Car Hire in Florence

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Florence, Italy - Mainland
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Noleggiare
£ 3.85 / per day
Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station
Economy
Lancia Ypsilon or comparable
Lancia Ypsilon
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
YES YOU RENT
£ 16.31 / per day
Florence Osmannoro
Compact Elite Crossover
Fiat 500X or comparable
Fiat 500X
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
£ 17.20 / per day
Florence Airport
Mini Elite
Peugeot 107 or comparable
Peugeot 107
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 17.24 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

City Centre
Compact
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
RentalPlus
£ 17.84 / per day
Florence Osmannoro
Intermediate
Jeep Compass or comparable
Jeep Compass
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Maggiore
£ 33.61 / per day
Florence Santa Maria Novella Railway Station
Intermediate Elite Crossover
Volkswagen T-Roc or comparable
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Italy Car Rent
£ 41.34 / per day
Florence Airport
Standard SUV
Volkswagen T-Cross or comparable
Volkswagen T-Cross
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SRC Rent Car
£ 45.50 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 13:34 on 2024-05-26.

Travel Information

Languages
Italian
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+39
Average car hire price
£ 24 per day
Average car hire length
5 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 - 70 km/h or 31 - 43 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 130 km/h or 56 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.2 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.58 per litre or £ 5.97 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.43 per litre or £ 5.42 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.87 per litre or £ 7.06 / 1 gallon

Why hire a car in Florence?

Capital of history and art, Florence is one of the classiest places in Europe. The city is known for its distinctive architecture and amazing museums, but also offers easy access to the idyllic Tuscan countryside.

Florence

One-way Car Hire in Florence

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Florence and drop off in another city include:

  • From Florence to Rome - 441 offers from £ 15.38 per day
  • From Florence to Pisa - 219 offers from £ 15.38 per day
  • From Florence to Catania - 147 offers from £ 15.38 per day
  • From Florence to Naples - 137 offers from £ 15.38 per day
  • From Florence to Bologna - 194 offers from £ 15.38 per day

Top ways to enter Florence

  • Florence Airport. Although not especially large, it is the main airport in Florence. Located some10 km (6 miles) northwest of the city centre, the airport has flights by 20 different airlines, including the low-cost carrier Vueling.
  • Pisa Airport. The busiest in Tuscany, Pisa Airport serves the famous city of the leaning tower. The distance from Florence is 83 km (52 miles), a distance that can be made in about 1 hour and 15 minutes by car.
  • Other airports. There are a number of other Italian international airports that travellers often use to get to Florence. The most notable of these are Milan Malpensa Airport (about a 4-hour drive northwest of Florence), Bergamo Airport (4 hours north), and Rome Fiumicino Airport (a bit over 3 hours south).

Top destinations and activities

  • Santa Maria del Fiore. Of all the famous buildings of the city, Florence Cathedral is arguably the most notable one. Dating back to the 13th century, it embodies a number of architectural styles so important to the city’s distinct, iconic look. Admire the dome, nave, facade, and Giotto’s tower from the outside, but don’t miss out on the statues inside, such as Donatello’s original David.
  • Uffizi. Another landmark of Florence that simply shouldn’t be missed, Uffizi is a sanctuary of Italian art. Located on the north bank of the Arno river, the gallery has been open since the 16th century and is now the most visited of all the famous art museums in Italy.
  • Great Synagogue and Jewish Museum. One of the most notable institutions of its kind in Italy, this museum explains the fascinating history of the Florentine Jews throughout the centuries. The synagogue building, or Tempio Maggiore, itself dates back to the late 19th century and is known for its three light blue domes. A small, but vibrant Jewish community of about 1,500 people continues to live in Florence today.

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. When it’s raining, 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.
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, 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 you choose 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 day trips

  • Pisa. The other world-famous city of Tuscany, Pisa is more than just the Torre Pendente (the leaning tower) — the city is consistently picturesque and boasts plenty of architectural and ecclesiastical landmarks. The drive from Florence takes about 90 minutes. Unlike Florence, Pisa is practically on the coast and just a short drive from a number of attractive beach towns.
  • Bologna. If Florence didn’t manage to quench your thirst for artistic delight and sophistication, visiting Bologna is a logical next step. A learned city, it is home to one of the oldest universities in the world, as well as truly world-class cuisine. The drive from Florence takes just under two hours.

Most popular cars

The most hired car in Florence is the Fiat 500, followed by the Kia Picanto and the Seat Leon. The most popular vehicle types are economy, mini, and standard.

Car Hire Prices in Florence

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 91 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 8 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 7 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 5 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 14 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 62 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 4 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 6 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your vehicle:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit in the month when the car hire prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Florence is the cheapest in February.
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In which month is car hire in Florence the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Florence fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Florence
£ 21.37
January
£ 16.22
February
£ 23.66
March
£ 33.99
April
£ 46.57
May
£ 64.90
June
£ 60.30
July
£ 45.14
August
£ 51.72
September
£ 37.88
October
£ 21.38
November
£ 26.00
December
The best month to hire a car in Florence is February (when the average price is £ 16.22 per day). This is 57% less than the yearly average and 75% less than hiring in June (when the average price is £ 64.90).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Florence?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in June, the average renter keeps their car for 6 days, and in January, they keep their car for 5 days.
Average number of hire days in Florence
5
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
6
June
6
July
6
August
6
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

What is the most favoured month for hiring a car in Florence?

