Palermo car hire

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Palermo, SI, Italy
4 Nov — 11 Nov
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Palermo, SI, Italy
Thu 4/11
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Thu 11/11
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Pick-up locationPalermo
Hire locations83
Airport locations41

Palermo car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Firefly
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Palermo
Firefly
Locations in Palermo
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Rated no. 2
MAGGIORE
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Palermo
MAGGIORE
Locations in Palermo
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From $27/dayRated no. 3
Europcar
9.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Palermo
Europcar
Locations in Palermo
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  • 9.3
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10.0 Excellent12 Sep. 2019
The staff was very helpful, they explained everything in the details.
From $30/dayRated no. 4
Avis
8.8 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Palermo
Avis
Locations in Palermo
  • 8.6
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5.9 Okay26 Sep. 2021
Rented a Mercedes A-3 at the Palermo Airport. Pick up process was chaotic as in normal in Italy. I read that you want to make sure you have sufficient damage coverage so that you don't have to fight with them if something happens to the car. When I rented the car on line, I was directed to Allianz where I purchased trip insurance and car rental damage and theft coverage for $77 with a maximum benefit of $75,000. When I picked up the car at the airport, the agent told me I had no insurance coverage. I ended up purchasing the super damage waiver and a few other extra coverages ( probably not needed) which I now determine to be about $225 so the whole insurance coverage cost me about $300 while the cost to rent the car for a week was $500. Also, the Kayak estimate showed estimated taxes, fees and surcharges at $140 but the road tax and surcharges were $160 plus a 22% VAT of another $205. So what I expect to be a total rental cost of $830 ended up being $1135. Despite the pricing issues, the car was great and the drop off process was easy.
9.2 Excellent23 Jun. 2017
PalermoFriendly staff. Excellent rate. Thought collection was a ride away but in fact just a few yards from Terminal. Car in good condition. Damage noted without me needing to. But actually car looked without blemish.Hire was in dollars. Charged in euros without discussion. Made it harder to check the rate was right and two currency conversions. One at a rate not of my choosing.
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From $55/dayRated no. 5
Sixt
8.2 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Palermo
Sixt
Locations in Palermo
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  • 6.6
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7.6 Good31 Aug. 2020
An obvious note on the website that says online full insurance is much cheaper than purchasing on the day. The high cost was unexpected, but I felt necessary, since I was driving in Sicily where no one follows road rules. Other than that, the experience was smooth and the car was lovely.
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Rated no. 6
keddy by Europcar
7.6 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Palermo
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Palermo
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From $20/dayRated no. 7
GREEN MOTION
6.9 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Palermo
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Palermo
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From $27/dayRated no. 8
Hertz
Most popular
6.7 Good (8 reviews)
3 locations in Palermo
Hertz
Locations in Palermo
  • 7.7
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  • 6.2
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3.6 Mediocre27 Aug. 2018
Same as above, misleading informationThe man who got our car was kind and niceOffice closed and yet you can book your drop-off
4.4 Okay10 Jan. 2018
The windshield washer did not work. The car was all scratched up.
10.0 Excellent11 Nov. 2017
Easy pick up, nice staffPerson very nice explained most of itDid not tell me that the tank was not full
7.6 Good2 Oct. 2016
Got the job donePick up was easy. Car was clean. Although pricy the availability of portable wifi worked very well in lieu of GPSDrop off was rather disorganized. Took awhile.
2.0 Mediocre25 Sep. 2016
Charging an extra day for two minutesThe car was nice to say at leastYou charged me an extra day because the employee took too long to check the car and do the paper work. I was told there is a 30minute reserve and then I get slammed by an extra €50. That's ridiculous. Do you have any respect for the customers? Why did the person at the rental told me I had a 30min cushion when I get screwed over at the end anyway?
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From $31/dayRated no. 9
Budget
4.8 Okay (9 reviews)
