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Car hire in Rome

Car hire in Rome

Hiring a car in Rome is simple, use the search box to your left, enter the name of the airport or place you want to pick up your hire car from and Expedia will help you compare the prices of small, medium and large cars so that you can find the cheapest car hire deals in Rome. Alternatively, below you can check out some of the great deals on car hire we currently have for Rome.

Driving in Rome

Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city. The city contains some of the most famous tourist attractions in the world and was the third most visited city in the European Union in 2010.

Hiring a car in Rome is the perfect way to explore the Eternal city. Despite the many ancient aspects associated with Rome, it is in fact a very modern city. The roads are well maintained and traffic flows freely throughout the city and surrounding areas.

Rome is a great example of an Italian city embracing the modern world whilst also maintaining its rich history. Dramatic sights like the Vatican and Colosseum are hallmarks over the 2,500 year history of Rome that attracts over 11 million visitors every year.

By renting a car, visitors will not only be able to enjoy the impressive historical architecture within the city limits but also explore beyond into the region of Lazio. The coast is a short drive east, whilst further inland there are many beautiful and natural areas to discover.

Get the most out of Rome by renting a car and experience all this thriving Italian city has to offer. Book your holiday today!

Cheap Car Hire at Rome Airport

Rome International Airport is Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport and is Italy's largest airport. One of 3 major airports in the metropolitan area of Rome, Fiumicino, as it is commonly known, serves over 36 million passengers annually, Rome busy tourism industry is fuelled by Europe's 6th busiest airport.

Flying into Rome Airport brings visitors within a comfortable distance of the city centre. Located 35 km from Rome's historic centre, those tourists who rent a car will quickly find themselves in the beating heart of Rome. The most direct route will take visitors west along the A91 and should take roughly 45 minutes depending on traffic. However, depending on the location of your hotel in Rome, it may be advisable to take the A90 motorway that encircles the city and can take you to the relevant area of Rome where your hotel is located. Before departing on your flight to Rome, it is advisable to check with your hotel on a recommended route if your onward journey includes a rental car.

When deciding on renting a car from Rome International Airport, visitors will be spoiled for choice. All the major car hire companies tourists would expect to see have locations at the airport. There are also a number of car rental locations in the city itself, adding to the convenience that hiring a car provides. Avis, Europcar and Hertz, will be able to provide cheap car hire in Rome and have multiple locations in the area.

Car rental also allows tourists to select the best vehicle for their journey. Car hire companies in Rome have extensive fleets of vehicles and will provide the perfect car to meet all holiday transport requirements. Tourists looking to blend nip around the city with ease may opt for an economical compact car. Alternatively, a larger rental car that can fit the whole family comfortably may be more appropriate.

Discovering the beautiful countryside around the city is an added benefit of car rental in Rome. Taking a break from the busy city, tourists will be able to explore several smaller Italian towns that are located in Lazio. Quaint towns like Rieti, northeast of Rome, or Bracciano, northwest of the Eternal city, are both within manageable distances from Rome and will provide a glimpse into traditional Italian culture and cuisine. The scenic drives are an added bonus that makes the journey even more pleasurable.

The extensive network of roads and motorways facilitates exploring the area and is also extensively sign-posted for added convenience. It is also a good idea to opt for a reliable satellite navigation system. Despite the road signs, trying to read signposts in a foreign language can be confusing and lead to unnecessary stress and potential delays.

Car hire from Rome International Airport is the ideal way to see the entire city and beautiful surrounding areas.

Car Hire in Rome, The City

Rome is a sprawling city with many the popular museums, historical sites and impressive architecture located throughout the city.

Rome's architecture has developed significantly over the centuries and many of the ancient remains make up the majority of Rome's cityscape. Getting around the city and seeing all the ancient ruins, some of which lie outside the city centre, is best achieved with a rental car.

Those wishing to drive through and around Rome need not worry about parking. There are a number of safe and secure car parks all around the city, whilst many hotels in Rome also provide free parking to guests. Parking on the street is slightly more complicated so be sure to read relevant signs, as some streets may require resident permits. Incurring additional costs through parking tickets will create unnecessary stress and curtail budgets.

Like many other major cities, Rome does experience a rush hour period. Travellers looking to make the most of the city and surrounding areas should look to leave either before or after the morning rush hour to avoid the stresses that sitting in traffic incurs. When returning to the city, consider avoiding the rush hour period that begins around 4pm.

Car hire in Rome is a great option to see this fashionable city. Tourists will enjoy all the world famous historical sites whilst also being able to indulge in a true Italian lifestyle.

Discover your own Rome with the convenience only car rental can provide, book your holiday today!