Venice car hire

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Venice, VE, Italy
21 Oct — 28 Oct
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Venice, VE, Italy
Thu 21/10
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Thu 28/10
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Pick-up locationVenice
Hire locations87
Airport locations40

Venice car hire reviews and directory

From $36/dayRated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
6.2 Good (45 reviews)
4 locations in Venice
Hertz
Locations in Venice
  • 7
  • 6.9
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Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre24 Aug. 2021
On the pickup the first attendant I spoke with shown zero flexibility regarding the reservation time. I booked it via Kayak on the very same day of the pickup and I ended up arriving at the Hertz office 2 hours before the reservation. Even though that the car was already prepared, she made me wait the 2h to pickup the car, giving me more expensive options to immediate pickup, beside not being able to help me with a few simple questions. On top of that, I still haven’t received the value difference between the deposite and the rental itself, even though I refilled the deposit before the delivery (mandatory condition to proceed the refund).
3.2 Mediocre17 Oct. 2019
The car was filthy - seats stained, had half eaten food between seats, dirty plastic cups and used tissues int the car. It is clear the van had been used for commercial purposes, it was not fit to be used for a family vacation trip. I had to wait an hour for the car from when I arrived which made it clear it wasn’t ready and they tried to clean it a last minute, maybe even put the back chairs back in as the middle row wasn’t fitted well and the seats rocked a bit. Also the power outlet didn’t work so I couldn’t charge my phone for using as a GPS. It was very disappointing.
4.8 Okay8 Sep. 2019
We had a brand new car; obviously it was in good condition so that was nice.We waited over an hour after our scheduled reservation time to get the car. We had carefully planned our itinerary and the late departure (waiting for the vehicle to be taken for fuel) messed things up badly. We ended up in rush hour traffic, which delayed our arrival in Tuscany and cost us extra $$
4.0 Okay8 Sep. 2019
Car was spacious as neededCar was dirty at pick up Drop off was not assisted by anybody since they open at 8:00am and I had to check in before then: there were Hertz people at the booth, they did not take care of drop off. Insurance was super pricy: almost 400 euros full coverage. They did not recommend Allianz one I did
9.6 Excellent23 Aug. 2019
Staff were great both ends
6.0 Good28 Jul. 2019
DRop off was unstaffes, nothing but a handwritten signon the door. had to call a number to get instructions on how to drop off. no dropoff lot or key drop off. was instructed to leave the keyys inside a mailbox between two buildings. Now iwas shcardefr $1556 extra ona pre paid rental that cost $200Dont rip people off
4.8 Okay12 Jun. 2019
Car was ok. Drop off was quick.Pickup took 3hrs in the fuckin airport because there werent enough people working on the desks. Just a nonsense wait in a hot area of the airport with nothing to eat or do.
2.8 Mediocre19 Sep. 2018
Had to wait over an hour in a small hot area to get the car. The car was old and beat up. Dents and scratches everywhere and 85,000 km on the odometer
5.2 Okay9 Sep. 2018
Hassle with no one there
10.0 Excellent17 Aug. 2018
They helped us get to the nearest gas station to refill before dropping off.
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From $14/dayRated no. 2
Rhodium
Cheapest deal
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Venice
Rhodium
Locations in Venice
  • 10
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Rated no. 3
Autoclick Rent A Car
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Venice
Autoclick Rent A Car
Locations in Venice
  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 10
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Rated no. 4
GREEN MOTION
9.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Venice
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Venice
  • 10
  • 9
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From $75/dayRated no. 5
Sixt
8.3 Excellent (15 reviews)
3 locations in Venice
Sixt
Locations in Venice
  • 8.6
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
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10.0 Excellent4 Sep. 2021
Anna in Venice was incredibly helpful! Highly recommend her as she explained everything very well and made sure we had everything we needed before we left
6.4 Good11 Sep. 2019
Staff was great - a little pushy on buying insurance - but typical - so no problem at all. The problem was the key drop off. Despite an email received, I spent 45 minutes trying to find where to put keys - no box anywhere near cars or rental counters. Finally tried to hide them on rental desk
9.6 Excellent31 Jul. 2018
Reliable alwaysNewer car- clean with good space. Efficient at counter when picking up and dropping off. Zero issues as always
2.0 Mediocre17 Jul. 2018
We booked a car to be returned to Piazzale Roma in Venice Italy. With printed confirmation from them. However, nobody informed us that there is actually NO SIXT office at all at that location!! It was a Saturday, nobody picked up the phone when we called multiple times trying to figure out where to go. We were given an exact address that did not exist! After 3 hours of going back and forth in the area in torching heat and with 2 young children, one police officer on the road suggested we return the car at the airport. We did. The airport is far from there. We had to take the cab back to Piazzale Roma. We tried to complain at the airport counter, but nobody cared" I am just working here, I am not in charge". I said, please give me a receipt that I actually returned the car. They did not want to; they said it will come in my e-mail in a few days !!??!! It did come in the mail a few days later, but really, I had no proof that that I actually returned the car ok and in time!
