Italy Car Hire – Hire a car in Rome Ciampino Airport
The Ciampino airport in Rome is the Italian capital's second largest Airport.
Most flights from UK airports to the Italian capital arrive in the Rome Fiumicino Airport also known as Leonardo da Vinci Airport, which at present is considered to be Rome’s principal international hub.
Initially the Ciampino Airport Rome – CIA, was the capital’s major airport and is sometimes also referred to as Aeroporto di Roma-Ciampino or Giovan Battista Pastine Airport named after the famous Airship Captain and Pilot.
Rome’s Ciampino airport was initially purpose build for civilian airship travel and was opened in 1916; the same year as Major Giovan Battista Pastine was shot down and killed behind enemy lines in his M4 Airship.
Italian car hire in Rome Ciampino Airport
Cheap car hire in Ciampino Airport is available from car rental companies such as Avis Rent-a-car, Auto-Europa, Budget, Easycar, Maggiore Italy, Sixt, Locauto Rent Italy, Hertz and Europcar.
In addition to the international car hire brands in Ciampino there are a number of local car hire providers, which doesn’t have an office in the terminal building but will collect customers at the arrivals or provide a bus shuttle service to the rental station away from the terminal building.
The names for car hire in Italy is usually known as ’Auto a noleggio’ or ’Autonoleggio’ in ltaian.
Ciampino Airport is located south east of Rome, from where you can drive straight on the to the SS7 highway, which will take you straight to the centre of the Italian capital.
The Ciampino airport is well positioned in regards to road infrastructure and in close proximity to Rome’s outer ring road GRA (Grande Raccordo Anulare).
Roma-Ciampino Airport – Italy car hire prices
Italy is usually not the cheapest southern European country for car hire and prices are known to fluctuate if you book on short notice or during high season.
For instance, during February 2013, the cheapest hire car for a week in Ciampino Airport is just over £70. The same car is £135 in August. This car will typically be a Peugeot 107 or similar hire car.
Some of the best value car hire in Ciampino Airport we’ve seen is a Mercedes Vito Minivan with room for 9 adults for £230 for one week’s car rental in Rome Ciampino Airport.
Occasionally entry level SUV’s and ‘Cross overs’ such as Toyota RAV, Suzuki Grand Vitara or Nissan Juke will also be available at strong value at Rome Ciampino Airport.
Please note that ‘Cross Overs’ such as the Juke usually doesn’t come with 4x4 and luggage space is relatively limited despite its bulky appearance.
However, in most other of the SUV’s you benefit from spacious interior, high seating position with a good overview and a decent diesel engine.
Ryanair well connected to the Ciampino Airport in Rome Italy
A large proportion of international flights at Ciampino Airport are operated by Ryanair. In recent years Ciampino has flourished due to the increasing amount of low fare airlines that’ have chosen to use the airport.
By winter 2013 the following routes from the UK to Rome Ciampino airport were offered by Ryanair:
- London Stansted – Rome Ciampino with Ryanair
- Glasgow Prestwick – Rome Ciampino with Ryanair
- Manchester – Rome Ciampino with Ryanair
- Edinburgh – Rome Ciampino with Ryanair
- Nottingham East Midlands – Rome Ciampino with Ryanair