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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Catania, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Smart For Four or similar
Smart For Four
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$16.29 / per day
Catania, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$16.97 / per day
Catania, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Fiat 500 X or similar
Fiat 500 X
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$28.29 / per day
Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$29.63 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Rhodium
$30.59 / per day
Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Goldcar
$30.63 / per day
Catania Fontanarossa Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$30.87 / per day
Catania, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Renault Megane STW or similar
Renault Megane STW
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$31.22 / 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
$32.99 / 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 Catania?

Catania is a good place to visit by car. There’s plenty to explore in all parts of the city, and having your own ride will also let you to visit nearby villages, beaches, and other interesting sites

Catania Car Rental

Top ways to enter Catania

  • Catania Airport: Located just 4.3 km (2.6 mi) from the city center, Catania Airport serves nearly 10 million passengers every year.
  • Comiso Airport: The small and cozy Comiso Airport is located about 85 km (53 mi) from Catania and provides connections with both domestic destinations and countries like Malta, the United Kingdom, Belgium, and Germany.

Useful city facts

  • Catania enjoys extremely hot summers, with temperatures often exceeding 30 °C (86 °F). Winters are mild and see significantly more precipitation than summers.
  • Catania is famous for its cuisine, and many iconic Italian dishes like Pasta alla Norma originate in the city.

Top destinations and activities

  1. The city center. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Catania’s center has some of the most impressive baroque architecture in the whole Italy. Important sites like Piazza del Duomo square with its Elephant Fountain and Sant’Agata Cathedral that houses Diocesan Museum.
  2. Roman Theater. First made by Greeks, then rebuilt by Romans, the theater and the neighboring Odeon are reminders of the civilizations that once populated Catania.
  3. Via Etnea. This avenue, often called Las Ramblas of Catania after its famous Barcelona counterpart, is the most active part of the city, thanks to its central location, many attractions, and beautiful architecture.

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

  • Mount Etna. With its solid lava rivers and dramatic views of the city below, the famous volcano is fascinating place to explore. Do keep in mind that its summit is more than 3000 m (9840 ft) above sea level, therefore it’s always cold there. The mountain’s northern side, Etna Nord, cannot be reached by public transportation, so you’ll need your own rental car.
  • The Riviera dei Ciclopi. Northeast of Catania, these three villages are as rich in legends and cliff top castles as they are in atmosphere. 
  • Ragusa. With history on every step, nearby Ragusa is one of Sicily’s most interesting inland cities.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Italy is the Fiat Panda, although travelers also tend to pick the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500 a lot. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Palermo: Sicily’s capital and Catania’s rival, Palermo is famous for its churches, ships, and wines.
  • Inland Sicily: Most travelers only explore the perimeter of Sicily’s coastline, but traveling into its wild and hospitable heart.
  • Mainland Italy: Large and diverse, the mainland can be reached in just a couple of hours and make for a great next stop on your vacation.

How can I save money on my rental car?

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

  • 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 Catania is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 57% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 4 Cities near Catania

Palermo Car Rentals from $30.00 per day
190.6 km / 118.4 miles away
Trapani Car Rentals from $52.41 per day
232.2 km / 144.3 miles away
Pantelleria Car Rentals from $16.68 per day
283.9 km / 176.4 miles away
Comiso Car Rentals from $45.65 per day
66.3 km / 41.2 miles away

Top 6 Locations near Catania

Comiso Airport Car Rentals from $45.65 per day
66.3 km / 41.2 miles away
Palermo Airport Car Rentals from $30.00 per day
190.6 km / 118.4 miles away
Trapani Airport Car Rentals from $52.41 per day
232.2 km / 144.3 miles away
283.9 km / 176.4 miles away

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

Car rental prices in Catania 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 Catania
$23.34
January
$24.46
February
$29.00
March
$34.64
April
$30.12
May
$27.41
June
$39.46
July
$49.15
August
$56.87
September
$52.94
October
$138.45
November
$138.45
December
The best month to rent a car in Catania is January (when prices for an Economy class start from $23.34). This is 57% cheaper than the yearly average and 83% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $138.45 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Catania?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 12 days in April, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Catania
12
January
9
February
9
March
6
April
7
May
8
June
10
July
6
August
6
September
8
October
9
November
10
December

