Italy car hire

Italy car hire

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Cheap car hire in Italy

€22/dayEconomy2 Adults, 2 Bags
€29/dayCompact4 Adults, 2 Bags
€37/dayIntermediate5 Adults, 3 Bags
€51/dayStandard5 Adults, 3 Bags
€62/dayFull-size5 Adults, 2 Bags
€46/daySUV2 Adults, 2 Bags
€56/dayFull-size SUV5 Adults, 2 Bags
€20/dayMini2 Adults, 2 Bags
€64/dayPassenger Van5 Adults, 3 Bags
€64/dayConvertible2 Adults, 2 Bags
€67/dayPremium SUV5 Adults, 5 Bags
€32/dayCompact SUV4 Adults, 2 Bags
€33/dayAgency’s choice5 Adults, 5 Bags
€40/dayMini special2 Adults, 2 Bags
€42/dayIntermediate SUV5 Adults, 3 Bags
€43/dayCompact estate car4 Adults, 2 Bags
€49/dayIntermediate estate car5 Adults, 3 Bags
€56/dayStandard estate car5 Adults, 3 Bags
€61/dayStandard SUV5 Adults, 3 Bags
€64/dayFull-size estate car5 Adults, 2 Bags
€93/dayCommercial4 Adults, 2 Bags
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car hire directory

  • Sunnycars car hire locations in Italy

    193 Locations

  • Hertz car hire locations in Italy

    100 Locations

  • keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Italy

    68 Locations

  • MAGGIORE car hire locations in Italy

    61 Locations

  • Avis car hire locations in Italy

    58 Locations

  • MEGADRIVE car hire locations in Italy

    57 Locations

  • Europcar car hire locations in Italy

    52 Locations

  • Leasys Rent car hire locations in Italy

    51 Locations

  • Win Rent car hire locations in Italy

    47 Locations

  • Budget car hire locations in Italy

    46 Locations

  • Ecovia car hire locations in Italy

    36 Locations

  • LOCAUTO car hire locations in Italy

    32 Locations

Top tips for hiring a car in Italy

Renting a car in Italy affords travelers great flexibility for exploring the countryside. Drivers can enjoy a great variety of rural road trips taking in Italy’s spectacular scenery, from lakes to mountains to the coast. Some of the most popular self-drive routes include the Amalfi Coast from Naples to Sorrento, the Stevio Pass in South Tyrol, the Sabina foothills near Rome, and the rugged landscapes of Sicily.

When choosing to rent a car in Italy, it is important to be aware that national law states that a collision damage waiver and theft protection must be purchased directly from your rental agency. Not all companies provide inclusive prices, so be sure to double-check when comparing rates. Other insurances, however, may be purchased through a third party, such as a credit card provider.

Children under 5 ft (60 in) tall must be seated in an age-appropriate baby or child seat. This must always be positioned in the rear of the vehicle, never in the front seat. Most rental agencies will provide child seats for an additional fee, depending on the size; for example, Budget charges between €8.50 ($9.60) and €25 ($28) per day. Make sure to book this service in advance to guarantee availability. Otherwise, you will not be legally allowed to drive.

A popular option when renting a car in Italy is to travel into neighboring countries like Austria and France. Most multinational agencies, like Sixt, Avis, and Hertz, will allow this kind of cross-border travel without a problem. It is always worth checking in advance, however, especially when renting a high-end car or planning a road trip to Eastern European countries.

FAQs about hiring a car in Italy

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Italy?

    On average a car hire in Italy costs €50 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Italy?

    Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Italy.

  • What is the cheapest car hire agency in Italy?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at SICILY BY CAR (€12/day), Alamo (€22/day) and Hertz (€29/day).

  • What is the best car hire agency in Italy?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Italy are Alamo (8.7, 6488 reviews), Enterprise (8.5, 12837 reviews), and Eurocar Rent a Car (8.5, 4 reviews).

  • How can I find a car hire near me in Italy?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Italy?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Italy are Milan (25% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Italy), Rome (15%) and Naples (14%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Italy?

    On average hiring a car in Italy costs €174 per week (€25 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Italy?

    On average a car hire in Italy costs €746 per month (€25 per day).

  • What is driving like in Italy?

    Italy has a reputation for being a difficult country to drive in, but this is largely unfounded: generally, roads are in good condition, and renting a car in Italy is usually a good value. The driving style can be more aggressive than what non-Italians are used to. All highways in Italy operate on a toll system, and payment is accepted by cash or credit card at the point of exit from the highway.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Italy?

    To rent a car in Italy, most rental agencies require drivers to be at least 21 years old and to have held a driving license for at least 12 months. Drivers under 25 will usually be charged an additional young driver’s fee, starting from €24.50 ($27.70) per day through Hertz. While the vast majority of agencies will accept an English-language domestic driver’s license, officially, any foreign driver needs to have an International Driver’s Permit (IDP); in case of spot checks by the police, it is advised to have one on hand.

  • How much does petrol cost in Italy?

    Petrol prices in Italy are generally quite high, a liter of fuel costing around twice what it does in the USA. Expect to pay around €1.50 ($1.70) for a liter of diesel and €1.65 ($1.87) for a liter of petrol. To get the best mileage possible, consider renting a compact or midsize car or opting for a diesel model if available. Petrol stations are usually pretty commonplace and are well signposted, although they often have different prices for self-service and serviced fueling; the latter is usually around €0.10 ($0.11) more per liter.

  • What are the speed limits in Italy?

    The official speed limits are 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban and residential areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) or 100 km/h (62 mph) on single-lane highways, 100 km/h (62 mph) on national highways, and 130 km/h (80 mph) on autostrade, the large national highways that link major cities.

Car hire locations in Italy

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car hires for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last hours. Car hires are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some car hire providers charge additional fees for other services (gps, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car hire providers' sites.