9.6 Excellent9 Jul. 2018
Everything was smoothIn and out in under 15 minutesThe car had Bluetooth for phone calls, but not music
10.0 Excellent3 Jul. 2018
Fast service. Car model Fiat 500 was as expected from my reservation choice as well as being practically brand new. A bit smaller car than the Ford Focus I saw on the website but on the other hand very economical for gas consumption. Would consider renting from Sixt via Kayak again.
10.0 Excellent25 Jul. 2016
Speedy and easy transaction upon pick-up.
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Rated no. 6
MAGGIORE
8 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Venice
MAGGIORE
Locations in Venice
  • 10
  • 6
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From $72/dayRated no. 7
Enterprise
7.8 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Venice
Enterprise
Locations in Venice
  • 9
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  • 8
  • 5
  • 8
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8.0 Excellent5 Feb. 2017
Big deposit
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From $38/dayRated no. 8
Europcar
7.6 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Venice
Europcar
Locations in Venice
  • 8
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  • 6
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7.6 Good1 Jan. 2017
Car was exactly what I booked, Europcar was difficThe car and the check in process was great.They charged me the parking garage fee (29 Euro) when I returned it and Europcar was very difficult to get a hold of when I needed to make a change.
From $62/dayRated no. 9
Alamo
7.5 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Venice
Alamo
Locations in Venice
  • 8
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  • 6.5
  • 8
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10.0 Excellent2 Aug. 2019
We booked an intermediate wagon and we got a Skoda Octavia, which was roomy, important for us because we were 4 with luggage for a week and one foldable wheelchair. The car was well equipped and a diesel, which was good from an economic viewpoint, but a bit noisy at low regimes. No surprise costs
8.0 Excellent26 May 2019
The pickup/dropoff area is totally insane.
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Rated no. 10
Firefly
7.4 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Venice
Firefly
Locations in Venice
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5.6 Okay3 Aug. 2017
Good car, but watch the fees.The vehicle itself was clean and ran well. It had a full tank of gas when we picked it up. The vehicle had a built in navigation system as well as bluetooth capability, making navigation substantially easier.Coordinating the vehicle pickup was a bit confusing, but not unmanageable. The hours of operation were pretty limiting and the fee for an airport drop-off outside of those hours cost nearly as much as the rental itself, despite being only a few minute drive away. There was no opportunity to verify or indicate any damages on the vehicle prior to pickup and when we asked the representative, he simply told us that he already marked everything and not to concern ourselves with it. I also found it odd that the hold amount was about $800, but if you utilized their exorbitant insurance, rather than your own it was only $200; not a huge deal, but could cause issues for somebody on a budget.
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From $20/dayRated no. 11
Thrifty
7.2 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Venice
Thrifty
Locations in Venice
  • 7.7
  • 8.2
  • 6.7
  • 7
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent25 Oct. 2019
Actually, the order was served by Hertz, known as #1 in car rental worldwide. And Hertz so far never disappointed me - I rented from Hertz about 20 times to date.
8.4 Excellent27 Jul. 2019
As usual the insurance questions and answers are different at the counter than they are on the phone in the US. I am very tired of this dilemma which seems to be the norm no matter what country you are renting in. As the “go between” in booking it would be fabulous if you had online references about
5.2 Okay26 May 2019
More clarity with what the car will actually cost when we arrive.
4.8 Okay8 May 2019
We booked small automatic car and when we arrived we were told they don’t offer that type of car anymore and had to pay $45 extra for bigger SUV which we didn’t want. We had to take it however as we were stuck. Felt like bait/switch. Usually people would offer bigger car for free
8.0 Excellent9 Jul. 2018
LONG LINE IN AIRPORTAFFORDABLE PRICELONG LINE IN AIRPORT
2.0 Mediocre1 Jul. 2018
Didn’t get a carNAI booked the car on Kayak App. I went to thrifty counter and gave the guy a confirmation number that we received by email, he said I don’t know how you guys reserved the car, it’s been booked for a long time. He only had a small car available and we were 5 people. So we ended up taking the train and paid $530 to make it to Rome. Worst experience ever. I suggest you better communicate with Thrifty on the number of cars that Kayak is allowed to rent out to its customers
10.0 Excellent25 Sep. 2017
Fast, super friendly, vehicles very good conditionGPS map was not updated
