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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$7.82 / per day
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Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$8.02 / 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
$8.71 / per day
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Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$8.71 / 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
$8.71 / per day
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Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Locauto
$8.75 / 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
$9.20 / 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
$9.99 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:40 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
    8 days
    Economy car rental price
    $22.99 / 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
    7.7

    Why rent a car in Catania?

    Catania is a good place to visit by car. There’s plenty to explore in all parts of the city, and having your own ride will also let you to visit nearby villages, beaches, and other interesting sites

    Catania Car Rental

    One-Way Car Rentals in Catania

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

    • From Catania to Palermo - 171 offers from 19.91 USD per day
    • From Catania to Comiso - 10 offers from 50.52 USD per day
    • From Catania to Genoa - 136 offers from 19.91 USD per day
    • From Catania to Naples - 159 offers from 19.91 USD per day
    • From Catania to Milan - 118 offers from 28.41 USD per day

    Top ways to enter Catania

    • Catania Airport: Located just 4.3 km (2.6 mi) from the city center, Catania Airport serves nearly 10 million passengers every year.
    • Comiso Airport: The small and cozy Comiso Airport is located about 85 km (53 mi) from Catania and provides connections with both domestic destinations and countries like Malta, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Germany.

    Useful city facts

    • Catania enjoys extremely hot summers, with temperatures often exceeding 30 °C (86 °F). Winters are mild and see significantly more precipitation than summers.
    • Catania is famous for its cuisine, and many iconic Italian dishes like Pasta alla Norma originate in the city.

    Top destinations and activities

    1. The city center. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Catania’s center has some of the most impressive baroque architecture in the whole Italy. Important sites like Piazza del Duomo square with its Elephant Fountain and Sant’Agata Cathedral that houses Diocesan Museum.
    2. Roman Theater. First made by Greeks, then rebuilt by Romans, the theater and the neighboring Odeon are reminders of the civilizations that once populated Catania.
    3. Via Etnea. This avenue, often called Las Ramblas of Catania after its famous Barcelona counterpart, is the most active part of the city, thanks to its central location, many attractions, and beautiful architecture.

    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

    • Mount Etna. With its solid lava rivers and dramatic views of the city below, the famous volcano is fascinating place to explore. Do keep in mind that its summit is more than 3000 m (9840 ft) above sea level, therefore it’s always cold there. The mountain’s northern side, Etna Nord, cannot be reached by public transportation, so you’ll need your own rental car.
    • The Riviera dei Ciclopi. Northeast of Catania, these three villages are as rich in legends and cliff top castles as they are in atmosphere. 
    • Ragusa. With history on every step, nearby Ragusa is one of Sicily’s most interesting inland cities.

    Most popular rental types and 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 rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

    Further destinations

    • Palermo: Sicily’s capital and Catania’s rival, Palermo is famous for its churches, ships, and wines.
    • Inland Sicily: Most travelers only explore the perimeter of Sicily’s coastline, but traveling into its wild and hospitable heart.
    • Mainland Italy: Large and diverse, the mainland can be reached in just a couple of hours and make for a great next stop on your vacation.

    Car Rental Prices in Catania

    • Station wagons - from $50 per day
    • Large cars - from $59 per day
    • Medium cars - from $32 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $115 per day
    • Small cars - from $22 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 Catania:

    • 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 Catania is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 57% cheaper than the yearly average.

    Top 4 Cities near Catania

    1. Palermo Car Rentals from $8.83 per day
      190.6 km / 118.4 miles away
    2. Trapani Car Rentals from $19.30 per day
      232.2 km / 144.3 miles away
    3. Comiso Car Rentals from $24.11 per day
      66.3 km / 41.2 miles away
    4. Pantelleria Car Rentals from $6.58 per day
      283.9 km / 176.4 miles away

    Top 6 Locations near Catania

    1. Comiso Airport Car Rentals from $24.11 per day
      66.3 km / 41.2 miles away
    2. 190.6 km / 118.4 miles away
    3. Trapani Airport Car Rentals from $19.30 per day
      232.2 km / 144.3 miles away
    4. 283.9 km / 176.4 miles away

    Map of Car Rental Locations

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

    Car rental prices in Catania 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 Catania
    $23.07
    January
    $24.19
    February
    $28.68
    March
    $34.25
    April
    $29.78
    May
    $27.10
    June
    $39.01
    July
    $48.59
    August
    $56.23
    September
    $52.34
    October
    $80.78
    November
    $108.84
    December
    The best month to rent a car in Catania is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $23.07). This is 50% cheaper than the yearly average and 79% cheaper than renting in December (when rental prices start at $108.84 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

    What’s the usual rental length in Catania?

    Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 12 days in October, the average rental period is 5 days.
    Average Rental Length in Catania
    12
    January
    9
    February
    9
    March
    6
    April
    7
    May
    8
    June
    10
    July
    6
    August
    6
    September
    5
    October
    6
    November
    6
    December

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

    While travelers visit Catania year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is November.
    Popularity of Car Rental in Catania by Monthly Searches
    51%
    January
    318%
    February
    359%
    March
    42%
    April
    52%
    May
    43%
    June
    50%
    July
    43%
    August
    27%
    September
    35%
    October
    November
    181%
    December

    Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

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

    Our Customers Reviews

    Australia
    Ford C Max
    October 15, 2019
    We really enjoyed Siracusa and driving around the Sicilian coast. Taormina was a lovely place.
    Latvia
    Fiat 500 CONVERTIBLE
    October 10, 2019
    Sicily is great place to rent a car. Definitely recommend! Good roads, not expensive toll roads, speed limit 130 km/hour. My advice to take a small car (we get Fiat 500), it will be easy to park it.
    Czech Republic
    Fiat 500
    September 15, 2019
    When you rent Fiat 500, be always sure to lock and check the car (trunk of the car can by un/locked separately). Enjoy Catania, its a safe and beautiful city, I lived it. Pro tip: try spada and tuna carpaccio (and/or tartar) at Il Gambero Pazzo and at Vuciata - kitchen market 🇮🇲🇮🇹❤️
    United Kingdom
    VW Golf
    August 18, 2019
    Very beautiful place sicily, but little expensive... and always be carfeul and on the watch when driving in towns or cities there, some seem not to adhere to traffic roles.
    United Kingdom
    Fiat 500
    August 7, 2019
    Yes you definitely need a car to get around Sicily. Very necessary
    United Kingdom
    Fiat 500
    June 8, 2019
    Sicily was a very interesting destination, the tiny hilltop towns were very interesting and each seemed to have friendly people willing to give private tours, including garages filled with carvings or selfies with tourists and stories about famous people like the mafia and musilini’s daughter (I think), like Nino who gave us some of his fortified wine and his address, pre-printed on a tiny piece of paper so we could send him the selfie! We stayed 3 days more than expected and didn’t see everything we wanted.
    Latvia
    Ford Fiesta
    June 5, 2019
    worthy to buy insurance. streets are really narrow and people driving like hell (especially scooter drivers :)
    United Kingdom
    Citroen C1
    May 25, 2019
    Driving in Catania for someone used to the UK can be very stressful. There is no concept of right of way or staying in your allocated lane. The roads are very busy and narrow in the centre. Parking on the street is free but high likelihood of damage. Parking at hotels averages 8euro per day so factor that into your costs.
    United Kingdom
    Citroen C3 Picasso
    October 30, 2018
    Contrary to folklore, the general standard of driving was excellent. Satnav is essential for getting around small towns, but the in-car system provided was sufficient. We didn't go to Palermo, but in general motorways are still free, main roads are clear, minor roads can be potholed, town streets can be very narrow, but traffic generally is light.
    United Kingdom
    Ford C Max
    October 28, 2018
    Driving on autostrada and countryside are fine, driving in towns and cities is quite an experience. The views are stunning.
    Australia
    Citroen C3
    October 13, 2018
    Catania is a great place to explore
    United Kingdom
    Renault Clio
    October 11, 2018
    By renting a car you can easily visit many resorts in Sicily. However, local drivers are insane. There appears to be no rules. Vehicles come at you from every direction. Cars rarely slow down or stop for pedestrians. Many roads have drops, no barriers, no road markings or signs.
    Sweden
    Citroen DS3 Convertible
    September 10, 2018
    Mmmnn, give Sicily cities a skip and rather visit the little villages. Cities are extremely dirty and smelly whereas the villages are quaint, clean and so much to experience. Take full insurance - drivers are way crazy and reckless in Sicily.
    Malta
    Citroen Jumper
    August 30, 2018
    We stayed in a very pleasant and very friendly farmhouse called Villa Casina dell'Etna. We went around to Mt. Etna, Etnaland, Gore di Alcantara, Ortigia etc. In the evening we spent most of the time in Nicolosi where the nightlife is quite good with very good restaurants and bars.
    United Kingdom
    Ford Fiesta
    August 14, 2018
    Poor road surfaces at times. Main highway good. Did not go into Catania.
    Luxembourg
    Citroen C1
    August 7, 2018
    you should know how the sicilians drive and take full insurance :-)
    United Kingdom
    Ford Mondeo STW
    July 21, 2018
    UK drivers need to remember a culture shift when first driving in Sicily - as far as the locals are concerned there are very few rules of the road to follow, so keep your wits about you! Double check whether its unleaded or diesel when picking up car. Our car was diesel, but confusingly had a sticker indicating it took unleaded. We got it right, fortunately.
    United Kingdom
    Fiat Scudo
    July 13, 2018
    Ragusa,Modica & Noto worth visiting for baroque architecture, Siracusa & Ortiga lovely & Etna worth a trip.Also Taormina nicer than Catania which is very congested & not particularly nice
    Malta
    Opel Zafira
    July 12, 2018
    Nice place to visit great food. But too hot in summer to visit by walk. But overall nice holiday.
    United States of America (USA)
    Citroen DS3 Convertible
    June 13, 2018
    If you are renting a car in Catania, make sure you pay for insurance, because they will check for every tiny scratch on the car.

