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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Palermo Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up 3d or similar
Volkswagen Up 3d
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.46 / per day
Palermo Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.51 / per day
Palermo Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.51 / per day
Palermo Airport Car Rental
Economy
Lancia Ypsilon or similar
Lancia Ypsilon
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.56 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Palermo Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$7.67 / per day
Palermo Airport Car Rental
Mini
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
Firefly
$7.75 / per day
Palermo Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Firefly
$9.05 / per day
Palermo Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$9.12 / 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

October 15, 2018
Parking at many locations very limited so ensure parking available at accommodations ,be prepared to drive in tight spaces
September 10, 2018
Palmermo looked like an under invested town and in some places pretty third world. A few hours away we found some fantastic towns like Cefalù & Castelbuono - I would highly recommend visiting these two towns.

Travel information

Language
Italian,
German,
French
Currency
EUR
Country code
+39
Average car rental length
5 days
Economy car rental price
$28.88 / 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 Palermo?

Palermo is a great place for renting a car. Not only will it let you explore the rest of the island, a great city in its own right.

Palermo Car Rental

Top ways to enter Palermo

  • Palermo Airport: Also known as Aeroporto Falcone Borsellino, named so after two Italian judges, Palermo Airport serves more than 5 million passengers every year.
  • Trapani Airport: Small and cozy, Trapani Airport is about 90 minutes drive west of Palermo.
  • By sea: If you’re arriving in Palermo by ferry, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Palermo Port.

Useful city facts

  • Palermo is the capital of Sicily. Not only one of Italy’s 20 regions, Sicily is also the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. 
  • Palermo enjoys a typically warm Mediterranean climate. Influenced by winds from nearby Sahara, it has some of the hottest weather in Europe. Even winters are mild, although the snowfall does occur about once every decade.

Top destinations and activities

  1. Palace of the Normans. The home of old Sicilian kings and the oldest royal residence in Europe, this palace is a monument of the unique Arab-Norman architecture that you can find in Sicily. Now a seat of the Sicilian Parliament, it can still be accessed as a tourism object. 
  2. Capuchin Catacombs. Seeing the mummies of ex-residents of Palermo might understandably be considered scary, so you should definitely know what you’re getting into before visiting, but it does provide a fascinating insight into the city’s history.
  3. Gesu Church. Built of polychrome marble and older than many other churches in Palermo, Gesu is one of the most important baroque buildings in Sicily.

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

  • Bagheria. This small town is visited both for its magnificent villas and for the museum of painter Renato Guttuso.
  • Trapani. Similar in atmosphere to Palermo, only smaller, Trapani is a great place to visit on a relaxing day trip. Nearby Lido di San Giuliano beaches are some of the most beautiful you’ll find in Sicily. 
  • Cefalù. About an hour’s drive east of Palermo, this village is famous for its beaches, seafood, and unique architecture.

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 type is an economy, followed by mini and compact.

Further destinations

  • Catania. Dramatic Mount Etna and beautiful baroque architecture are just two of the many reasons to visit Palermo’s great rival on the eastern coast of Sicily.
  • Syracuse. Not far from Catania, Syracuse is perhaps the best place on the island to learn about Sicily’s Greek heritage.
  • Malta. Picturesque, hospitable, and full of ancient stories, Malta is a great destination that’s only a short fly away from Palermo.

How can I save money on my rental car?

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

  • 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 Palermo is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 70% cheaper than the yearly average.

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

Car rental prices in Palermo 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 Palermo
$106.23
January
$14.71
February
$11.44
March
$41.42
April
$29.90
May
$30.72
June
$58.52
July
$38.64
August
$26.83
September
$24.97
October
$33.50
November
$33.50
December
The best month to rent a car in Palermo is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $11.44). This is 70% cheaper than the yearly average and 89% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $106.23 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Palermo?

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

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

While travelers visit Palermo year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is November.
Palermo Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
84%
January
101%
February
101%
March
129%
April
149%
May
147%
June
165%
July
131%
August
70%
September
45%
October
39%
November
41%
December

Top 4 Cities near Palermo

Catania Car Rentals from $7.75 per day
190.6 km / 118.4 miles away
Trapani Car Rentals from $18.13 per day
60.5 km / 37.6 miles away
Comiso Car Rentals from $24.47 per day
187.4 km / 116.4 miles away
Pantelleria Car Rentals from $28.78 per day
180.7 km / 112.3 miles away

Top 7 Locations near Palermo

Palermo Port Car Rentals from $26.39 per day
Trapani Airport Car Rentals from $18.13 per day
60.5 km / 37.6 miles away
180.7 km / 112.3 miles away
Comiso Airport Car Rentals from $24.47 per day
187.4 km / 116.4 miles away
190.6 km / 118.4 miles away

Top 14 Best Palermo Suppliers in 2019

Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
0039 091 8694268 / 0039 391 7906065
Via Nazionale 39, Cinisi, Palermo
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.8
00390 683 662 959
Via Sandro Pertini, 51-53, 90045 Pozzillo PA
Locauto
Locauto
Excellent 8.7
0039 0 917 044 013
Aeroporto di Palermo Falcone e Borsellino, 90045 Punta Raisi
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+39091591688
FALCONE & BORSELLINO AIRPORT
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+39091591688
FALCONE & BORSELLINO AIRPORT
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.6
0039 0 918 664 114
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 39, 90045 Punta Raisi PA, Italy
JoyRent
JoyRent
Excellent 8.6
0039 393 903 3153 / 0039 091 786 8324 / 0039 331 483 4812
Via Nazionale, 103, 90045 Cinisi
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.5
0039 091 591 250
Partenze, 90045 Punta Raisi PA
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
0039 0 645 229 545
Localita Punta Raisi, 90045 Cinisi PA
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.4
0039 0 918 699 782 / 0039 3 342 829 304
Via Nazionale, 25, 90045 Cinisi PA
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.4
0034 965 233 425 / 0034 965 233 425
Località Punta Raisi, 90145 Cinisi PA
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7.3
0034 965 233 425; +39 064 520 96 34
On-Airport. Aeroporto Internazionale Falcone Borsellino, Località Punta Raisi
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.2
0039 3 426 460 910
Aeroporto Falcone e Borsellino, 90145 Palermo PA
Car2Move
Car2Move
Very good 7.1
+393917906065; 0640408198
Via Sandro Pertini nr 2

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