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    Car Hire Palermo

    Palermo Car HireBooking your car hire in Palermo is easy with Auto Europe. Using our reliable and secure booking systems you can receive an online quote in minutes. With over 60 years of experience, you can be confident that Auto Europe will find you a hire car that suits your holiday needs and budget. We compare major hire car suppliers from around the globe to deliver you the lowest rates on high-quality vehicles. Secure a great deal and book your car hire in Italy online with Auto Europe today!

    Palermo is the main city in Sicily and sits on the north coast of the island. This charming city is naturally blessed with grand architecture, rich culture, great gastronomy and the locals are very proud of their community. With bustling streets and fervent energy, Palermo is a medley of medieval buildings, Byzantine palaces and many historical artefacts displayed in various museums. Visit the Teatro Massimo that hosts various performances such as operas and ballets, and is a unique attraction for lovers of art and history. In the same part of the city, you can also find the Palermo Archaeological Museum, housing artefacts from as far back as prehistoric times and the treasures that were kept in the city.


    Popular Locations to Pick Up Your Car Hire in Palermo

    Auto Europe has built a network of the most trusted car hire suppliers in Palermo. Working with top suppliers including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Alamo, and more, we are able to pass on savings to our customers not found anywhere else on the web. Start planning your trip to Palermo with Auto Europe today. Travellers to Palermo will be pleased to find a number of convenient car hire pick-up and drop-off locations across the city. From popular airport and rail stations to downtown offices across the city, we've got a convenient location for you.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Car Hire in Palermo

    Can I hire a car with unlimited mileage in Palermo?

    Travellers hiring a car in Palermo are in luck, as most car hire suppliers allow unlimited mileage hires. However, travellers should be aware that some suppliers will impose mileage restrictions on specific car categories such as luxury and SUV hires.

    Contact Auto Europe - PalermoCan I obtain car hire insurance through my credit card company?

    For car hires in Italy, third party insurance is typically offered from major credit card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX. Compare insurance plans to find out what coverage is available and best suited for your travel. Contact Auto Europe toll-free at 24/7 at 1300 656 601 with any questions.

    Can I book a one-way car hire in Palermo

    In Palermo, Auto Europe offers great rates on one-way car hires for all travellers. No matter where your plans take you, use our booking engine to compare rates from multiple drop-off locations and request a quote for your plans.


    Make the Most of Your Time in Palermo

    Explore the Palazzo Dei Normanni, built in the 9th century; and just behind the palace, you will find Villa Bonanno, a famous garden that resembles a tropical African oasis rather than typical gardens you would find in Italy and is a great place to soak up the fresh air and perhaps even stop for a picnic. Stroll along Via Vittorio Emanuele, one of the main streets in the city, and explore churches and buildings built in Arab, Norman and Byzantine styles. Don't miss the fountains and statues called Quattro Canti and the macabre Catacombs of the Cappuccini. For a spectacular view of the area, drive to the town of Cefalum, a massive rocky outcrop; the walk to the top may take a little while but the panoramic views from the top are well worth it. Drive along the stunning coastline and explore the area until you find a beach to your liking.

    Whilst on your Italian road trip drive two hours east from Palermo until you reach Messina, a city of beautiful architecture, cathedrals and historical buildings. Climb to the top of the Torre Faro, and observe the Messina Strait from the 200-metre tall platform. Catania is another city with profound architecture and is a two-hour drive south of Palermo. The famous Elephant fountain is the symbol of the city, situated in the Piazza del Duomo, an elegant shopping district. You can enjoy a meal made with local fresh tomatoes accompanied with seafood straight from the sea, or if you have a sweet tooth try a cannoli or granita. On the headland of the next bay west, San Vito is an attractive, relaxing location, perfect for those wanting to unwind on their travels. It has golden sandy beaches, picturesque flora and fauna and many religious, cultural and historical sites.

    Parking and Tolls

    Similar to any major city, parking in Palermo during peak hour times can sometimes be difficult in the city centre. On-street parking operates on a pay and display ticket basis. Parking tickets can be purchased from tobacconists' and bars and usually range in price from €0.75 to €1.50 per hour. A secure car parking option is the Piazzale Ungheria just off the main street. The starting price of a ticket to be purchased at Bar Mazzara is around €1.50 an hour. This car park provides both long and short-term parking spaces and is open 24 hours a day.

    Driving Distances

    • Palermo to Palermo Airport (30km approx. 35min)
    • Palermo to San Vito (110km approx. 1hr50min)
    • Palermo to Catania (210km approx. 2hr10min)
    • Palermo to Messina (185km approx. 2hr20min)

    Alternatives to Car hire in Palermo

    Regardless of where you plans in Italy take you, Auto Europe has the ideal mode of transportation for all travellers. With the guaranteed best rates in the car hire industry, we take pride in providing our clients with this exceptional value. While we are known for our unmatched rates on traditional car hires, we additional offers rates on luxury, motorhome, van hires and more - so, our clients can ensure that they have the ideal vehicle for their travel plans. Compare rates in our booking engine and save today!

    Motorhome Hire in Palermo
    Palermo Motorhome Hire -  Offering a unique way to explore and experience Italy, motorhome hires are on the rise. While behind the wheel of an RV, your travel options have no boundaries. With safe and accommodating locations to pitch throughout Italy, you can make the most of your time when travelling in Palermo and beyond.
    Van Hire Palermo
    Van Hire Palermo -  If a traditional car hire doesn't have enough space for your travel party, consider Auto Europe's fantastic rates on van hires. We offer small, medium and large vans, so whether you are enjoying Palermo in a large group or need to transport sizable luggage - Auto Europe has you covered. In our booking engine, compare rates, capacity, detailed specs and more.
    Luxury Car Hire Palermo
    Luxury Car Hire Palermo -  Seeking a premium travel experience during your time in Palermo? Consider a luxury car hire with Auto Europe for stylish and comfortable vehicles from manufacturers such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more. Compare rates and find the ideal vehicle for your travel plans in Italy!