Car hire in Florence
On this page, you’ll find tips and advice on hiring a car in Florence, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this if your first time renting a car in Italy, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Our car rental offices in Florence
- Central Florence: There are nine car rental offices in central Florence, all of them slightly south of the Santa Maria Novella train station on Via Borgognissanti and Via di Santa Lucia. These offices are very close to the Arno river, and getting from the offices to other parts of the city and to its surrounding areas is easy and convenient.
- North Florence: In the northern part of Florence, on Via Forlanini close to Palazzo di Giustizia di Firenze, there is a car rental office with a large number of rental cars. This office is easily accessed from central Florence or Florence airport, and getting out of Florence is also convenient from this part of town.
- East Florence: Car hire is also available in east Florence, on Via Rocco Tedalda in the Rovezzano district. This office is in close connection to the major roads SS67 and E35, making it very easy to get to and from the office. You’ll also find the Rovezzano train station closeby.
Car hire at Florence airport
The city’s international Peretola airport (aiport code: FLR) is about three miles from the centre. You’ll find the major car rental firms’ offices directly after the Arrivals hall. Getting to Florence and its surrounding areas from the airport is smooth and easy.
Where to go around Florence
Florence is renowned for its magnificent art, and there is much to see for anyone with an interest in culture. The proximity to Tuscany also makes Florence the perfect starting point for many different road trips.
San Marino, the independent microstate, is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Florence. Here you’ll find loads to see on a small surface. One of the most famous sights is the Three Towers of San Marino. The towers are all located on individual mountain peaks, looking out over the microstate. The oldest and most famous tower is Guaita.
Tuscany is one of the most famous areas in Italy, with its unique landscape and cosy villages. You’ll find getting around the different parts and different cities of Tuscany very easy with a rental car. If you want to experience the wine districts, Chianti is a must. However, the mere driving around in the Tuscan countryside is an experience like no other.
Pisa is just over an hour-long drive from Florence. With its famous Leaning Tower, Pisa is an obvious tourist destination. However, the city has a lot more to offer than just its landmark. You can visit many interesting and museums. The Royal Palace is also well worth a visit!