2 locations in Palermo
Budget
Locations in Palermo
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6.0 Good31 Oct. 2019
Convenient location to pick up and drop offThere were so many hidden fees including location fee and road fees. My two day 70 euro rental somehow turned into 220 euro after i was pretty much forced to take the full coverage.
2.0 Mediocre11 Sep. 2019
Nothing they so called upgraded me in to a Mercedes minivan which was ugly and not fun to ride inI was charged for a scratch on the car which I didn’t do I took videos and pictures when I dropped it off I got to Rome and they charged me 1300! Which my rental was only 245 I’m beyond PO!
4.0 Okay24 Sep. 2018
Horrible drop-offThe car was ok.The car was not clean and full of scratches and bumps. There was a small bump in the rear door that was not marked in the check list.
4.4 Okay19 Jan. 2017
ripp off by palermo, italy airport budget rent offsubject: Contract no. 72967895 o. Complain To whom it may concern: I made an reservation with #43733087us6 for 3 days for the amount the of $75 on a small car (reservation is attached) . Upon our arrival Budget agent: " do you want to upgrade the car". we replied: No. we have already booked 4 door Citroen according to our reservation. Budget agent: " No. you have 2 door car with manual transmission. and if you want to upgrade must pay 8Euro per day". and she insiste. we had to accepted. Because, at that time I had no other option. so we by force agreed to upgrade the car to a 4 door small car for 8 euro per day extra. Budget agent: also convinced us to get extra insurance to cover our 1000 euro deductible for total of 28 euro for 3 days. we asked her: then how much would be the total. Budget agent: 65 euro(3 days rent incl. tax) + 24 euro(car upgrade) + 28 euro(ins. coverage for 1000 euro deductible) = 117 euro with tax around 130 euro she said. On Jan 18th before we returning the car we fill up the car with gas. But, at the returning point the budget agent said; According to our calculation 5 more liter gas must be added into your bill. we were very surprised by the final bill of euro 278.49 and he told us to go to the office inside the terminal. so we went in and there was a Budget agent who did not know anything about the contract and even a conversion of the currency from Dollar to euro and said that he must investigate and will let us know soon. no news until now, It is very clear in our contract which is attached , please be inform that i am not approving any charges to my citi bank card until we settle the matter. Thank you for your prompt attention. Faezeh amiri
2.0 Mediocre2 Oct. 2016
Budget took advantage of me, LOTS OF HIDDEN FEES!!The car was clean, and new.Very poor communication, as to a few users on here, i signed up thinking i was going to pay $200 for a week with a car and insurance from Allianz, but that was sadly not the case. Once i arrived, i was greeted with $300 of additional fees, Including VAT, city tax (which the rental said was already paid for when i checked out), and also a destination fee given i was not returning at the same spot, ($65). None of this was mentioned when i booked the car! To top it off, they had the nerve to give me a car with 3/4 of a tank (marked full) and have you agree to the policy of $65 to fill up the tank at the end of the rental if it is not exactly full. Ridiculous. Then Avis recommended we purchase an additional $40/day of insurance to ensure our deductible ($1000) is not put into jeopardy if we get into an accident. Just insane. SO in summary, i got a car with 3/4 tank of gas (marked full). Was supposed to pay $200 with insurance taxes fees for 5 days, ended up paying $600+. STAY AWAY!! SCAM!!
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From $22/dayRated no. 10
SICILY BY CAR
4.8 Okay (1 review)
5 locations in Palermo
SICILY BY CAR
Locations in Palermo
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4.8 Okay25 Aug. 2018
Simple drop apart from no petrol station near the airport.Booked a VW Golf, then we were asked if we wanted the Golf to pay an extra premium for it. Ended up with a Dacia Sandero. Awful car to drive. Wanted a car we were used to handling in a foreign country. the car handled poorly and was very clunky.
From $40/dayRated no. 11
Italy Car Rent
4 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Palermo
Italy Car Rent
Locations in Palermo
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Rated no. 12
Ecovia
2.8 Mediocre (1 review)
3 locations in Palermo
Ecovia
Locations in Palermo
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Sunnycars
11 locations in Palermo
Sunnycars
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Autovia
4 locations in Palermo
Autovia
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Free2Move
3 locations in Palermo
Free2Move
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Leasys Rent
3 locations in Palermo
Leasys Rent
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Car Motion
2 locations in Palermo
Car Motion
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From $57/day
LOCAUTO
2 locations in Palermo
LOCAUTO
