Italy

Cheap Car Hire in Italy from $8

Rome, Italy
18 Apr — 25 Apr
Driver's age: 26-65
Rome, Italy
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Italy car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Italy. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Most popular company

SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

$76

Cheapest price per day

$8

What are the car hire prices for popular cities in Italy?

Discover the price range for hiring a car in popular cities across Italy, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 2,670 pickup locations in Italy to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Price

$22 - $40

Out of all the popular cities in Italy, Milan is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $22/day. Renting a car in Milan is 45% cheaper than renting one in Venice where the per day rate is around $40. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Italy to get a rental car in are: Bergamo ($25/day), Rome ($26/day), and Catania ($28/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Rome should expect to spend around $26/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Italy is Rome.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Italy?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Italy and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

January

$18

February

$16

March

$27

April

$42

May

$53

June

$65

July

$72

August

$62

September

$55

October

$35

November

$19

December

$30

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Italy is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Italy

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Italy and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

At $8/day, small car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Italy in the past week. Out of 137 car hire agencies operating in Italy, there are, in total, 6,402 hire locations. View below for 4 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

Mini

Mini

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Compact estate car

Compact estate car

Compare available car types for hire in Italy

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Italy to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 11 April 2024.

Small cars

$20 - $87

All Car Types

$48 - $159

To hire a small car in Italy, you would pay an average price of $57/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Italy (~$20/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$87/day). In fact, February is about 65% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Italy, hiring a small car saves you 47% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Italy small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Italy, you would pay an average price of $101/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Italy (~$56/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$153/day). In fact, February is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Italy, hiring a medium car saves you 4% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Italy medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Italy, you would pay an average price of $220/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Italy (~$121/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is October (~$371/day). In fact, January is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Italy, hiring a large car is 53% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Italy, you would pay an average price of $94/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Italy (~$55/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$133/day). In fact, February is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Italy, hiring a SUV saves you 12% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Italy SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Italy, you would pay an average price of $207/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Italy (~$101/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$296/day). In fact, January is about 52% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Italy, hiring a van is 49% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Italy van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a luxury car in Italy, you would pay an average price of $249/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Italy (~$115/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$446/day). In fact, March is about 54% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Italy, hiring a luxury car is 58% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a convertible in Italy, you would pay an average price of $133/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Italy (~$29/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~$270/day). In fact, January is about 79% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible hire for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Italy, hiring a convertible is 21% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Kia Picanto$8/day
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Kia Picanto

Tips for hiring a car in Italy

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Italy including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 11 April 2024.
  • Italy has child car seat laws in place to protect young passengers. Children under 150 cm tall or younger than 12 must use an appropriate child restraint system while travelling in a vehicle. Infants weighing up to 13 kg must be placed in a rear-facing child seat, and children weighing between 9 and 36 kg should use a forward-facing child seat or booster seat, depending on their age and size.
  • The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit for drivers in Italy is less than 0.05%, or 0.5 grams per litre of blood. However, if you have held your driving licence for fewer than three years, there is a zero-tolerance policy, meaning the limit is strictly 0%. Penalties for driving under the influence depend on the level found during the police check. It’s important to note that these rules are strictly enforced, and penalties can include fines, loss of driving privileges and even imprisonment. So it’s generally best to avoid drinking alcohol before using your hire vehicle.
  • If you’re planning on visiting the world's smallest country – Vatican City – while you're in Italy, note that you cannot drive across the border into the city-state itself. However, it is easily accessible by public transportation from Rome. If you’d like to cross the border from Italy into neighbouring European countries, like Switzerland, France or Austria, note that your hire company may charge a cross-border fee. There will likely also be specific rules regarding where you can drop off your hire vehicle. To avoid surprises and ensure you’re doing the right thing, it’s important to check the terms and conditions of your hire agreement and confirm with your agency about cross-border travel.

Top hire agencies in Italy

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Italy known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Italy. Reviews were last updated on 11 April 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top hire car agencies located in Italy, including those serving the greater Rome, Milan and Venice area. See what past customers have to say, compare prices, and review other key details before deciding.

Sunnycars

581 locations

Free2Move

351 locations

DRIVALIA

318 locations

keddy by Europcar

307 locations

Hertz

305 locations

Leasys Rent

296 locations

MAGGIORE

275 locations

Avis

237 locations

Best Italy car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Italy. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Italy with an average daily rate of $24. Data was last updated on 11 April 2024.
Take a peek at some options we've found for car hires in Italy, including locations near Rome, Milan and Venice. If these deals don't match what you're looking for, not to worry -- deals are updated on a regular basis.
Kia Picanto$8/day
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Hyundai Accent Hatch$8/day
2
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A/C
Hyundai Accent Hatch
Nissan March$8/day
2
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A/C
Nissan March

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Italy, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 11 April 2024.
  • Should I hire a car in Italy?

    Hiring a car in Italy allows you to explore at your own pace, making it an attractive option if you love flexibility. You’ll be able to visit more places, including well-known attractions like the Amalfi Coast. And if you want to get off the beaten track a little and explore the Tuscan countryside and Italy’s charming small towns, a hire car will be your best and most convenient option. Cities like Rome, Florence and Venice are well-connected by public transport, but a car will give you easy access to spots like Villa d'Este and Pisa, allowing you to avoid peak times and explore at your leisure.

  • What is driving like in Italy?

    Driving in Italy can be a unique experience due to the country's diverse road conditions and driving culture. Generally, Italians are known for their confident and assertive driving style. However, the driving culture can vary, with fast-paced traffic on the Autostrada (toll highways) and more relaxed driving in rural areas. Italy has strict speed limits, which are enforced by control systems like Tutor and Autovelox. Toll roads are common, especially on the Autostrada. The quality of roads tends to be better in the north than in the south. And throughout the country, you’ll be driving on the right-hand side of the road.

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

    The minimum age to hire a car is typically 21, although some hire firms may allow drivers as young as 18. It’s important to note that this is uncommon, and most car hire companies require you to have held your driver’s licence for at least a year. Additionally, you may be subject to additional fees if you’re under 25 or over 70. Non-EU citizens are required to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with their valid driver’s licence. It’s important to check with the specific hire company for their policies, as these can vary.

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Italy?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Target Italy (10.0 rating), JoyRent (10.0 rating) and Rental Plus (9.3 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Italy.

  • What is the most popular car hire provider in Italy?

    When hiring a car in Italy, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Hertz, and with prices around $105/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Hertz is ECONOMY, which starts as low as $30/day.

  • What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in Italy?

    When visiting Italy, it is typically cheapest to hire your car in Bergamo where rental cars typically will cost around $58/day (30% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest car hire price in Italy was found in Rome for just $28/day.

  • What side of the road do you drive on in Italy?

    Cars travel on the right side of the road in Italy.

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Small car hires in Italy

Find small car hire deals in Italy from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Italy cost an average of $11 per day. Price data was last updated on 11 April 2024.
Nissan March$8/day
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A/C
Nissan March
Nissan Micra$8/day
2
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A/C
Nissan Micra
Nissan March$8/day
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A/C
Nissan March

Car hires by fuel type in Italy

Browse car hires by fuel type in Italy. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Italy. Deals were last updated on 11 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Italy. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($13+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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