Car Rental in Pisa

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Pisa, Italy - Mainland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Pisa Airport
Mini Elite
Peugeot 107 or similar
Peugeot 107
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$14.55 / per day
Pisa Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
ECH
$15.09 / per day
Downtown
Compact Elite Crossover
Fiat 500X or similar
Fiat 500X
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$17.25 / per day
Pisa Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$22.58 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Pisa Airport
Compact SUV
Fiat 500X or similar
Fiat 500X
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Target Rent
$29.13 / per day
Pisa Airport
Intermediate
Citroen C5 or similar
Citroen C5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$41.02 / per day
Pisa Airport
Economy Elite
Renault Captur or similar
Renault Captur
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ok Mobility
$44.52 / per day
Pisa Airport
Standard SUV
Jeep Compass or similar
Jeep Compass
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Drivalia
$49.28 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:33 on 2024-05-26. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Italian
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+39
Average car rental price
$29 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 - 70 km/h or 31 - 43 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 130 km/h or 56 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
$2.01 per liter or $7.61 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.82 per liter or $6.91 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.38 per liter or $9.00 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Pisa?

Pisa is a great place to pick up a rental car. It makes an excellent starting point for visiting many other interesting places in Tuscany and elsewhere in Italy.

Pisa

One-Way Car Rentals in Pisa

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

  • From Pisa to Rome - 403 offers from $17.26 per day
  • From Pisa to Florence - 195 offers from $17.30 per day
  • From Pisa to Bologna - 167 offers from $17.30 per day
  • From Pisa to Naples - 161 offers from $17.30 per day
  • From Pisa to Milan - 267 offers from $17.26 per day

Top ways to enter Pisa

  • Pisa Airport (PSA): Small, but busy and modern, Pisa is served by more than 30 airlines, even though some of its destinations are only served during summer.  
  • Florence Airport (FLR): About 80 minutes drive from Pisa, the airport serving Tuscany’s capital hosts flights to and from destinations in France, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, and more than 15 other countries.
  • By Rail: If you’re arriving in Pisa by train, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at the Pisa Centrale Railway Station.

City facts

  • The average temperature in August, the hottest month, is 23.4 °C (74.1 °F), but can get significantly hotter during the day. The average temperature in January is 6.8 °C (44.2 °F). Due to its location, the city gets more rain than many other Italian cities.
  • Some travelers are surprised to find out that Pisa is also very near the sea. Its suburbs, Marina di Pisa and Tirrenia, are on the Ligurian Coast.

Top destinations and activities

  • The Leaning Tower. By far the most famous of Pisa’s landmarks, Torre Pendente is, indeed, one of the symbols of the whole country. The bell tower took 199 years to finish, and it was finally ready in 1372 and has perplexed and attracted visitors ever since. Visitors can climb to the top of the tower, but there are obviously many who desire to do so, so it’s best to book tickets well in advance. 
  • Pisa Cathedral. Not only a religious center and a beautiful building, but the Pisa Cathedral also hosts many famous paintings, sculptures, and mosaics by artists such as Giambologna, Della Robia, and Pisani. Its construction dates back to the 10th and 11th centuries, making it the oldest surviving structure on the Piazza dei Miracoli where you’ll also find the Leaning Tower. 
  • Baptistry of St. John. Yet another landmark making up the architectural ensemble of Miracoli Square, this large Romanesque building is beloved by tourists because of the great views of the Leaning Tower that you can get from its upper floor. The baptistry, which took 210 years to build, is also known for its ornate dome that is half red and half gray.
  • Camposanto Monumental Cemetery. A cemetery might not be the first place you plan to visit, especially in a city as steeped in history and culture as Pisa, but Camposanto might be a good exception to that rule. Known for its stunning Gothic cloister, it is also home to many impressive frescoes, sculptures, and archaeological relics.
  • Pisa Botanical Garden. A green oasis in the city, the Pisa Botanical Garden was the first university botanical garden founded in the world (in the 1500s) and it’s still run by the University of Pisa today.  Inside, you’ll find a museum, multiple greenhouses, towering trees, herb gardens, and a thoroughly relaxing atmosphere.

