Car Rental in Palermo

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Palermo Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Viaggiare
$8.70 per day
Palermo Airport
Mini
Renault Twingo or similar
Renault Twingo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GaldieriRent
$8.93 per day
Palermo Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Eurorentcar
$10.01 per day
Palermo Airport
Compact
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
RentalPlus
$10.79 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Palermo Airport
Economy Elite
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Felirent
$11.99 per day
Palermo Airport
Intermediate
Fiat 500L or similar
Fiat 500L
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
WAYCAR
$15.07 per day
Palermo Airport
Compact Elite
Opel Mokka or similar
Opel Mokka
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Italy Car Rent
$27.81 per day
Palermo Airport
Intermediate Elite Crossover
Opel Grandland or similar
Opel Grandland
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$28.27 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:01 on 2024-07-12. 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
$15 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
9.0 / 10

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.

Taking a rental car to the mainland: Most hire companies at Palermo Airport allow their cars to be taken between Sicily and mainland Italy. Usually, travelers make this a one-way trip (that is, not returning to Siciliy or not returning to the mainland). There is an additional fee for this, though it is not large percentage-wise if hiring a car for a week or more.

 

Palermo

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 $19.64 per day
  • From Palermo to Milan - 120 offers from $22.68 per day
  • From Palermo to Verona - 56 offers from $22.68 per day
  • From Palermo to Naples - 186 offers from $19.64 per day
  • From Palermo to Lamezia Terme - 179 offers from $19.64 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.

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 sights and activities

  • Palace of the Normans. Once the home of Sicilian kings and the oldest royal residence in Europe, this palace is one of the finest examples of the unique Arab-Norman architecture that you can find all across Sicily. Dating back to the 11th century, Palazzo dei Normanni is the seat of the Sicilian Parliament nowadays, but it can still be visited by tourists. 
  • Capuchin Catacombs. Seeing the remains of ex-residents of Palermo might understandably be considered scary, so you should definitely know what you’re getting into before visiting, but the Catacombs do provide a fascinating insight into the city’s history. The catacombs grew around the Capuchin monastery, and are especially known for the 1,200 mummies whose final resting place is in them. Visit the landmark’s official website to learn more about admission. 
  • Church of the Gesù. Built of polychrome marble, the church of Gesù (also known as Saint Mary of Jesus) is one of the most notable Baroque buildings in the Sicilian capital. Its construction dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries, The church was partially destroyed during the Second World War, but its lavish interior and frescoes have since been restored to their original state. 
  • Palermo Cathedral. Another very notable religious building, Palermo Cathedral took no fewer than 600 years to finish and is therefore unsurprisingly a mixture of various styles that include Norman, Moorish, Gothic, and Neoclassical. Known for its towers, unmistakable portico, and collection of rich religious art, it is also the resting place of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II and his wife, Constance of Aragon.

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. 
  • 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 on the main highways and 90 km/h on non-major highways. 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 and your driver's license 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, suspension of your license, and even imprisonment. 
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

There are two toll roads on Sicily — the A18 between Catania and Messina and the A20 between Palermo and Messina. The A19 between Palermo and Catania is not tolled and neither are the A29 and highway between Catania and Siracusa.

The toll gates accept credit cards, cash, and Telepass. Most rental companies in Siciliy do not provide Telepass transponders with their cars. Keep in mind that you cannot use your own Telepass unless the license plate of the car is registered to it — contact Telepass to see if you can do this or not. In any case, you can always pay for the tolls in cash or with a credit card. 

Ideas for day trips

  • 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.
  • Madonie Regional Natural Park. One of the most notable protected nature areas on Sicily, Madonie is named after the mountain range at its heart and has six peaks between 1,500 m and 2,000 m (4,920 to 6,500 feet) that are easy enough to climb but offer great views of the island and the sea below. The austere landscape of the park is enriched by wildlife like the Balloni’s eagle and fallow deer, as well as steep hillside villages and castles like Castelbuono. 

Most popular 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

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

  • 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 flight away from Palermo. You can pick up a new rental car after arriving on the island.

