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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Palermo Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Locauto
$8.57 / per day
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Palermo Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Leasys
$10.19 / per day
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Palermo Airport Car Rental
Economy
Lancia Ypsilon or similar
Lancia Ypsilon
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Leasys
$11.72 / per day
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Palermo Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$13.42 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Palermo Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat 500L or similar
Fiat 500L
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Leasys
$13.92 / per day
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Palermo Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$14.00 / per day
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Palermo Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$14.09 / per day
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Palermo Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Locauto
$16.86 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:59 on 2020-04-05. 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
    4 days
    Economy car rental price
    $32.13 / 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
    7.3

    Why rent a car in Palermo?

    Palermo is a great place for renting a car. Not only will it let you explore the rest of the island, a great city in its own right.

    Palermo Car Rental

    One-Way Car Rentals in Palermo

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

    • From Palermo to Catania - 232 offers from 19.50 USD per day
    • From Palermo to Milan - 120 offers from 22.52 USD per day
    • From Palermo to Naples - 186 offers from 19.50 USD per day
    • From Palermo to Verona - 56 offers from 22.52 USD per day
    • From Palermo to Lamezia Terme - 179 offers from 19.50 USD per day

    Top ways to enter Palermo

    • Palermo Airport: Also known as Palermo-Falcone Borsellino, it handled 6.6 million travelers in 2018. The airport is especially active during the summer months when it has flights by more than 30 different airlines. The airport is located 31 km (19.2 mi) northwest of the city and can be reached in about 45 minutes.
    • Trapani Airport: Also known by its full name Vincenzo Florio Airport Trapani–Birgi, this small airport handled 1.5 million travelers in 2018. The airport is served by five different airlines, offering domestic connections, as well as flights to and from countries like Germany, Malta, and the Czech Republic. Located 112 km (69.5 mi) southwest of Palermo, Trapani Airport takes 90 minutes to reach.
    • Comiso Airport: Another small international airport, Comiso-Pio La Torre is served by four airlines (although two only have flights during the summer months). The airport offers flights to and from Belgium, Germany, and Malta. Located 238 km (148 mi) southwest of Palermo, Comiso Airport can be reached in about 3 hours and 20 minutes.
    • Catania Airport: Sicily’s biggest airport, Catania-Fontanarossa handled almost ten million travelers in 2018. The airport has flights by more than 50 airlines, including low-cost carriers like Ryanair, Volotea, and Wizz Air. Located 215 km (133 mi) southeast of Palermo, Catania Airport can be reached in 2 hours and 40 minutes.

    Useful city facts

    • Palermo has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with very hot summers and mild winters. The average high temperature is 30.5 °C (87 °F) in August, the hottest month, and 14.5 °C (58.1 °F) in February, the coldest. Palermo is, on average, one of the hottest cities in Europe. The precipitation is very low in June and July, but there’s an increase from October all the way to February. Despite its southern location, snowfall does occur in Palermo (about once a decade). 
    • Palermo is the capital and largest city of Sicily (which is not only one of Italy’s 20 regions, but also the largest island in the Mediterranean). The city has a population of about 675,000, with 525,000 more people living in the larger metropolitan region. The city is made up of eight districts that are further divided into quarters. An inhabitant of Palermo is called Palermitano or Panormito.

    Top destinations and activities

    1. Palace of the Normans. The home of old Sicilian kings and the oldest royal residence in Europe, this palace is a monument of the unique Arab-Norman architecture that you can find in Sicily. Now a seat of the Sicilian Parliament, it can still be accessed as a tourism object. 
    2. Capuchin Catacombs. Seeing the mummies of ex-residents of Palermo might understandably be considered scary, so you should definitely know what you’re getting into before visiting, but it does provide a fascinating insight into the city’s history.
    3. Gesu Church. Built of polychrome marble and older than many other churches in Palermo, Gesu is one of the most important baroque buildings in Sicily.

    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

    • Bagheria. This small town is visited both for its magnificent villas and for the museum of painter Renato Guttuso.
    • Trapani. Similar in atmosphere to Palermo, only smaller, Trapani is a great place to visit on a relaxing day trip. Nearby Lido di San Giuliano beaches are some of the most beautiful you’ll find in Sicily. 
    • Cefalù. About an hour’s drive east of Palermo, this village is famous for its beaches, seafood, and unique architecture.