9.6 Excellent22 Apr. 2017
Beautiful car for the priceI had to pay a fee for a small accident (not my fault)
Rated no. 12
Dollar
6.8 Good (21 reviews)
1 location in Venice
Dollar
Locations in Venice
  • 7.5
  • 7.8
  • 6.3
  • 5.7
  • 6.8
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7.6 Good26 Aug. 2018
Excellent value for moneyThe car was reasonably priced for a hybrid! It was great for a long distance road trip. Pick up was easy and the car was well located in the parking lot.Check out was a disaster. Upon arriving at the parking lot, there was no one available to tell us where to park the car. There was a long line of people mixed with those who were returning a car and those who were picking up a car. There should have been two separate lines so that those who were dropping off the car can be done quicker and still make it in time to catch their flight.
10.0 Excellent16 Jul. 2018
The staff was very friendly and helpful! Thank you
9.6 Excellent25 Aug. 2017
Very good service in fair priceGood car, in good conditon. Rental agency in convenient location.The rental agency could not be reached by phone for inquires.
4.0 Okay27 Jun. 2017
The car was OKThe car we reserved was not available. They made us pay for much more expensive car. They gave the manual in the language we could not read. They gave no instructions.
6.0 Good30 May 2017
Look closely before departingAFter the long, long walk to the rental counter, it was refreshing to find out the vehicles themselves were in the same location -- just a few steps away.The first car we were offered was missing its rear wiper. (Not just the rubber blade, but the whole thing -- arm and all.) They switched us to a different vehicle, and it was great -- but the first vehicle should have been taken out-of-service, repaired, and then returned to the fleet.
5.2 Okay23 May 2017
Free built in GPS provided.Overcharged me on the final bill by almost $100. Desk agent said the "Optional Fuel Purchase" was mandatory but the charge would be removed if I brought the vehicle back with a full tank. Of course the final bill included the "optional fuel purchase" even though I returned the car with a full tank. Also the diesel car required several fillings of the additive "AD BLUE" or it would not start. Total out-of-pocket extra of more than 20 Euros. Reflection of poor vehicle maintenance/servicing on the part of Dollar/Hertz.
2.0 Mediocre15 Oct. 2016
NothingWe were 30 minutes late to pick up our car so we arrived during the two hour lunch break when they were closed. We tried to call multiple times in the morning to let them know we would be a little late but could never get through to anyone. We waited until they reopened and then were told that they were out of cars and our four day reservation was cancelled. We said we had tried to contact them but they said we didn't call the correct number (a number that was not in any of our information) We were repeatedly told that since the reservation was through kayak that their customer service couldn't help us. They didn't even try to help us find another car, their company actually had a few cars at the airport but we had to find the information and call on our own and of course were quoted a much higher price. We ended up having to bus to the airport and went with another company. I would be extremely wary of using Dolllar/Hertz in the future especially if booking through a third party.
8.0 Excellent28 Sep. 2016
It was very good -- just what we needed and expected. Car was slightly dinged up on the exterior, but given the narrow Italian streets, that's no surprise. Pickup and drop off were very easy and efficient. I would use them again.
5.2 Okay20 Aug. 2016
Horrible experienceNo complaints about the car itselfEven though I had a reservation that stated the pick up and drop off location, they did not honor that. They said I had to pay an additional 49 euros in order to return the car to the SAME location!! They said or I can drop it off at the airport and pay only 20 euros extra!!! WTH! It makes no sense, why would I pay anything extra if I have a reservation stating drop off and pickup locations. They were idiots and I had to fight with them for half an hour and demanded to talk to their manager before they finally let it go probably because I made a scene.. I will never make a reservation with these people again. I am not looking for a fight on my vacation, I made a reservation before hand so I can relax when I pick up the car. Also beware you can't return the car after hours for free. Same thing, they will charge an extra 50 euros to park the car in THEIR lot. I had to park in a separate lot and return the car to them during business hours tonavoid them from ripping me off! The car itself was as expected, no problems. Just horrible unreasonable customer service, more like theives trying to rip tourists off..
4.0 Okay25 Jul. 2016
That we got a car.The agent was rude, asked for a tip. The standard size car was gone the car we got was a choice of one. It was covered with huge drippings We weren't showed how things worked. An awful experience.
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From $33/dayRated no. 13
Budget
6.3 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Venice
Budget
Locations in Venice
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8.0 Excellent1 Oct. 2017
Size of our little fiat 500 was perfect for 2 of us and the many tight streets in Italy.Price to rent gps was too much. We could have bought 2 for what we paid. But u do need one. Car was not clean when we received it.
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From $34/dayRated no. 14
Avis
Most popular
4.7 Okay (6 reviews)