Car rental prices in Palermo

  • Convertibles - from $30 per day
  • Station wagons - from $21 per day
  • Large cars - from $12 per day
  • Medium cars - from $11 per day
  • Vans - from $23 per day
  • Premium cars - from $33 per day
  • Small cars - from $9 per day
  • SUVs - from $11 per day

Money-saving tips

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.
  • Check out our list of the best rental companies in Palermo.
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Top 14 cities near Palermo

  1. 60.5 km / 37.6 miles away
  2. 82.7 km / 51.4 miles away
  3. 105.7 km / 65.7 miles away
  4. 144.3 km / 89.7 miles away
  5. 180.7 km / 112.3 miles away
  6. 187.4 km / 116.4 miles away
  7. 190.6 km / 118.4 miles away
  8. 195.3 km / 121.4 miles away
  9. 201.4 km / 125.1 miles away
  10. 214.6 km / 133.3 miles away
  11. 215.1 km / 133.7 miles away
  12. 223.4 km / 138.8 miles away
  13. 225.1 km / 139.9 miles away
  14. 228.8 km / 142.2 miles away

Top 8 locations near Palermo

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Palermo 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 Palermo
$10.11
January
$8.10
February
$14.63
March
$22.35
April
$20.99
May
$23.22
June
$43.78
July
$49.27
August
$35.36
September
$21.48
October
$12.58
November
$13.46
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Palermo is February (when prices average $8.10 per day). This is 65% cheaper than the yearly average and 84% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $49.27).

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 Palermo?

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 January, they keep their car for 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Palermo
6
January
7
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
7
June
8
July
8
August
8
September
7
October
7
November
8
December

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Palermo is August, and the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Palermo by pick-up date relative to the average
21%
January
22%
February
40%
March
92%
April
133%
May
169%
June
201%
July
208%
August
153%
September
105%
October
27%
November
29%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 7
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Felirent, ECH, GaldieriRent, Italy Car Rent, Sicily By Car
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $9 per day
Cheapest supplier Viaggiare

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Record-go Fiat Panda 3 1 Small cars
Felirent Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
Record-go Chery Tiggo 5 2 Medium cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
RentalPlus Fiat Panda 5 1 Medium cars
ECH Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
GaldieriRent Fiat 500X 5 2 SUVs
Viaggiare Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
ECH Toyota Aygo 3 2 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 the 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.

