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Pick-up location Palermo
Rental locations 73
Airport locations 41

Palermo car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Avis
avis
Best rated
7.6 Good (2,245 reviews)
2 locations in Palermo
Avis
Locations in Palermo
Aeroporto Falcone E Borsellino
+39 091 591 684
Via F Crispi 260
+39 091 586 940
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Avis reviews in Palermo

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Rated no. 2
Europcar
europcar
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Palermo
Europcar
Locations in Palermo
Falcone & Borsellino Airport
+39 091 591 688
P.zza M.boiardo / Via U.giordano
+39 091 301 825
  • 9.0
  • 10.0
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  • 8.0
  • 9.0
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10.0 Excellent
12 Sep 2019
Pros: The staff was very helpful, they explained everything in the details.
Rated no. 3
Dollar
dollar
7.9 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Palermo
Dollar
Locations in Palermo
Punta Raisi
+39 091 213 112
  • 8.0
  • 9.3
  • 8.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
2 Apr 2018
Disappointed
Pros: Car was almost brand new . Larger than what we ordered at no extra charge.actually it was a bit too large for us
9.2 Excellent
23 Aug 2019
Pros: Very nice car, brand new
Cons: Check in was kind of slow.
8.0 Excellent
31 Mar 2018
No windshield wiper fluid
Pros: Counter person was extremely nice and helpful
Cons: No windshield wiper fluid had to use bottled water
Rated no. 5
Hertz
6.0 Good (3 reviews)
3 locations in Palermo
Hertz
Locations in Palermo
Via Filippo Pecoraino
+39 091 331 668
Via Messina 7/e
+39 091 331 668
Viale Region Sicilia
+39 091 331 668
  • 5.3
  • 9.3
  • 4.7
  • 5.3
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
11 Nov 2017
Easy pick up, nice staff
Pros: Person very nice explained most of it
Cons: Did not tell me that the tank was not full
4.4 Okay
10 Jan 2018
Cons: The windshield washer did not work. The car was all scratched up.
3.6 Mediocre
27 Aug 2018
Same as above, misleading information
Pros: The man who got our car was kind and nice
Cons: Office closed and yet you can book your drop-off
Rated no. 7
SICILY BY CAR
sicilybycar
4.8 Okay (1 review)
5 locations in Palermo
SICILY BY CAR
Locations in Palermo
Airport Punta Raisi. Desk in Rent a Car area
+39 091 591250 / +348/9014624
Via Delle Alpi, 91a/b
Via Giuseppe Sciuti n. 83 A/H
+39 9130 0413
Via Mariano Stabile, 6/A
+39 091 581 045
Via Napoli 86/88/90
+39 091 585 039
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
25 Aug 2018
Pros: Simple drop apart from no petrol station near the airport.
Cons: Booked a VW Golf, then we were asked if we wanted the Golf to pay an extra premium for it. Ended up with a Dacia Sandero. Awful car to drive. Wanted a car we were used to handling in a foreign country. the car handled poorly and was very clunky.
Rated no. 8
Budget
budget
2.8 Mediocre (3 reviews)
2 locations in Palermo
Budget
Locations in Palermo
Aeroporto Falcone E Borsellino
+39 091 591 684
Via F Crispi 260
  • 2.0
  • 3.5
  • 2.0
  • 3.5
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay
19 Jan 2017
ripp off by palermo, italy airport budget rent off
Cons: subject: Contract no. 72967895 o. Complain To whom it may concern: I made an reservation with #43733087us6 for 3 days for the amount the of $75 on a small car (reservation is attached) . Upon our arrival Budget agent: " do you want to upgrade the car". we replied: No. we have already booked 4 door Citroen according to our reservation. Budget agent: " No. you have 2 door car with manual transmission. and if you want to upgrade must pay 8Euro per day". and she insiste. we had to accepted. Because, at that time I had no other option. so we by force agreed to upgrade the car to a 4 door small car for 8 euro per day extra. Budget agent: also convinced us to get extra insurance to cover our 1000 euro deductible for total of 28 euro for 3 days. we asked her: then how much