Catania car hire

Catania car hire

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Catania, SI, Italy
25 Oct — 1 Nov
Same drop-off
Catania, SI, Italy
Mon 25/10
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Mon 1/11
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Catania car hire information

Pick-up locationCatania
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, SUV, Supplier choice
Hire locations91
Airport locations58
Popular agenciesB-Rent, INTERRENT , Goldcar Rental SP, Italy Car Rent, Target Italy

Cheap car hire in Catania

Economy£14/day
Compact£15/day
Intermediate£24/day
SUV£18/day
Mini£13/day
Passenger van£58/day
Supplier choice£14/day
Compact estate car£16/day
Compact SUV£17/day
Intermediate SUV£19/day
Intermediate estate car£38/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Catania car hire reviews and directory

From £9/dayRated no. 1
WowRent
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Catania
WowRent
Locations in Catania
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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From £8/dayRated no. 2
B-Rent
9.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Catania
B-Rent
Locations in Catania
  • 10
  • 10
  • 9
  • 10
  • 9
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From £17/dayRated no. 3
Alamo
9 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Catania
Alamo
Locations in Catania
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
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10.0 Excellent14 Jul 2018
The service was good and it was easy to pick up the car and drop it offThe car had so many damages on it
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From £22/dayRated no. 4
Sixt
8.5 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Catania
Sixt
Locations in Catania
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
6.4 Good14 Mar 2018
I didn’t like that they want you to take their insurance even though I bought insurance through Kayak. They pressure me on it for about 5 mins trying to convince me to pay more. I didn’t get the size car I paid for
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From £16/dayRated no. 5
Europcar
7.9 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Catania
Europcar
Locations in Catania
  • 8
  • 8.5
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent16 Oct 2016
It was nice to have a Wifi option, could be a bit less expensive however.staff was corteous and efficient.Lower cost options for the WiFi accessory would be nice, however a convenient option for sure.
5.2 Okay10 Oct 2016
2 hours to get the car!We did an upgrade to an Audi A3 cabrio. Excellent car! Giving the car back after was very fast and simple. Quick inspection and handed the key back. took less than 7 minutes!We had to wait 2 hours from when we arrived at the Europecar to finally get the car. The car they first wanted to give us had extremely wet seats like someone left eh roof opened while it rained for a long time. They said it would take 30 mins to change to another car as they needed to wash it, fill it with fuel. We got the car and it was night time so we couldn't really see. But the next morning we realised the car was very dirty, not washed at all. I took some photos and sent them an email. Never got a reply. We also had a problem with the roof and tried to call them once and was on hold for 30 mins and no-one answered.
6.4 Good7 Sep 2016
The staff in the car park where more accommodating and helpful than the staff at front desk.The sales pitch that goes on even after booking for extra insurance meant a simple pick up lasted almost an hour. The impression that I would have to cover the first 800 Euro's, even though I had requested extra insurance, the statement that I would still be charged for paperwork, and that I should invest in extra insurances. They also did not offer any flexibility in the drop off time.
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From £6/dayRated no. 6
INTERRENT
Most popular
Cheapest deal
7.4 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Catania
INTERRENT
Locations in Catania
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 9.3
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From £18/dayRated no. 7
Avis
7.4 Good (7 reviews)
2 locations in Catania
Avis
Locations in Catania
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 7.4
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10.0 Excellent27 Sep 2021
Lauraina in Milatza was absolutely wonderful. She was so helpful assisting us and making certain we were taken care of. Such a professional! Thank you very much!
5.9 Okay23 Aug 2021
On the rental location I was in line for more the a hour, I did the pre check on pick up on line, The was no directions to avoid the line and pick, After 23 hours of travel you need to go home not one more hour of line.
2.0 Mediocre26 Oct 2016
Charge me more than what was agreed and can not get them by phone
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From £11/dayRated no. 8
Thrifty
7.4 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Catania
Thrifty
Locations in Catania
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7
  • 6.6
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3.6 Mediocre28 Jul 2019
3+ hour wait, total dysfunction, reservation completely meaningless as we were given a car completely different from what we reserved.
10.0 Excellent9 Apr 2017
Great trip with a trustworthy carGreat car!!Agent did not tell us to bring the final gas receipt when we first rented car. Great otherwise.
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From £20/dayRated no. 9
Enterprise
6.8 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Catania
Enterprise
Locations in Catania
  • 7
  • 7
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  • 4.9
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From £14/dayRated no. 10
Italy Car Rent
6.6 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Catania
Italy Car Rent
Locations in Catania
  • 6.6
  • 6
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  • 6.6
  • 7.3
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3.6 Mediocre9 May 2019
nicer staff better quality cars and cleaner
From £12/dayRated no. 11
Hertz
6.5 Good (12 reviews)
4 locations in Catania
Hertz
Locations in Catania
  • 7.5
  • 6.8
  • 6.1
  • 5.8
  • 6.3
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5.2 Okay26 Oct 2019
Rental car counter added insurance and other charges we didn’t ask for. After a lengthy delay to return the car in Palermo, they charged us for an additional day.
