Italy

Cheap Car Rentals in Italy from C$ 7

Rome, Italy
26 Apr — 3 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Rome, Italy
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Italy car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Italy. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 19 April 2024.

Most popular company

SURPRICE CAR RENTAL

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

C$ 59

Cheapest price per day

C$ 7

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

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Italy, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 2,674 pickup locations in Italy to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 19 April 2024.

Price

C$ 11 - C$ 27

Out of all the popular cities in Italy, Bergamo is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 11/day. Renting a car in Bergamo is 59% cheaper than renting one in Brindisi where the per day rate is around C$ 27. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Italy to get a rental car in are: Bologna (C$ 14/day), Venice (C$ 17/day), and Olbia (C$ 19/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 C$ 20/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 19 April 2024.

January

C$ 16

February

C$ 15

March

C$ 24

April

C$ 35

May

C$ 48

June

C$ 59

July

C$ 64

August

C$ 56

September

C$ 48

October

C$ 31

November

C$ 17

December

C$ 27

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 rent in Italy and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 19 April 2024.

There are 141 rental agencies servicing Italy. These agencies, altogether, have 6,425 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? small car is the cheapest car type to rent in Italy with prices from C$ 7 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 3 car types you can rent in Italy:

Economy

Economy

C$ 11+

Compact

Compact

C$ 13+

Intermediate

Intermediate

C$ 20+

SUV

SUV

C$ 13+

Mini

Mini

C$ 10+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

C$ 13+

Compact station wagon

Compact station wagon

C$ 14+

Supplier choice

Supplier choice

C$ 16+

Compare available car types for rental in Italy

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental 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 19 April 2024.

Small cars

C$ 19 - C$ 63

All Car Types

C$ 36 - C$ 110

To rent a small car in Italy, you would pay an average price of C$ 39/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Italy (~C$ 19/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 63/day). In fact, February is about 53% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Italy, renting a small car saves you 45% 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 rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Italy, you would pay an average price of C$ 73/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Italy (~C$ 34/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 109/day). In fact, February is about 54% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Italy, renting a medium car is 2% 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 medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Italy, you would pay an average price of C$ 159/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Italy (~C$ 68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 215/day). In fact, February is about 58% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Italy, renting a large car is 55% 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 rent a SUV in Italy, you would pay an average price of C$ 68/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Italy (~C$ 42/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 111/day). In fact, January is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Italy, renting a SUV 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 SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Italy, you would pay an average price of C$ 170/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Italy (~C$ 93/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 254/day). In fact, February is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Italy, renting a van 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 rent a luxury car in Italy, you would pay an average price of C$ 220/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Italy (~C$ 104/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~C$ 336/day). In fact, February is about 53% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Italy, renting a luxury car is 68% 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 rent a convertible in Italy, you would pay an average price of C$ 91/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Italy (~C$ 25/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~C$ 226/day). In fact, January is about 73% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Italy. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Italy, renting 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.

Honda FitC$ 7/day
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Honda Fit
Toyota YarisC$ 7/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Nissan SentraC$ 8/day
4
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Nissan Sentra

Tips for renting a car in Italy

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Italy including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 19 April 2024.
  • Many individuals that travel to Italy and rent a car are often interested in driving to one of the bordering countries, such as Switzerland, France, Monaco, Austria, and Slovenia. Most major rental companies will allow you to do this, but you need to inform them of your plans. You will typically need to opt in for some additional insurance, as well as pay a cross-border fee. Most companies won’t allow you to pay the cross-border fee online and will instead ask you to do so in person when you pick up your rental car.
  • If you are traveling to Italy with small children, you will want to make sure that you are informed about the country’s car seat laws. The Italian Road Code requires all children up until the age of 12 to be in a proper car or booster seat. The only exception to this is if a child under the age of 12 reaches the height of 4’9”. If they do, they are then allowed to be in a moving vehicle with just a seatbelt. If traveling with your own car or booster seat is too complicated, you usually can reserve one through your car rental company.
  • It is important to keep in mind that many of the cars that are available in Italy are manual vehicles. When you are reserving your rental, you will want to make sure that you keep a close eye on what type of car that you are selecting, as you will likely be required to specifically select an automatic vehicle if that is your preference. You may end up needing to pay an additional fee to have an automatic car, but it will depend on the agency and what they have available in their fleet at the time.

Top rental agencies in Italy

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Italy known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Italy. Reviews were last updated on 19 April 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Italy, including those that serve Rome, Lamezia Terme and Milan. Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Italy, including locations around Rome, Lamezia Terme and Milan.

Sunnycars

581 locations

Free2Move

353 locations

DRIVALIA

318 locations

keddy by Europcar

307 locations

Hertz

306 locations

Leasys Rent

296 locations

MAGGIORE

275 locations

Avis

238 locations

Best Italy car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Italy. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Italy with an average daily rate of C$ 19. Data was last updated on 19 April 2024.
These are some of the best options we've found for those looking for car rentals in Italy, including options within a close proximity to Rome, Lamezia Terme and Milan. Deals are constantly refreshed so come back soon for more car rental options.
Honda FitC$ 7/day
2
5
M
A/C
Honda Fit
Toyota YarisC$ 7/day
2
M
A/C
Toyota Yaris
Nissan SentraC$ 7/day
4
M
A/C
Nissan Sentra

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Italy, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 19 April 2024.
  • Should I rent a car in Italy?

    Most of the major cities in Italy have extensive public transportation systems that make it easy to move without a car, such as Rome, Florence, and Milan. However, a majority of Italy is made up of more rural towns and villages, like the Tuscany and Puglia regions, and you absolutely need a car to explore these. If you plan on visiting multiple cities during your stay in Italy, a rental car will also be particularly handy, as the country’s train system is known for often having delays and cancellations.

  • What is driving like in Italy?

    Driving in Italy is usually an easy task, especially if you are outside the large urban centers. If you end up driving in one of the major cities, be patient, as you will likely get stuck in a few traffic jams. The country generally has well maintained roads, but they may not always be well lit at night in more rural areas. There are also quite a few toll roads, so be prepared to pay for these when you are driving on the highway. The credit card machines for the toll roads don’t always work, so you will want to keep some cash on hand.

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

    To rent a car in Italy, you must be at least 18 years old and have had your driving license for a minimum of a year. If you are under the age of 25, most major rental companies will charge you a daily young driver’s fee. This fee usually varies depending on the exact agency that you are renting with. You can typically rent a vehicle in Italy if you do not have an international driving license, but you will want to check with your rental company to verify this.

  • Which car rental 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 rental car companies in Italy.

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

    When renting a car in Italy, the most popular provider of rental cars among Cheapflights users is Rental Plus, and with prices around C$ 49/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Rental Plus is COMPACT, which starts as low as C$ 11/day.

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

    When visiting Italy, it is typically cheapest to rent your car in Turin where rental cars typically will cost around C$ 34/day (49% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in Italy was found in Turin for just C$ 12/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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Car rentals by fuel type in Italy

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Italy. Currently, Gas/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Italy. Deals were last updated on 19 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Italy. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Gas/Diesel being the cheapest (C$ 8+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 23+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 8+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 12+

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