Car hire Rome Fiumicino Airport – find the best rates online with Cartrawler Italy
Save on your Italian holiday by booking your Rome hire car online. Internet search engine of car rental deals, Cartrawler Italy, will help you to find the most competitive deals from many major rent-a-car companies at Rome Fiumicino Airport.
The iconic Fiat 500 is one of the most popular models in the cheapest car rental class
Leonardo da Vinci International Airport – FCO, more commonly known as Rome-Fiumicino is the main airport of the Italian capital. Having served nearly 42 million passengers in 2016, Rome-Fiumicino ranks as Europe’s 8th busiest airport.
The airport is located nearly 22 miles southwest of Rome city centre, along the A91/E80 motorway which provide access to the Rome Ring Road. See Rome-Fiumicino location map.
Please note that the Italian capital is served also by Rome-Ciampino Airport situated considerably closer to the city centre (approximately 9 miles southeast). Ciampino Airport is used primarily by the low cost carriers.
The Italian flag carrier Alitalia and the Spanish low-cost Vueling are the major carriers at Fiumicino Airport. Direct flights from the UK to Rome Fiumicino Airport are provided by British Airways, Alitalia, Easyjet, Jet2 and Vueling.
Fiumicino Airport car rental
Together with London and Paris, Rome is considered to be a mandatory stop for any tourist in Europe. It can be also a fairly expensive one, when it comes to tourist services, amongst them car rental. Until the low-cost rent-a-car brands have made themselves at home at Rome Airport, during the high season it was very difficult, if not impossible to find any rental car below £200 for a week.
The increasing competition form the budget car hire companies, amongst them Goldcar, WinRent, Rhodium and Interrent allowed, however a much diverse price range. Nowadays it is possible to find offers priced from about £140 for a week of Rome car hire even in July and August, provided that the booking was carried in advance.
At this price usually only mini and economy class cars are available. Italians love small cars, especially in Rome where parking space is scarce and virtually all car hire companies offer a great selection of vehicles as Fiat 500, Opel Adam, Fiat Panda, Ford Fiesta, VW Polo and similar. The tiniest of cars, Smart ForTwo are also very common in Rome car rental fleet.
Tourists in need of a larger and better equipped cars can explore plentiful alternatives, which apart from full-size cars include also people carriers, SUV’s, luxury cars and convertibles to rent in Italy.
Online car hire engines, amongst them Cartrawler, are very helpful in finding the most competitive offers, as they cooperate with a large number of car hire providers, displaying offers in all rental classes.
Cartrawler Italy car hire partners at Fiumicino Airport
As it is to be expected, the country’s busiest airport Rome-Fiumicino is served by a very large choice of car rental companies. When searching for Fiumicino rent-a-car deals on Cartrawler search engine, you will find offers from major international brands, such as Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, Thrifty, Sixt, Alamo, as well as from the Italian suppliers Maggiore, Sicily by Car and Locauto.
Goldcar car hire – Fiat Punto (economy class). ©Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
Low cost car rental companies, such as Interrent, Goldcar and WinRent are usually at the top of the list of the cheapest Rome car rental deals.
Low-cost car rental Rome – what to look out for?
When opting for a budget car hire provider, it is important to remember that most likely the appealing price will be balanced by less advantageous rental conditions. A thorough reading of the offer description is recommended in order to avoid unnecessary stress or unpleasant surprises during the rental.
Capped mileage is very common amongst low-cost car rental suppliers. In Rome, however, unlimited mileage seems to be a policy for most rent-a-car companies. Nevertheless, if you are planning to cover great distances in your Fiumicino rental car do make sure to verify the mileage conditions.
Higher charges for additional services (GPS rental, second driver, etc) and high excess are also a common way for the budget suppliers to optimize their profit. Keep that in mind when choosing an offer. Car break-ins and theft are, unfortunately, still a common problem in Italy and both high excess, as well as the price of additional insurance can influence the final cost of the rental.
Also, take a moment to confirm where exactly the rental vehicle is to be picked up. Although most of the Fiumicino car rental companies operate directly in the terminal of the airport, in case of some of the cheapest car hire providers, a short transfer to the rental station outside the airport’s parameter is required. The information about the pick-up method is included in the description of each offer displayed on Cartrawler.
Fiumicino to Rome city centre by public transportation
Rome Airport is well connected to the city centre. Taxis are plentiful and available 24/7 but fairly expensive. The flat rate of €48 makes sense economically if it can be split between up to 4 people. A single traveller will find much cheaper solution, even if less convenient, in the form of trains and busses.
Rome Fiumicino Airport has two railway alternatives for travelling into the city. The suburban train on FL1 line connects the airport to several Rome stations, amongst them Trastevere, Ostiense, Tuscolana, which is a good solution for those heading to Rome’s suburbs, as well as to Tiburtina, close to the city centre. A journey to Tiburtina takes approximately 50 minutes and costs €8. The train departs every 15 to 20 minutes during daytime, between 6 am and 10.45 pm.
Travellers, whose final destination is within the strict city centre, may prefer to opt for the dedicated railway link, the Leonardo Express. This direct, non-stop service takes 32 minutes to reach Rome from the airport. A single fare is €14.
The cheapest solution for Fiumicino – Rome transits are buses. Several, differently priced lines are available, costing from €4 to €8, depending on the operator and the route. Tickets can be purchased online at discounted price but most tourist opt for buying them on the spot, in order to choose the service with the shortest waiting time at a given time. Most bus lines from Fiumicino, namely Terravision, S.I.T (shuttle bus), Tam and Atral, depart from Terminal 3 (Arrivals) and connect to Rome Termini Station.
The Cotral line has a stop in front of the Terminal 2 and connects to Rome Tiburtina Station.