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Car Rental in Rome

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Rome, Italy - Mainland
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$12.32 / per day
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Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Ecovia
$13.45 / per day
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Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$13.60 / per day
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Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$14.09 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$15.71 / per day
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Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$16.02 / per day
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Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$16.15 / per day
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Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Compact
Fiat 500L or similar
Fiat 500L
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$17.94 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 06:36 on 2020-10-19. 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
1 days
Economy car rental price
$15.25 / 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
8.4

Why rent a car in Rome?

Rome is a great place for renting a car. Having your own ride will let you explore this large and varied city, as well as visit the rest of the Lazio Region with its beaches, cozy towns, and nature areas.

Rome Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Rome

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

  • From Rome to Milan - 452 offers from US$ 7.20 per day
  • From Rome to Bergamo - 232 offers from US$ 7.20 per day
  • From Rome to Naples - 438 offers from US$ 21.24 per day
  • From Rome to Pisa - 295 offers from US$ 7.20 per day
  • From Rome to Bari - 314 offers from US$ 21.24 per day

Top ways to enter Rome

  • Rome Fiumicino Airport: One of the busiest in Europe, Fiumicino serves more than 40 million passengers every year and has connections to and from destinations in all parts of the world. 
  • Rome Ciampino Airport: Rome’s second airport is currently served by only two airlines, Ryanair and Wizz Air, but they offer flights to and from more than 40 different destinations.
  • Naples Airport: Flying to the large and modern Naples Airport is another good way to reach Rome as it is only 225 km (140 mi) away.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Rome by train, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at the Rome Termini Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • The metropolitan population of Rome is more than 4,000,000 people, making it one of the largest capitals in Europe.
  • The warmest month is Rome is August when the average temperature is 24.5 °C (76.1 °F). Even during the winter months the average temperature rarely drops below 5 °C (41 °F).

Top destinations and activities

  1. Colosseum. Perhaps the most famous landmark of the city, Colosseum is the symbol of the Ancient Rome. Other places of similar historic significance include ruins of the Flavian Palace, Pantheon, and the Baths of Caracalla.
  2. The museums. National Etruscan Museum has stunning artefacts of this pre-Roman civilization, Galleria d'Arte Antica houses impressive renaissance collections, and Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna has many Italian masterpieces, as well as works of such world-famous artists as Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Cézanne, and many others.
  3. The basilicas. Rome has some of the most impressive religious buildings in the world, including the St. Peter’s Basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore, and San Giovanni.

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 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

  • Vatican City. Surrounded by Rome from all sides, the Holy See is home to religious landmarks like Sistine Chapel, but it also has many interesting museums like the Gregorian Egyptian Museum with artifacts from Ancient Egypt, the Pio-Clementino Museum with its unique galleries, and the Pinacoteca which has works of da Vinci, Giotto, Caravaggio, Raphael, and many others.
  • The beach. Rome is not usually thought of as a beach destination, but the Tyrrhenian Sea is just about 24 km (15 mi) from the city center. Lido di Ostia is a fun and popular if occasionally overcrowded destination, and Santa Marinella further to the north and Anzio to the south offer good alternatives.
  • Nature areas. The Marcigliana Nature Reserve is just east of the city, the Bracciano Martignano Nature Park is a bit further north, and even the mountainous and wild Monti Navegna and Cervia Nature Reserve can be reached in an hour and a half.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Italy is the Fiat Panda, but travelers also love the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500. The most popular rental car type is economy, followed by mini and compact.

Further destinations

For more about traveling around Italy with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • Naples. Just a bit over two hours drive south, Naples is a stunning city that boasts history and cuisine that’s just as impressive as that of the capital city. 
  • Apulia and Calabria. Even further south than Naples, these two regions are yet to be fully discovered by international tourists but offer hospitality, beautiful scenery, and character in abundance. 
  • Sicily. Italy’s largest island is famous for its beautiful beaches and old cities like Palermo, but the inland areas are just impressive and can be explored for days and weeks.

Car Rental Prices in Rome

  • Station wagons - from $58 per day
  • Large cars - from $62 per day
  • Medium cars - from $45 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $135 per day
  • Premium cars - from $56 per day
  • Small cars - from $40 per day
  • SUVs - from $57 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 Rome:

  • 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 Rome is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 43% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Cities near Rome