2 locations in Venice
Avis
Locations in Venice
  • 5.9
  • 4.3
  • 4.6
  • 4.3
  • 4.9
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1.9 Horrible13 Aug. 2021
Car was dirty and damaged. I lost one hour as I had to go back to the office to show the damages and have that adjusted. I arrived one hour late. Never again with Avis
3.2 Mediocre19 Sep. 2018
Overcharged mess & impossible to contact local officeThe car mechanically worked great. Service was terrible and I was overcharged and still working to get that corrected.I had to extend my rental and after dozens of attempted calls to the local office I was still unsuccessful. I had to drive the local office pay to park and then stand in line for over an hour in a very busy train station in Rome.
3.6 Mediocre10 Jun. 2018
Terrible ServiceThe car was what I expectedTotally unacceptable that a car rental in a city like Venice that receives millions of tourists yearly , closes their offices , for three hours at midday, on saturday afternoons and sundays. I arrived to Venice at 1230 and went to the office to pick up my car , the office was closed until 1430. Waited for the office to open , and i was told they were out of cars until 17 . My reservation was made theough Kayak with budget , so I cancelled my reservation with budget and made a new booking with Avis. When I
10.0 Excellent4 Aug. 2016
We are very much satisfied with the serviceThe overall arrangements are excellentNothing
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Rated no. 15
Ecovia
3.6 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Venice
Ecovia
Locations in Venice
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3.6 Mediocre27 Jul. 2018
You pay little at first but they charge you laterTheir agency is at the airport - you can walkSlow pick up and drop off No drop-off station in the parking lot Very meticulous scrutiny of scratches at drop off Found some small scratches on plastic wheel covers and processed it as damage Charge for washing the car
Sunnycars
9 locations in Venice
Sunnycars
Locations in Venice
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keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Venice
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Venice
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Leasys Rent
3 locations in Venice
Leasys Rent
Locations in Venice
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LOCAUTO
3 locations in Venice
LOCAUTO
Locations in Venice
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MEGADRIVE
3 locations in Venice
MEGADRIVE
Locations in Venice
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Win Rent
3 locations in Venice
Win Rent
Locations in Venice
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AutoEurope
2 locations in Venice
AutoEurope
Locations in Venice
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Autovia
2 locations in Venice
Autovia
Locations in Venice
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Free2Move
2 locations in Venice
Free2Move
Locations in Venice
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Holiday Autos
2 locations in Venice
Holiday Autos
Locations in Venice
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National
2 locations in Venice
National
Locations in Venice
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SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
2 locations in Venice
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Venice
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Target Italy
2 locations in Venice
Target Italy
Locations in Venice
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From $41/day
Target Rent a Car
2 locations in Venice
Target Rent a Car
Locations in Venice
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ACTIVE RENT A CAR
1 location in Venice
ACTIVE RENT A CAR
Locations in Venice
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Elite Rent A Car
1 location in Venice
Elite Rent A Car
Locations in Venice
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FLIZZR
1 location in Venice
FLIZZR
Locations in Venice
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JoyRent
1 location in Venice
JoyRent
Locations in Venice
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King Rent a Car
1 location in Venice
King Rent a Car
Locations in Venice
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Morini Rent
1 location in Venice
Morini Rent
Locations in Venice
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NOLEGGIARE
1 location in Venice
NOLEGGIARE
Locations in Venice
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NU Car
1 location in Venice
NU Car
Locations in Venice
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OptimoRent
1 location in Venice
OptimoRent
Locations in Venice
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Prime Rent Exclusive
1 location in Venice
Prime Rent Exclusive
Locations in Venice
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Rental Plus
1 location in Venice
Rental Plus
Locations in Venice
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From $26/day
SICILY BY CAR
1 location in Venice
SICILY BY CAR
Locations in Venice
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Smile Rent
1 location in Venice
Smile Rent
Locations in Venice
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Viaggiare Rent
1 location in Venice
Viaggiare Rent
Locations in Venice
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YourRent
1 location in Venice
YourRent
Locations in Venice
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114 travellers who hired a car in Venice gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car hire locations in or near Venice