2.0 Mediocre24 Aug 2017
No one answered the phone at Hertz in Catania for two days (these were weekdays). Another set of friends had the same experience. Our third couple waited over 3 hours for their car in Catania. I rented from Avis instead. Never again Hertz.
7.2 Good9 Jun 2017
Long queues but good serviceVery efficient and helpful staff- 5 star people-Admin fee for small damage was appalling. A 45 EUR problem had a 50EUR Euro admin fee= crazy /rip off -poor stock levels for automatics; forced to take a 7 seater
3.6 Mediocre28 May 2017
Terrible ExperienceWe had to wait hours at the rental counter just to get our car because the Hertz employees worked incredibly slow and didn't care at all about customer service.
3.2 Mediocre19 May 2017
The pick location did not have computer service so hand wrote everything which took us over an hour just to get the car. Then apparently they wrote in and later entered into the system that our pick up time was an 1.5hrs earlier then we actually picked up the car (e.g. they indicated we picked up the car at 0930 which was before our plane even landed). We didn't realize this until we dropped off which then put us outside of the 24hr range. At the drop off location we also had to wait in line over a half an hour for them to check out the car. By the time we got to the counter we were showing a drop off time of 11 am. Since we were showing dropping off the car 1.5 hr past the 24 cut off, the drop off location (dif from pick up) decided to charge us an extra day. HOWEVER a DAYs rental would've only been about $10 somehow they managed to charge us an extra $70 and after an hour of disputing the charge at the counter and almost missing our outbound flights we were told there was nothing they could do.
6.8 Good26 Sep 2016
sicily tourlove the car exterior was a little dirty, i didn't really care interior spotless employees very helpfulvery long wait in catania, well over an hour
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From £6/dayRated no. 12
Goldcar Rental SP
6.3 Good (15 reviews)
1 location in Catania
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Catania
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 6.6
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2.0 Mediocre29 Apr 2017
Making up additional chargesI made a reservation with Goldcar because they came up on Kayak as the cheapest option. Soon after arriving at the front desk in Catania, Sicily, I understood why: their business model is to make up for a low initial quote with additional charges. Their first step is to relentlessly push for you to buy extra insurance covering damages, which would have double the initial cost. The lady at the counter could not stop insisting on how crucial it was for me to buy this extra insurance, 'because you know, things here do happen -it's particularly bad to go around with a car in Sicily...'. If you arrive at the pick-up station without additional insurance, they move to step two: your car will be found with scratches and you will be charged extra. When I arrived, I found a guy returning his car who was extremely frustrated, staring at his car and shaking his head in disbelief. A Goldcar employee insisted that there were scratches on the front of the car, however, I could not possibly detect any. A supervisor called for verification only reinforced the claim. It was a surreal situation: four people staring at the car, with the employee filling up forms and charging the renter 250 Euro for a phantom damage that no picture could possibly document. I offered the renter to be a witness in future court proceedings. Only then the employee relented and dropped the case, but at that point, I was very worry about my own rental. I was given a paper recording no scratches on my car, so i spent the next 30 minutes scrutinising the car and found a few faint traces that no doubt would have turned into charges. Then I spent the rest of the holiday worrying about the moment I would return the car. Never again.
From £14/dayRated no. 13
Budget
5.6 Okay (14 reviews)
2 locations in Catania
Budget
Locations in Catania
  • 7.4
  • 6
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6.0 Good29 Dec 2019
Could have been a little friendlier and explain more nicely. The charged me twice the rate of the insurance and whatever budget office told me in the us didn’t Applied in the airport. They could have been more Accommodated and helpful
5.2 Okay31 Aug 2019
Waited in line about 3 hour, and then, budget manager, simply deceived me, twice, hidding taxes, fees and surchages and misled me on payment saying that this twice big amount is not a rental cost, but only an insurance deposit for the duration of the car rental.
9.2 Excellent15 May 2019
No problems in actual car collection or drop off.It was difficult to find the Budget collection area as there are many companies on top of each other.
6.4 Good9 Apr 2018
The chaos of Catania airport. There were a gazillion people there. The price was substantially more than I had expected to pay and the car was much larger as well (a real van!) which made driving in some areas a bit stressful.
10.0 Excellent28 Jun 2017
The car was great, impeccably clean and very new. The staff extremely helpful and friendly, with great knowledge of Sicily. They gave us great recommendations on places to visit! We extended our rental for another day, over the telephone, very easily. Good english spoken. Overall, highly recommended!
4.0 Okay18 Sep 2016
Having rented many cars in the US, this was by far the slowest and overly complicated experience. It took over an hour and a half from arriving at the desk to finally receive car. They would only let the person who's name is on the reservation be the primary driver and pay for the car. Once I explained I made the reservation for my father who was standing with me with a valid driver's license and I would not be driving, they finally added him as a secondary driver for a $250 euro fee (which we got down to $125 and just accepted because we just wanted to get out of there). She kept taking the time to upsell us and not tell us the price impact until asked. Overall, it was just an extremely painful and slow process to just receive a car I had reserved weeks prior. I will not be returning or recommending Budget for future car rental needs in Catania.
5.2 Okay8 Sep 2016
You fool me.The car was new.You show me a picture with sedan (with small letters you write smart four for) but I got an Yaris.
