s Marco Polo Airport is another convenient place to fly to if your final destination is Bologna.
  • By land: If you’re arriving in Bologna by train, you can pick up a rental car at Bologna Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • City of culture and education, Bologna is home to University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world.
  • Bologna has about 390,000 inhabitants, but a tad more than 1 million people live in its wider metropolitan area.

Top destinations and activities

  • Bologna Archaeological Museum. All about fascinating ancient history, this museum presents such varied exhibits as Ancient Egyptian mummies and sarcophagi, Iron Age artefacts, Etruscan art, terracotta urns, and Roman vases. 
  • National Picture Gallery. Exhibiting the best of Venetian and Emilia-Romagna art, this gallery has world-famous works by Giotto, Raffaello, Parmigianino, and many others.
  • The Bolognese Cuisine. Calling yourself the food capital is a bit claim in Italy, but Bologna can back it up. There are too many amazing dishes and foods to list even a small part of them, but many Bolognese claim that leaving without trying their cured meat and cheese, lasagna, and stuffed tortellini pasta amounts to a crime.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. 
  • Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h. During the rain the limits are respectively lowered to 110 km/h, 100 km/h, and 80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50 km/h during heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.
  • 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 legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Being over the allowed limit can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment. 
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

There are numerous toll roads in Italy. The exact fee depends on the route of your choice and the type of a vehicle. See the official Italian toll road website for more information. Use the website’s toll road calculator to find out exactly how much you’ll have to pay for using the toll roads on your planned route.  

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Venice. One of the most famous cities in the world, Venice is just about 160 km (100 mi) north. You won’t regret stopping at Ferrara and Padua, two other historic cities that are on the way, either.
  • San Marino. This tiny country that is entirely surrounded by Italy is rarely visited by international visitors, but you should definitely consider going there to see its picturesque fortresses, impressive mountains, and beautiful vineyards, especially since all of it is just 2 hours drive away.
  • Florence. The wealth of culture, art, and history in the renaissance capital will blow away even the most seasoned travelers.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental cars in Italy are the Fiat Panda, the Ford Fiesta, and the Fiat 500. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact. 

Further destinations

  • Milan and Turin. Two of Italy’s largest cities, capitals of Lombardy and Piedmont regions, are worth visiting for their history, splendid architecture, and sheer grandeur.
  • Slovenia and Croatia. Right next door to Venice, these two countries offer impressive mountains, beautiful beaches, and historic cities that many say can rival Italy in any way. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Umbria and Lazio. Sometimes overlooked because of more famous neighboring areas, these two regions make unique travel destinations that are not overcrowded even in the summer.

Car Rental Prices in Bologna

  • Station wagons - from $81 per day
  • Large cars - from $69 per day
  • Medium cars - from $49 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $51 per day
  • Premium cars - from $106 per day
  • Small cars - from $36 per day
  • SUVs - from $75 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are many things you can do to get a good rental deal in Bologna:

  • 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. According to our data, visiting Bologna is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 60% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Cities near Bologna

  1. Milan Car Rentals from $9.14 per day
    235.0 km / 146.0 miles away
  2. Rome Car Rentals from $7.53 per day
    322.1 km / 200.2 miles away
  3. Naples Car Rentals from $32.55 per day
    474.1 km / 294.6 miles away
  4. Venice Car Rentals from $24.04 per day
    136.4 km / 84.8 miles away
  5. Turin Car Rentals from $20.88 per day
    296.1 km / 184.0 miles away
  6. Bergamo Car Rentals from $14.38 per day
    177.4 km / 110.3 miles away
  7. Florence Car Rentals from $20.67 per day
    80.9 km / 50.3 miles away
  8. Pisa Car Rentals from $21.04 per day
    118.7 km / 73.7 miles away
  9. Bari Car Rentals from $43.01 per day
    584.6 km / 363.2 miles away
  10. Verona Car Rentals from $15.68 per day
    100.7 km / 62.6 miles away
  11. Brindisi Car Rentals from $31.26 per day
    694.6 km / 431.6 miles away
  12. Lamezia Terme Car Rentals from $24.65 per day
    748.6 km / 465.2 miles away
  13. Treviso Car Rentals from $24.65 per day
    142.7 km / 88.7 miles away
  14. Genoa Car Rentals from $26.02 per day
    195.0 km / 121.1 miles away
  15. Pescara Car Rentals from $19.09 per day
    330.4 km / 205.3 miles away
  16. Trieste Car Rentals from $10.61 per day
    223.4 km / 138.8 miles away
  17. 805.6 km / 500.6 miles away
  18. Padua Car Rentals from $32.52 per day
    108.6 km / 67.5 miles away
  19. Ancona Car Rentals from $19.09 per day
    194.6 km / 120.9 miles away
  20. Rimini Car Rentals from $23.29 per day
    119.9 km / 74.5 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Bologna