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. 
  • The speed limit on the Autostrada (toll road) is 130 km/h, reduced to 110 km/h if it’s raining.  The speed limit on highways ranges from 90-110 km/h.  
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your driver’s license and International Driving Permit (if required for you) 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. 
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.
  • It’s easiest to park outside the city walls and walk or take public transport or a taxi into the historic center.  Blue lines are pay parking.
  • Be careful not to enter the ZTL (zona traffico limitato - limited traffic zone) if you don’t have permission. 

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 day trips

  • Florence. Just 86 km (53 mi) east of Pisa, the most important city of Italian Renaissance is full of stunning buildings, world-class museums, and historyThe city’s culinary tradition shouldn’t be overlooked, either.
  • Lucca.  A favorite of many travelers to Tuscany, Lucca has a quiet city center, gorgeous piazzas, and wide city walls that you can cycle on.  
  • San Miniato.  A somewhat secret culinary hotspot, charming San Miniato offers hip bars for aperitivo and excellent dining options.  
  • Chianti.  Drive into the hills and taste the world-famous wines, explore hilltop villages, and delight in some of Italy’s most iconic scenery.
  • Beaches.  While Pisa has nice beaches along its coast, head north to Forte dei Marmi for a luxury beach stay, or south for some of the region’s wilder beaches.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Italy is the Fiat Panda, although travelers also tend to pick the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500 a lot. The most popular car type is an economy, followed by compact and mini.

Further destinations

  • Rome. About four hours drive south of Pisa, the Eternal City is an historic, artistic, cultural, and culinary destination like no other. If you ever get overwhelmed by all it has to offer, the beaches just west of the city offer perfect relaxation.
  • Southern Italy. Start by exploring edgy and exciting  Naples, and then travel even farther south where regions of Apulia, Basilicata, and Calabria offer tradition, stunning nature, and endless hospitality.
  • Bologna and Venice. Just northeast of Tuscany, these two famous cities offer just as much culture as Pisa and Florence, but have their own unique atmosphere and character. Bologna can be reached in about two hours from Pisa and Venice in about three and a half. 

Car Rental Prices in Pisa

  • Station wagons - from $48 per day
  • Large cars - from $41 per day
  • Medium cars - from $16 per day
  • Vans - from $122 per day
  • Premium cars - from $84 per day
  • Small cars - from $15 per day
  • SUVs - from $17 per day

Money-saving tips

There are different things you can do to get a good rental deal in Pisa:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers

  • Book your rental car well in advance

  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements

  • Visit during low seasons - outside of summer months and major holidays (like Easter, Ferragosto, Christmas).

  • Explore pickup locations.  A nearby town that’s reached easily by train may have a better rate.

  • Don’t rent a car for time you’ll spend in cities.  It will just sit in a parking lot or garage (and you’ll need to pay for parking!).

  • Look into renting ‘open jaw’ - pick up your car in one destination and drop it off in another.  While you will likely need to pay a supplement for your car rental, you’ll save money on gas and tolls and you’ll save precious vacation time!

  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Pisa is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 43% cheaper than the yearly average.

This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Fact checked by
Candice Criscione
This article was reviewed and updated by Candice Criscione who has been helping travelers visit Italy since 2004. Her experience living, working (as a guide and professor), and traveling throughout the country gives her an insider’s perspective on bella Italia. She lives in Tuscany and spends her days helping people plan their dream vacations to Italy, cycling, and running after her three boys! You can find her online at Mom in Italy and The Tuscan Mom, on Facebook (Italy Travel Advice and Mom in Italy - Travel in Italy with Kids), and on Pinterest (Mom in Italy).

Top 20 Cities near Pisa

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Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Pisa?

Car rental prices in Pisa vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Pisa
$7.61
January
$8.22
February
$16.65
March
$21.82
April
$31.75
May
$54.07
June
$52.77
July
$41.10
August
$41.82
September
$23.50
October
$10.26
November
$14.98
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Pisa is January (when prices average $7.61 per day). This is 72% cheaper than the yearly average and 86% cheaper than renting in June (when prices average $54.07).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Pisa?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in February, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Pisa
7
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
7
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Pisa is July, and the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Pisa by pick-up date relative to the average
26%
January
33%
February
49%
March
103%
April
137%
May
157%
June
186%
July
162%
August
175%
September
105%
October
29%
November
36%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 3
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers RentSmart24, RentalPlus, ECH, Surprice, Italy Car Rent
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $15 per day
Cheapest supplier Surprice

