Car rental in Catania


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* The prices were calculated on 09.06.2023 for a 4 days prepaid rental at Sicily Catania Airport starting on 16.06.2023. 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 & SIXT Tips

Traffic Information & SIXT Tips

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.


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

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 in 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

Based on 3207 reviews
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Jean Pierre Hidalgo C.
Great staff. Friendly and professional, the whole process was easy and efficient. I really enjoyed my day.
Giuseppe F.
Sixt is simple the best to rent a car at international level
Moreno M.
Amazing staff and great luxury car
Rob N.
Excellent service, very helpful representative at the airport, great vehicle, easy handover, would definetly use Sixt again in the future.
Elise B.
Gabrielle was incredibly helpful and upgraded me to a BMW 5 series. He made my trip!
Vincent U.
There were issues with the first two vehicles that I received. Salvatore and Gabriele worked quickly to address the issues and provided service that should be an example for other rental companies. Problems happen, how a company handles the resolution reveals their true dedication to their customers. These two employees and the fact that Sixt empowers them to respond in a manner that shows their consideration for their customer base tells me that I will be using Sixt as my primary rental source going forward.
the team in Catania Airport are very helpful and kind. the collecting and returning of the car was smoothly and very friendly. thank you
Uwe N.
Everything perfect.
Mark H.
Good service! Was given the upsale for larger vehicle than originally booked, but based on our luggage probably made sense! But BMW wagon is a bit large for many of Sicilian roads! We did ok, but would probably not bring as much luggage next time! Return process was great!
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