  1. Bologna Airport Car Rentals from $22.16 per day
    5.5 km / 3.4 miles away
  2. Florence Airport Car Rentals from $20.67 per day
    78.1 km / 48.5 miles away
  3. Verona Airport Car Rentals from $15.68 per day
    105.3 km / 65.4 miles away
  4. 106.6 km / 66.2 miles away
  5. 109.9 km / 68.3 miles away
  6. Rimini Airport Car Rentals from $23.29 per day
    114.5 km / 71.2 miles away
  7. Pisa Airport Car Rentals from $21.04 per day
    118.8 km / 73.8 miles away
  8. 129.4 km / 80.4 miles away
  9. Venice Airport Car Rentals from $24.04 per day
    136.6 km / 84.9 miles away
  10. Treviso Airport Car Rentals from $24.65 per day
    143.6 km / 89.2 miles away
  11. 144.7 km / 89.9 miles away
  12. 174.2 km / 108.3 miles away
  13. Perugia Airport Car Rentals from $32.89 per day
    182.7 km / 113.5 miles away
  14. Bergamo Airport Car Rentals from $14.38 per day
    182.9 km / 113.6 miles away
  15. Ancona Airport Car Rentals from $19.09 per day
    189.2 km / 117.6 miles away
  16. 193.2 km / 120.1 miles away
  17. Genova Airport Car Rentals from $26.02 per day
    199.1 km / 123.7 miles away
  18. Bolzano Airport Car Rentals from $44.55 per day
    217.4 km / 135.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Bologna 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 Bologna
$33.60
January
$26.68
February
$33.47
March
$26.54
April
$52.24
May
$93.92
June
$55.75
July
$37.78
August
$44.10
September
$36.83
October
$48.40
November
$48.40
December
The best month to rent a car in Bologna is April (when prices for an Economy class start from $26.54). This is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 72% cheaper than renting in June (when rental prices start at $93.92 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Bologna?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in September, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in February, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Bologna
7
January
5
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
7
August
10
September
5
October
6
November
8
December

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

While travelers visit Bologna year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is October, and the least popular is December.
Bologna Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
101%
January
96%
February
96%
March
102%
April
120%
May
110%
June
120%
July
94%
August
83%
September
149%
October
66%
November
64%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Ford Fiesta 4 1 Small cars
Optimo Rent Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
JoyRent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Optimo Rent Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Ecovia Fiat Panda 2 1 Small cars
Firefly Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
JoyRent Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Sicily By Car Opel Crossland X 5 3 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Seat Leon STW
August 23, 2019
Went to Siena. Roads direct and generally good surfaces although lanes narrower than used to
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
June 18, 2019
Beautiful city and surrounding countryside, quiet roads with amazing views
Italy
Opel Astra
December 30, 2018
Bologna is beautiful and I really enjoy. Good food, beautiful hystorical center, nice people, great Christmas fell.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
October 23, 2018
Leave plenty of time for your journey in travelling in Bologna!
United Kingdom
Ford Transit Custom 9
September 6, 2018
Very useful small airport would recommend flights there. Good connections to Northern Italy and Tuscany regions
United Kingdom
Citroen C1
August 8, 2018
Bologna very nice, good shopping and eating opportunities, definitely worth an explore.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 L
July 26, 2018
Be very wary of ZTL limited traffic zones in towns and cities, expolore as far as you feel confident as there are lots of surrounding places worthy of a visit, Modena and Parma for Ham and Balsamic and parmesan etc. this area is great

Top 20 Suppliers for Bologna in 2019

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+390645229545
Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna S.p.A Via Triumvirato, 84 40132 Bologna
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
+390516472128
VIA DEL TRIUMVIRATO 84,
Locauto
Locauto
Exceptional 9
+390516472128
Aeroporto G. Marconi Via Del Triumvirato 84, 40132, Bologna
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+390516472452
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.9
+3909351865791 / 05
C/O Bologna Airport Via del Triumvirato 84
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.8
+390516472006 / +393400627390
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7
+390516472128
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+390516472052
Sala Arrivi
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+390516472111
GUGLIELMO MARCONI APT
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+390516472111
GUGLIELMO MARCONI APT
JoyRent
JoyRent
Excellent 8.6
+390510301026 / +393334564124
Via del Maccabreccia, 19/A, San Vitale Grande, Bologna
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+390516472032
Aeroporto di Bologna, Via del Triumvirato 84, 40132 Bologna BO
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+390516472032
Bologna Aeroporto Guglielmo MarconiVia Triumvirato 84
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Excellent 8.2
+393428605621
Via Cesare Boldrini 24/f – 40121 Bologna
Ecovia
Ecovia
Excellent 8.1
+390516472452 / +393270803350
Via Del Triumvirato 84, 40132 Bologna BO
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
+390510828732 / +393440664428
Via Bruschetti 20A, Bologna, -
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.8
+393428978281
Bologna Gugliemo Marconi Airport, 40132
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.8
+390689830777
Via Serra, 4 5 min.- 3,7 km outside the airport perimeter
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+0
VIA DEL TRIUMVIRATO, 84
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
+34965233425 / +390645209634
On-Airport. Arrivals terminal.

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