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Messina Car Rental Mini Guide

Messina is the third largest city in Sicily. It is located on the northeast corner of the island and is opposite the town of Villa San Giovanni on the mainland of Italy. As well as car rentals, there are regular ferries and hydrofoils across to the mainland, if you wish to get there from Italy. You can also use the long-distance coach or rail services from Italy. If you are travelling from further afield Catania Airport is nearest to Messina from which you could pick up your rental car. 

Cheapest car hire in Messina

Fiat Panda

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.39 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 226.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |

Citroen C1

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.39 EUR/day
Citroen C1

7 Days rental at 226.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |

Citroen C3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.37 EUR/day
Citroen C3

7 Days rental at 247.60 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.73 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 299.13 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.90 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 300.36 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |

Opel Mokka

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.91 EUR/day
Opel Mokka

7 Days rental at 342.43 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.09 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 343.66 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |

Fiat 500 Convertible

4 Adults, 2 Doors

From 50.93 EUR/day
Fiat 500 Convertible

7 Days rental at 356.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen T-Roc

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.89 EUR/day
Volkswagen T-Roc

7 Days rental at 370.24 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  • Messina car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in Messina including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from SICILY BY CAR.

Useful to know about Messina

  • Messina is the third largest Sicilian city.
  • It was founded by the Greeks in the 8th century BC.
  • Originally the city was called Zancle.
  • It’s the closest city to the Italian mainland.
  • The city’s wealth was founded on the agriculture of the area.


Popular car hire destinations in Messina

Best car rental companies in Messina

based on 3598 reviews
12 min (average wait time)
No.2: HERTZ,
based on 2066 reviews
15 min (average wait time)
No.3: AVIS,
based on 1044 reviews
18 min (average wait time)

Messina car hire information

  • 7.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Europcar Corporate
  • € 226.73
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 32.39
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 11
    Most Popular Type:
  • 3
    Most popular model:
    Jeep Renegade
  • 46
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire in Messina

January€ 69
February€ 51
March€ 60
April€ 63
May€ 69
June€ 80
July€ 93
August€ 101
September€ 86
October€ 68
November€ 60
December€ 87
January€ 62
February€ 46
March€ 49
April€ 59
May€ 63
June€ 71
July€ 88
August€ 96
September€ 81
October€ 59
November€ 53
December€ 78
January€ 191
February€ 149
March€ 116
April€ 121
May€ 174
June€ 195
July€ 170
August€ 223
September€ 205
October€ 205
November€ 192
December€ 207
January€ 106
February€ 63
March€ 74
April€ 88
May€ 92
June€ 119
July€ 116
August€ 127
September€ 104
October€ 88
November€ 98
December€ 112
January€ 267
January€ 43
February€ 36
March€ 37
April€ 39
May€ 43
June€ 56
July€ 70
August€ 76
September€ 64
October€ 45
November€ 41
December€ 52
January€ 187
February€ 127
March€ 81
April€ 139
May€ 125
June€ 157
July€ 218
August€ 240
September€ 182
October€ 172
November€ 157
December€ 139
January€ 84
February€ 54
March€ 68
April€ 58
May€ 61
June€ 77
July€ 92
August€ 102
September€ 96
October€ 73
November€ 59
December€ 104

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

FAQs about car hire in Messina

How much does car hire in Messina cost?

Car hire in Messina costs as little as €32.40 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €50.80 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €394.10 per day from MAGGIORE for a Mercedes Vito.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Messina?

4 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Messina, including AVIS, HERTZ, EUROPCAR, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Messina?

None of the car hire companies in Messina are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Messina?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Europcar Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Messina with a score of 7.0/10

with Hertz EMEA Corporate rated second best with a score of 6.9/10


How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Messina?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Messina is €299.13 per week from SICILY BY CAR.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Messina?

The cheapest car hire company in Messina is SICILY BY CAR, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Fiat Panda available from as little as €226.73 per week.

How much is fuel in Messina?

You can expect to pay €1.701/ltr of petrol and €1.858/ltr of diesel in Messina. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Messina?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Messina with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, MAGGIORE, SICILY BY CAR as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Messina?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini and Standard class rental cars in Messina.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Messina?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Messina, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Messina is €356.52 per week from SICILY BY CAR for a Fiat 500 Convertible.

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Messina?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Messina at the moment, however SICILY BY CAR rates start from just €226.73 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €226.73 from SICILY BY CAR in Sicily - City Centre - Messina or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Messina?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Messina is €226.80 per week with an average price of €355.60 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Messina

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Messina

  • Sicily by car (tel: 0039 090 240 1364 / +3457512677)
  • Avis (tel: 090679150)
  • Hertz (tel: 090 344424)
  • Europcar (tel: 39 090 2922652)
  • Maggiore (tel: (39) 090-679150)
  • Leasys (tel: 00390909198430)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Messina

  • Sicily by car (Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 7 , Messina, 98122)
  • Avis (Via Garibaldi, 231, Messina, 98122)
  • Hertz (Via. G. Garibaldi 128, Messina, Messina, 98122)
  • Europcar (VIA CROCE ROSSA, 15, MESSINA, 98124)
  • Maggiore (Via V. Emanuele 11, 75, Messina, Sicily, 98122)
  • Leasys (Via Vittorio Emanuele 16-17, Messina, Sicily, MS)

Car hire company ratings in Messina

  • Europcar: Rated 7.0/10 from 385 reviews
  • Hertz EMEA : Rated 6.9/10 from 237 reviews
  • Avis Europe: Rated 6.8/10 from 149 reviews
  • Sicily by Car: Rated 6.6/10 from 1288 reviews
  • Leasys: Rated 6.4/10 from 686 reviews
  • Maggiore: Rated 6.3/10 from 391 reviews

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