Top tips for renting a car at Palermo Punta Raisi Airport
For your travels to Sicily, picking up a car hire at Palermo Punta Raisi Airport will give you an option with total freedom to explore, leaving your options for your itinerary and schedule wide open. There are multiple forms of public transport to get you around Sicily, but if you want to skip learning a foreign transport system, waiting in line, waiting for connections and not being able to go straight to where you want, when you want; organising a car hire at Palermo Punta Raisi Airport is a great way to go.
UK citizens do not require an International Driving Permit when driving a rental car in Italy, you are simply required to meet the guidelines for your licence applied by the hire car company you are making your booking with, along with all other documentation and age requirements.
At the end of your Sicilian adventure, you will likely return your hired car at Palermo Punta Raisi Airport via the designated returns area in the parking lot directly outside of the main building. On approach to the airport, you will see signs to direct you to the car rental area and the return parking will be clearly marked. If you have booked your Palermo Punta Raisi Airport car hire through a company that has a different returns process or location, these details will be given to you in full on collection of your vehicle.
Palermo Punta Raisi Airport has fairly consistent activity and commuter traffic, and there is usually no real peak or low time that may make a difference to your transit through this main airport of Sicily. Though it may be slightly busier on weekends, any time that you travel through Palermo Punta Raisi Airport, you may find plenty of other travellers joining queues for rental cars as this is one of the island’s main entrances.
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FAQs about renting a car at Palermo Punta Raisi Airport
To hire a car from Palermo Punta Raisi Airport, you will need to have your full and valid driving licence with you and it must show that you are at least 18 years of age and have had it for at least 1 year. Most companies will also require a secondary form of photo identification such as your passport. To cover the costs of your booking and any additional services or charges, you need to provide a major credit card in your name. Some companies may also accept a debit card, though you would need to confirm with the company when booking.
The majority of rental car companies operating at Palermo Punta Raisi Airport will have desks either in the arrivals area of the main building, or in the parking lot directly opposite the airport as you exit the main doors. There are plenty of signs in the airport to guide you from landing to your rental car company’s desk, and helpful staff to assist if needed. There are also a few companies that have offices off-site, and they offer shuttle bus services from the collection point right at the main entrance to the airport.
Depending on whether you are travelling in a large group or family, a compact or standard size rental car is definitely sufficient to explore Sicily, as most roads are well maintained. When driving through the city areas, some streets can be quite narrow making a compact vehicle more comfortable if you are planning a fair amount of city driving. Generally, if you are planning a lot of driving altogether, a standard vehicle could be a better choice to give you that bit of extra room and comfort, or even an SUV if you are travelling in a group or have a lot of luggage, or simply want the extra space and comfort while on the road.
On average a rental car at Palermo Punta Raisi Airport costs C$ 79 per day.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Palermo Punta Raisi Airport to off-airport locations include NOLEGGIARE , Italy Car Rent, SICILY BY CAR , OptimoRent, WowRent, GREEN MOTION , Avis, Dollar, Sixt, and INTERRENT .