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
RentalPlus Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
RentSmart24 Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
ECH Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
Italy Car Rent Volkswagen T-Roc 5 3 SUVs
RentalPlus Fiat Panda 5 1 Medium cars
ECH Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
ECH Skoda Fabia 5 2 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Ireland
Fiat 500X
May 5, 2024
Great time to explore Tuscany
Albania
Kia Sportage
December 3, 2023
We had an amazing time in Tuscany
Italy
Fiat 500X
December 1, 2023
Performing check in online facilitate distinguishly the pick up procedures.
Albania
Toyota Yaris
November 1, 2023
We went to Florence and drove around in Tuscany.
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
October 27, 2023
Lots of places visited people in Italy are fabulous.
Ireland
Renault Clio
October 20, 2023
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Latvia
Fiat 500
October 16, 2023
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United Kingdom
Skoda Scala
October 15, 2023
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United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
September 24, 2023
Good
Netherlands
Fiat 500
September 18, 2023
500 KLM in 5 day's, we saw a lot! Toscane is beautiful!
Hungary
Kia Picanto
September 4, 2023
In Tuscany everything is easier to reach by car than any other way of transporting, only Cinque Terre is the destination which is easier to travel by train because of the bad mountainy roads.
Ireland
VW Golf
August 17, 2023
Tolls were confusing.
Ukraine
Toyota Aygo
August 16, 2023
We visited some places of Tuscany. Everything was beautiful and interesting. Your car helped us to visited this beautiful places.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
August 10, 2023
Tuscany is great.
Ireland
Fiat Panda
August 1, 2023
Stayed in Torre del Lago Puccini- great holiday location
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
July 31, 2023
Nowhere better than Italy
United Kingdom
Hyundai i20
July 24, 2023
First time in Italy for a number of years in an unfamiliar area. Enjoyed site seeing and the eating out a few hiccups and confused exchanges but these added to the experience. All of these of were more achievable with the hire car.
Hungary
Fiat 500
June 25, 2023
Lovely beautiful country
Ireland
Volkswagen T-Cross
June 18, 2023
Went to Hu Park Albatros close to San Vincenzo and travelled to Pisa - The Tower is amazing Siena - Visited the Cathedral and Piazzo del Campo (had dinner there). Torre del Mangia was sold out for the day. Florence - Went to Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Duomo was sold out, but climbed the bell tower. Fantastic views. Val d'Orcia - region south of Siena, lots of small beautiful towns, the highlight for us being Pienza. Bolgheri - Small wine making town 30 mins from where we were staying Castagneto Carducci - Another small town close to use with amazing view San Vincenzo - Large town on the coast with plenty of shops, a harbour and restaurants.
Ireland
Fiat 500L
June 16, 2023
Wedding and touring until car problems
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Octavia Estate
May 22, 2023
Able to drive and see many places based on weather. Drivers in Italy are crazy drivers and follow speed signs.
Poland
Toyota Aygo X
May 16, 2023
The trip went exactly as we imagined about Tuscany, to have a car with automatic transmission was a really good decision for driving over those hills. That's what I would recommend to others thinking of driving all around.
Denmark
Ford EcoSport
May 10, 2023
We missed 1 day because of Adblue
Sweden
Toyota Aygo
April 5, 2023
Very beutiful at Gramolazzo lake.
Italy
Opel Astra STW
February 22, 2023
Work
Romania
Opel Karl
October 11, 2022
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Canada
Lancia Ypsilon
June 11, 2022
Vinci was a pleasant surprise
Belgium
Fiat 500L
June 10, 2022
kindness and courtesy of leasys representatives who understood my necessities when the car I originally booked was not available and the first change they proposed was not able to fit all my luggage. they came with a second proposal that would solve my problems and let me enjoy the trip.
Denmark
Fiat Panda
June 5, 2022
The car was as such okay, but the engine sounded wrong.
Netherlands
Fiat Panda
October 2, 2021
Lucca, Volerra, Siena are great cities to go to in tuscany. Also explore the roads you dont have to pay for, here you will find some great views and little villages.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
September 16, 2020
ALWAYS ESSENTIAL TO HAVE A CAR IN TUSCANY WHERE I HAVE SPENT MY HOLIDAY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO VISIT THAT MANY PLACES AND ENJOY SCENERY
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
August 28, 2020
My advice would be get sat nav and be prepared for some very narrow and steep roads :)
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Up
August 27, 2020
Great to drive around Tuscany - lots to see and amazing scenery.
United Kingdom
Ford C Max
August 18, 2020
Pisa is quite a small city so I would recommend hiring a car to explore the whole of Tuscany.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
August 5, 2020
Stayed in a villa in an ambrosial Tuscan village - Poppiano.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
September 23, 2019
Be careful driving within the city walls, there are restricted areas with heavy fines and not easy to spot when you’re driving in a strange city.
Russian Federation
VW Golf
June 18, 2019
Tuscany is great
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
June 13, 2019
Loved Pisa but it was very small. Probably only worth a day there. Also went to Siena, which was fabulous and Cortona, which was much smaller but lovely. Tuscany is a breathtaking part of the world and would highly recommend driving around it.
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
June 2, 2019
Pisa - literally the tower, but worth it. Lucca- beautiful and worthy of a visit. Florance- stunning.
Italy
Fiat Panda
February 20, 2019
Pisa is a great place and a great base from which to explore.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 2 doors
November 6, 2018
Tuscany is wonderful place to visit at this time of year. Wouldn’t do this in the height of the summer holidays.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
October 5, 2018
Easy pick up and drop off of autos.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 308
July 18, 2018
Tuscany is a beautiful area of Italy. Expensive, but worth it. The driving is considerably me tolerable than in three south of Italy or the islands. A must visit is Cenquetera via Le Spezzia. Also wine tasting at Agrisole in San Miniato. Siena is stunning. Thank you Tuscany.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Centauro
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Surprice
4.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
125
Total rental companies
34
Average daily price
$29.17
Lowest daily price
$14.55
Total cars available
620