Ireland
Fiat Panda
July 8, 2024
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France
Lancia Ypsilon
July 4, 2024
Beautiful hotel, friendly people, Nice and cheap restaurants, wonderful view, clean and secure place, Nice boat trip and not very expensive
Italy
Citroen C3
July 3, 2024
Sicily was an amazing vacation spot, so many things to do!
South Africa
Fiat 500X
June 20, 2024
Great Rental, staff professional, were delighted with the car allocated to us (Ford Puma). Road tripped around the whole island of Sicily, wonderful experience.
Netherlands
Fiat Tipo
May 23, 2024
We went climbing, so we have mainly seen rocks and nature. Sicily has a lot to offer in that regard. The weather was perfect and thanks to you and the car company we had no worries in that regard.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
May 18, 2024
Having the rental car allowed us to tour the entire island worry free.
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Ireland
Ford Puma
May 16, 2024
Wonderful trips to Taormina and the surrounds and to Cefalu. If you dip down into some of the less well known sea side areas you will find amazing restaurants, laid back vibe, and really good value too
Andorra
Volkswagen T-Roc
May 16, 2024
Favignana was extraordinary, we liked shopping traditional ceramics in Sciacca, the Valley of Temples was really worth it, then discovering Noto, Ragusa and our favorite Modica. Finally the place we stayed near Ispica, by the sea was great. As for restaurants definitely recommend In Cavo/ Caveau at Ispica and Anche gli angeli at Noto.
Belgium
Fiat Panda
May 7, 2024
Sicily
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
April 29, 2024
I drove around the island visiting so many beautiful cities and all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I highly recommend downloading the EasyPark app. It was a lifesaver. You open the app and it locates you in the parking spot. Spin the dial for the time you will be parking there. You'll also get a text when the time is going to expire in 10 minutes. Go back on the app and increase the time you need. It's that easy. I had an esim so I didn't have to worry about wifi.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
April 17, 2024
With the rental car we were able to see all of the sights (Palermo, Cefalù, Segesta, Monreale, Agrigento, Ragusa/Modica, Siracusa, Mt. Etna, Taormina and Catania). The car was just the right size to get through the winding and narrow streets.
Czech Republic
Fiat 500
April 14, 2024
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United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
February 20, 2024
Toured western Sicily including Agrigento, Selinunte, Segesta, Erice and trip went fine, saw everything in 2 days where with public transportation it would have taken much longer, so for the price of the car and the gas it was well worth it.
Netherlands
Renault Clio
February 12, 2024
We rented the car in Palermo and drove to Cefalù. Made a daytrip to Gangi (amazing) and next day we had winetasting in Castelbuono. Also visited frirnds in Reitano /,Santo Stefano.
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Italy
Opel Corsa
February 7, 2024
Job reasons
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
February 1, 2024
I will recommend this company to friends and family. Did not feel pressured to buy extras and was given an upgrade with no extra charge
Italy
Fiat Panda
January 21, 2024
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United States of America (USA)
Citroen C3
January 6, 2024
Loved having a car to drive around Sicily!
Canada
Fiat 500
November 25, 2023
Taormina and Syracuse were beautiful
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C3 Aircross
November 11, 2023
Amazing scenery, fabulous food, incredible monuments, ruins, museums
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Australia
Peugeot 3008
November 5, 2023
We stayed at Palermo (2 nights), Taormina 3 nights and Syracusa (2 nights). We fitted in most sites however My Etna was disappointing, having to pay EU50 for the cable car was a rip off and nothing more to see from than what you can see from the start of the cable car. Alacanta Gorge was worth the visit together with the normal sites in the towns visited. DRiving in the cities was a bit of a worry.
Canada
Renault Clio
November 3, 2023
All was good 3rd trip to Italy so much as expected. Lovely country and people
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
October 28, 2023
walked up Mount etna
Canada
Volkswagen T-Roc
October 28, 2023
Sicily driving is certainly an experience. Pack a lot of patience and just go with the flow. Traveled the entire Island, met amazingly warm, friendly, welcoming locals all over. Highly recommend exploring Sicilys Agritourism options. Also, Mount Etna hikeling expedition is a must if you are physicallyvable to do that.
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Argentina
Fiat Panda
October 26, 2023
Sicilia is a an amazing destination beacuse its beaches, history, landscapes and food.
Switzerland
Jeep Renegade
October 24, 2023
The driving and roads in Sicily are very chaotic and difficult to use. Very small lanes and roads, and other drivers are quite dangerous. But the landscape is beautiful and it was a very nice trip.
Belarus
Toyota Yaris
October 20, 2023
Spent about 1500km across Sicilia
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen T-Cross
October 19, 2023
I did order an automatic car, and it was really helpful in two places: cities, where the traffic is quite crazy, and in the winding mountain roads, where there are lots of switchbacks.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
October 19, 2023
Beautiful Sicilia! Try to avoid tourist spots
Poland
Fiat Panda
October 17, 2023
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United States of America (USA)
Opel Mokka
October 17, 2023
Having a car made remote beaches possible!
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
October 16, 2023
Sicily is a beautiful island with very friendly people. We enjoyed the wonderful food and had a great time.
Hungary
Fiat Panda
September 24, 2023
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Australia
Opel Karl
September 23, 2023
We had a great trip and although the driving style is very different to what we are familiar with we are familiar with we were glad we had a car to go around. The roads are very damaged in parts which can be hard to navigate and were concerned as we didn’t want to damage the car.
Sweden
Toyota Yaris
September 21, 2023
It is super difficult to drive in Sicily. People are crazy and the roads are very bad.
Estonia
Toyota Yaris
September 20, 2023
Sicily is gorgeous! Vary tasty foof, beautiful nature and friendly people.
New Zealand
Volkswagen Golf
September 20, 2023
Historical sites and beaches
France
Fiat Panda
September 14, 2023
Good wind for amazing kitesurf sessions
Italy
Renault Captur
August 28, 2023
Sicily is a beautiful country
Italy
Fiat Panda
August 12, 2023
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Czech Republic
Peugeot 3008
July 31, 2023