    Most popular rental types and cars

    The most popular rental cars in Italy are the Fiat Panda, the Ford Fiesta, and the Fiat 500. The most popular rental car type is an economy, followed by mini and compact.

    Further destinations

    • Catania. Dramatic Mount Etna and beautiful baroque architecture are just two of the many reasons to visit Palermo’s great rival on the eastern coast of Sicily.
    • Syracuse. Not far from Catania, Syracuse is perhaps the best place on the island to learn about Sicily’s Greek heritage.
    • Malta. Picturesque, hospitable, and full of ancient stories, Malta is a great destination that’s only a short fly away from Palermo.

    Car Rental Prices {{in-location}}

    • Station wagons - from $57 per day
    • Large cars - from $48 per day
    • Medium cars - from $33 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $131 per day
    • Small cars - from $24 per day
    • SUVs - from $53 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 Palermo:

    • 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 Palermo is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 70% cheaper than the yearly average.

    Top 4 Cities near Palermo

    1. Catania Car Rentals from $7.66 per day
      190.6 km / 118.4 miles away
    2. Trapani Car Rentals from $18.73 per day
      60.5 km / 37.6 miles away
    3. Comiso Car Rentals from $23.39 per day
      187.4 km / 116.4 miles away
    4. Pantelleria Car Rentals from $6.39 per day
      180.7 km / 112.3 miles away

    Top 6 Locations near Palermo

    1. Trapani Airport Car Rentals from $18.73 per day
      60.5 km / 37.6 miles away
    2. 180.7 km / 112.3 miles away
    3. Comiso Airport Car Rentals from $23.39 per day
      187.4 km / 116.4 miles away
    4. 190.6 km / 118.4 miles away

    Map of Car Rental Locations

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

    Car rental prices in Palermo 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 Palermo
    $101.42
    January
    $14.05
    February
    $9.25
    March
    $39.55
    April
    $25.98
    May
    $29.33
    June
    $55.88
    July
    $36.89
    August
    $25.62
    September
    $23.84
    October
    $31.98
    November
    $31.98
    December
    The best month to rent a car in Palermo is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $9.25). This is 74% cheaper than the yearly average and 91% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $101.42 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

    What’s the usual rental length in Palermo?

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

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

    While travelers visit Palermo year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is November.
    Popularity of Car Rental in Palermo by Monthly Searches
    73%
    January
    323%
    February
    374%
    March
    38%
    April
    45%
    May
    43%
    June
    48%
    July
    38%
    August
    23%
    September
    28%
    October
    22%
    November
    144%
    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
    Target Rent Fiat Panda 2 1 Small cars
    Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
    Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
    Centauro Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
    GreenMotion VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
    GreenMotion Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
    Sicily By Car Fiat 500 L 5 1 Medium cars
    Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars

    Our Customers Reviews

    United Kingdom
    Ford Fiesta
    October 25, 2019
    In Sicily, be confident in your driving, other road users will give you little room for error.
    Ireland
    Fiat Panda
    September 21, 2019
    Great place. Fun to drive there if you’re not a nervous driver. Bagheria is a great little town. Good food, nice people and the beaches near Astra are beautiful. Great to have the freedom of the car to go anywhere, anytime. We would have travelled by train to Palermo from Bagheria for day trips as it’s more relaxing than driving.
    United Kingdom
    VW Golf
    September 6, 2019
    Highly recommended. Madonie National Park very enjoyable driving.
    United States of America (USA)
    Fiat Panda
    June 11, 2019
    Although the car was great, driving in the small towns of Sicily was not easy. For an American, it was a big challenge managing very narrow roads, fast Sicilian drivers, unmarked one-way streets, etc.
    United Kingdom
    Volkswagen Up
    May 13, 2019
    Easy to follow signs, drivers are ok
    Australia
    Fiat 500 2 doors
    October 15, 2018
    Parking at many locations very limited so ensure parking available at accommodations ,be prepared to drive in tight spaces
    United Kingdom
    Fiat 500
    September 10, 2018
    Palmermo looked like an under invested town and in some places pretty third world. A few hours away we found some fantastic towns like Cefalù & Castelbuono - I would highly recommend visiting these two towns.