Top 34 Suppliers in Pisa in 2024

Centauro
Centauro
Exceptional 9.3 / 225 reviews
1 location
$32 - $58
Locauto
Locauto
Exceptional 9.3 / 139 reviews
1 location
$58 - $176
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.1 / 13 reviews
1 location
$58 - $147
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Very good 8.7 / 343 reviews
1 location
$59 - $103
Target Rent
Target Rent
Very good 8.3 / 204 reviews
2 locations
$29 - $251
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.3 / 74 reviews
1 location
$53 - $117
RentSmart24
RentSmart24
Very good 8.1 / 355 reviews
1 location
$28 - $29
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Very good 8.1 / 120 reviews
1 location
$23 - $36
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.1 / 10 reviews
2 locations
$17 - $121
Budget
Budget
Very good 8 / 16 reviews
1 location
$64 - $100
National
National
Very good 8
1 location
$61 - $144
Italy Car Rent
Italy Car Rent
Good 7.9 / 276 reviews
1 location
$32 - $139
Ecovia
Ecovia
Good 7.9 / 219 reviews
1 location
$27 - $319
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.9 / 26 reviews
2 locations
$43 - $92
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.9 / 25 reviews
1 location
$82 - $172
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 9 reviews
1 location
$64 - $125
RentalPlus
RentalPlus
Good 7.8 / 303 reviews
1 location
$47 - $61
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.8 / 178 reviews
1 location
$18 - $47
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 9 reviews
2 locations
$41 - $115
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8
1 location
$71 - $144
Maggiore
Maggiore
Good 7.7 / 145 reviews
1 location
$60 - $115
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.7 / 32 reviews
1 location
$90 - $377
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 13 reviews
2 locations
$47 - $162
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.7 / 8 reviews
1 location
SRC Rent Car
SRC Rent Car
Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
1 location
$30 - $58
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Good 7.7
1 location
$45
OTOQ
OTOQ
Good 7.7
1 location
$27 - $83
Autovia
Autovia
Good 7.6 / 87 reviews
1 location
$28 - $337
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.5 / 301 reviews
2 locations
$30 - $189
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.5 / 8 reviews
2 locations
$55 - $121
ECH
ECH
Good 7.2 / 291 reviews
1 location
$15 - $124
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Satisfactory 6.5 / 308 reviews
1 location
$74 - $1108
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Satisfactory 6.4 / 97 reviews
1 location
$29 - $83
Surprice
Surprice
Poor 4.9 / 174 reviews
1 location
$15 - $25
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