Car rentals in Rome: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Rome whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around the region and park in front of the popular restaurants in Rome. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Rome. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Rome?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best packages Rome has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Rome.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Rome?
From budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget to global names like Ace and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Rome?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Rome. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over our table below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Rome||Cadillac XTS, Infiniti Q50, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups that need room for all their bags||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Rome?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Rome is 21. Please note, there might be an added charge if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category rentals. Read through the terms to determine what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Rome?
When cruising through Rome or the rest of the U.S. of A., you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, give some insurance on your rental, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Check your rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Rome rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for a gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your automobile. Use as much fuel as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually suggest that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit several clients all over Rome. You can cruise as much as you like without incurring additional charges. Make sure to read your policy to find out if there are mileage limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Rome adventure, be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect the car and be certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Rome rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Rome has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Rome.