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Brindisi Guide

Car hire Brindisi
Car hire Brindisi

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Located on the heel of Italy’s boot, the coastal city of Brindisi has a rich culture and history and is best-known for its natural port. Brindisi is filled with historical sites that showcase the best of the Italian Peninsula, making it a great place for an introduction to the Apulia region as well as to the rest of Southern Italy. Having a car in Brindisi enables visitors to drive along the coast, visit old villages and explore national parks.

Who to Book With
Top suppliers, such as Avis, National and Argus, offer car rental in Brindisi, along with local outfitters Maggiore Rent and Locauto Rent. Car hire depots can be found in the city centre, at the railway station and at the Brindisi Airport. Booking online before arrival is the best way to guarantee availability and get the best rates.

Best Time to Go
Brindisi is a year-round destination, although summers are when the most visitors arrive, making rates slightly higher. April, May and September are great times to visit to avoid the crowds, as the sun is still shining and the temperatures tend to remain above 20°C.

Need to Know Essentials
Upon retrieving your vehicle, you will need to show the following:

- A valid EU driving licence
- Some other proof of identification
- The credit card used when the booking was made
- Rental confirmation, preferably printed

For more info read our FAQ's.

Brindisi is easy to explore by car, with its grid-like road network making navigation a breeze. On-street parking can be difficult to find during the day time, but after 20:30 things become much easier. There is also plenty of pay-for car parks right in the city centre, with one hour costing around €1.

For more information on driving in Italy, see our guide to Italy.


A car is very useful for getting in and out of Brindisi, but a number of taxi companies will also be more than happy to take visitors around. There is also a good public transportation system in Brindisi, although a ferry is the most scenic way to get from one side of town to the other. To explore outside of the city, securing a rental car is highly recommended.

The Brindisi Railway station is the terminus of the 43.5-mile Taranto–Brindisi line that runs from west to east, and vice versa, across the peninsula. Other trains depart the railway station and connect Brindisi to Lecce, Rome, Milan, Bologna and plenty of other locations across Italy. All 10 railway lines that depart from the station are operated by Trenitalia. Tickets can be purchased online or at the railway station.

Taxis can be found at ranks in front of the railway station and at the airport, or can be hailed in the street. Taxis in Brindisi are quite expensive, starting at €5 and going up €0.15 for every 100 metres driven thereafter. Trips to some of the coastal areas and to the airport are priced on a fixed rate rather than by miles driven.

Local STP Brindisi buses travel throughout the city as well as to its surrounding suburbs. A single journey costs around €0.90, while a day pass costs €3. There is also a shuttle bus that links the airport to the Brindisi Railway station every 30 minutes at a costs of around €0.90.


Brindisi itself has much to see, although there is also a wealth of sightseeing opportunities outside of the city, making for great daytrips. Both the Ionian and the Adriatic coastlines are accessible, as is the Gargano National Park and the Pollino National Park. Self-drive is the best way to traverse the Italian Peninsula and reach other areas of Southern Italy.

Recommended Drives

Gargano National Park - Famed for its fossils, limestone karsts and its namesake, Mount Gargano, Gargano National Park is a protected area along the Adriatic coast. The drive here is just as beautiful as the park itself, as it takes you on a three-hour journey along the stunning coastline.

Lecce - Dubbed ‘the Florence of the South’, this place is filled with some magnificent landmarks, including the 14th century Basilica di Santa Croce (Church of the Holy Cross), the Baroque Lecce Cathedral and the 2nd century Roman Amphitheatre.

Monopoli - Located less than an hour away from Brindisi by car, has a number of picturesque beaches that make for great daytrips. In additional to being a fabulous beach destination, it is also ideal for history buffs, having sites such as the Castle of Charles V, the Castle of Saint Stephen and the Cathedral Basilica to enjoy.

Frequently asked questions

Is the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by at this location
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  • Avis
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  • Europcar
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  • Goldcar
  • Hertz
  • InterRent
  • JoyRent
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Leasys
  • LocautoRent
  • Maggiore
  • National Car Rental
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  • Optimo Rent
  • Payless Car Rental
  • Rhodium Car Rental
  • Sicily by Car
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  • Smile Rent
  • Target Rent
  • Thrifty


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