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From £8/dayRated no. 14
Dollar
4.4 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Catania
Dollar
Locations in Catania
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 6
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2.0 Mediocre7 Jun 2017
I Made a reservation for one price I ended paying 50% moreNorhingWe had to wait almost 2 hours for the car The car was extremely dirty, full of dust and hairs We reserved for €420 we ended paying €650 without insurance, just local taxes..... they told us, we even have the car full of diesel if we didn't would be €159 more We reserved a Mercedes we were given a ford. Not luxury at all.
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From £19/dayRated no. 15
NOLEGGIARE
4 Okay (3 reviews)
2 locations in Catania
NOLEGGIARE
Locations in Catania
  • 6
  • 4.6
  • 2.6
  • 2.6
  • 4
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From £7/dayRated no. 16
Firefly
4 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Catania
Firefly
Locations in Catania
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
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Sunnycars
8 locations in Catania
Sunnycars
Locations in Catania
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From £12/day
keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Catania
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Catania
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From £14/day
MAGGIORE
4 locations in Catania
MAGGIORE
Locations in Catania
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MEGADRIVE
4 locations in Catania
MEGADRIVE
Locations in Catania
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Free2Move
3 locations in Catania
Free2Move
Locations in Catania
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From £7/day
Rhodium
3 locations in Catania
Rhodium
Locations in Catania
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From £9/day
Target Italy
3 locations in Catania
Target Italy
Locations in Catania
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GREEN MOTION
2 locations in Catania
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Catania
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From £15/day
LOCAUTO
2 locations in Catania
LOCAUTO
Locations in Catania
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From £23/day
Target Rent a Car
2 locations in Catania
Target Rent a Car
Locations in Catania
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YourRent
2 locations in Catania
YourRent
Locations in Catania
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AbbyCar Car Rentals
1 location in Catania
AbbyCar Car Rentals
Locations in Catania
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AcaRent
1 location in Catania
AcaRent
Locations in Catania
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Auto Center Rent Car
1 location in Catania
Auto Center Rent Car
Locations in Catania
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AutoEurope
1 location in Catania
AutoEurope
Locations in Catania
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Automania
1 location in Catania
Automania
Locations in Catania
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From £11/day
Autovia
1 location in Catania
Autovia
Locations in Catania
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Car Italy
1 location in Catania
Car Italy
Locations in Catania
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Car Motion
1 location in Catania
Car Motion
Locations in Catania
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From £6/day
Car2Move
1 location in Catania
Car2Move
Locations in Catania
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From £8/day
Centauro
1 location in Catania
Centauro
Locations in Catania
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From £14/day
Ecovia
1 location in Catania
Ecovia
Locations in Catania
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Elite Rent A Car
1 location in Catania
Elite Rent A Car
Locations in Catania
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FLIZZR
1 location in Catania
FLIZZR
Locations in Catania
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Holiday Autos
1 location in Catania
Holiday Autos
Locations in Catania
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From £13/day
JoyRent
1 location in Catania
JoyRent
Locations in Catania
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Leasys Rent
1 location in Catania
Leasys Rent
Locations in Catania
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Morini Rent
1 location in Catania
Morini Rent
Locations in Catania
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From £31/day
National
1 location in Catania
National
Locations in Catania
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NU Car
1 location in Catania
NU Car
Locations in Catania
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From £9/day
OptimoRent
1 location in Catania
OptimoRent
Locations in Catania
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Prime Rent Exclusive
1 location in Catania
Prime Rent Exclusive
Locations in Catania
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Rental Plus
1 location in Catania
Rental Plus
Locations in Catania
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Right Cars
1 location in Catania
Right Cars
Locations in Catania
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From £12/day
SICILY BY CAR
1 location in Catania
SICILY BY CAR
Locations in Catania
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From £16/day
SKA Rent
1 location in Catania
SKA Rent
Locations in Catania
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Smile Rent
1 location in Catania
Smile Rent
Locations in Catania
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From £15/day
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
1 location in Catania
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Catania
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Viaggiare Rent
1 location in Catania
Viaggiare Rent
Locations in Catania
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From £16/day
Win Rent
1 location in Catania
Win Rent
Locations in Catania
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Woodford
1 location in Catania
Woodford
Locations in Catania
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83 travellers who hired a car in Catania gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car hire locations in or near Catania