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

While travelers visit Catania year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is October.
Catania Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
79%
January
98%
February
111%
March
128%
April
141%
May
134%
June
154%
July
132%
August
73%
September
49%
October
52%
November
51%
December

Our Customers Reviews

October 30, 2018
Contrary to folklore, the general standard of driving was excellent. Satnav is essential for getting around small towns, but the in-car system provided was sufficient. We didn't go to Palermo, but in general motorways are still free, main roads are clear, minor roads can be potholed, town streets can be very narrow, but traffic generally is light.
October 28, 2018
Driving on autostrada and countryside are fine, driving in towns and cities is quite an experience. The views are stunning.
October 13, 2018
Catania is a great place to explore
September 10, 2018
Mmmnn, give Sicily cities a skip and rather visit the little villages. Cities are extremely dirty and smelly whereas the villages are quaint, clean and so much to experience. Take full insurance - drivers are way crazy and reckless in Sicily.
August 30, 2018
We stayed in a very pleasant and very friendly farmhouse called Villa Casina dell'Etna. We went around to Mt. Etna, Etnaland, Gore di Alcantara, Ortigia etc. In the evening we spent most of the time in Nicolosi where the nightlife is quite good with very good restaurants and bars.
August 14, 2018
Poor road surfaces at times. Main highway good. Did not go into Catania.
August 7, 2018
you should know how the sicilians drive and take full insurance :-)
July 21, 2018
UK drivers need to remember a culture shift when first driving in Sicily - as far as the locals are concerned there are very few rules of the road to follow, so keep your wits about you! Double check whether its unleaded or diesel when picking up car. Our car was diesel, but confusingly had a sticker indicating it took unleaded. We got it right, fortunately.
July 13, 2018
Ragusa,Modica & Noto worth visiting for baroque architecture, Siracusa & Ortiga lovely & Etna worth a trip.Also Taormina nicer than Catania which is very congested & not particularly nice
July 12, 2018
Nice place to visit great food. But too hot in summer to visit by walk. But overall nice holiday.
June 13, 2018
If you are renting a car in Catania, make sure you pay for insurance, because they will check for every tiny scratch on the car.

Top 20 Suppliers for Catania in 2019

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
0039 0 645 229 545
Via Fontanarossa, 20, 95121 Catania CT
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
0039095346893
AEROPORTO FONTANAROSSA, PALAZZINA AUTONOLEGGI
Locauto
Locauto
Exceptional 9
0039 095 346 893
Aeroporto Fontanarossa, Partenze 20, 95121 Catania
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
0039
Via San Giuseppe La Rena Fondo 4
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.9
0039 0935 1865791 - 01
c/o Fontanarossa Airport
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.8
0039 095 349900 / 0039 348 9014626
Via Fontanarossa, 20, 95121 Catania CT
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.8
0039 958 888 180
Via San Giuseppe alla Rena Fondo 4, 95121 Catania CT
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+39-095-340389
Via Fontanarossa 20
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7
0039 095 346 893
Aeroporto di Catania V. Bellini, Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+39095434513
CORSO DELLE PROVINCE, 79/81
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+39095434513
V.LE VITTORIO VENETO 184/A
JoyRent
JoyRent
Excellent 8.6
0039 095 347 562 / 0039 393 843 2757
Via Fontanarossa, 20, Catania
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Excellent 8.2
0039 3 928 173 940 / 0039 095 348 555
Aeroporto di Catania - Fontanarossa, Via Fontanarossa, 95121 Catania
Ecovia
Ecovia
Excellent 8.1
0039 095 340 925
S. G. La Rena - Zia Lisa, 95121 Catania, Province of Catania
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
+39 095 7111053
Via Antonello Da Messina 45, c/o Hotel Sheraton , Aci Castello 95021 CT
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.8
0039 095 340 614 / 0039 3 929 434 225
Via S. Giuseppe Alla Rena, 19 D/F, 95121 Catania CT
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.8
+39 0689830777
Fontanarossa Airport
Car2Move
Car2Move
Very good 7.7
0039 0 957 232 063
Via Fontanarossa nr 20
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
0039 3928173940
Angelo D'Arrigo Street
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.5
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
On-Airport. Via Aeroporto, 13

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