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renting a car from Palermo

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renting a car from Palermo

I would like to rent a car in Palermo to drive to Erice. Would you happen to know if It is possible to rent a car in downtown Palermo? Or only at the airport? Any idea what current daily rates are?

thanks so much for any info you can share

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1. Re: renting a car from Palermo

Welcome to Sicily Anne D!

You can hire the car in downtown Palermo, but it's best to avoid driving in Palermo itself, and since the airport is located west of the city on your way to Erice, hire the car at the airport.

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2. Re: renting a car from Palermo

Autoeurope is quoting me rates of about 160 euro for a small car for one day, but about 80 euro a day if it's for more than one day.

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3. Re: renting a car from Palermo

Daily rates are always higher than weekly rates - Contact a representative directly.

When booking your vehicle, ask about the supplier and avoid Maggiore, Autoeuropa (not AutoEurope), Sicily by Car, Locauto, Thrifty, Advantage, Firefly, Dollar….

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4. Re: renting a car from Palermo

Hi All! I am planning a trip to Sicily for the last 2 weeks of October. So far have booked flights with Easyjet from Edinburgh via Milan, & self catering for one week near Palermo & the other near Taormina.

Now looking at car hire. Have been following the Forum with great interest for several weeks so tried Autoeurope but all the cars they were offering were from Thrifty, Maggiore or Firefly so am now confused!

I'm sure you are fed up with car hire questions but would appreciate some advice. Thanks !!

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5. Re: renting a car from Palermo

These forums are for asking questions, so not to worry CaterinaGlasgow! :-)

But not so - AutoEurope is a broker dealing with all car supplies, including the large internationally known suppliers like Avis, Europcar, Hertz.....

Contact AutoEurope directly and speak with an AutoEurope representative, or send an email.

AutoEurope would also match a comparable rental from any competitor.

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6. Re: renting a car from Palermo

Thank you so much for your prompt reply. I will try emailing them direct. I am intending taking out a separate excess policy but am still keen to avoid trouble if possible.

I looked ar both Hertz & Avis but they seemed very expensive.

Thanks again I'm sure I will have more questions for you.

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7. Re: renting a car from Palermo

Prego CaterinaGlasgow,

Yes, maximise your insurance - Also discuss your insurance options directly with AutoEurope.

Europcar is a popular supplier in Italy, and there are many locations in Sicily.

All the best -

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8. Re: renting a car from Palermo

Thanks again for your help.

Best wishes

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9. Re: renting a car from Palermo

Prego and buona fortuna CaterinaGlasgow!

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10. Re: renting a car from Palermo

We are planning to rent a car for a week, picking up and returning at the Palermo airport. Using the Kayak search engine, Kemwel seems to provide significantly better rates than Budget, Dollar, and the other traditionally lower cost agencies. Am I missing something?

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