San Vito Lo Capo is a great place to spend holiday with a rented car. I just recommed to pick up a location closer to a city center because of possible wild fires!
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Roc
July 30, 2023
Scenery and relaxation.
Ireland
Jeep Renegade
July 24, 2023
Family holiday. Makes many kilometres around sicily on very variable roads conditions.
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United Kingdom
Fiat 500X
July 24, 2023
Beach holiday
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
July 18, 2023
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Czech Republic
Volkswagen T-Cross
July 16, 2023
Car VW Golf was perfect location of the office was far from the centre. Taxi from central station was Věry expensive 30 eur.
Italy
Lancia Ypsilon
July 12, 2023
It Was a good trip travvelling by car around Sicily. People are kindness and friendly. Car was ok. I recommand people to get it. There are no problems at all.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Golf
July 12, 2023
Activities and food.
Netherlands
Smart ForTwo
July 11, 2023
We went to Marsala, cute little town on the west coast. From there you can go to the saline (salt flats) and enjoy the sunset. Closest beautiful beach at Marsala is Mazara del Vallo (20 minutes drive). I highly recommend renting a boat at Marsala and go to the island Favignana. Or rent a boat at Castellammare del Golfo. In the north you’ll find beautifull (free) beaches like Scopello, San Vito lo Capo and Riserva dello Zingaro.
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France
Fiat 500
June 29, 2023
Sicilia is a such beautiful place to go. But I don’t recommend you Palermo… People drive very badly here and the city feels like a « ghetto ». Otherwise, I recommand Cefalu and Castellamarre del Golfo !
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Hungary
Fiat Panda
June 19, 2023
From our accommodation in the Palermo area, we could quickly and easily approach the sights, Erice, Trapani, Cefalu, Palermo, and Cordoba - we could not have reached so many places without a car, I wholeheartedly recommend each city. Easypark Application was a great help, very easy to use.
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United Kingdom
Fiat 500
June 15, 2023
Loved Mondello Beach!
United Kingdom
Smart ForFour
June 5, 2023
We had a great time and travelled the whole way around the island. The only downside was the bad weather which no one can control. The Sicilian people were very friendly and helpful.
Croatia
Fiat 500
May 31, 2023
Sicily is very beautiful, the culture is amazing, Fantastic food 😋 I will come back again! Unfortunately we saw lots of garbage all over around.. so sad to see that!
North Macedonia
Fiat 500
May 27, 2023
Just PERFECT
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
May 22, 2023
Poor roads great climbing.
Czech Republic
Volkswagen Up
May 20, 2023
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United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500L
May 19, 2023
Visiting Sicily was a wonderful experience. So many places to see and good roads to get around the Island. Food was great and always easy to find something delicious!
Greece
Opel Corsa
April 21, 2023
We visited my husband’s family and had lovely family moments at home with some nice walks at Politeama, Teatro massimo, the Palermo cathedral and had great pizza at biga
Croatia
Fiat 500
April 17, 2023
Bad roads and insane car drivers who are constantly honking
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
April 16, 2023
Holiday
Austria
Fiat Panda
April 14, 2023
Very dirty places and driving in the cities isnt fun at all. the nature is amazing.
Italy
Smart ForFour
April 13, 2023
Able to get to Terrasini for a festival and to see the salt pan near trapani
United States of America (USA)
Lancia Ypsilon
March 15, 2023
very nice to have a car, i went to beaches and mountains and hot springs and ruins. beautiful
Ireland
Fiat Panda
December 19, 2022
Visiting friends & dining like a lord at the Restuarant Ardigna near Vita & Salemi.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa Hatchback
November 21, 2022
We were able to travel all over the island of Sicily while making Palermo our home base. Having a car in great condition made the trips easy to complete
Hong Kong
Fiat Tipo STW
November 1, 2022
Pick up car in Palermo, drive to Agrigento and area around, spend a few nights and enjoy the beaches and water. Take a coastal drive to Marsala and Trapani, learn of the salt industry and enjoy beautiful Trapani. Don't miss Erice and Segesta. Head on to Castellammare before you head back to Palermo. Return your car and enjoy Palermo with your feet.
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C1
September 28, 2022
Went 3/4 of the way around Sicily. The car was fine.
Czech Republic
Renault Clio
September 15, 2022
Driving in Sicily is one big adventure 😄
United States of America (USA)
Smart ForTwo
July 29, 2022
Driving is hard in Sicily on your own
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
June 17, 2022
Our usual mode of travel is to use public transportation, but in Sicily a car is usually needed if you want to travel beyond the major population/tourist areas. That said, our favorite destinations in Sicily were the Aeolian islands of Vulcano and Stromboli were a car is not really needed (Vulcano) or even usable (Stromboli). The slower pace of life was a welcome counterpoint to some of the busy tourist areas we visited. On Vulcano we especially enjoyed walking up to the rim of the volcano to observe the venting gasses up close - but not too close! On Stromboli, the 50-minute walk from Stromboli town up to the Osservatorio Restaurant in the evening to watch the regular small eruptions (about every 20-25 minutes) while dining was a highlight.
Israel
Jeep Renegade
June 3, 2022
the easiest way to travel in Sicily is by renting a car
New Zealand
Smart ForFour
May 6, 2022
Sicily is amazing
Poland
Fiat 500X
January 30, 2022
there should be from very beginning full casco available not only at the counter
Poland
Fiat Tipo STW
October 20, 2021
Driving in Palermo is similar to driving in India. You don't know what to expect. Road signs don't matter, lanes don't matter. It was a good driving school :)
Ireland
VW Golf
September 22, 2021
Great cost and customer service, car was brand new and spotless too
United Kingdom
Ford Focus STW
September 29, 2020
Drive with extra caution and vigilance, other drivers will constantly try to cut you off. Be on constant look out for scooters around your car because they don't obey any traffic rules.
Ireland
Fiat 500
August 12, 2020
Palermo is a very busy city to drive but the countryside of Sicily is nice and easy drive in.
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
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.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Locauto
9.3 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
ECH
6.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
375
Total rental companies
52
Average daily price
$15.20
Lowest daily price
$8.70
Total cars available
1018

