Messina car rentals from $26/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Messina with a pick-up date of 4/17 and drop-off date of 4/24. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Economy$26/day
Compact$32/day
Intermediate$50/day
SUV$37/day
Mini$26/day
Supplier choice$33/day
Compact SUV$42/day
Compact station wagon$44/day
Intermediate SUV$47/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Messina

  • Messina car rentals are the perfect way to explore both Messina and the rest of the island of Sicily. While there is public transport available across Sicily in the form of buses and trains, these often take a long time to reach their destinations as they involve multiple connections. Car rentals in Messina put your schedule in your own hands and give you the freedom to explore destinations both in Sicily and on the mainland on your own time. For example, drive south to Syracuse or take the ferry Reggio Calabria.
  • If you are coming to this region by plane, you will be landing at Reggio Calabria Airport (REG). As this is a small airport, there are only a few car rental agencies directly onsite or near the airport. These include Hertz and Budget. The Hertz counter is directly in the arrivals area, while you will likely need to take a free shuttle to reach the Budget office. If you plan to pick up car rentals in Messina from this airport, it’s best to reserve in advance, as there is a limited supply here.
  • Driving around in car rentals in Messina can be pretty challenging, especially if you are not familiar with Italian drivers. The roads in Sicily are often poorly maintained and can be quite narrow, so you will need to keep your eye out for hazards on the road. In addition, Italian drivers tend to speed and don’t always indicate their intentions when turning or changing lanes. They also are aggressive drivers. Drive attentively and you will be fine.
  • Messina, Sicily, is the main gateway to the island of Sicily from the mainland, and as a result, there can be pretty heavy traffic jams. Try to avoid driving on main roads like the E40 and E95, which lead to and from the ferry, between the hours of 8 am and 10 am and again between 5 pm and 7 pm.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Messina for $25 or less
  • Book your rental car in Messina at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Messina are around 90% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Messina

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

    On average a rental car in Messina costs $39 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Messina found in the last 2 weeks is $15.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Messina?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at LOCAUTO ($26/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car ($26/day) and Hertz ($39/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at LOCAUTO Via Croce Rossa, 15 null (1 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Messina?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Messina. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Messina?

    The average gas price in Messina is $7.71 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $93 and $123, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Messina?

    Intermediate (Ford Figo Aspire or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Messina.

  • Which car rental companies are at Tito Menniti airport (REG)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Tito Menniti airport include SICILY BY CAR, Avis, NOLEGGIARE, Budget, Autovia, Ecovia, Alamo, Hertz and LOCAUTO.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Tito Menniti airport (REG)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Tito Menniti airport to off-airport locations include SICILY BY CAR, Avis, Budget, Autovia, Ecovia, Alamo, Hertz, and LOCAUTO.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Messina?

    An Intermediate car rental in Messina costs $7 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Messina?

    A Compact car rental in Messina costs $9 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Messina?

    An Economy car rental in Messina costs $14 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Messina?

    In Messina, cars are most frequently rented at HSA rent a car Via La Farina 13, 5Hp5+3Q Messina, Città Metropolitana Di Messina (1 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Messina costs $275 per week ($39 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Messina costs $1,180 per month ($39 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Messina?

    Most car rental providers in Messina offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Messina, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Messina?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 23 car rental agencies in Messina.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Messina?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Messina?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Messina so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

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

    It’s advised to rent a compact car when driving around in Messina and the surrounding areas. This is because the roads across the island are quite narrow, so renting a small vehicle will make navigating city streets and finding parking spaces much easier. It will also be less expensive to fill up your car when you’re getting gas. Driving a small car will also help you blend in better with the locals, making you less of a target for any potential traffic stops.

  • What’s the speed limit in Messina?

    Speed limits in Messina and across the island of Sicily vary depending on the type of road. On highways outside the city, the speed limit is typically 130 km/h (81 mph). On main roads outside the city, you can usually go up to 90 km/h (56 mph), and in the city center, the maximum speed is usually set at 50 km/h (31 mph). Always pay attention to any posted speed signs and adjust your driving accordingly.

  • What are the best places to park in Messina?

