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Renting a Car in Naples, Italy

Rent a car for your trip to Italy and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. You decide where to go and when. We are happy to help you find the car that fits the needs you have regarding size and budget.

Requirements for Car Rentals in Italy

If you want to rent a car in Italy there are some requirements that you need to be aware of. One of them is how old you have to be to rent a car in Italy. All drivers must be at least 21 years old. Some car categories might even come with an age requirement of 25 years. And you will need to have a valid driver’s license and bring it along. Some rental companies will also ask for an International Driving Permit (IDP) for non-European residents.

It is a good idea to check your insurance and consider buying extra coverage when you rent a car. The rental company can help you sort this out. When you pick up your rental car you must bring the same credit card e.g. a Visa card that you used for the booking and also the rental documents. Lastly, you are responsible for familiarizing yourself with Italian driving regulations, including speed limits, road signs and parking rules. That’s of course in your own interest to ensure a smooth and safe driving experience.

Types of rental cars

All travelers have different needs and addCar Rental is happy to help find your preferred car for your trip. If you consider yourself a budget-conscious traveler you will be happy to find a wide range of economy cars at affordable rates. These are typically small cars that can be a wise choice if you know that you will spend time exploring the old towns of Italy where the streets are narrow.

If you are a large group and/or you are planning a longer road trip you will probably like to have a more spacious car like an SUV. This would also be the case if you have smaller children and a lot of luggage. Don’t compromise on comfort. This also goes for the choice between manual and automatic transmission. Choose what you are used to and most comfortable with.

Top tips for renting in Italy (Naples)

When renting a car in Naples, Italy, you can pick up the car at the airport and you will be ready to explore from the moment you land. With addCar Rental you get unlimited mileage so you don’t have to worry about exceeding limits and maybe being charged extra.

The prices differ according to the season. Of course the cost is highest in the high season… but the earlier you book the better price you get. And furthermore, you will have a wider selection of cars to choose from – first come, first serve. Another tip is to bring a GPS or rent it with the rental company. This will undoubtedly save you both time and a lot of detours on your road trip in Italy.


Have you been to Italy before? Rent a car in Naples and pick it up either in the city or in the airport when you land and begin exploring right away. If you book your car as soon as you know when you will be going you will most likely get a better price and a larger selection of cars than if you wait. With addCar you must be at least 21 years old to rent a car. And you must bring your passport and valid driver’s license as well as your credit card (the same you used for booking the car). Then you’re good to go.

FAQs about renting a car in Italy

What is the average cost to rent a car?

The duration of the rental period and the type of car that you choose are factors that make the average cost vary. Short-term rentals are typically a few days up to a week. The price can range $30 to $100 per day while long-term rentals are cheaper. For instance a month or more may cost around $500 to $1500 per month. Remember that fuel and road tolls are not included in the price. Extra insurance coverage is also an additional expense.  

How Much Is It to Rent a Car in Italy?

On average, daily rates for car rentals in Italy typically range from €30 to €100 for economy or compact cars. Longer-term rentals, such as weekly or monthly, may offer discounted rates, ranging from €150 to €500 or more per week, depending on the car category, rental duration, additional services and selection of insurance coverage. Prices may also vary depending on the season, with higher rates during peak tourist periods.

Can You Rent a Car in Italy with a US License?

It’s no problem to rent a car with a US driver’s license since. Italian law recognizes US driver's licenses, allowing tourists to use them for car rentals. While it's not always required by rental companies, having an IDP (International Driving Permit) can serve as an additional form of identification and may be useful in case of any interactions with law enforcement or if you need to communicate with local authorities.   

How Old to Rent a Car in Italy?

To rent a car in Italy, you typically need to be at least 21 years old. However, many rental companies may require drivers to be 25 years old to rent certain car categories or to avoid additional young driver surcharges. It's essential to check the specific age requirements and policies of the rental company you plan to use, as they can vary between providers. Additionally, some companies may impose upper age limits for renting, typically around 75 years old, though this can also vary.

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