Good to know

Most popular agency

INTERRENT

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£17/day

Good deal

£12/day

When to book a car hire in Catania

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Catania

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Catania car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Catania.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Catania car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Catania

  • Have you ever dreamed of seeing a volcano? With a hire car, you could easily drive to Mount Etna from Catania and see a volcano in person. Having a car available would make visiting the Valley of the Temples and many other sites a simple day trip from Catania as well.
  • Can’t wait to start your vacation in Sicily? Well, if you are renting a car and arriving at Catania–Fontanarossa Airport, you will find the hire counters in the lobby on the ground floor of the main terminal.
  • Timid drivers should know that driving in Sicily -- and in Italy in general -- can get rather overwhelming. Drivers will frequently change lanes, swerve in front of each other, and squeeze themselves into the smallest of parking spots. However, the driving here still remains on the safe side and is by no means abnormal in comparison to big city driving. Still, drivers used to a slower pace may be intimidated at first. If you are worried, simply drive defensively and stay aware of what the cars around you are doing and you should have no problem.
  • Catania’s rush hour traffic is by no means the monster that is seen in larger cities; however, during peak hours it isn’t to be underestimated. In the morning, rush hour starts as early as 7:00 a.m. and typically lasts till 9:00 a.m., while in the evening it goes from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The main avenues to avoid during these times are Via Vincenzo Giuffrida in the downtown area and Viale Odorico Da Pordenone.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Catania for £12 or less
  • Book your car hire in Catania at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Catania are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Catania

  • Some car hire companies in Catania which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Hertz and Europcar

  • On average a hire car in Catania costs £17 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Target Italy (£10/day), Italy Car Rent (£10/day) and Goldcar Rental SP (£10/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Goldcar Rental SP Via Fontanarossa, 20 95121 (3 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Catania is £5.34 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £64 and £85, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Catania.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Fontanarossa airport include INTERRENT, SICILY BY CAR, Goldcar Rental SP, Sixt, Budget, Centauro, NOLEGGIARE, Hertz, Italy Car Rent and MAGGIORE.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Fontanarossa airport to off-airport locations include INTERRENT, SICILY BY CAR, Goldcar Rental SP, Sixt, Budget, NOLEGGIARE, Hertz, Italy Car Rent, MAGGIORE and Europcar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Mini car hire in Catania costs £11 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Catania costs £12 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Catania costs £19 per day, on average.

  • In Catania, cars are most frequently hired at INTERRENT Fontanarossa Airport (3 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Catania costs £120 per week (£17 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Catania costs £512 per month (£17 per day).

  • Compact cars and sedans are by far the best option for driving in Catania. Larger vehicles like SUVs and trucks are at a severe disadvantage and as a result are quite rare to see on the road. Smaller SUVs are an option but, compared to a compact, they are still at a disadvantage when it comes to streetside parking.

  • Italy as a whole sets national speed limits as opposed to state limits as is common in the United States. This standardization makes it easy for foreign visitors and locals alike, as there are few questions when it comes to what speeds are allowed in what areas. Some of the typical speed limits drivers will see are 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas and 90 km/h (56 mph) on local roads, while major highways tend to keep their speed limits at 130 km/h (80 mph) and minor highways are set to 110 km/h (68 mph).

  • Average petrol prices in Catania are around €1.60 ($1.83) per liter which is a fairly standard price for Italy. And for those who prefer by the gallon prices, this comes out to €6.05 ($6.93) per gallon.

  • Parking in Catania is similar to most large cities in Sicily in that streetside parking in downtown areas can be a battle. There is limited parking in the central cores of most Italian cities, and Catania is no exception. However, parking garages and lots are available and they provide a great option for drivers in the city.