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for car hire in Florence is September, and the least popular is February.
Popularity of Car Hire in Florence by Monthly Searches
32%
January
31%
February
58%
March
101%
April
148%
May
145%
June
160%
July
133%
August
184%
September
118%
October
47%
November
45%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire locations 8
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers RentalPlus, Noleggiare, Drivalia, Surprice, Sicily By Car
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price £ 4 per day
Cheapest supplier Noleggiare

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
RentalPlus Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
RentalPlus Fiat Panda 5 1 Medium cars
RentalPlus Volkswagen Polo 3 2 Medium cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
RentalPlus Ford Puma 4 3 Medium cars
Drivalia Jeep Renegade 5 3 SUVs
RentalPlus Volkswagen T-Roc 4 2 SUVs
RentalPlus Fiat 500X 5 3 Medium cars
Surprice Hyundai i10 3 1 Small cars
Noleggiare Peugeot 108 5 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 an 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, verified, and trustworthy.

Cape Verde
Fiat 500
19 October 2023
Well I go to Florence twice per year because there i have my mother who is 87 and two children so it is always very nice when I can see them
United Kingdom
Ford Focus STW
16 October 2023
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United Kingdom
Jeep Renegade
28 August 2023
We had a good time watching Palio di Siena, visited the Pisa to see the leaning tower and in Firenze we saw the Duomo di Firenze.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500L
14 August 2023
Tuscany was extremely beautiful, especially loved Siena.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
8 August 2023
Got to explore Tuscany for a week!
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
15 June 2023
The weather was a bit rainy but that just made the scenery all the more dramatic
United Kingdom
Fiat 500X
7 August 2022
Drive around Tuscany. It was beautiful and e we saw many sites in that beautiful area of Italy.
United Kingdom
VW Golf
6 August 2022
Polignano a Mare is wonderful to visit and Puglia generally is laid back and beautiful
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Locauto
8.6 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Drivalia
5.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
118
Total rental companies
32
Average daily price
£ 24.11
Lowest daily price
£ 3.85
Total cars available
1235

Top 32 Suppliers in Florence in 2024

Locauto
Locauto
Very good 8.6 / 174 reviews
3 locations
£ 33 - £ 163
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 110 reviews
2 locations
£ 36 - £ 116
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.6 / 17 reviews
2 locations
£ 40 - £ 318
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Very good 8.3 / 432 reviews
2 locations
£ 36 - £ 60
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 8.2 / 15 reviews
3 locations
£ 36 - £ 119
RentSmart24
RentSmart24
Very good 8 / 33 reviews
1 location
£ 20 - £ 22
National
National
Very good 8 / 2 reviews
2 locations
£ 42 - £ 152
Vivarent
Vivarent
Very good 8
1 location
£ 45 - £ 67
RentalPlus
RentalPlus
Good 7.9 / 474 reviews
2 locations
£ 18 - £ 453
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.9 / 23 reviews
2 locations
£ 86 - £ 550
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.9 / 17 reviews
3 locations
£ 36 - £ 110
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.8 / 29 reviews
3 locations
£ 28 - £ 159
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8 / 1 review
2 locations
£ 72 - £ 119
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.7 / 30 reviews
2 locations
£ 32 - £ 102
SRC Rent Car
SRC Rent Car
Good 7.7 / 5 reviews
1 location
£ 24 - £ 46
OTOQ
OTOQ
Good 7.7
1 location
£ 32 - £ 91
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6 / 6 reviews
3 locations
£ 53 - £ 166
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.6 / 6 reviews
3 locations
£ 25 - £ 1880
Maggiore
Maggiore
Good 7.5 / 83 reviews
4 locations
£ 21 - £ 171
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Good 7.4 / 63 reviews
2 locations
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.4 / 11 reviews
3 locations
£ 17 - £ 119
Autovia
Autovia
Good 7.3 / 72 reviews
1 location
£ 25 - £ 264
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Good 7.3 / 14 reviews
1 location
Rent4U
Rent4U
Good 7.3 / 1 review
1 location
Ecovia
Ecovia
Good 7.2 / 193 reviews
1 location
£ 24 - £ 250
Italy Car Rent
Italy Car Rent
Good 7.2 / 20 reviews
1 location
£ 27 - £ 76
Budget
Budget
Good 7.2 / 12 reviews
2 locations
£ 53 - £ 157
YES YOU RENT
YES YOU RENT
Good 7.2 / 11 reviews
2 locations
£ 16 - £ 711
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Satisfactory 6.7 / 485 reviews
2 locations
£ 4 - £ 487
Goldcar
Goldcar
Satisfactory 6.5 / 32 reviews
1 location
Drivalia
Drivalia
Poor 5.9 / 320 reviews
2 locations
£ 25 - £ 126
Surprice
Surprice
Poor 5.9 / 152 reviews
2 locations
£ 17 - £ 39
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