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Popular rental locations in Rome

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Car rental offers in Rome

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Car rental companies in Rome

Below are the car rental companies in Rome with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • LocautoRent

    9 (1694)
    From £ 19 / day
  • U-Save Auto Rental

    8.9 (259)
    No rates available
  • Hertz

    8.6 (6938)
    From £ 20 / day
  • Italy Car Rent

    8.5 (144)
    From £ 15 / day
  • RentalPlus

    8.2 (69)
    From £ 9 / day
  • Centauro

    8.1 (4971)
    From £ 7 / day
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8 (4394)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Moventur

    7.9 (95)
    From £ 10 / day
  • Goldcar

    7.7 (5542)
    From £ 8 / day
  • Leasys

    7.6 (904)
    No rates available
  • OK Mobility

    7.6 (236)
    From £ 6 / day
  • Alamo

    7.6 (8729)
    From £ 19 / day
  • Goldcar Key'n Go

    7.5 (120)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Sicily by Car

    7.3 (3242)
    From £ 13 / day
  • Enterprise

    7.3 (1948)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Optimo Rent

    7.1 (43)
    No rates available
  • JoyRent

    7.1 (39)
    No rates available
  • Noleggiare

    7.1 (528)
    From £ 16 / day
  • Drivalia

    6.9 (545)
    From £ 11 / day
  • Europcar

    6.9 (8200)
    From £ 24 / day
  • Thrifty

    6.9 (5535)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    6.6 (3407)
    From £ 17 / day
  • Green Motion

    6.6 (1915)
    From £ 5 / day
  • Autovia

    6.5 (44)
    From £ 13 / day
  • Target Rent

    6.4 (58)
    From £ 7 / day
  • Budget

    6.3 (9700)
    From £ 25 / day
  • Avis

    6.7 (6025)
    From £ 28 / day
  • SurPrice car rentals

    6 (485)
    From £ 4 / day
  • B-Rent

    6 (258)
    No rates available
  • Rhodium Car Rental

    6 (163)
    No rates available
  • InterRent

    5.9 (5827)
    No rates available
  • FireFly Car Rental

    5.8 (3847)
    No rates available
  • Ecovia Rent

    5.6 (436)
    From £ 13 / day
  • Maggiore

    4.7 (1644)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Sixt

    4.3 (3374)
    From £ 28 / day
  • Smile Rent

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • OtoQ

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • Your Rent

    7.7 (49)
    No rates available
  • National Car Rental

    8.2 (406)
    No rates available
  • CITROEN

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • Cima Luxury

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • Primerent

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • Elite (Luxury)

    No reviews
    No rates available
  • Flizzr

    6.9 (305)
    From £ 23 / day

When is the best time to book a rental car in Rome?

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a mini class car?

At this destination (Rome), January is the most affordable time to rent a mini class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting mini class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a economy class car?

At this destination (Rome), January is the most affordable time to rent a economy class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting economy class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a compact class car?

At this destination (Rome), January is the most affordable time to rent a compact class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting compact class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent an intermediate class car?

At this destination (Rome), February is the most affordable time to rent a intermediate class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting intermediate class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a standard class car?

At this destination (Rome), January is the most affordable time to rent a standard class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting standard class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a full-size car?

At this destination (Rome), January is the most affordable time to rent a full-size class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting full-size class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a luxury car?

At this destination (Rome), November is the most affordable time to rent a luxury class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting luxury class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a station wagon?

At this destination (Rome), February is the most affordable time to rent a station wagon with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a station wagon, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a SUV?

At this destination (Rome), January is the most affordable time to rent an SUV with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting an SUV, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a MPV?

At this destination (Rome), November is the most affordable time to rent an mpv with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting an mpv with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a minivan?

At this destination (Rome), January is the most affordable time to rent a minibus with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a minibus, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a sports car?

At this destination (Rome), January is the most affordable time to rent a sports car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a sports car, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a convertible?

At this destination (Rome), February is the most affordable time to rent a convertible with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a convertible, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Rome - When is the most affordable time to rent a sedan?

