Cheapest car hire in Sicily

Top tips when hiring a car in Sicily

  • Drive on the RIGHT-hand side of the road in Sicily, the steering wheel is on the left side of the car
  • The A18 and A20 are toll roads in Sicily, always carry small amounts of cash (EUR) pay tolls in Sicily
  • The drink-drive limit in Sicily is 50mg (0.05% BAC) just like mainland Italy
  • The minimum age to hire a car in Sicily is 21, expect to pay a young driver surcharge if under 25
  • The Fiat 500 convertible is one of the most popular car hire models in Sicily
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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Sicily

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    50km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    90km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    110-130km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    EUR  1.44/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    EUR €

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.0/10)

James

UK

8/10
We planned to h

We planned to hire a car for a few days whilst staying in Sicily to explore further afield. Wish we had arranged for the whole week from the airport as was a lot cheaper than expected and very useful to have a hire car in Sicily.

16/11/2019
Caroline

Ireland

8/10
Picked the car

Picked the car up from Europcar and it was what we had booked. The guy at the desk was helpful and gave us maps and also recommended a few places worth visiting.

22/07/2019
Amanda

Scotland

6/10
Only stayed in

Only stayed in Trapani for 2 days but what I did see was nice - not an area I had considered visiting before but I may do again!

05/06/2019

Compare car rental agents in Sicily

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Locauto
53
8.2/10
48,798
€ 15.56
€ 21.01
€ 47.09
€ 41.58
 Enterprise
50
7.9/10
6,101
€ 16.42
€ 24.92
€ 37.53
€ 69.39
 Alamo
38
7.8/10
20,365
€ 13.57
€ 21.66
€ 35.58
€ 65.43
 Sixt
36
7.8/10
11,981
€ 21.27
€ 25.70
€ 44.70
€ 107.99
 Leasys
105
7.7/10
69,725
€ 13.56
€ 21.87
€ 38.10
€ 37.53
 Ecovia
55
7.4/10
73,671
€ 16.12
€ 20.77
€ 34.52
€ 141.11
 Keddy by europcar
42
7.4/10
19,206
€ 20.24
€ 31.77
€ 106.87
 Autovia
55
7.3/10
15,049
€ 15.56
€ 21.00
€ 121.33
 Hertz
190
7.2/10
192,850
€ 13.96
€ 17.01
 Europcar
177
7.1/10
279,128
€ 19.58
€ 29.01
€ 33.45
€ 46.81
 Sicily by car
52
6.8/10
96,604
€ 15.55
€ 20.26
€ 21.88
€ 153.59
 Noleggiare
30
6.7/10
21,626
€ 17.96
€ 24.98
€ 52.61
€ 84.99
 Budget
123
6.4/10
133,678
€ 14.94
€ 23.06
€ 37.17
€ 71.99
 Maggiore
140
6.3/10
140,369
€ 20.02
€ 26.68
€ 40.33
€ 173.82
 Avis
202
6.2/10
88,005
€ 20.64
€ 29.88
€ 41.23
€ 106.21

Car rental agent statistics in Sicily

  • 9.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
    AUTOVIA
  • 2.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    MAGGIORE
  • 1,243,860
    Total number of reviews in
    Sicily
  • 197
    Most Locations in Sicily:
    AVIS
  • 21
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 33
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Sicily

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Sicily

Car rental price statistics in Sicily

  • € 82.04
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 8612.65
    Highest daily price:
    Jaguar F-Pace
  • 15,408
    Total cars available
     
  • 974
    Most popular model:
    Fiat 500L
  • 258
    Location with most cars:
    Sicily - Catania Airport - Fontanarossa
  • € 11.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GREEN MOTION - Modena - Railway Station

FAQs about car hire in Sicily

How much does it cost to hire a car in Sicily?

Car hire in Sicily starts from just €11.70 per day for a (mini) class car from Green motion. The average price to hire a car in Sicily is just €89.80 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Sicily is a Jaguar F-Pace car for a (premium elite) class from Autovia costing €8612.70 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Sicily?

We often have special offers on car hire in Sicily including free additional drivers, for example, Ecovia is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Verona - Train Station for €14.88 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Sicily?

Car hire prices in Sicily are kept low thanks to the 30 car hire companies across the country. With over 423 car hire locations and 172,744 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Sicily.

Who is the best car hire company in Sicily?

