Italy car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Italy

EconomyC$ 10/day
CompactC$ 10/day
IntermediateC$ 22/day
SUVC$ 14/day
MiniC$ 9/day
Compact SUVC$ 12/day
Supplier choiceC$ 13/day
Compact station wagonC$ 17/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 23/day
Full-size station wagonC$ 75/day
Intermediate station wagonC$ 109/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting 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 ($28) per day. Make sure to book this service in advance to guarantee availability. Otherwise, you will not be legally allowed to drive.
  • A popular option when renting a car in Italy is to travel into neighboring countries like Austria and France. Most multinational agencies, like Sixt, Avis, and Hertz, will allow this kind of cross-border travel without a problem. It is always worth checking in advance, however, especially when renting a high-end car or planning a road trip to Eastern European countries.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Italy for C$ 53 or less
  • Book your rental car in Italy at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Italy are around 165% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Italy are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Italy

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

    On average a rental car in Italy costs C$ 54 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Italy?

    Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Italy.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Italy?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at SURPRICE CAR RENTAL (C$ 10/day), Galierirent (C$ 12/day) and Target Italy (C$ 13/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Italy?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Italy?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Italy are Lamezia Terme (52% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Italy), Bologna (17%) and Bergamo (13%).

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

    On average a rental car in Italy costs C$ 475 per week (C$ 68 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Italy costs C$ 2,036 per month (C$ 68 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 rent 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 are gas prices in Italy?

    Gas 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 gasoline. To get the best mileage possible, consider renting a compact or midsize car or opting for a diesel model if available. Gas 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 rental directory

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    305 Locations

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    296 Locations

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    275 Locations

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    Avis car rental locations in Italy

    237 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Italy

    211 Locations

  • winrent

    Win Rent car rental locations in Italy

    187 Locations

  • megadrive

    MEGADRIVE car rental locations in Italy

    162 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Italy

    155 Locations

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Average price

C$ 68/day

Good deal

C$ 53/day

When to book a rental car in Italy

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.