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MEGADRIVE
2 locations in Palermo
MEGADRIVE
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Rhodium
2 locations in Palermo
Rhodium
Locations in Palermo
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Target Italy
2 locations in Palermo
Target Italy
Locations in Palermo
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Target Rent a Car
2 locations in Palermo
Target Rent a Car
Locations in Palermo
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Win Rent
2 locations in Palermo
Win Rent
Locations in Palermo
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AcaRent
1 location in Palermo
AcaRent
Locations in Palermo
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AutoEurope
1 location in Palermo
AutoEurope
Locations in Palermo
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Automania
1 location in Palermo
Automania
Locations in Palermo
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Car Italy
1 location in Palermo
Car Italy
Locations in Palermo
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Car2Move
1 location in Palermo
Car2Move
Locations in Palermo
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From $15/day
Centauro
Cheapest deal
1 location in Palermo
Centauro
Locations in Palermo
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Elite Rent A Car
1 location in Palermo
Elite Rent A Car
Locations in Palermo
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Enterprise
1 location in Palermo
Enterprise
Locations in Palermo
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FLIZZR
1 location in Palermo
FLIZZR
Locations in Palermo
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Holiday Autos
1 location in Palermo
Holiday Autos
Locations in Palermo
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JoyRent
1 location in Palermo
JoyRent
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King Rent a Car
1 location in Palermo
King Rent a Car
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King Rent Exclusive Services
1 location in Palermo
King Rent Exclusive Services
Locations in Palermo
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Morini Rent
1 location in Palermo
Morini Rent
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From $28/day
NOLEGGIARE
1 location in Palermo
NOLEGGIARE
Locations in Palermo
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NU Car
1 location in Palermo
NU Car
Locations in Palermo
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OptimoRent
1 location in Palermo
OptimoRent
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Prime Rent Exclusive
1 location in Palermo
Prime Rent Exclusive
Locations in Palermo
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Smile Rent
1 location in Palermo
Smile Rent
Locations in Palermo
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Woodford
1 location in Palermo
Woodford
Locations in Palermo
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WowRent
1 location in Palermo
WowRent
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39 travellers who hired a car in Palermo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car hire locations in or near Palermo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$37/day

Good deal

$28/day

When to book a car hire in Palermo

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Palermo

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 Palermo 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 Palermo.

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 Palermo car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Palermo

  • Planning on renting a car after your flight to Palermo lands? If you are flying into Palermo Airport, you will find a number of car hire counters both in the pre-security area of the main terminal and in an adjacent parking lot to the airport.
  • Defensive driving is an important aspect of driving in Sicily and should not be forgotten. You must remain aware of the other drivers and anticipate that they may cut in front of you or change lanes at any moment. However, it is not that the drivers are necessarily bad or the roads lawless; there is simply an aggressive driving culture.
  • Beware the maze-like city centers. It can be very confusing navigating these areas so make sure to have a working GPS device available. Parking can also be very difficult to find in the historical center, so it may pay off to park outside of the center and then bus in.
  • One major advantage to renting a vehicle while you are in Palermo is that it really opens up the city and the countryside for your exploration. For instance, Monreale, at just 13 km (8 mi) away from Palermo, features a 12th century cathedral that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You could also visit the seaside resort Cefalu, which, at 78 km (48 mi) away, is just about an hour’s drive outside of town.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Palermo for $28 or less
  • Book your car hire in Palermo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Palermo are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Palermo