    Top 20 Suppliers in Catania in 2020

    Interrent
    Interrent
    Exceptional 9.5
    +390645229545
    Via Fontanarossa, 20, 95121 Catania CT
    National
    National
    Exceptional 9.2
    +39095346893
    Aeroporto Catania-Fontanarossa, Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania CT
    Optimo Rent
    Optimo Rent
    Exceptional 9
    +39095340925
    Via San Giuseppe La Rena Fondo 4 c/o VIP Car Park
    Enterprise
    Enterprise
    Excellent 8.8
    +39095346893
    AEROPORTO FONTANAROSSA, PALAZZINA AUTONOLEGGI
    Alamo
    Alamo
    Excellent 8.8
    +39095346893
    Aeroporto di Catania V. Bellini, Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania
    SIXT
    SIXT
    Excellent 8.7
    +39095340389
    Via Fontanarossa 20
    Locauto
    Locauto
    Excellent 8.7
    +39095346893
    Aeroporto Fontanarossa, Partenze 20, 95121 Catania
    Europcar
    Europcar
    Excellent 8.6
    +39095434513
    CORSO DELLE PROVINCE, 79/81
    Keddy
    Keddy
    Excellent 8.6
    +39095434513
    V.LE VITTORIO VENETO 184/A
    Target Rent
    Target Rent
    Excellent 8.6
    +390952884242
    Via Pasubio, 10, 95127 Catania CT
    Avis
    Avis
    Excellent 8.5
    +39095340500
    Via Fontanarossa, 25, 95121 Catania CT
    Budget
    Budget
    Excellent 8.5
    +39095340500
    Catania Aeroporto FontanarossaAeroporto Fontanarossa
    Sicily By Car
    Sicily By Car
    Excellent 8.4
    +39095349900 / +393489014626
    Via Fontanarossa, 20, 95121 Catania CT
    Centauro
    Centauro
    Excellent 8.3
    +39958888180
    Via San Giuseppe alla Rena Fondo 4, 95121 Catania CT
    Noleggiare
    Noleggiare
    Excellent 8.2
    +393928173940 / +39095348555
    Aeroporto di Catania - Fontanarossa, Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania
    GreenMotion
    GreenMotion
    Very good 7.7
    +390957111053
    Via Antonello Da Messina 45, c/o Hotel Sheraton , Aci Castello 95021 CT
    Interrent
    Interrent
    Very good 7.7
    +390689830777
    Fontanarossa Airport
    NuCarrentals
    NuCarrentals
    Very good 7.6
    +393928173940
    Angelo D'Arrigo Street
    Goldcar
    Goldcar
    Very good 7.5
    +34965233425 / +390645209634
    Airport terminal Aeroporto di Catania-Fontanarossa Via Fontanarossa, 20, 95121 Catania, CT, Italy
    Ace Rent a car
    Ace Rent a car
    Very good 7.5
    +39095341893 / 3172487251
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