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Cheap Car Hire in Italy from £4

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Italy with a pick-up date of 26/7 and drop-off date of 5/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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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 12 July 2024.

Most popular company

SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

Most common car type

Standard

Average price per day

£30

Cheapest price per day

£4

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 2,710 pickup locations in Italy to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 12 July 2024.

Price

£8 - £18

Out of all the popular cities in Italy, Catania is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just £8/day. Renting a car in Catania is 56% cheaper than renting one in Trieste where the per day rate is around £18. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Italy to get a rental car in are: Bologna (£9/day), Bergamo (£9/day), and Naples (£11/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Milan should expect to spend around £12/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Italy is Milan.

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 12 July 2024.

January

£11

February

£11

March

£15

April

£18

May

£20

June

£25

July

£30

August

£27

September

£25

October

£17

November

£10

December

£18

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Italy is November. 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 12 July 2024.

There are 163 hire agencies servicing Italy. These agencies, altogether, have 6,679 hire locations available. Need an affordable hire? small car is the cheapest car type to hire in Italy with prices from £4 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 4 car types you can hire in Italy:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Standard

Standard

SUV

SUV

Mini

Mini

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

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 12 July 2024.

Small cars

£14 - £28

All Car Types

£33 - £55

To hire a small car in Italy, you would pay an average price of £21/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Italy (~£14/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£28/day). In fact, November is about 34% 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 50% 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 £40/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Italy (~£29/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£51/day). In fact, February is about 28% 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 5% 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 £82/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Italy (~£60/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£114/day). In fact, November is about 28% 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 50% 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 £37/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Italy (~£27/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£57/day). In fact, February is about 29% 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 10% 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 £101/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in Italy (~£73/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is September (~£137/day). In fact, November is about 29% 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 59% 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 £113/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Italy (~£76/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£179/day). In fact, November is about 33% 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 63% 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 £52/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a convertible in Italy (~£27/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£82/day). In fact, February is about 49% 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 20% 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.

Toyota Aygo£4/day
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Toyota Aygo
Chevrolet Spark£4/day
2
M
A/C
Chevrolet Spark
Volkswagen Polo£4/day
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A/C
Volkswagen Polo

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 12 July 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the Italy region, including those located within the Milan, Rome and Bergamo area. Check out reviews from past customers, confirm pickup locations, and other critical details before booking your reservation.

Sunnycars

597 locations

Free2Move

354 locations

DRIVALIA

328 locations

Hertz

309 locations

keddy by Europcar

307 locations

Leasys Rent

296 locations

MAGGIORE

279 locations

Avis

240 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 £7. Data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
We've found these great deals on car hires in Italy, including options within the Milan, Rome and Bergamo area. Make sure to examine important information for each deal, including price, car type, and pickup location.
Toyota Aygo£4/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Aygo
Chevrolet Spark£4/day
2
M
A/C
Chevrolet Spark
Hyundai i10£4/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i10

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Italy, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 12 July 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Italy?

    For anyone looking at car hire in Italy, you’ll need to have a full valid driving licence and you will need to have held it for at least a year. Many hire cars carry a surcharge if you’re under 25, and there is sometimes a cut off age of 70-75, depending on the company. A credit card and passport are also usually required for car hire in Italy. Hire cars are widely available, with all the major companies such as Sixt, Europcar, Hertz and others having a presence in most airports and major cities. You’ll also find lots of local companies to choose from.

  • What are the rules for driving in Italy?

    If you’re using car hire in Italy, you should note that you’ll be driving on the right-hand side of the road, and you should always signal when exiting a roundabout. Drivers should be aware of not driving in areas with signs indicating Zona Traffico Limitato (ZTL, meaning a limited traffic zone) or pedestrian zones, called Area Pedonale, as you can be fined for this. On motorways, the speed limit is 130 kph (80 mph), and in towns, it’s generally 60 kph (37 mph). While car hire is relatively cheap, there are lots of toll roads, so it’s best to keep change with you whilst driving. It’s also advisable to check with each city’s or region’s department of motor vehicles for any recent law changes.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Italy?

    For travellers using car hire in Italy, the car you choose to hire will depend entirely on your needs and where you plan to go. If you’re planning on travelling alone or with one other person and spending lots of time in cities, an economy car may be best. For longer trips with friends or family, you might want to opt for a mid-size car or SUV. Italy also has lots of mountainous areas, including the Alps, so you may want to consider a four by four for these regions. Whilst the major roads and motorways are generally very good across the country, and particularly in cities, be aware that you cannot bring your hire car into certain old town centres, such as Florence. And in other cities like Rome, traffic can be heavy and many of the key attractions are only accessible by foot. However, for visiting places in the countryside or outside cities, a car will be very helpful. You’ll find plenty of cheap car hire options in Italy, covering all types of cars, including electric car hire, economy car hire and luxury car hire.

  • 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), Rental Plus (9.3 rating) and Thrifty (8.1 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 Rental Plus, and with prices around £26/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Rental Plus is COMPACT, which starts as low as £7/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 Ancona where rental cars typically will cost around £29/day (19% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest car hire price in Italy was found in Catania for just £12/day.

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

    Cars in Italy are to be driven on the right side of the road.

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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 £4 per day. Price data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
Toyota Aygo£4/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Aygo
Chevrolet Spark£4/day
2
M
A/C
Chevrolet Spark
Ford Ka£4/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Ka

Car hires by fuel type in Italy

Browse car hires by fuel type in Italy. Currently, Hybrid cars are the cheapest to rent in Italy. Deals were last updated on 12 July 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Italy. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Hybrid being the cheapest (£9+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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