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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Pantelleria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$6.65 / per day
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Pantelleria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Optimo Rent
$7.26 / per day
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Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$7.92 / per day
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Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$8.82 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$8.82 / per day
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Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$8.82 / per day
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Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$9.31 / per day
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Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Locauto
$10.12 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 00:29 on 2020-03-29. 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
    6 days
    Economy car rental price
    $29.27 / 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
    8.7

    Why rent a car in {{location}}?

    Sicily is a great place to explore by car. Rich in traditions and diverse in heritage, it offers everything from impressive historic sites and cities inhabited since ancient times to charming fishing villages and some of the most fascinating wild terrain in Europe. Getting a rental car is your best bet to see as much as you can.

    Sicily Car Rental

    One-way Car Rentals on Sicily

    Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup on Sicily and drop off in another country:

    • From Sicily to Italy - 1284 offers from 20.16 USD per day

    Top ways to enter {{location}}

    • Palermo Airport: Formerly known as Punta Raisi, the airport is located some 35 km (22 mi) northwest of Palermo, the regional capital. The airport serves around 5 million passengers every year.
    • Catania–Fontanarossa Airport: By far the busiest in Sicily, this airport serves nearly 10 million passengers every year. It is located just 4 km (2.4 km) southwest of the city proper and is connected to it by the A19 motorway.
    • Trapani Airport: Its full title, Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani–Birgi, is quite a mouthful, but flying to this small and cozy airport on the western edge of Sicily is another great way to reach the island.
    • By sea: It is also possible to reach Sicily from the Italian mainland by ferry. One of the most popular routes takes off in Salerno, Campania, and ends in the Eastern Sicilian city of Messina, the travel taking up around eight hours. It is possible to bring your rental car on a ferry, but ask your car rental provider in advance if they permit it.

    Top cities and places to visit

    • Palermo. The Sicilian capital’s long and fascinating history can be seen in its many monuments, buildings, and museums. Palermo is also a great place to start exploring the island’s unrivalled cuisine.
    • Syracuse. Once ruled by ancient Hellenes, Syracuse is still perhaps the most Greek-influenced city of Sicily and perhaps all of Italy. Visit Parco Archeologico and the 5th century B.C. theater where ancient plays are still performed every summer.
    • Etna. The still active volcano that is set on a margin between the tectonic plates of Africa and Eurasia is arguably Sicily’s number one natural attraction. Go on a challenging hike to explore its rugged slopes, or, if you’re more into comfort, get in a cable car that will take you close to the summit.
    • Messina Province. The Sicilian province that’s closest to mainland Italy is known for the port city of Messina, the charming hillside town Taormina and its Greek theater, as well as nature areas like Parco Fluviale dell’Alcantra and Parco dei Nebrodi that tempt travelers with their gorgeous mountains trails, caves, and waterfalls.
    • Agrigento Province. Although perhaps not as famous and more subtle in its pleasures than some other parts of the island, Agrigento is the perfect place for a long and leisurely holiday thanks to its serene towns, ancient Greek temples, and pristine beaches.
    • Trapani Province. The westernmost province of Sicily is known for its great hospitality and proud traditions. Do visit the picturesque town of Erice, the Selinunte Archeological Park, and charming islands like Pantelleria that are part of the province.
    • Cefalù. Millions of tourists visit Cefalu every year for its gorgerous sunsit historic Cathedral and the remains of its ancient city. 

    Most popular rental car

    The most popular rental car in Sicily is the Fiat Panda. Travelers also love the Lancia Ypsilon and the VW Golf.

    Driver license requirements

    • Italy accepts all driver licenses issued in the European Union (EU).
    • If your driver license is issued by a non-EU country, for it to be considered valid you’ll need an Italian visa. Another requirement is to have been in the EU for no more than six months at the time of the rental. If you’ve been in the EU longer, you’ll need a driver license issued by an EU country.
    • If your driver license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your license into English or, preferably, Italian.
    • You must carry your driver license, not its copy, with you at all times.
    • You need to have had your driver license for at least one or two years, depending on the car provider’s requirements.
    • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

    Crossing Borders

    The region of Sicily has no international borders. Mainland Italy is bordered by France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia, as well as San Marino and the Vatican City, two enclaves inside it. Like Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia are all members of the Schengen Area, meaning that three entry requirements for these four countries are the same as for Italy. The microstates of San Marino and Vatican City are not members of the Schengen Area, but their entry requirements are the same as those for Italy.

    Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

    Most popular types of rental car

    The most popular rental car types in Sicily are mini, economy, and compact. Most highways are in decent shape, but if you plan to drive higher in the mountains, renting a more powerful vehicle might be a good idea.

