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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Centauro
$3.37 / per day
Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$3.56 / per day
Rome Airport Ciampino Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$3.73 / per day
Rome Airport Ciampino Car Rental
Mini
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$3.74 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$3.75 / per day
Rome Airport Ciampino Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$3.82 / per day
Rome Airport Ciampino Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$3.89 / per day
Rome Airport Fiumicino Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$4.03 / 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.

Our Customers Reviews

February 23, 2019
You could spend a lifetime in Rome and not see all it's wonders
February 22, 2019
We hired a car to explorer areas outside of Rome, driving in Italy can be hectic and unstructured, this is exaggerated in Rome itself and is not recommended in a rental unless you are a very confident and capable driver.
February 16, 2019
Having a car in Rome it’s really good if you intend to have small trips around the city.Make sure your hotel have a garage or a safe parking nearby.
August 15, 2018
Driving in Rome is wonderful, but we took the car to Naples, where it was very convenient to take to Pompei and subsequently around Naples.
July 6, 2018
Plan your parking in advance. There is not always parking available near your destinations. Know the color coding of the parking lines and their purpose (white, blue, yellow)
June 24, 2018
Driving in Rome is A nice precursor to driving in Naples in the Almalfi coast. Once you warm up in Rome and head that way, coming back to Rome is a breeze
June 8, 2018
Rome and the surrounding area area fantastic, must see destination. Definitely recommend exploring outside of the popular tourist areas, where you'll find the people much friendlier, and the prices astonishingly cheaper. :D

Travel information

Language
Italian,
German,
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
+39
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$26.45 / 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 Rome?

Rome is a great place for renting a car. Having your own ride will let you explore this large and varied city, as well as visit the rest of the Lazio Region with its beaches, cozy towns, and nature areas.

Rome Car Rental

Top ways to enter Rome

  • Rome Fiumicino Airport: One of the busiest in Europe, Fiumicino serves more than 40 million passengers every year and has connections to and from destinations in all parts of the world. 
  • Rome Ciampino Airport: Rome’s second airport is currently served by only two airlines, Ryanair and Wizz Air, but they offer flights to and from more than 40 different destinations.
  • Naples Airport: Flying to the large and modern Naples Airport is another good way to reach Rome as it is only 225 km (140 mi) away.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Rome by train, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at the Rome Termini Railway Station.

Useful city facts

  • The metropolitan population of Rome is more than 4,000,000 people, making it one of the largest capitals in Europe.
  • The warmest month is Rome is August when the average temperature is 24.5 °C (76.1 °F). Even during the winter months the average temperature rarely drops below 5 °C (41 °F).

Top destinations and activities

  1. Colosseum. Perhaps the most famous landmark of the city, Colosseum is the symbol of the Ancient Rome. Other places of similar historic significance include ruins of the Flavian Palace, Pantheon, and the Baths of Caracalla.
  2. The museums. National Etruscan Museum has stunning artefacts of this pre-Roman civilization, Galleria d'Arte Antica houses impressive renaissance collections, and Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna has many Italian masterpieces, as well as works of such world-famous artists as Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Cézanne, and many others.
  3. The basilicas. Rome has some of the most impressive religious buildings in the world, including the St. Peter’s Basilica, Santa Maria Maggiore, and San Giovanni.

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

  • Vatican City. Surrounded by Rome from all sides, the Holy See is home to religious landmarks like Sistine Chapel, but it also has many interesting museums like the Gregorian Egyptian Museum with artifacts from Ancient Egypt, the Pio-Clementino Museum with its unique galleries, and the Pinacoteca which has works of da Vinci, Giotto, Caravaggio, Raphael, and many others.
  • The beach. Rome is not usually thought of as a beach destination, but the Tyrrhenian Sea is just about 24 km (15 mi) from the city center. Lido di Ostia is a fun and popular if occasionally overcrowded destination, and Santa Marinella further to the north and Anzio to the south offer good alternatives.
  • Nature areas. The Marcigliana Nature Reserve is just east of the city, the Bracciano Martignano Nature Park is a bit further north, and even the mountainous and wild Monti Navegna and Cervia Nature Reserve can be reached in an hour and a half.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Italy is the Fiat Panda, but travelers also love the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500. The most popular rental car type is economy, followed by mini and compact.

Further destinations

  • Naples. Just a bit over two hours drive south, Naples is a stunning city that boasts history and cuisine that’s just as impressive as that of the capital city. 
  • Apulia and Calabria. Even further south than Naples, these two regions are yet to be fully discovered by international tourists, but offer hospitality, beautiful scenery, and character in abundance. 
  • Sicily. Italy’s largest island is famous for its beautiful beaches and old cities like Palermo, but the inland areas are be just impressive and can be explored for days and weeks.

How can I save money on my rental car?

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

  • 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 Rome is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 43% cheaper than the yearly average.

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

Car rental prices in Rome 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 Rome
$31.08
January
$26.65
February
$32.22
March
$44.05
April
$39.98
May
$55.10
June
$56.71
July
$43.28
August
$56.66
September
$51.21
October
$80.73
November
$80.73
December
The best month to rent a car in Rome is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $26.65). This is 47% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $80.73 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Rome?

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

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

While travelers visit Rome year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is October.
Rome Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
99%
January
104%
February
103%
March
108%
April
120%
May
123%
June
138%
July
118%
August
73%
September
68%
October
70%
November
76%
December

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Top 3 Locations near Rome

Top 15 Best Rome Suppliers in 2019

Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
00390665959475
AEROPORTO G.B. PASTINE, VIA G MAMELI P.8 CIAMPINO
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+3906 79341415
Aeroporto "G.B. Pastine" Via Appia Nuova
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.8
00390 683 664 029 / 00390 683 662 959
Via Luigi Bandini, 00043 Ciampino RM
Locauto
Locauto
Excellent 8.7
0039 0 665 959 475
Via dell' Aeroscalo, 5, 00178 Roma
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+390679340387
CIAMPINO AIRPORT
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+390679340387
CIAMPINO AIRPORT
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.6
0039 0935 1865791 - 40
Via Luigi Bandini, 00043 Ciampino RM, Italy
JoyRent
JoyRent
Excellent 8.6
0039 0 689 471 308 / 0039 0 669 396 831
Via dei Laghi, 2, 00043 Ciampino
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.5
0039 0679 340 689
00178 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.4
00390665959475
AEROPORTO G B PASTINE, VIA G MAMELI P.8 CIAMPINO
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
0039 0 645 229 545
Via Luigi Bandini, 00043 Ciampino RM
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.4
39 06 8070868 / 39 342 9053298
Via di Ciampino, 70 c/o Altaquota Parking 1,
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.4
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
On-Airport. 'Edificio Autonoleggiatori'
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.3
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
On-Airport. 'Edificio Autonoleggiatori'
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.2
0039 3 482 864 645
Roma Ciampino Aeroporto, 00040 Roma RM

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