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 Bologna 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 Bologna.
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 Bologna car rental.
Some car hire companies in Bologna which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Europcar and Hertz
On average a hire car in Bologna costs $55 per day.
The average price of fuel in Bologna is $9.99 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $120 and $160, depending on the car size.
Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bologna.
Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Guglielmo Marconi airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Goldcar Rental SP, SICILY BY CAR, Budget, Thrifty and Sixt.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car hire in Bologna costs $24 per day, on average.
In Bologna, cars are most frequently hired at Goldcar Rental SP Via del Triumvirato, 84 (6 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Bologna costs $385 per week ($55 per day).
On average a car hire in Bologna costs $1,651 per month ($55 per day).
Italian cities are very old and have many narrow lanes, which is why a compact car like a Fiat 500 is a good choice for cruising through the city when not so much space is needed. Such a small car will also require less gas, which is quite expensive in Europe, and will also fit into more parking spaces.
Speed limits are in km/h and must be adhered to at all times – even if other cars go faster. 50 km/h (31 mph) is allowed inside the city, unless otherwise indicated, and 90 km/h (56 mph) is allowed on rural roads (unless the road conditions are not good). On the highways, drivers can speed up to 130 km/h (80 mph) -- and remember to stay in the right lane, as the left one is used only for passing.
Petrol is quite pricey in Italy and the average liter of petrol costs around €1.63 (or $1.86, which is $7.44 per gallon). Petrolstations alongside the highway tend to be more expensive and stations inside the city often close at 10pm, so bear that in mind and refill ahead of time. Also note that usually you pay inside the station at the counter after the refill, and cards are widely accepted.
Street parking in Bologna is possible around the historic center (which is a ZTL and only people with a permit can enter) and is metered by the hour. It is advised to either choose from parking lots close to the historic center or ones further outside of the city.