    Top driving routes

    1. Catania - Syracuse (65 km / 40 mi) Route E45 is the highway that takes you between these two spectacular Eastern Sicilian cities. The distance can be done in under an hour, so why not make a small detour to one of the many spectacular beaches you’ll be so close to?
    2. Messina - Palermo (230 km / 140 mi) If you’re arriving in Sicily from the Italian mainland, it’s quite likely that you’ll be driving this picturesque road along the Highway E90. If you’re not short on time, take a stop to enjoy the natural beauty in one of the nature reserves that’ll be on the way.
    3. Palermo - Catania (200 km / 125 mi) Routes E90 and A18 connect the island’s two largest cities, snaking through Sicily pristine inner landscapes. Stop at Parco Delle Madonie to enjoy a relaxing walk in an oak forest and to glance at some of Sicily’s highest peaks. If you’re traveling without any stops, however, the distance between the two cities can be done in two hours and thirty minutes.

    Car Rental Prices

    • Convertibles - from $27 per day
    • Station wagons - from $59 per day
    • Large cars - from $45 per day
    • Medium cars - from $40 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $131 per day
    • Small cars - from $28 per day
    • SUVs - from $88 per day

    How can I save money on my rental car?

    There are a number of things you can do to get a good car rental deal in Sicily:

    • 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 Sicily is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 40% cheaper than the yearly average.

    Top 11 Most Popular Cities in Sicily

    1. Car Rental in Catania from $16.31 per day
    2. Car Rental in Palermo from $8.86 per day
    3. Car Rental in Trapani from $19.36 per day
    4. Car Rental in Comiso from $24.18 per day
    5. Car Rental in Pantelleria from $6.60 per day
    6. Car Rental in Taormina from $26.22 per day
    7. Car Rental in Capo d'Orlando from $13.98 per day
    8. Car Rental in Messina from $13.06 per day
    9. Car Rental in Agrigento from $13.06 per day
    10. Car Rental in Cefalu from $23.30 per day
    11. Car Rental in Pozzallo from $18.93 per day

    Map of Car Rental Locations

    Which is the cheapest month to rent a car on Sicily?

    The cost of renting a car on Sicily depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
    Average Rental Price on Sicily
    $36.45
    January
    $27.95
    February
    $26.22
    March
    $42.86
    April
    $38.10
    May
    $44.41
    June
    $50.73
    July
    $52.64
    August
    $37.44
    September
    $37.49
    October
    $82.33
    November
    $78.74
    December
    The cheapest month of the year to rent a car on Sicily is March — prices start from $26.22 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 43% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $82.33 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

    What’s the average rental length on Sicily?

    The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 10 days. The shortest are in December — an average of 4 days.
    Average Rental Length on Sicily
    10
    January
    7
    February
    8
    March
    8
    April
    7
    May
    7
    June
    6
    July
    6
    August
    8
    September
    6
    October
    6
    November
    4
    December

    What’s the most popular time for renting a car on Sicily?

    Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity on Sicily. The most popular month is March, while the least popular is November.
    Popularity of Car Rental on Sicily by Monthly Searches
    60%
    January
    299%
    February
    310%
    March
    34%
    April
    42%
    May
    36%
    June
    42%
    July
    36%
    August
    24%
    September
    47%
    October
    19%
    November
    251%
    December

    Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

    Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
    Sicily By Car Ford Fiesta 4 1 Small cars
    Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
    Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
    Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
    Centauro Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
    Target Rent Fiat Panda 2 1 Small cars
    Goldcar Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
    Car2Move Citroen C1 2 Small cars
    Target Rent Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
    Interrent Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

