Rome car hire

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Cheap car rentals in Rome

Supplier choice$19/day
Compact SUV$26/day
Compact estate car$29/day
Intermediate SUV$53/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Rome

  • Explore the beauty of the Italian landscape with a hire car and discover everything Rome and its surrounding areas have to offer. The coastline is about 40 minutes away by car and the scenic Riserva Naturale della Marcigliana, located north of city, is also definitely worth a visit at just about half an hour away by car.
  • Get a hire car directly at the International Fiumicino Airport Rome upon your arrival to reach the center of Rome in about half an hour. Located in the Office Tower 2, the airport’s car hire center houses companies like Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt. Rome’s other airport, Ciampino, also offers car hires and is 30 miles from the city center.
  • Rome operates ZTL – zona traffico limitato, which means limited traffic zones. The ZTL is in place to avoid congestion and pollution in major Italian cities during peak times. Be careful not to enter such a zone, as they are controlled with cameras and fines will be issued. Ask your hire car provider about details and familiarize yourself where you can go with your car (if you have a hotel in the center, you may be issued a pass to reach it). Also consider choosing a parking garage in the suburbs and use public transport to reach the city center.
  • Rome is a very old city and therefore the streets can be narrow and a challenge to navigate for someone who is used to broader streets. Vespas are common in the capital and known to whizz through alleys quickly, so drive attentively.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Rome for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Rome at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Rome are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rome

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

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Rome?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Rome?

    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.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Rome?

    On average a hire car in Rome costs $55 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Rome?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at NOLEGGIARE ($18/day), GREEN MOTION ($18/day) and Rent Smart 24 ($22/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at NOLEGGIARE c/o multipiano B- A. Leonardo da Vinci 00050 (24 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Rome?

    The average price of fuel in Rome is $13.60 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $163 and $218, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Rome?

    Mini (Fiat 500 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Rome.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Fiumicino airport (FCO)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Fiumicino airport include DRIVALIA, Avis, NOLEGGIARE and Ok Mobility.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Ciampino airport (CIA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Ciampino airport include SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, DRIVALIA, Hertz, Avis, Centauro, Ok Mobility and Ecovia.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Fiumicino airport (FCO)?