would be the total. Budget agent: 65 euro(3 days rent incl. tax) + 24 euro(car upgrade) + 28 euro(ins. coverage for 1000 euro deductible) = 117 euro with tax around 130 euro she said. On Jan 18th before we returning the car we fill up the car with gas. But, at the returning point the budget agent said; According to our calculation 5 more liter gas must be added into your bill. we were very surprised by the final bill of euro 278.49 and he told us to go to the office inside the terminal. so we went in and there was a Budget agent who did not know anything about the contract and even a conversion of the currency from Dollar to euro and said that he must investigate and will let us know soon. no news until now, It is very clear in our contract which is attached , please be inform that i am not approving any charges to my citi bank card until we settle the matter. Thank you for your prompt attention. Faezeh amiri
2.0 Mediocre
11 Sep 2019
Pros: Nothing they so called upgraded me in to a Mercedes minivan which was ugly and not fun to ride in
Cons: I was charged for a scratch on the car which I didn’t do I took videos and pictures when I dropped it off I got to Rome and they charged me 1300! Which my rental was only 245 I’m beyond PO!
2.0 Mediocre
2 Oct 2016
Budget took advantage of me, LOTS OF HIDDEN FEES!!
Pros: The car was clean, and new.
Cons: Very poor communication, as to a few users on here, i signed up thinking i was going to pay $200 for a week with a car and insurance from Allianz, but that was sadly not the case. Once i arrived, i was greeted with $300 of additional fees, Including VAT, city tax (which the rental said was already paid for when i checked out), and also a destination fee given i was not returning at the same spot, ($65). None of this was mentioned when i booked the car! To top it off, they had the nerve to give me a car with 3/4 of a tank (marked full) and have you agree to the policy of $65 to fill up the tank at the end of the rental if it is not exactly full. Ridiculous. Then Avis recommended we purchase an additional $40/day of insurance to ensure our deductible ($1000) is not put into jeopardy if we get into an accident. Just insane. SO in summary, i got a car with 3/4 tank of gas (marked full). Was supposed to pay $200 with insurance taxes fees for 5 days, ended up paying $600+. STAY AWAY!! SCAM!!
Rated no. 9
Ace
ace
2.4 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Palermo
Ace
Locations in Palermo
In Terminal
+39 091 591 414
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 3.0
  • 2.0
  • 3.0
Recent reviews
2.8 Mediocre
30 Apr 2017
Pros: The car was decent.
Cons: At the car pickup i found some scratches on the rear door passenger side, and when I pointed that out to the delegate she told me that was already marked on the paper by a X. At the car drop off the delegate told me that for a scratch must be marked as G and not with a X. So I was charged 600 Euro, 300 for each scratch.
2.0 Mediocre
18 Jun 2017
The company is a fraud and you should ashamed for listing the,
Cons: The company ace did not exist in Palermo airport. It was Gold. The agent told me all her cars come back damaged and I had to buy 3x the cost of rental in insurance. She said. A few centimeter search costs 300 euros and longer is 3000. All cars come back damaged? That's fraud. I did not rent. Instead I went to budget and just paid what I had for last minute rental. Done with kayak. Back to Hotwire. Vet your companies!!
Sunnycars
sunnycars
10 locations in Palermo
Sunnycars
Locations in Palermo
Aeroporto di Palermo “Falcone e Borsellino”
Piazza Matteo Boiardo
Ss 113 Km 289
Via Francesco Crispi 250
Via Giuseppe Sciuti 83 A/H
Via Mariano Stabile 6/a
Via Messina 7 E
Via Napoli 86/88/90
Via delle Magnolie 33
Viale Francia 3/C
Autovia
autovia
2 locations in Palermo
Autovia
Locations in Palermo
32, Via Venero
Palermo airport
+39 091 869 4268
Car Italy
caritaly
2 locations in Palermo
Car Italy
Locations in Palermo
Metro Station Carini
Palermo Airport Sicily DESK IN TERMINAL