At this destination (Rome), February is the most affordable time to rent a sedan with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a sedan, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Car rental companies in and around Rome

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Rome

Available locations in Rome

Rome Tiburtina
Circonvallazione Gianicolense, 53
Circonvallazione Gianicolense, 93
Circonvallazione Nomentana, 532
Circonvallazione Ostiense, 185
Corso di Francia, 124
Corso di Francia, 180
GRA Km 64.962 - Uscita 33
Lungomare Duca degli Abruzzi, 84
Lungotevere delle Armi, 27
P.za di Cinecittà, 48, 00174 Roma RM, Italy
Piazza Francesco Vivona, 3-5
Piazza Gondar, 15
Piazza Pio XI, 61
Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101
Via Amsterdam, 46
Via Anagnina, 287
Via Appia Nuova, 1200
Via Appia Nuova, 614
Via Appia Nuova, 645
Via Appia Nuova, 666
Via Aurelia, 1054
Via Aurelia, 456
Via Aurelia, 588
Via Aurelia, 668
Via Baldo degli Ubaldi, 116
Via Bevagna, 25
Via Borghesiana, 170
Via Carlo Mirabello, 39
Via Casale Redicicoli, 501
Via Casilina, 977C
Via Cavour, 175
Via Cipro, 104
Via Collatina, C/o Info Point Centro Comm. Roma Est 00132
Via dei Prati Fiscali, 293-295
Via dei Sardi 25
Via del Babuino, 9
Via del Casale Cavallari, 204
Via dell'Argilla, 5
Via della Bufalotta, 183
Via delle Robinie, 121 C
Via di Acqua Acetosa Ostiense, 420
Via di Acqua Bullicante, 174
Via di Mezzocammino, 256
Via di Monte Verde, 7
Via di Porta Cavalleggeri, 133
Via di Portonaccio, 19
Via di Sant'Alessandro, 7
Via di Torrevecchia, 489a
Via Ermanno Wolf Ferrari, 344, 00124 Roma RM, Italy
Via Fattoria Rampa, 35
Via Flaminia Nuova, 216
Via Flaminia, 491
Via Formellese Nord, Km 390
Via Francesco Saverio Nitti, 1
Via Gaspare Gozzi, 103
Via Gian Giacomo Porro, 13C
Via Giovanni Giolitti, 243
Via Girolamo Variola, 14, 00155 Roma RM, Italy
Via John F. Kennedy, 86
Via Lanuvio, 25
Via Laurentina, 665bc
Via Leone XIII, 352
Via Luchino dal Verme, 173
Via Maffeo Pantaleoni, 5
Via Marche, 58
Via Olindo Malagodi, 9
Via Ormisda, 5, 00165 Roma RM, Italy
Via Oslavia, 24
Via Pellegrino Matteucci, 11
Via Pietro Frattini, 142
Via Po, 3a
Via Pontina, 379, 00128 Roma RM, Italy
Via Pontina, 407
Via Quirino Majorana, 261/263
Via S. Vincenzo de' Paoli, 15, 00152 Roma RM, Italy
Via Salaria, 413
Via Salaria, 713
Via Sardegna, 30
Via Sardegna, 38
Via Sardegna, 51
Via Sicilia, 36
Via Teodorico, 48, 00162 Roma RM, Italy
Via Teulada, 57-59
Via Tiburtina Valeria, KM 21
Via Tiburtina, 728
Via Tiburtina, 905
Via Tiburtina, 984
Via Tuscolana, 1055
Via Tuscolana, 1530-1546
Via Tuscolana, 503D
Via Tuscolana, 925
Via Valerico Laccetti, 35
Via Vincenzo Lamaro, 30 c, 00173 Roma RM, Italy
Via Vittorio Veneto, 191
Via Zoe Fontana, 220
Viale Carso, 50, 00195 Roma RM, Italy
Viale degli Ammiragli, 109
Viale del Caravaggio, 113B
Viale del Galoppatoio, 33
Viale del Pattinaggio, 100
Viale del Tintoretto, 400
Viale della Primavera, 19
Viale della Repubblica, 10A
Viale della Stazione Prenestina, 8
Viale Europa, 321
Viale Regina Margherita, 208
Viale Shakespeare, 43
Via Galvani, 57

Rome Guide

Car Hire

The Italian capital city of Rome is one of the most visited tourist locations in the world. More than 2,000 years of history are epitomised in archaeological sites such as the Colosseum, the Forum Romanum and the Pantheon. The Vatican Museums and the Spanish Steps are among other abundant attractions visited by millions every year. Rome’s prime position on the country’s western coastline is ideal for exploring the area with a self-drive vehicle.

Who to Book With
As is to be expected for one of Europe’s principal cities, all the global car rental suppliers are represented here as well as quite a few local ones. Avis, Sixt and Hertz are among firms with service depots in the city. Local suppliers include National’s Italian partner Maggiore and Rentissimo. Offices are dotted around the city and in prime locations including the main railway station and Fiumicino Airport. People wishing to ensure they are able to get their chosen vehicle can book online in advance.

Best time to go
The months between May and late September are when Rome is resplendent in all its glory. In July and August temperatures are constantly above 30°C. High humidity and a massive influx of international visitors during these two months make sightseeing a bit of an ordeal and it is probably better to arrive in Rome either before or just after this peak period.