  1. Milan Car Rentals from $15.82 per day
    470.5 km / 292.3 miles away
  2. Naples Car Rentals from $21.49 per day
    189.3 km / 117.6 miles away
  3. Turin Car Rentals from $15.08 per day
    534.8 km / 332.3 miles away
  4. Bologna Car Rentals from $19.35 per day
    307.9 km / 191.3 miles away
  5. Bari Car Rentals from $13.66 per day
    365.8 km / 227.3 miles away
  6. Pisa Car Rentals from $13.99 per day
    261.2 km / 162.3 miles away
  7. Venice Car Rentals from $15.37 per day
    400.1 km / 248.6 miles away
  8. Bergamo Car Rentals from $16.16 per day
    474.6 km / 294.9 miles away
  9. Florence Car Rentals from $20.04 per day
    230.9 km / 143.5 miles away
  10. Verona Car Rentals from $16.45 per day
    408.6 km / 253.9 miles away
  11. Lamezia Terme Car Rentals from $23.98 per day
    460.8 km / 286.3 miles away
  12. Brindisi Car Rentals from $15.79 per day
    476.6 km / 296.1 miles away
  13. Pescara Car Rentals from $16.45 per day
    151.0 km / 93.8 miles away
  14. Genoa Car Rentals from $15.49 per day
    406.5 km / 252.6 miles away
  15. 504.5 km / 313.5 miles away
  16. Bolzano Car Rentals from $31.05 per day
    518.1 km / 321.9 miles away
  17. Padua Car Rentals from $26.76 per day
    393.2 km / 244.3 miles away
  18. Modena Car Rentals from $23.95 per day
    330.6 km / 205.4 miles away
  19. Trieste Car Rentals from $14.57 per day
    442.8 km / 275.1 miles away
  20. Treviso Car Rentals from $25.53 per day
    416.5 km / 258.8 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Rome

  1. 1.6 km / 1.0 miles away
  2. Rome Prati Car Rentals from $22.68 per day
    2.0 km / 1.2 miles away
  3. 3.0 km / 1.9 miles away
  4. Rome Vaticano Car Rentals from $28.57 per day
    3.1 km / 1.9 miles away
  5. 3.1 km / 1.9 miles away
  6. 4.0 km / 2.5 miles away
  7. Rome Via Appia Car Rentals from $31.27 per day
    4.6 km / 2.9 miles away
  8. 4.7 km / 2.9 miles away
  9. 4.7 km / 2.9 miles away
  10. Rome Rebibbia Car Rentals from $31.27 per day
    6.9 km / 4.3 miles away
  11. 8.0 km / 5.0 miles away
  12. Rome EUR Car Rentals from $31.27 per day
    9.0 km / 5.6 miles away
  13. 14.9 km / 9.3 miles away
  14. 23.0 km / 14.3 miles away
  15. 129.3 km / 80.3 miles away
  16. Perugia Airport Car Rentals from $16.39 per day
    132.0 km / 82.0 miles away
  17. Pescara Airport Car Rentals from $16.45 per day
    151.0 km / 93.8 miles away
  18. Downtown Car Rentals from $21.54 per day
    153.5 km / 95.4 miles away
  19. Downtown Car Rentals from $31.97 per day
    181.1 km / 112.5 miles away
  20. Downtown Car Rentals from $31.05 per day
    181.3 km / 112.7 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Rome 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 Rome
$55.50
January
$27.74
February
$31.77
March
$45.85
April
$41.61
May
$57.35
June
$59.03
July
$45.05
August
$58.97
September
$53.30
October
$84.03
November
$81.80
December
The best month to rent a car in Rome is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $27.74). This is 48% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $84.03 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Rome?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in October, travelers rent a car for an average of 12 days in June, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Rome
7
January
8
February
7
March
April
May
4
June
4
July
4
August
8
September
12
October
6
November
8
December

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

While travelers visit Rome year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Rome by Monthly Searches
43%
January
380%
February
394%
March
April
May
June
July
August
24%
September
29%
October
3%
November
326%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Centauro Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Sicily By Car Fiat 500X 5 3 Medium cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Interrent Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Nissan Juke 5 2 Small cars
Interrent Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Poland
Fiat Panda
August 31, 2020
If you want to see Italy as it is - you must go with car. It helps you avoid tourist traps and enables you to find small, interesting and atmospheric cities.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
August 31, 2020
Rome seemed quiet, maybe because of Covid. Had dreaded driving in Rome before we arrived, the reality was ok.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
October 16, 2019
Beautiful ! Use google maps, for parking !
Argentina
Ford Fiesta
July 19, 2019
I used the car to travel outside the city, because in Rome is better to walk
United Kingdom
Citroen C3 Aircross
July 19, 2019
Frantic but fun and once outside the main roads were very good (not so much the minor ones).
United Kingdom
Audi A3
June 20, 2019
Driving in Rome looks mad. We avoided it by hiring a car at the airport then driving out to the hills. There are lovely hilltop villages only an hour or so northeast of Rome.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
February 23, 2019
You could spend a lifetime in Rome and not see all it's wonders
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
February 22, 2019
We hired a car to explorer areas outside of Rome, driving in Italy can be hectic and unstructured, this is exaggerated in Rome itself and is not recommended in a rental unless you are a very confident and capable driver.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 308
February 16, 2019
Having a car in Rome it’s really good if you intend to have small trips around the city.Make sure your hotel have a garage or a safe parking nearby.
Italy
Nissan Juke
August 15, 2018
Driving in Rome is wonderful, but we took the car to Naples, where it was very convenient to take to Pompei and subsequently around Naples.
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
July 6, 2018
Plan your parking in advance. There is not always parking available near your destinations. Know the color coding of the parking lines and their purpose (white, blue, yellow)
United States of America (USA)
Audi A3
June 24, 2018
Driving in Rome is A nice precursor to driving in Naples in the Almalfi coast. Once you warm up in Rome and head that way, coming back to Rome is a breeze
United Kingdom
Ford Tourneo Connect
June 8, 2018
Rome and the surrounding area area fantastic, must see destination. Definitely recommend exploring outside of the popular tourist areas, where you'll find the people much friendlier, and the prices astonishingly cheaper. :D

