|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Compact station wagon, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, SUV, Supplier choice|
|Popular agencies||GREEN MOTION , NOLEGGIARE , Ok Mobility, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , Sixt|
|Compact station wagon||$17/day|
As the streets in Rome are very narrow and parking lots are hard to find, opt for a smaller car like a Mini or a Fiat 500. If you want to explore the surrounding countryside and park your car outside the city, an SUV is a good choice, as Italian country roads can have potholes.
Speed limits, unless otherwise indicated, are 31 mph (50 kph) in residential areas, 68 mph (110 kph) on countryside highways and 80 mph (130 kph) on freeways. Always adhere to the speed limits as the Italian police are very strict with speed regulation and fines can be high. Speed cameras are also commonly used in Italy.
Unless your hotel has a parking space included, it is not wise to attempt finding a parking space in the city, as they are hard to find and are often reserved for locals. Choose a P+R outside the center and close to a metro station, such as the P+R Batistini, P+R Valle Aurelio, or the P+R Laurentina. With only around €2 ($2.25) per 12 hours, they are also a priceworthy option. Parking lots close to the Old Town are also a possibility, but, with a rate of up to €40 ($45) per day, are a rather expensive solution.
On average a rental car in Rome costs $35 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 Rome found in the last 2 weeks is $12.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION ($8/day), NOLEGGIARE ($10/day) and Autovia ($16/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at GREEN MOTION c/o multipiano B- A. Leonardo da Vinci 00050 (16 miles from city center).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Rome. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Rome is $8.09 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $97 and $129, depending on the car size.
Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rome.
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A Mini car rental in Rome costs $40 per day, on average.
An Economy car rental in Rome costs $94 per day, on average.
A Special car rental in Rome costs $56 per day, on average.
In Rome, cars are most frequently rented at SURPRICE CAR RENTAL Via Portuense 2385, Fiumicino (RM) (16 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Rome costs $243 per week ($35 per day).
On average a rental car in Rome costs $1,039 per month ($35 per day).
Most car rental providers in Rome offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Rome, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 66 car rental agencies in Rome.
Some car rental companies in Rome which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Europcar and Budget
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The main airport in Rome is the Leonardo da Vinci Airport located in Fiumicino (FCO). The airport is about 20 mi from the city center and has several companies offering car rental services. Some companies include Alamo, Europcar, MegaDrive, Centauro and Goldcar.
If you are moving between the city center of Rome to the airport, in particular the Leonardo da Vinci Airport, take an airport taxi to the city center. You can also take a train between the two destinations which runs with a 15 – 30min interval between morning and late into the night.
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Pros:Location in terminal.
Cons:Horrific experience with Hertz in Rome Fiumicino. Rented a car that had a tire blown as soon as I started driving it. Called the Hertz location in Fiumicino and no answer. Called multiple times, but no answer. Had to call the US number only to get transferred to Road Side assistance for Canada? Ended up changing the tire myself then drove to my hotel. Kept calling Hertz in Rome (total of 8 times that day) but no answer. Tried calling Naples (no answer), Milano (no answer) and Salerno (answered but told me I wasn't covered because Hertz had franchised their business in Italy?). Suggested I pay for the flat myself and be on my way. In order to salvage my trip, I did just that. Only to find that the tire had prior damage in two places and it was unlikely that it could withstand another "patch" job. Nevertheless, I paid the fee for just that and tried to get ahold of Rome Hertz another 14 times over 4 days. No answer! The car sat parked because the newly patched tire went flat again! Seriously, I can't make this stuff up. Called the US again without help as they simply said I needed to deal directly with Rome Hertz only. I used Twitter to get a road side assistance number for Italy and the towed the car finally, while I had 5 days left on my rental. They refused to take me to Hertz to get a replacement saying I needed to pay a taxi for that (I was 60 miles away from the nearest location). I simply told them to keep the car and I would deal with it upon my return to Rome via another means. When I got to Rome, they had the nerve to charge me for a one way drop off charge in addition to my full contracted rate. NEVER AGAIN WILL I RENT FROM HERTZ/DOLLAR/THRIFY.
Pros:Easy pickup and drop off next to airport. Convenient key drop.
Pros:Car was new and clean. Good people .next time I will go and rental a car there excelente.10
Cons:The they close the rental office they should be open 24/7 or maybe they are open 24/7 but this was my first time in Europe.
Pros:Fantastic car. Comfortable and drove well. New too.
Cons:Having to wait 2 hours in Rome to check-in with our reservation. A line ordering system that did not make any sense (draw a number for two other companies but not Dollar). Then, stand around because there was only standing room only. Really not efficient.
Pros:Car was virtually new and great for our vacation.
Cons:Wished for an explanation of some simple things -- how to buy gas or turn on the A/C.
Pros:Great little car (Fiat Panda) to drive through narrow Tuscan city streets.
Cons:Pick-up was chaos: We had booked the car at Dollar, but no Dollar was to be found at the pick-up in the airport in Rome (we were not aware that Dollar was a Hertz company, nor were we informed). The queue to pick up the car was very long, and it took approx. 1.5 hours before it was our turn. Overall, a very poor car pick-up experience.