Need to Know Essentials
Those collecting rental cars in the city need to produce the following items:

- A driver’s license or a current International Driving Permit
- A second form of photographic id, preferably a passport
- A hard copy of your booking confirmation
- The credit card used when making the reservation

Our FAQ's provide further information.

Driving
The streets of Rome are not the easiest to drive on as they are very busy and this is compounded by the style of local drivers. City authorities sometimes introduce restrictions linked to car number plates which stop drivers taking them into certain areas on selected days. These rules are changed regularly.

Parking spaces in the central parts of the city are mostly limited to residents with official permits. There are covered garages which charge around €1.50 for the first hour and then €1 for each subsequent one. Apart from the one near Rome’s central rail station these are a little hard to find.

Rome is best explored on foot or by public transport. Car hire is best for daytrips or longer excursions around the surrounding region. The A90 is the ring road around the city and it in turn links to motorways for locations such as Civitavecchia, Naples, Tivoli, L'Aquila and the Adriatic coast. Motorway signs are green and ones on the main highways are blue. Motorists are required to keep dipped headlights on when using rural routes and in bad weather.

Please refer to our Guide to Italy for additional details about road conditions and regulations in the country.

Transport

Public transport in Rome is managed by ATAC which operates a network of metro lines, trams, buses and suburban trains that covers all parts of the city. Transport runs from 05:00 to as late as 02:00 on the metro lines. Buses and, on weekday rush hours, metro trains can get quite crowded. For city trips, it is better to take advantage of this integrated network and save car hires for trips farther afield.

Tickets for public transport need to be purchased prior to travel and are available from any shop, café or kiosk displaying a T (for Tabacchi) sign. There are also ticket machines at metro stations. People traveling by metro need to get their tickets stamped. Inspectors on all forms of public transport randomly check tickets and passengers without a valid one for their journeys face on-the-spot penalties of €50.

Trains
Rome has 10 railway stations. Roma Termini is the main one and is just a 500ms walk from the Roman Forum. This station is the busiest in the country and has trains from cities such as Brindisi, Naples, Florence and Milan. A preserved segment of the 2,500-year-old Servian Wall is right outside the station. The station is also the centre of the city’s suburban network as there is a metro station in the building and a bus station at the front.

Buses and Trams
Buses are the cheapest option for getting around. Free maps are available for tourists and bus stops also display lists of destinations served. The tram network is not as comprehensive and most routes do not go right into the city centre.

Metro
Rome’s metro system has two fully operational lines which cross at Roma Termini. Construction work on additional lines is ongoing and city authorities open new sections to the public as and when they are completed.

Taxis
Taxis are plentiful in Rome and can be found at taxi ranks almost everywhere in the centre. The taxis are fitted with metres. Fares start with a set amount which varies with the time of day and then a fee for each kilometre travelled. Passengers boarding need to ensure they take licensed taxis with a sign on the roof and that the driver actually turns the metre on before setting off. Pronto Taxi is one of the larger taxi firms here and accepts telephone bookings on 6645.

Exploring

Rome is the ideal base for exploring seaside resorts on the Tyrrhenian Sea coastline, magnificent medieval castles and the ancient towns in the surrounding region of Lazio with a car rental. Every road that leads out of Rome leads to somewhere interesting. Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer residence on Lake Albano, Tivoli, Orvieto and Frascati are all within easy driving distance.

Recommended Drives

Villa d'Este - This is a marvellous Renaissance edifice surrounded by beautifully laid-out gardens. This villa in Tivoli is a UNESCO World Heritage site with highlights that include the Rometta fountain and intricate ceiling frescos.

Cerveteri - Noted for the remains of 2,500-year-old Etruscan necropolises, tombs and monuments. Cerveteri’s Banditaccia Necropolis is another of the regional UNESCO sites.

Lake Bracciano - Located inland from Cerveteri, the lake offers a picturesque setting to enjoy hiking, swimming, sailing and windsurfing. Fine dining and souvenir shopping in quaint lakeside towns are other enticements for making the trip to Bracciano.

Tyrrhenian seaside resorts - These are dotted along the length of coast to the west of Rome. Ostia and Fregene are the nearest and therefore the most crowded in summer. Heading south down the coast and passing through the town of Anzio eventually leads to a sheltered bay where beaches at Terracina and Sperlonga boast translucent seas.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    110 km/h
  • Language
    Italian
  • Popular car category
    Mini

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk 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?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

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).

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  • Dollar Rent a Car
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  • Leasys
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  • Alamo
  • Goldcar Key'n Go
  • Sicily by Car
  • Enterprise
  • Optimo Rent
  • JoyRent
  • Noleggiare
  • Drivalia
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  • Target Rent
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • SurPrice car rentals
  • B-Rent
  • Rhodium Car Rental
  • InterRent
  • FireFly Car Rental
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  • Sixt
  • Smile Rent
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  • Your Rent
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