Top 23 Suppliers in Rome in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+390645229545
Via Luigi Bandini, 00043 Ciampino RM
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
+390642742395
VIA SICILIA 36,
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+390642742395
Roma Via Veneto, Via Sicilia, 36, 00187 Roma RM
Locauto
Locauto
Exceptional 9
+390642742395
Via Sicilia, 36, 00187 Roma
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+390679341415
Aeroporto "G.B. Pastine" Via Appia Nuova 1651
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.9
+3909351865791 / 40
Via Luigi Bandini, 00043 Ciampino RM, Italy
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
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.8
+390637519925 / +393421245467
Via Teulada, 57/59, 00195 Roma RM
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00; 15:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-13:00; 15:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-13:00; 15:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-13:00; 15:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-13:00; 15:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.8
+390683664029 / +390683662959
Via Luigi Bandini, 00043 Ciampino RM
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7
+390642742395
Via Sicilia, 36, 00187 Roma RM
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+390690215688
Via Vittorio Veneto 193
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+390642020038
VIA SARDEGNA, 51
Working hours
Mon:08:30-18:00
Tue:08:30-18:00
Wed:08:30-18:00
Thu:08:30-18:00
Fri:08:30-18:00
Sat:08:30-12:30
Sun:08:30-12:30
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+390642020038
VIA SARDEGNA, 51
Working hours
Mon:08:30-18:00
Tue:08:30-18:00
Wed:08:30-18:00
Thu:08:30-18:00
Fri:08:30-18:00
Sat:08:30-12:30
Sun:08:30-12:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+390642824728
Via Sardegna 38 A
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:00
Tue:08:30-19:00
Wed:08:30-19:00
Thu:08:30-19:00
Fri:08:30-19:00
Sat:08:30-16:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0642824728
Via Sardegna 38 A
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:00
Tue:08:30-19:00
Wed:08:30-19:00
Thu:08:30-19:00
Fri:08:30-19:00
Sat:08:30-16:30
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+390642742395
Via Sicilia 36
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:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Excellent 8.2
+393451181209
Via Collatina, 858, 00132 Roma RM
Working hours
Mon:10:00-20:00
Tue:10:00-20:00
Wed:10:00-20:00
Thu:10:00-20:00
Fri:10:00-20:00
Sat:10:00-20:00
Sun:10:00-20:00
Ecovia
Ecovia
Excellent 8.1
+390679341415 / +393890687092
Via Appia Nuova, 1679, 00043 Ciampino RM, Italy
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+393488645804 / +34902360636
Via Luigi Bandini, Snc, 00043 Ciampino RM
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
+393426580865 / +390692081640 / +390694329619 / +39068070868
Via Gian Giacomo Porro, 13C, 00197 Roma
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.8
+393482864645
Roma Ciampino Aeroporto, 00040 Roma RM
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.4
+390645209634
On-Airport. 'Edificio Autonoleggiatori'
Working hours
Mon:08:00-00:00
Tue:08:00-00:00
Wed:08:00-00:00
Thu:08:00-00:00
Fri:08:00-00:00
Sat:08:00-00:00
Sun:08:00-00:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7
390679340898
In Terminal
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7
+390645209634
Goldcar, Autonoleggiatori, Via Mario Mameli, snc, 00043 Ciampino RM
Working hours
Mon:08:00-00:00
Tue:08:00-00:00
Wed:08:00-00:00
Thu:08:00-00:00
Fri:08:00-00:00
Sat:08:00-00:00
Sun:08:00-00:00
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