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$56/day

Good deal

$39/day

When to book a car hire in Venice

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Venice

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 Venice 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 Venice.

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 Venice car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Venice

  • Who hasn’t dreamed of the winding little alleys in Venice, the magic the city emanates and the old buildings towering over the river lanes? But Venice is more than the Rialto Bridge and the St. Mark’s Square, so, although driving on the island itself is not allowed, it still makes sense to rent a car as there is more to explore than the island. Places worth driving to include the Parco Nationale delle Dolomiti Bellunesi, which is 1 hour and 40 minutes away by car and definitely worth seeing, and San Donà di Piave, another scenic city in the district of Venice, about 40 minutes away by car.
  • Rent a car upon your arrival at Venice Airport Marco Polo to conveniently and flexibly reach the parking lots on the outskirts of the city or many other destinations. The car hire desks are located on the 3rd level of the multi-level parking lot P1. Signs will indicate the way and cars will also need to be returned there when leaving Venice again.
  • Driving inside the city of Venice is not allowed, but on the mainland a car will bring you to all your dream destinations. The Italian driving style is rather aggressive, so driving defensively is important. Police officers also tend to concentrate on tourists, so adhering to speed limits (even if locals don’t) is crucial. Most roads in Italy are well-maintained but, when venturing deeper into the countryside, dirt tracks can have potholes and bumps -- so make sure the insurance covers all kinds of damages and adapt speed.
  • Rush hour can clog up the streets around Venice so it is better to avoid it. Usually the peak traffic times are between 8-10 am and 4-7 pm. During these times the water buses, known as vaporettos, are also filled up with people and getting a seat is unlikely. Therefore, if possible, try to explore all the destinations outside this timeframe and leave early in the morning or later, after a lengthy breakfast at the hotel.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Venice for $39 or less
  • Book your car hire in Venice at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Venice are around 78% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Venice

  • Some car hire companies in Venice which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Hertz and Europcar

  • On average a hire car in Venice costs $56 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire company in Venice is Hertz (6.2, 75 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Venice is $10.07 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $121 and $161, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Venice.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Marco Polo airport include Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty, SICILY BY CAR, Rhodium, Enterprise, Alamo and Target Rent a Car.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Marco Polo airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Thrifty, Budget, SICILY BY CAR, Goldcar Rental SP, Rhodium and Enterprise.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Venice costs $20 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Venice costs $26 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Venice costs $210 per day, on average.

  • In Venice, cars are most frequently hired at Thrifty Marco Polo Apt (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Venice costs $389 per week ($56 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Venice costs $1,668 per month ($56 per day).

  • A compact car like a Fiat 500 is a perfect choice as it can easily squeeze into most parking spots and fit in the narrow lanes that are very common in most Italian cities. It will also need less petrol and is available at a cheaper rate.

  • Speed limits in Italy are given in kilometers per hour, so make sure to familiarize yourself with conversions – but also bear in mind that the speedometer in the car will also be in km/h. General speed restrictions allow 50 km/h (31 mph) in residential areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) on rural roads, and up to 130 km/h (80 mph) on freeways (autostrada).

  • The average price for petrol lies at about €1.45 per liter, which is about $6.60 per gallon. Most petrol stations take credit cards as well as cash and, within city borders, many petrol stations close at 10 or 11 pm and re-open at 6 in the morning.

  • When going into the city of Venice, park your car at one of the parking lots and take a vaporetto water bus into the city. Tronchetto is one of the parking lots with a rate of about €21 per day and is close to the vaporetto station. Piazzale Roma is another option that costs about €20-30 per day and is located just behind the Via della Libertà.