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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$22.31 / per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$23.47 / per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Alamo
$23.87 / per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$23.88 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$24.55 / per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Smart For Four or similar
Smart For Four
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$25.13 / per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Rhodium
$25.43 / per day
Bologna Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$25.47 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel information

Language
Italian
Currency
EUR
Country code
39
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$40.69 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
70 - 90 km/h
43 - 56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Bologna?

Bologna is a great place to explore by car. Capital of Emilia-Romagna region and located in the heart of north Italy, it is a fascinating destination in its own right, as well as in close proximity to many other interesting destinations.

Bologna Car Rental

Top ways to enter Bologna

  • Bologna Airport: Seventh busiest in Italy, Bologna’s Airport is popular with high-class airlines and low-cost carriers alike. 
  • Florence Airport: About an hour-and-a-half’s drive away from Bologna, Florence Airport is served by with low-cost airline Vueling, as well as many other airlines that connect it to destinations around Europe.
  • Venice Airport: Less than two hours drive north, Venice’s Marco Polo Airport is another convenient place to fly to if your final destination is Bologna.
  • By land: If you’re arriving in Bologna by train, you can pick up a rental car at Bologna Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • City of culture and education, Bologna is home to University of Bologna, the oldest university in the world.
  • Bologna has about 390,000 inhabitants, but a tad more than 1 million people live in its wider metropolitan area.

Top destinations and activities

  • Bologna Archaeological Museum. All about fascinating ancient history, this museum presents such varied exhibits as Ancient Egyptian mummies and sarcophagi, Iron Age artefacts, Etruscan art, terracotta urns, and Roman vases. 
  • National Picture Gallery. Exhibiting the best of Venetian and Emilia-Romagna art, this gallery has world-famous works by Giotto, Raffaello, Parmigianino, and many others.
  • The Bolognese Cuisine. Calling yourself the food capital is a bit claim in Italy, but Bologna can back it up. There are too many amazing dishes and foods to list even a small part of them, but many Bolognese claim that leaving without trying their cured meat and cheese, lasagna, and stuffed tortellini pasta amounts to a crime.

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. 
  • Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h. During the rain the limits are respectively lowered to 110 km/h, 100 km/h, and 80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50 km/h during heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Being over the allowed limit can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment. 
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

There are numerous toll roads in Italy. The exact fee depends on the route of your choice and the type of a vehicle. See the official Italian toll road website for more information. Use the website’s toll road calculator to find out exactly how much you’ll have to pay for using the toll roads on your planned route.  

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Venice. One of the most famous cities in the world, Venice is just about 160 km (100 mi) north. You won’t regret stopping at Ferrara and Padua, two other historic cities that are on the way, either.
  • San Marino. This tiny country that is entirely surrounded by Italy is rarely visited by international visitors, but you should definitely consider going there to see its picturesque fortresses, impressive mountains, and beautiful vineyards, especially since all of it is just 2 hours drive away.
  • Florence. The wealth of culture, art, and history in the renaissance capital will blow away even the most seasoned travelers.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental cars in Italy are the Fiat Panda, the Ford Fiesta, and the Fiat 500. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact. 

Further destinations

  • Milan and Turin. Two of Italy’s largest cities, capitals of Lombardy and Piedmont regions, are worth visiting for their history, splendid architecture, and sheer grandeur.
  • Slovenia and Croatia. Right next door to Venice, these two countries offer impressive mountains, beautiful beaches, and historic cities that many say can rival Italy in any way. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.
  • Umbria and Lazio. Sometimes overlooked because of more famous neighboring areas, these two regions make unique travel destinations that are not overcrowded even in the summer.

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are many things you can do to get a good rental deal in Bologna:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Bologna is the cheapest in April when renting a car is about 60% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Cities near Bologna

Rome Car Rentals from $7.59 per day
322.1 km / 200.2 miles away
Milan Car Rentals from $9.20 per day
235.0 km / 146.0 miles away
Naples Car Rentals from $32.77 per day
474.1 km / 294.6 miles away
Venice Car Rentals from $24.21 per day
136.4 km / 84.8 miles away
Pisa Car Rentals from $21.18 per day
118.7 km / 73.7 miles away
Bergamo Car Rentals from $14.48 per day
177.4 km / 110.3 miles away
Florence Car Rentals from $20.82 per day
80.9 km / 50.3 miles away
Brindisi Car Rentals from $31.48 per day
694.6 km / 431.6 miles away
Verona Car Rentals from $15.78 per day
100.7 km / 62.6 miles away
Lamezia Terme Car Rentals from $24.82 per day
748.6 km / 465.2 miles away
Turin Car Rentals from $21.03 per day
296.1 km / 184.0 miles away
Genoa Car Rentals from $26.20 per day
195.0 km / 121.1 miles away
Treviso Car Rentals from $24.82 per day
142.7 km / 88.7 miles away
Pescara Car Rentals from $19.22 per day
330.4 km / 205.3 miles away
Ancona Car Rentals from $19.22 per day
194.6 km / 120.9 miles away
Rimini Car Rentals from $23.45 per day
119.9 km / 74.5 miles away
Trieste Car Rentals from $10.69 per day
223.4 km / 138.8 miles away
805.6 km / 500.6 miles away
Perugia Car Rentals from $33.12 per day
187.8 km / 116.7 miles away
Lecce Car Rentals from $25.76 per day
731.3 km / 454.4 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Bologna