    Our Customers Reviews

    United Kingdom
    Peugeot 308 Sw
    March 4, 2020
    All rental companies in airport so easy to get away quickly Competitive pricing
    Poland
    Fiat Panda
    March 1, 2020
    Routes on googlemaps look scary, due to tunnels and roads looping up and down hills. It's not as complicated as it looks. Roads are narrow, tight bends, fast drivers. You need to stay alert, but it's manageable.
    United Kingdom
    Toyota Aygo
    February 18, 2020
    Be prepared for motoring madness With manic car and scooter drivers all around you
    United Kingdom
    Ford Focus
    February 7, 2020
    Great City, well-sized but rideable with car. Difficulties in finding parking though.
    United States of America (USA)
    Fiat Tipo
    February 2, 2020
    The only gripe was navigating through Linate. Make sure you ask the rental booth where the car pickup location is.
    United Kingdom
    Peugeot 108
    October 8, 2019
    Not a great city to drive in - lots of traffic in narrow streets, closed off streets creating one-way roads, very limited parking and generally 'loose' driving styles. If you're comfortable with busy city driving and parking in tight spots, go for it. Get a small car.
    United States of America (USA)
    Opel Crossland X
    October 7, 2019
    Rome is too crazy to drive in.
    Israel
    Renault Clio
    October 5, 2019
    Планируйте заранее путешествия
    United Kingdom
    Renault Clio
    October 2, 2019
    Renting a car opens up many more beaches and the roads are quite spectacular to drive through, tunnels, bridges and coastal roads.
    United Kingdom
    Ford Fiesta
    September 27, 2019
    Must have if you want to visit the region.
    Canada
    Fiat Tipo
    September 19, 2019
    I rented a car in Rome, FCO airport and drove to Florence and surrounding country side. Italy is a beautiful country to drive through, drivers are courteous, roads are well marked. The whole driving experience was great. Just keep an eye open for the scooters, they tend to pass on all sides in the city.
    United States of America (USA)
    Opel Crossland X
    September 19, 2019
    Renting a car to get around Italy was easy. Many suggest public transportation but we found the road easy to drive and the flexibility of having a car was well worth it.
    United Kingdom
    VW Golf
    September 13, 2019
    We travelled from Verona station initially to the Friuli region and then the Trento region and enjoyed visiting both areas. We have travelled quite extensively by car in Italy and found the likelihood of incurring speeding fines and possibly traffic fines, high as there are so many speed cameras. Consequently, we used cruise control quite often to try keep our speed within the 30/50Km speed limits which are so commonly seen.
    Portugal
    Fiat 500
    September 12, 2019
    It was easy to rent a car in Olbia and to drive around in the island. I would recommend taking dated pictures of the car before you drive away with it, especially of any damage both identified and not identified in the car rental documentation.
    United Kingdom
    Ford Focus STW
    September 11, 2019
    Although I didnt drive in Milan or the city of Como but found the main roads ( not the very narrow Moltrasio roads) easy to drive on and nowhere as busy as in the UK
    United Kingdom
    Hyundai i20
    September 7, 2019
    Brindisi airport is small but efficient. The Salento area is unspoilt and beautiful.
    United Kingdom
    VW Passat Variant
    August 13, 2019
    Brindisi is a small airport so it is easy to find the hire car companies.
    United Kingdom
    Seat Leon STW
    July 25, 2019
    Tuscany is a beautiful place full of towns and cities to explore as well as countryside and panoramic views. The roads are pretty good and motorways link most major towns. The signage is not always easy to comprehend , so google maps is very useful. Be aware of signage with times when some city/town central areas do not allow cars to be driven
    United Kingdom
    Opel Astra Stationwagon
    July 22, 2019
    If travelling for a day trip to Venice there is a large Tronchetta car park and water bus that takes you up to the Doge's palace. Definitely worth visiting some of the less known towns around the area as well as driving to Padua for a day
    Ukraine
    Renault Clio
    July 18, 2019
    Hard to find parking place in center, but possible. Need to avoid ZTL zones - interactive map in Google Maps https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?msa=0&mid=1MPzQVuqpzQmCrEYXkBTlnoZAs1g&ll=41.89732582650186%2C12.485918999999967&z=15
    Belgium
    Ford Focus
    July 17, 2019
    We loved riding the Amalfi Coast from Naples. Sorrente, Positano, Praiono, Amalfi, .... You have to choose a small car because the roads are narrow in some places.
    Czech Republic
    Fiat Panda
    July 10, 2019
    I vas very happy with the car rental.
    Netherlands
    Renault Clio
    July 8, 2019
    Better to rent in Mestre than on the island
    United States of America (USA)
    BMW Serie 3 Aut.
    June 14, 2019
    Italy was beautiful BUT driving in Italy isn't for the faint at heart. The drivers there are TERRIBLE!
    United Kingdom
    Citroen C1 2d
    April 28, 2019
    Italians are aggressive and dangerous drivers - compared to the UK, it's so easy to have an accident. So be very careful and slow. Get the smallest car you can, very tight roads. Need to be confident driver but best way to travel if you have a rental car
    United Kingdom
    OPEL ZAFIRA
    March 26, 2019
    Lovely holiday to all parts of Italy
    United Kingdom
    Fiat 500 Cabrio
    March 24, 2019
    Travelled the Island, definitely want to return!
    United Kingdom
    Opel Mokka
    September 28, 2018
    I have rented cars all over Italy and have not encountered any problems, with the one exception that I would not rent on the Amalfi coast where the local driving is particularly.....special (and many Italians would tell you that's a wise precaution!).

    Top 7 Suppliers for Sicily in 2020

    Ciao Rent Car
    Ciao Rent Car
    Exceptional 9
    Italy Car Rent
    Italy Car Rent
    Excellent 8.8
    SKARENT
    SKARENT
    Excellent 8.6
    Welcome Cars
    Welcome Cars
    Excellent 8.2
    ACARENT
    ACARENT
    Very good 7.7
    Goldcar
    Goldcar
    Very good 7.1
    +393425765682 / +34965233425
    Strada Leini, 9 - 10072 - Caselle Torinese (Turin)
    RightCars
    RightCars
    Very good 7
    +3904251560387
    Via Maccabreccia 19/b Calderara di Reno

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