+39 091 652 5606
Ecovia
ecovia
2 locations in Palermo
Ecovia
Locations in Palermo
Palermo Airport
Via Benedetto D'Acquisto, 19
+39 091 640 5370
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
2 locations in Palermo
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Palermo
12, Via Generale Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa
Airport Punta Raisi. Desk in Rent a Car area
39 091 8699782/39 3342829304
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Palermo
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Palermo
Airport Punta Raisi. Desk in Rent a Car area
39091591681
Piazza Matteo Boiardo C O Stazione Fs Notarbartolo
Leasys Rent
leasys
2 locations in Palermo
Leasys Rent
Locations in Palermo
Palermo airport
+39 091 651 1393
Viale Francia 3/c
LOCAUTO
locauto
2 locations in Palermo
LOCAUTO
Locations in Palermo
33 Via Delle Magnolie
Airport Punta Raisi. Desk in Rent a Car area
+39 91 7044013
MAGGIORE
maggiore
2 locations in Palermo
MAGGIORE
Locations in Palermo
Airport Punta Raisi. Desk in Rent a Car area
0039 091 591 681
Notarbartolo via U Giordano 1
+39 091 681 0801
Target Italy
targetitaly
2 locations in Palermo
Target Italy
Locations in Palermo
Palermo Airport
+39 093 5186 5791
Via Francesco Crispi 250
+39 091 609 0788
Target Rent a Car
target
2 locations in Palermo
Target Rent a Car
Locations in Palermo
Palermo Airport
Via Francesco Crispi 250
Win Rent
winrent
2 locations in Palermo
Win Rent
Locations in Palermo
Palermo airport
Viale Francia 3/c
Advantage
advantage
1 location in Palermo
Advantage
Locations in Palermo
Palermo - Europcar Falcone e Borsellino Apt
+39 091 591 688
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Palermo
AutoEurope
Locations in Palermo
Europcar Francone Borellino Apt
Car2Move
car2move
1 location in Palermo
Car2Move
Locations in Palermo
via Sandro Pertini nr 1
+39 391 790 6065
Centauro
centauro
1 location in Palermo
Centauro
Locations in Palermo
Palermo airport
+39 068 366 2959
Elite Rent A Car
eliterent
1 location in Palermo
Elite Rent A Car
Locations in Palermo
Palermo Airport
Enterprise
enterprise
1 location in Palermo
Enterprise
Locations in Palermo
Via Delle Magnolie 33
+39 091 685 0991
Firefly
firefly
1 location in Palermo
Firefly
Locations in Palermo
Punta Raisi
+39 916 529 493
FLIZZR
flizzr
1 location in Palermo
FLIZZR
Locations in Palermo
Airport Palermo
Holiday Autos
holidayautos
1 location in Palermo
Holiday Autos
Locations in Palermo
Airport Punta Raisi
Italy Car Rent
italycar
1 location in Palermo
Italy Car Rent
Locations in Palermo
Palermo Airport
JoyRent
joyrent
1 location in Palermo
JoyRent
Locations in Palermo
Airport Punta Raisi
+39 091 786 8324
King Rent a Car
kingrentacar
1 location in Palermo
King Rent a Car
Locations in Palermo
Airport Punta Raisi
+41 335 333 533
King Rent Exclusive Services
king
1 location in Palermo
King Rent Exclusive Services
Locations in Palermo
Airport Punta Raisi
+39 413 3533 3533
Morini Rent
morinirent
1 location in Palermo
Morini Rent
Locations in Palermo
Via Imperatore Federico 79
+39 091 363 382
NOLEGGIARE
noleggiare
1 location in Palermo
NOLEGGIARE
Locations in Palermo
Airport Punta Raisi. Desk in Rent a Car area
+39 0918680510 / +39 3247944010
NU Car
nucar
1 location in Palermo
NU Car
Locations in Palermo
Palermo Airport
+39 324 794 4010
OptimoRent
optimorent
1 location in Palermo
OptimoRent
Locations in Palermo
Airport Punta Raisi
+39 091 869 4268
Prime Rent Exclusive
primerent
1 location in Palermo
Prime Rent Exclusive
Locations in Palermo
Palermo Airport
Sixt
sixtrentacar
1 location in Palermo
Sixt
Locations in Palermo
Località Punta Raisi
+39 029 475 7979
Smile Rent
smilerent
1 location in Palermo
Smile Rent
Locations in Palermo
Falcon E Borsellino P Raisi Airport
Woodford
woodford
1 location in Palermo
Woodford
Locations in Palermo
Airport Punta Raisi
+39 380 104 2558
WowRent
wowrent
1 location in Palermo
WowRent
Locations in Palermo
Via C. Colombo, 39
+39 380 104 2558
13 travellers who rented a car in Palermo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.4

