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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$7.17 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Locauto
$8.86 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat 500X or similar
Fiat 500X
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$9.31 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$9.45 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Maggiore
$9.92 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 Convertible or similar
Fiat 500 Convertible
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$10.31 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Peugeot Partner or similar
Peugeot Partner
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$10.37 / per day
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Bologna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Lancia Ypsilon or similar
Lancia Ypsilon
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$13.14 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:41 on 2020-03-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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    Travel Information

    Language
    Italian
    Currency
    EUR
    Country code
    39
    Average car rental length
    4 days
    Economy car rental price
    $29.72 / 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

    One-Way Car Rentals in Bologna

    The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Bologna and drop off in another city include:

    • From Bologna to Pisa - 296 offers from 19.91 USD per day
    • From Bologna to Rome - 358 offers from 19.91 USD per day
    • From Bologna to Milan - 270 offers from 21.68 USD per day
    • From Bologna to Bergamo - 156 offers from 21.68 USD per day
    • From Bologna to Naples - 152 offers from 22.26 USD per day

    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 $54 per day
    • Large cars - from $74 per day
    • Medium cars - from $35 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $122 per day
    • Premium cars - from $128 per day
    • Small cars - from $29 per day
    • SUVs - from $34 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. Rome Car Rentals from $8.95 per day
      322.1 km / 200.2 miles away
    2. Milan Car Rentals from $8.83 per day
      235.0 km / 146.0 miles away
    3. Naples Car Rentals from $7.53 per day
      474.1 km / 294.6 miles away
    4. Venice Car Rentals from $8.64 per day
      136.4 km / 84.8 miles away
    5. Turin Car Rentals from $8.68 per day
      296.1 km / 184.0 miles away
    6. Florence Car Rentals from $8.83 per day
      80.9 km / 50.3 miles away
    7. Bergamo Car Rentals from $9.21 per day
      177.4 km / 110.3 miles away
    8. Pisa Car Rentals from $7.24 per day
      118.7 km / 73.7 miles away
    9. Bari Car Rentals from $7.24 per day
      584.6 km / 363.2 miles away
    10. Verona Car Rentals from $8.83 per day
      100.7 km / 62.6 miles away
    11. Brindisi Car Rentals from $11.88 per day
      694.6 km / 431.6 miles away
    12. Genoa Car Rentals from $9.25 per day
      195.0 km / 121.1 miles away
    13. Lamezia Terme Car Rentals from $7.24 per day
      748.6 km / 465.2 miles away
    14. Padua Car Rentals from $28.33 per day
      108.6 km / 67.5 miles away
    15. Perugia Car Rentals from $23.05 per day
      187.8 km / 116.7 miles away
    16. Trieste Car Rentals from $21.79 per day
      223.4 km / 138.8 miles away
    17. Treviso Car Rentals from $8.64 per day
      142.7 km / 88.7 miles away
    18. Lecce Car Rentals from $36.54 per day
      731.3 km / 454.4 miles away
    19. Pescara Car Rentals from $7.53 per day
      330.4 km / 205.3 miles away
    20. Bolzano Car Rentals from $92.21 per day
      214.0 km / 133.0 miles away

    Top 20 Locations near Bologna

    1. 5.5 km / 3.4 miles away
    2. 36.6 km / 22.8 miles away
    3. 78.1 km / 48.5 miles away
    4. 100.2 km / 62.2 miles away
    5. Verona Airport Car Rentals from $8.83 per day
      105.3 km / 65.4 miles away
    6. 106.6 km / 66.2 miles away
    7. 109.9 km / 68.3 miles away
    8. Rimini Airport Car Rentals from $18.82 per day
      114.5 km / 71.2 miles away
    9. Pisa Airport Car Rentals from $7.24 per day
      118.8 km / 73.8 miles away
    10. 129.4 km / 80.4 miles away
    11. Venice Airport Car Rentals from $8.64 per day
      136.6 km / 84.9 miles away
    12. 143.6 km / 89.2 miles away
    13. 144.7 km / 89.9 miles away
    14. 174.2 km / 108.3 miles away
    15. Perugia, Car Rentals from $23.05 per day
      182.7 km / 113.5 miles away
    16. 182.9 km / 113.6 miles away
    17. Ancona Airport Car Rentals from $7.81 per day
      189.2 km / 117.6 miles away
    18. 193.2 km / 120.1 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
    $33.45
    January
    $26.56
    February
    $33.32
    March
    $26.43
    April
    $52.00
    May
    $93.50
    June
    $55.50
    July
    $37.61
    August
    $43.91
    September
    $36.66
    October
    $48.19
    November
    $48.19
    December
    The best month to rent a car in Bologna is April (when prices for an Economy class start from $26.43). This is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 72% cheaper than renting in June (when rental prices start at $93.50 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
    10
    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 February, and the least popular is November.
    Popularity of Car Rental in Bologna by Monthly Searches
    66%
    January
    315%
    February
    315%
    March
    33%
    April
    39%
    May
    36%
    June
    39%
    July
    31%
    August
    27%
    September
    49%
    October
    21%
    November
    229%
    December

    Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

    Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
    Sicily By Car Ford Fiesta 4 1 Small cars
    Ecovia Fiat Panda 2 1 Small cars
    Ecovia Fiat 500 L 5 1 Medium cars
    JoyRent Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
    Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
    Sicily By Car Fiat 500 L 5 1 Medium cars
    Ecovia Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
    Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
    Ecovia Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
    Ecovia Kia Picanto 3 1 Small cars

    Our Customers Reviews

    Brazil
    Kia Rio
    February 16, 2020
    Great places to visit around Bologna!
    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 in Bologna in 2020

    Interrent
    Interrent
    Exceptional 9.5
    +390645229545
    Aeroporto di Bologna, 40132 Bologna BO
    National
    National
    Exceptional 9.2
    +390516472128
    Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
    Optimo Rent
    Optimo Rent
    Exceptional 9
    +390516472452
    Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
    Enterprise
    Enterprise
    Excellent 8.8
    +390516472128
    VIA DEL TRIUMVIRATO 84,
    Alamo
    Alamo
    Excellent 8.8
    +390516472128
    Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna
    Locauto
    Locauto
    Excellent 8.7
    +390516472128
    Aeroporto G. Marconi 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
    Target Rent
    Target Rent
    Excellent 8.6
    +3909351865791 / +390510462900 / +3909351865705
    C/O Bologna Airport Via del Triumvirato 84
    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
    Sicily By Car
    Sicily By Car
    Excellent 8.4
    +390516472006 / +393400627390
    Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
    Noleggiare
    Noleggiare
    Excellent 8.2
    +393428605621
    Via Cesare Boldrini 24/f – 40121 Bologna
    GreenMotion
    GreenMotion
    Very good 7.7
    +390510828732 / +393440664428
    Via Bruschetti 20A, Bologna, -
    Interrent
    Interrent
    Very good 7.7
    +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
    Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO, Italy
    Ace Rent a car
    Ace Rent a car
    Very good 7.5
    390516472188
    84 Via del Triumvirato
    Rhodium
    Rhodium
    Very good 7.4
    +390645209634
    Bologna Airport Arrivals terminal office Via del Triumvirato, 84 Aeroporto G.Marconi 40132 Bologna

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