Car rental in Catania

 

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* The prices were calculated on 02/05/2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Sicily Catania Airport starting on 02/12/2023. Our prices fluctuate daily and this offer is not guaranteed.

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Catania Car Rental Deals

Catania Car Rental Deals

Rent a car in Catania with SIXT and you can pick up your rental vehicle straight after landing at our Fontanarossa Airport branch. Our friendly and efficient customer service will guide you through the final stages of the booking process and hand over the keys. Book your rental car in Catania online for a faster pick up and affordable car rental deals. On this page we will tell you more about our services on offer and sightseeing destinations to help you get the most out of car rental in Catania. We also have tips on navigating the region and where to go if you are traveling for business.
Rent a car in Catania from Sixt

Rent a car in Catania from Sixt

We have a premium selection of car rentals in Catania that can accommodate a range of budgets and travel. Whichever car category you choose you will find your vehicle is from a world class manufacturer, well maintained and safety checked. You can find out more about our branch opening times in the first tab, we offer a 24 hour return for your rent a car in Catania which is perfect if you are flying out early or late. On the second tab refer to our Google Maps overview to see where your branch is situated in relation to your travel destinations. For example, from Fontanarossa it's only a short ride to downtown Catania.
Our Service

Our Service

Our extensive fleet of car rentals in Catania offers you a chance for a first class driving experience at an economy price. Our rental cars will let you accommodate your passengers comfortably, with compact cars that are surprisingly spacious, larger sedans for extra luggage and leg room and SUVs and vans for group travel.
When you have picked the perfect rent a car in Catania for your trip you can book online easily, or over the phone. Our online process is a great way to make a useful price comparison between our car rental deals. Air conditioning comes standard but there are numerous other useful add-ons which you can include to tailor your vehicle.

Some of our recommended extras for car rental in Catania

  • Child seats for babies, toddlers and small children
  • Theft Protection
  • Additional driver coverge
  • Collision Damage Waiver
Traffic Information

Traffic Information

If you are flying into Fantanarossa Airport it is only four miles into the city center via the coastal SS114 or the Asse Attrezzato di Catania. In general, driving in Sicily is a relaxing and enjoyable experience. During rush hour times Catania itself can be extremely congested so you will have a quicker journey outside of these times.
Parking can be difficult in the center of Catania but you will find some spaces on the road where you can pay by the hour at nearby machines. There are a number of pay and display car parks, the Piazza del Lupo Garage has secure parking and is conveniently placed on Via Monsignor Ventiniglia, within easy reach of the major tourist attractions such as the Piazza Duomo.
Sixt Tips

Sixt Tips

Catania is impressively located in the shadow of the biggest Volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, which adds to the dramatic coastline setting of this vibrant city. There is much to do in the city and it can easily fill a weekend trip or longer vacation. A tour of Mount Etna is a must, most hotels and hostels give you the opportunity to book a tour with the many different operators in Catania. Just outside the city you have a fantastic sandy beach, La Plaja. You often have to pay to access beach areas but this often guarantees you lounge chairs and a much needed umbrella!
The city has over 1 million inhabitants, so expect a bustling downtown and a thriving nightlife. The theatrical Baroque architecture throughout the city adds to the cultural sense of Joie de Vivre you will find during festivities and in the cities many bars. The huge number of Baroque buildings and churches means the whole city center was granted UNESCO World Heritage status. The catastrophic earthquake in 1693 led to much of the city being rebuilt in the 1700s, which led to its current extraordinary urban design. Architecture fans will be in awe at the cities many Piazzas and historic buildings.
Sightseeing Destinations

Sightseeing Destinations

Taormina is a must partly because you get the best views of the hills and mountains around Catania from its hillside location. The town's architecture is also stunning and includes the ancient Teatro Greco.

Distance to Taormina

  • From Fontanarossa Airport via E45: 38 miles, about 1h 5 minutes
  • From Catania Central Train Station via A18/E45: 35 miles, about 1h 5 minutes
To visit Mount Etna you can drive to Rifugio Sapienza and park, there are cable cars and options to view the Crateri Silvestri.

Distance to Rifugio Sapienza, Mount Etna

  • From Fontanarossa Airport via A18: 23 miles, about 1h 15 minutes
  • From Catania Central Train station via A18: 20 miles, about 1h 10 minutes
Business Travel

Business Travel

Catania is the business hub and economic center of Sicily. Its largest industries are in tourism, petrochemicals and agriculture due to the rich soils around Mount Etna. Recently there has been heavy investment in the hospitality sector giving a boost to the tourist sector. Many high-tech companies hold offices in the Massimiliano Fuksas designed Etnapolis.

Distance to Etnapolis

  • From Fontanarossa Airport via E45/SS212: 12.5 miles, about 18 minutes
  • From Catania Central Train station via SS212: 17.5 miles, about 25 minutes
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Good to know when renting in Catania
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Catania?
To rent a car with SIXT at Catania you need to be at least 18 with a valid license. Some car categories have a higher minimum rental age, and an underage driver fee may apply.
Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
At SIXT you can either pay online or when you pick up your car at Catania.
Can I choose a different drop-off location in Catania?
It is possible to rent a car one way between stations for pick-ups in Catania. A fee may apply.
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Customer reviews & feedback
4.6
Based on 2670 reviews
Vehicle return
(4.9)
The way to Sixt
(4.8)
Vehicle handover
(4.7)
Jean-noé K.
(5.0)
good services Alberto was very friendly and professional
ORIELLA B.
(4.0)
Cortesia e disponibilità
Ronald M.
(5.0)
The Sixt staff was great and answered all my questions.
Daniela P.
(5.0)
Cordialità e professionalità.
Eric B.
(5.0)
By far the best rental experience at Catania. Professional and friendly. No hassle or issues experienced after multiple rentals (unlike some of the other companies).
Adrian P.
(5.0)
Super customer service, but not the cheapest! Valentina, at the airport was really helpful and gave us great tips for local eating. Thank you to her, but you could reduce prices!
Elton B.
(5.0)
Excellent service and always with fully equipped and modern vehicles
Howard T.
(5.0)
There was flight delay and we arrived late but Sixt is there. We have some problems with the looking through the app but Alberto at the counter help us to sort out quickly and professionally. We’re impressed and happy with the service and the case given Audi.
Mihai-Sebastian C.
(5.0)
Both Salvatore and Alice were great, the service was quick and precise. Both the renting and returning processes were well managed and the employees were very pleasant to interact with.
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