Car hire locations in Palermo

When to book a hire car in Palermo

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Top tips for renting a car in Palermo

  • Planning on renting a car after your flight to Palermo lands? If you are flying into Palermo Airport, you will find a number of car hire counters both in the pre-security area of the main terminal and in an adjacent parking lot to the airport.
  • Defensive driving is an important aspect of driving in Sicily and should not be forgotten. You must remain aware of the other drivers and anticipate that they may cut in front of you or change lanes at any moment. However, it is not that the drivers are necessarily bad or the roads lawless; there is simply an aggressive driving culture.
  • Beware the maze-like city centers. It can be very confusing navigating these areas so make sure to have a working GPS device available. Parking can also be very difficult to find in the historical center, so it may pay off to park outside of the center and then bus in.
  • One major advantage to renting a vehicle while you are in Palermo is that it really opens up the city and the countryside for your exploration. For instance, Monreale, at just 13 km (8 mi) away from Palermo, features a 12th century cathedral that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You could also visit the seaside resort Cefalu, which, at 78 km (48 mi) away, is just about an hour’s drive outside of town.
  • Book your rental car in Palermo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Palermo are around 12% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Palermo

What is the cheapest car rental company in Palermo?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at OptimoRent ($8/day), GREEN MOTION ($8/day) and Italy Car Rent ($13/day).

What is the best rental car company in Palermo?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Palermo are Avis (7.6, 2245 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4182 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3853 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Palermo?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at OptimoRent Airport Punta Raisi 90045 (24 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Palermo?

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

How much does a Mini car rental cost in Palermo?

A Mini car rental in Palermo costs $44 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Palermo?

A Economy car rental in Palermo costs $32 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Palermo?

Palermo is an old city whose roads date back to long before the automobile era. The roads are often narrow and one-way lanes are quite common; therefore, small and compact cars are far more suited for Palermo’s roads than an SUV or other large vehicles. This is especially so when you take parking into consideration, as space for a large vehicle will be very hard to come by.

What's the speed limit in Palermo?

The speed limits in Italy are fairly standard from city to city. Major highways post speed limits of 130 km/h (80 mph) and urban areas feature speed limits of 50 km/h (31 mph). Smaller highways tend to have speed limits of 110 km/h (68 mph), while local roads are around 90 km/h (56 mph).

How are gas prices in Palermo?

Petrol prices in Palermo, and throughout much of Italy, are unfortunately quite high. Drivers can expect to pay, on average, about €1.60 ($1.83) for a liter of petrol while they are in Palermo, which comes out to about €6.05 ($6.93) per gallon of gas.

Where are the best places to park in Palermo?

Parking in the central areas of Palermo can be a bit hard to come by at times, as many of the parking spots are reserved for residents with passes. In general, streetside parking is scarce and premium parking garages and lots are your best options for finding a space in the city center. However, as many of the sites and monuments are close to each other in Palermo, it may be worth it to simply park further out and then take a leisurely stroll into the main tourism areas.