Bologna Airport Car Rentals from $22.31 per day
5.5 km / 3.4 miles away
Florence Airport Car Rentals from $20.82 per day
78.1 km / 48.5 miles away
Verona Airport Car Rentals from $15.78 per day
105.3 km / 65.4 miles away
106.6 km / 66.2 miles away
109.9 km / 68.3 miles away
Rimini Airport Car Rentals from $23.45 per day
114.5 km / 71.2 miles away
Pisa Airport Car Rentals from $21.18 per day
118.8 km / 73.8 miles away
129.4 km / 80.4 miles away
Venice Airport Car Rentals from $24.21 per day
136.6 km / 84.9 miles away
Treviso Airport Car Rentals from $24.82 per day
143.6 km / 89.2 miles away
144.7 km / 89.9 miles away
174.2 km / 108.3 miles away
Perugia Airport Car Rentals from $33.12 per day
182.7 km / 113.5 miles away
Bergamo Airport Car Rentals from $14.48 per day
182.9 km / 113.6 miles away
Ancona Airport Car Rentals from $19.22 per day
189.2 km / 117.6 miles away
193.2 km / 120.1 miles away
Genova Airport Car Rentals from $26.20 per day
199.1 km / 123.7 miles away
Bolzano Airport Car Rentals from $44.86 per day
217.4 km / 135.1 miles away

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Bologna?

Car rental prices in Bologna vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Bologna
$33.83
January
$26.86
February
$33.70
March
$26.73
April
$52.60
May
$94.58
June
$56.13
July
$38.04
August
$44.41
September
$37.08
October
$48.74
November
$48.74
December
The best month to rent a car in Bologna is April (when prices for an Economy class start from $26.73). This is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 72% cheaper than renting in June (when rental prices start at $94.58 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Bologna?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in September, travelers rent a car for an average of 9 days in February, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Bologna
7
January
5
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
7
August
9
September
6
October
6
November
8
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Bologna?

While travelers visit Bologna year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is December.
Bologna Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
110%
January
105%
February
105%
March
112%
April
119%
May
121%
June
131%
July
103%
August
79%
September
74%
October
72%
November
70%
December

Our Customers Reviews

December 30, 2018
Bologna is beautiful and I really enjoy. Good food, beautiful hystorical center, nice people, great Christmas fell.
September 6, 2018
Very useful small airport would recommend flights there. Good connections to Northern Italy and Tuscany regions
August 8, 2018
Bologna very nice, good shopping and eating opportunities, definitely worth an explore.
July 26, 2018
Be very wary of ZTL limited traffic zones in towns and cities, expolore as far as you feel confident as there are lots of surrounding places worthy of a visit, Modena and Parma for Ham and Balsamic and parmesan etc. this area is great

Top 20 Suppliers for Bologna in 2019

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
0039 0 645 229 545
Aeroporto G. Marconi di Bologna S.p.A Via Triumvirato, 84 40132 Bologna
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
00390516472128
VIA DEL TRIUMVIRATO 84,
Locauto
Locauto
Exceptional 9
0039 0 516 472 128
Aeroporto G. Marconi Via Del Triumvirato 84, 40132, Bologna
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
0039 0 516 472 452
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.9
0039 0935 1865791 - 05
C/O Bologna Airport Via del Triumvirato 84
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.8
0039 051 6472006 / 0039 340 0627390
Via del Triumvirato, 84, 40132 Bologna BO
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7
00390516472128
VIA DEL TRIUMVIRATO 84
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+39-0516472052
Sala Arrivi
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+390516472111
GUGLIELMO MARCONI APT
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+390516472111
GUGLIELMO MARCONI APT
JoyRent
JoyRent
Excellent 8.6
0039 0 510 301 026 / 0039 33 345 641 24
Via del Maccabreccia, 19/A, San Vitale Grande, Bologna
Ecovia
Ecovia
Excellent 8.1
0039 0 516 472 452 / 0039 3 270 803 350
Via Del Triumvirato 84, 40132 Bologna BO
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
+39 (0)510828732 / +39 3440664428
Via Bruschetti 20A, Bologna, -
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.8
0039 3 428 978 281
Bologna Gugliemo Marconi Airport, 40132
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.8
+39 0689830777
Via Serra, 4 5 min.- 3,7 km outside the airport perimeter
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
000
VIA DEL TRIUMVIRATO, 84
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
On-Airport. Arrivals terminal.
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.4
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
On-Airport. Arrivals terminal.
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
On-Airport. Arrivals terminal.
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7
+3904251560387
Via Maccabreccia 19/b Calderara di Reno

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