Car Rental in Bologna

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Smart ForTwo or similar
Smart ForTwo
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$62.54 per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Felirent
$64.76 per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$65.47 per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$71.49 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Bologna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$71.77 / per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$75.06 / per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$80.52 / per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Felirent
$85.13 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 05:00 on 2022-08-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Italian
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
39
Economy car rental price
$125.37 / per day
Average car rental length
1 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
70 - 90 km/h
43 - 56 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.9

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 US$ 18.11 per day
  • From Bologna to Rome - 358 offers from US$ 18.11 per day
  • From Bologna to Milan - 270 offers from US$ 19.73 per day
  • From Bologna to Naples - 152 offers from US$ 20.25 per day
  • From Bologna to Venice - 167 offers from US$ 18.11 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.

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

  • 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 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 $219 per day
  • Large cars - from $227 per day
  • Medium cars - from $176 per day
  • Vans - from $374 per day
  • Premium cars - from $381 per day
  • Small cars - from $126 per day
  • SUVs - from $218 per day

Money-saving tips

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 19 Cities near Bologna

  1. Rome Car Rentals from $129.03 per day
    313.4 km / 194.7 miles away
  2. Milan Car Rentals from $38.84 per day
    208.8 km / 129.7 miles away
  3. Naples Car Rentals from $128.57 per day
    476.6 km / 296.1 miles away
  4. Bari Car Rentals from $78.19 per day
    584.6 km / 363.2 miles away
  5. Florence Car Rentals from $69.69 per day
    80.9 km / 50.3 miles away
  6. Bergamo Car Rentals from $104.21 per day
    177.5 km / 110.3 miles away
  7. Venice Car Rentals from $98.75 per day
    128.9 km / 80.1 miles away
  8. Verona Car Rentals from $52.50 per day
    100.7 km / 62.6 miles away
  9. 293.5 km / 182.4 miles away
  10. Brindisi Car Rentals from $58.16 per day
    694.6 km / 431.6 miles away
  11. Pisa Car Rentals from $138.59 per day
    114.0 km / 70.9 miles away
  12. Lamezia Terme Car Rentals from $60.31 per day
    748.6 km / 465.2 miles away
  13. Genoa Car Rentals from $59.73 per day
    195.0 km / 121.1 miles away
  14. Mestre Venice Car Rentals from $139.86 per day
    128.8 km / 80.0 miles away
  15. Bolzano Car Rentals from $110.79 per day
    218.2 km / 135.6 miles away
  16. Treviso Car Rentals from $91.25 per day
    142.7 km / 88.7 miles away
  17. 330.0 km / 205.0 miles away
  18. Trieste Car Rentals from $68.15 per day
    223.4 km / 138.8 miles away
  19. Brescia Car Rentals from $71.86 per day
    124.7 km / 77.5 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Bologna

  1. 1.4 km / 0.9 miles away
  2. Bologna Airport Car Rentals from $62.54 per day
    3.7 km / 2.3 miles away
  3. 4.3 km / 2.7 miles away
  4. 5.6 km / 3.5 miles away
  5. 5.7 km / 3.6 miles away
  6. Bologna Funo Car Rentals from $139.86 per day
    11.5 km / 7.2 miles away
  7. 31.7 km / 19.7 miles away
  8. 61.3 km / 38.1 miles away
  9. 69.6 km / 43.2 miles away
  10. Florence Capalle Car Rentals from $123.80 per day
    75.2 km / 46.7 miles away
  11. Florence Airport Car Rentals from $69.69 per day
    77.4 km / 48.1 miles away
  12. Mantova Valdaro Car Rentals from $119.68 per day
    77.9 km / 48.4 miles away
  13. Firenze Peretola Car Rentals from $170.26 per day
    78.9 km / 49.0 miles away
  14. Firenze Novoli Car Rentals from $138.06 per day
    79.5 km / 49.4 miles away
  15. 81.2 km / 50.5 miles away
  16. 81.3 km / 50.5 miles away
  17. 81.4 km / 50.6 miles away
  18. 81.4 km / 50.6 miles away
  19. 81.8 km / 50.8 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
$30.44
January
$24.17
February
$30.32
March
$24.05
April
$47.32
May
$85.09
June
$50.50
July
$34.22
August
$39.95
September
$33.36
October
$43.85
November
$43.85
December
The best month to rent a car in Bologna is April (when prices for an Economy class start from $24.05). This is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 72% cheaper than renting in June (when rental prices start at $85.09 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 December, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in June, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Bologna
7
January
5
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
4
June
4
July
4
August
6
September
4
October
5
November
10
December

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Bologna is January, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Bologna by Monthly Searches
278%
January
266%
February
266%
March
94%
April
37%
May
1%
June
1%
July
29%
August
26%
September
23%
October
101%
November
78%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Opel Karl 4 2 Small cars
Leasys Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Ecovia Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
Leasys Fiat 500L 5 2 Medium cars
Leasys Jeep Renegade 5 3 SUVs
Maggiore Lancia Ypsilon 5 1 Small cars
Sicily By Car Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Surprice Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Sicily By Car Fiat 500X 5 3 Medium cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Romania
Toyota Aygo
June 20, 2022
we visited Mirabilandia Park in Ravenna, Safari Ravenna si MiniItalia in Rimini - we really loved the parks
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Qashqai
December 21, 2021
Conveniently located, great communication
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