    Parking in Messina can be a bit tricky if you don’t know what to look for. Street parking is typically available, but you must only park in the places with blue lines and pay at the meter. Places with white lines are for residents only. You can find parking at the Messina port and at the central train station for a reasonable price. Piazza Antonello is a popular place to park as it offers a lot that is both close to the port and only a 10-minute walk from the historic city center. Also, clarify with your accommodation whether you will have access to free parking during your stay.

Messina car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Messina

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Via Garibaldi, 231

+39 090 679150

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Hertz

6.0

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

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9.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Messina

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Via. G. Garibaldi 128

+39 090 344424

Monday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 13:00
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Saturday08:30 - 13:00

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Dec 2022

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Dollar

2.0

Poor

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

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Via. G. Garibaldi 128

+39 090 344424

Monday16:00 - 19:0008:30 - 13:00
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Ecovia

10.0

Wonderful

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3 locations in Messina

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65 Tremestieri

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Via Roccamotore Snc - Ss 114 Km 5.65 Località Tremestieri

+39 090 633 133

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Via Vittorio Emanuele II 24-26

+39 090 663 075

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Europcar

9.2

Wonderful

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2 locations in Messina

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Via Croce Rossa, 15

+39 090 292 2652

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Via Garibaldi, 34

+39 090 292 2652

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.3

Very good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Messina

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Via Croce Rossa 15

+39 090 292 2652

Monday15:30 - 18:3008:30 - 13:00
Tuesday15:30 - 18:3008:30 - 13:00
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Saturday08:30 - 13:00
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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very good

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2 locations in Messina

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37, Via Croce Rossa

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Largo San Giacomo, 1/2, C/O Ag.Viaggi Bisazza Gangi

+39 090 292 2652

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SICILY BY CAR

7.5

Good

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One location in Messina

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Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 7

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Thrifty

6.4

Okay

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Via. G. Garibaldi 128

+39 090 344424

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Saturday08:30 - 13:00

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Budget

6.3

Okay

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Via Garibaldi N.231

+39 090 679150

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Autovia

8.0

Very good

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2 locations in Messina

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Ss 114 Km 5,65

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Via Vittorio Emanuele II 24-26

+39 090 663 075

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Leasys Rent

6.9

Okay

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Via Vittorio Emanuele 16-17

+39 090 919 8430

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DRIVALIA

5.1

Fair

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One location in Messina

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Via Vittorio Emanuele, 16-17, 98122 Messina ME

+39 090 919 8430

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Rentscape

6.4

Okay

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One location in Messina

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Via Croce Rossa, 15

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MEGADRIVE

4.0

Mediocre

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Via V. Emanuele Ii,75

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Via Vittorio Emanuele Ii, 75

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Messina

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SS 114 - Km.5,400, Tremestieri

+39 090 621615

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Strada Statale 114 km 5,200 Pistunina

+39 090 621779

Monday08:00 - 12:0015:00 - 19:00
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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Messina

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Via G. Garibaldi 128

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Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 7

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HSA rent a car

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One location in Messina

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Via La Farina 13, 5Hp5+3Q Messina, Città Metropolitana Di Messina

+39 090 902 0692

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Leasys Rent - Drivalia

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Via Vittorio Emanuele, 16-17, 98122 Messina ME

+39 090 919 8430

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LOCAUTO

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One location in Messina

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Via Croce Rossa, 15

+39 090 292 2952

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Locauto Rent a Car

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Via Croce Rossa, 15

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MAGGIORE

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Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 75

+39 090 679150

Monday08:30 - 13:0015:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 13:0015:30 - 18:30
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Saturday08:30 - 13:00

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Win Rent

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Via Vittorio Emanuele 16-17

+39 090 919 8430

Monday15:30 - 18:3008:30 - 13:00
Tuesday15:30 - 18:3008:30 - 13:00
Wednesday15:30 - 18:3008:30 - 13:00
Thursday15:30 - 18:3008:30 - 13:00
Friday08:30 - 13:0015:30 - 18:30
Saturday08:30 - 13:0015:30 - 18:30
Sunday08:30 - 13:00

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3 travelers who rented a car in Messina gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car rental locations in or near Messina

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Most popular agency

SICILY BY CAR

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$39/day

Good deal

$25/day

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