    Top 20 Suppliers in Palermo in 2020

    Interrent
    Interrent
    Exceptional 9.5
    +390645229545
    Localita Punta Raisi, 90145 Cinisi PA
    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
    +390917044013
    VIA AEROPORTO,
    National
    National
    Exceptional 9.2
    +390917044013
    Palermo Aeroporto Cinisi loc, 90045 Punta Raisi PA
    Locauto
    Locauto
    Exceptional 9
    +390917044013
    Aeroporto di Palermo Falcone e Borsellino, 90045 Punta Raisi
    Optimo Rent
    Optimo Rent
    Exceptional 9
    +390918694268 / +393917906065
    Via Nazionale 39, Cinisi, Palermo
    Target Rent
    Target Rent
    Excellent 8.9
    +390918664114
    Via Cristoforo Colombo, 39, 90045 Punta Raisi PA, Italy
    Working hours
    Mon:07:00-23:00
    Tue:07:00-23:00
    Wed:07:00-23:00
    Thu:07:00-23:00
    Fri:07:00-23:00
    Sat:07:00-23:00
    Sun:07:00-23:00
    Sicily By Car
    Sicily By Car
    Excellent 8.8
    +39091591250 / +393428721095
    Partenze, 90045 Punta Raisi PA
    Working hours
    Mon:07:30-22:59
    Tue:07:30-22:59
    Wed:07:30-22:59
    Thu:07:30-22:59
    Fri:07:30-22:59
    Sat:07:30-22:59
    Sun:07:30-22:59
    Centauro
    Centauro
    Excellent 8.8
    +390918049060
    Contrada Feudo Orsa, 90045 Cinisi PA, Italy
    Alamo
    Alamo
    Excellent 8.7
    +390917044013
    VIA AEROPORTO
    SIXT
    SIXT
    Excellent 8.7
    +390916511393
    Aeroporto Falcone-Borsellino
    Europcar
    Europcar
    Excellent 8.6
    +39091591688
    FALCONE & BORSELLINO AIRPORT
    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
    Keddy
    Keddy
    Excellent 8.6
    +39091591688
    FALCONE & BORSELLINO AIRPORT
    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
    JoyRent
    JoyRent
    Excellent 8.6
    +390917868324 / +393459756594
    Strada Statale 113 Km. 291 – C.da San Giovanni, Cinisi
    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
    Avis
    Avis
    Excellent 8.5
    +39091591684
    Aeroporto Falcone E Borsellino, 90045 Cinisi PA
    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
    Budget
    Budget
    Excellent 8.5
    +39091591684
    Palermo Aeroporto Punta RaisiLocalita Punta Raisi
    Working hours
    Mon:07:30-23:59
    Tue:07:30-23:59
    Wed:07:30-23:59
    Thu:07:30-23:59
    Fri:07:30-23:59
    Sat:07:30-23:59
    Sun:07:30-23:59
    Noleggiare
    Noleggiare
    Excellent 8.2
    +390918669674 / +393247944010 / +390918669593
    Aeroporto di Palermo Falcone e Borsellino, Località Punta Raisi, 90145 Cinisi PA
    Working hours
    Mon:08:00-22:30
    Tue:08:00-22:30
    Wed:08:00-22:30
    Thu:08:00-22:30
    Fri:08:00-22:30
    Sat:08:00-22:30
    Sun:08:00-22:30
    Ecovia
    Ecovia
    Excellent 8.1
    +390918694268
    Via Nazionale, 39, 90044 Carini PA, Italy
    GreenMotion
    GreenMotion
    Excellent 8
    +390918699782 / +393342829304
    Via Nazionale, 25, 90045 Cinisi PA
    Working hours
    Mon:08:00-21:30
    Tue:08:00-21:30
    Wed:08:00-21:30
    Thu:08:00-21:30
    Fri:08:00-21:30
    Sat:08:00-21:30
    Sun:08:00-21:30
    Firefly
    Firefly
    Very good 7.8
    +393426460910
    Aeroporto Falcone e Borsellino, 90145 Palermo PA
    Interrent
    Interrent
    Very good 7.8
    +390689830777
    S.S. 113 km 289,900 Contrada Scalette

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