Top 52 suppliers in Palermo in 2024

Locauto
Locauto
Exceptional 9.3 / 425 reviews
2 locations
$30 - $347
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.3 / 165 reviews
2 locations
$43 - $160
Felirent
Felirent
Very good 8.9 / 759 reviews
1 location
$12 - $121
Automania
Automania
Very good 8.6 / 470 reviews
3 locations
$15 - $155
SRC Rent Car
SRC Rent Car
Very good 8.6 / 22 reviews
2 locations
$40 - $232
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.4 / 19 reviews
2 locations
$35 - $51
Brid
Brid
Very good 8.3 / 499 reviews
1 location
$15 - $33
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8.3 / 8 reviews
2 locations
$30 - $38
Drivalia
Drivalia
Very good 8.2 / 608 reviews
2 locations
$17 - $43
Viaggiare
Viaggiare
Very good 8.2 / 379 reviews
1 location
$9 - $131
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.2 / 12 reviews
2 locations
$48 - $196
Maggiore
Maggiore
Very good 8.1 / 507 reviews
3 locations
$26 - $201
RentalPlus
RentalPlus
Very good 8.1 / 337 reviews
1 location
$10 - $151
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.1 / 17 reviews
1 location
$35 - $119
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Very good 8.1 / 9 reviews
1 location
$42 - $52
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Very good 8 / 1,533 reviews
3 locations
$19 - $181
Italy Car Rent
Italy Car Rent
Very good 8 / 943 reviews
1 location
$23 - $209
Eurorentcar
Eurorentcar
Very good 8 / 105 reviews
1 location
$10 - $140
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8 / 38 reviews
2 locations
$28 - $36
Centauro
Centauro
Good 7.9 / 119 reviews
1 location
$15 - $31
L'Automax
L'Automax
Good 7.9 / 19 reviews
1 location
$31 - $156
Clarent
Clarent
Good 7.9 / 5 reviews
2 locations
$39 - $102
RentSmart24
RentSmart24
Good 7.8 / 179 reviews
1 location
$10 - $12
Car Motion Italy
Car Motion Italy
Good 7.8 / 96 reviews
2 locations
$16 - $114
WAYCAR
WAYCAR
Good 7.8 / 77 reviews
1 location
$12 - $156
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8 / 19 reviews
2 locations
$28 - $192
OTOQ
OTOQ
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
$12 - $36
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8
1 location
$33 - $58
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 17 reviews
2 locations
$29 - $332
National
National
Good 7.7 / 3 reviews
2 locations
$50 - $193
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Good 7.6 / 539 reviews
1 location
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.6 / 416 reviews
1 location
$11 - $48
Rental4leisure
Rental4leisure
Good 7.6 / 7 reviews
1 location
$34 - $35
Bringo Car Rental
Bringo Car Rental
Good 7.6 / 4 reviews
4 locations
$48 - $73
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.6 / 1 review
1 location
$39 - $321
HSA rent a car
HSA rent a car
Good 7.6
1 location
OS Rental
OS Rental
Good 7.6
1 location
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Good 7.5 / 987 reviews
1 location
$38 - $260
GaldieriRent
GaldieriRent
Good 7.5 / 256 reviews
1 location
$9 - $174
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.5 / 23 reviews
1 location
Ecovia
Ecovia
Good 7.4 / 234 reviews
2 locations
$19 - $205
U-Save
U-Save
Good 7.4 / 3 reviews
1 location
$11
Autovia
Autovia
Good 7.3 / 69 reviews
2 locations
$20 - $216
Firefly
Firefly
Good 7.1 / 8 reviews
1 location
Record-go
Record-go
Satisfactory 6.9 / 284 reviews
1 location
$14 - $180
Keddy
Keddy
Satisfactory 6.9 / 40 reviews
2 locations
$18 - $36
Avis
Avis
Satisfactory 6.9 / 19 reviews
3 locations
$50 - $212
Carwiz
Carwiz
Satisfactory 6.8 / 18 reviews
2 locations
$28 - $72
Target Rent
Target Rent
Satisfactory 6.7 / 293 reviews
1 location
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.3 / 162 reviews
2 locations
ACARENT
ACARENT
Satisfactory 6.3 / 6 reviews
1 location
ECH
ECH
Satisfactory 6.2 / 459 reviews
1 location
$10 - $100
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