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Locauto
9.22 / 10
Lowest rated company
Interrent
7.04 / 10
Total number of reviews
13
Total rental companies
29
Average daily price
$125.37
Lowest daily price
$9.84
Total cars available
389

Top 29 Suppliers in Bologna in 2022

Locauto
Locauto
Exceptional 9.2 / 56 reviews
+390516472128
Aeroporto G. Marconi Via Del Triumvirato 84, 40132, Bologna
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9 / 8 reviews
+390516472128
VIA DEL TRIUMVIRATO 84,
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.9 / 34 reviews
+390516472128
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8 / 33 reviews
+390294757979
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO. Bologna Airport
National
National
Excellent 8.7
+390516472128
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6 / 8 reviews
+390516472111
Europcar, Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
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
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Excellent 8.6
+390645209634
Bologna Airport Arrivals terminal office Via del Triumvirato, 84 Aeroporto G.Marconi 40132 Bologna, Bologna
Working hours
Mon:09:30-18:30
Tue:09:30-18:30
Wed:09:30-18:30
Thu:09:30-18:30
Fri:09:30-18:30
Sat:09:30-18:30
Sun:09:30-18:30
Ecovia
Ecovia
Excellent 8.6 / 116 reviews
+39051244164
Via Jacopo Barozzi 11/B, 40126 Bologna BO
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Tue:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Wed:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Fri:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Sat:08:30-12:30
Felirent
Felirent
Excellent 8.6 / 18 reviews
+393913242190
Via Serra 4, Calderara Di Reno
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
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
+393428978281003934209097420039051382758
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO, Italy
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.5 / 191 reviews
+390516472006 / +393400627390
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:59
Tue:08:00-22:59
Wed:08:00-22:59
Thu:08:00-22:59
Fri:08:00-22:59
Sat:08:00-22:59
Sun:08:00-22:59
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.4 / 22 reviews
+390516472111
GUGLIELMO MARCONI APT
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4 / 3 reviews
+39051382758
Via Del Triumviriato 84
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
RentalPlus
RentalPlus
Excellent 8.4
+390510218845
Via Pradazzo 1 40012 San Vitale Grande, Calderara Di Reno, Bo
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.3 / 6 reviews
+390516472032
Bologna Apt Borgo Panigale
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Autovia
Autovia
Excellent 8.2 / 46 reviews
+39051244164 / +393282979821
Via Jacopo Barozzi 11/B, 40126 Bologna BO
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Tue:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Wed:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Fri:08:30-12:30; 14:00-18:00
Sat:08:30-12:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.2 / 4 reviews
+390516341632
Via Nicolo Dall Arca 2/D
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Leasys
Leasys
Excellent 8.2 / 81 reviews
+390516419833
Via Marco Emilio Lepido, 6, 40132 Bologna BO
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00; 14:30-18:30
Tue:09:00-13:00; 14:30-18:30
Wed:09:00-13:00; 14:30-18:30
Thu:09:00-13:00; 14:30-18:30
Fri:09:00-13:00; 14:30-18:30
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Excellent 8.2 / 46 reviews
+390516472452
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.1
390510828732 / 393440664428
Via Bruschetti 20A
Working hours
Mon:08:30-21:00
Tue:08:30-21:00
Wed:08:30-21:00
Thu:08:30-21:00
Fri:08:30-21:00
Sat:08:30-21:00
Sun:08:30-21:00
Maggiore
Maggiore
Excellent 8.1 / 72 reviews
+39051634163200390516346420
Via Nicolo Dall Arca 2/D
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.9
+3904251560387
Via Maccabreccia 19/b Calderara di Reno
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Very good 7.9 / 62 reviews
+393428605621
Via Cesare Boldrini 24/f – 40121 Bologna
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:30
Tue:08:30-19:30
Wed:08:30-19:30
Thu:08:30-19:30
Fri:08:30-19:30
Sat:09:00-13:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.8
Target Rent
Target Rent
Very good 7.8 / 21 reviews
+3909351865791 / 05 / +390510218845
Via Serra 4, Calderara Di Reno, Bologna
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.7 / 7 reviews
+390645209634 / +390689970585
Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna - Terminal -
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5 / 97 reviews
+390645209634
Bologna Airport Arrivals terminal office Via del Triumvirato, 84 Aeroporto G.Marconi 40132 Bologna
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7.5 / 73 reviews
+393421909048
via Fratelli Rosselli, 9 – Calderara di Reno (BO) Area Aeroportuale
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
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7 / 18 reviews
+390645229545 / +390645209634
Aeroporto di Bologna, 40132 Bologna BO
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
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