Based on over 1,243,860 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Sicily Is Hertz who score on average 7.2/10 across all locations in Sicily.

What is the most popular car hire location in Sicily?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Sicily is Sicily - Catania Airport - Fontanarossa with 24 car hire companies and 258 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Sicily?

Current fuel prices in Sicily are €1.44/ltr for petrol and €1.33/ltr for diesel as of 6 April 2020, it’ll cost on average €58 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €53 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Sicily?

Speed limits in Sicily are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 110-130 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Sicily?

Green motion is the cheapest car hire company in Sicily offering a (mini) class car such as the Smart Fortwo for as little as €81.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Sicily?

The most popular car hire category in Sicily is the Fiat 500L available from 16 car hire companies in over 380 locations.

Most popular car hire locations in Sicily

Hiring a car in Sicily

Car hire companies in Sicily include class-leading rental agents such as Avis, Hertz and Thrifty. Sicily has 2 airports, both offering a wide range of rental car options from leading companies including Budget, Europcar and Sixt. Appearing as a football at the end of the boot-shaped Italian mainland, Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. It’s location makes it one of the most culturally diverse places in Europe being the closest major land mass to north Africa.

Sicily Mini Guide

If the country of Italy is shaped like a boot then the island of Sicily would be the football it is kicking. This is a wonderful place to go on walking or cycling tours. You can even take out a yacht for the day to see what island clusters such as the Aeolian and the Pelagie have to offer. Sicily is one of Italy’s 20 regions and it is an incredibly varied island which has mountains and beaches as well as other islands surrounding it.

Although Sicily is considered part of Italy it has a language all of its own -Sicilian. This dialect is made up of Italian, Roman and French among other influences and reflects the diverse history of Sicily, as the island had been settled by the Greeks, the Romans and the Spanish, to name but a few, over various points in time. These settlements have left their marks, making Sicily a fascinating place to visit if you are interested in archaeology. Don’t miss the Syracuse national park with its incredible Roman amphitheatre, or Kamarina, the ancient Greek city which was built almost 600 years before Christ was born. Sicilian cuisine is very special too; try the freshly caught fish dishes.

Visitors to Sicily will also certainly want to make the journey to see the incredible active volcano of Mount Etna where active lava flows. But Mount Etna at 3323 metres is not even the highest peak on Sicily – that accolade goes to Mount Lauro. All of our hire cars in Sicily comes with air conditioning which is a relief as the island gets very hot in the summer. Alternatively plan your trip for autumn or spring when the island is beautiful and the climate is a bit more manageable.

Sicily Factfile

  • Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and approximately 5 million people live there.
  • It has an active volcano, Mount Etna which is in an almost constant state of activity.
  • A coppola which is a type of flat cap is commonly regarded as a symbol of Sicilian heritage.
  • Sicily has a classic Mediterranean climate, with long hot summers and mild winters.
  • Italian is Sicily's official language, however about 70% of inhabitants speak Sicilian.

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Fuel Prices in Sicily

  • Price of petrol in Sicily in April

    € 1.44/Ltr

    ($ 1.76/Ltr | 1.44/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Sicily in April

    € 1.33/Ltr

    ($ 1.63/Ltr | 1.33/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Sicily in April

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 57.60  ($ 70.54) | € 53.20  ($ 65.15)
Compact € 57.60  ($ 70.54) | € 53.20  ($ 65.15)
Full Size € 72.00  ($ 88.17) | € 66.50  ($ 81.43)
SUV € 86.40  ($ 105.80) | € 79.80  ($ 97.72)
Carrier € 100.80  ($ 123.44) | € 93.10  ($ 114.01)

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Should I hire a car in Sicily?

Whilst public transport in Sicily is generally very good, hiring a car offers unrivalled freedom to explore beyond the bus route and outside of timetabled hours. Whilst you can get away without a rental car in Sicily, for the relative ease of travelling at your own pace and following your own path, the cost of hiring a car in Sicily will soon start to pay for itself.

Speaking of cost, with daily car hire prices from under 10 EUR per day, it's hardly a major investment and the cost of public transport or taxi rides could soon make car hire in Sicily look very cheap.

Is it safe to drive in Sicily?

It sure is, little different to driving in Italy which whilst entirely safe, may require a little adjustment from what you are used to. Don't be alarmed to hear horns honking, it's just the way they do things in Italy.