Pay with American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by a bank or credit card company when renting a car on our website.
It's important to consider when deciding if you want to use a debit card on collection, car hire companies frequently block an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold is often a large amount of money and if you choose to pay with debit card this can be debited from your bank and not returned until weeks following your rental has ended.
Stress Free Car Rental accepts a number of currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).
Would you prefer us to take payment with a method other than credit card or debit card? Feel free to contact us to let us know. We are always open to new ideas re how we can enhance the service we offer to make paying for your car rental a Stress Free experience.
Lots of the Italy car hire brands we compare prices for accept a debit card when you arrive at the collection desk to pick up the car; some of these do have different T&Cs related with them. Always be sure to review the terms and conditions if you'd like to use a debit card when you collect the car.
It's incredibly simple on our website to view which car hire partners will accept debit card. Just use the filters on the search results page to compare the car hire brands will accept your preferred card type when you pick up the car.
When you include Essential or Basic Cover for your car rental, it usually means that you'll be required to present a credit card in the name of the lead driver on collection of the car. You will more often than not be given the opportunity to purchase a top up policy by the rental company on collection, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.
Very often, rentals that come with the Premium Cover option will enable you to use a debit card when you pick up the car without any additional fees. You're able to review if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the different car hire excess and insurance options on the extras page of the website booking process.
It's worth remembering that frequently car hire partners that do allow debit card at the desk are not as cheap as car hire companies that accept credit card only.
It can be practical to know the currency and payment options for your car hire in Italy, as some payments for add ons (such as extra drivers and child seats) might have to be paid in the local currency (either in cash or by credit card) on vehicle collection.
Prior to setting off spend some time to familiarise yourself with the car and its controls. This is very important if you're used to driving a manual gearbox on the other side of the road.
If you are given a parking or speeding fine when driving in Italy the car rental company will take this amount from the credit card you've placed on record. If this is the case you'll be notified via email when this has been processed
When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be extra careful of traffic circles. You should navigate traffic circles with an anti-clockwise direction, giving priority to vehicles already on the road circle to your left.
Sometimes it's daunting at first to drive in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Have a great trip
it can be a good idea to keep some change available in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. most tolls accept cards but it's always safer to have loose change just in case
When hiring a car in Italy you can bring along a child seat provided that you bought the seat in the EU or UK and it meets all of the necessary regulations. You're also able to rent a child seat from the car hire provider in the booking process on the site.
If you intend to drive across the border into another country, be careful to check the terms and conditions for cross border fees and to let the car rental company know. If you fail to do so there is a possibility that the cars insurance will be void if you are involved in a situation where the car is damaged or stolen
When driving in a different country many countries have very stringent regulations on consuming alcohol when driving. To avoid any issues, we suggest not to drink any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your car
If you'd like to drop off the car in a different place to the location you picked it up from, any additional one way charges will be already included in the pricing detailed on the site.
Driving in Italy is on the right hand side of the road
We aim to be the best car hire agency around so that you know when you hire with us you're getting the best value, service and price.
Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be easier, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check the status of your booking including prices and payments.
When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:
All of the deals on our website include all fees including anything that you're required to pay on collection, including (but not limited to) local taxes, child seats and senior driver fees.
Hiring a car, can be a stressful, surprisingly costly, experience which is why our clever car hire matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.
To begin your stress free booking process, simply head over to our homepage and input your desired rental location and dates then in just seconds we'll bring up some great value deals based on your information.
There's a wide variety of reasons why we're different from our rivals but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our personal frustration with the process of hiring a car.
Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our car hire price match guarantee means that if you find the same hire car at a lower cost, we'll match it.
The reason we decided to do things a bit differently is because we got annoyed with seeing customers getting shortchanged and knew we could provide a more transparent service.
Our pricing always includes extra fees that other websites often don't display - this makes sure that our service is as straightforward as it can be.
Car hire providers we work with include the main vehicle hire providers like Enterprise and Hertz there are some companies we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we don't list these on the website.
Stress Free Car Rental won't work with just any car hire companies. We're cautious to only work with brands you can trust.
Stress Free Car Rental checks millions of car hire prices at 1000s of car hire locations to hunt down amazing offers and make booking them on the website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as possible
Stressfreecarrental.com work hard to ensure that we provide you with all of the best car rental deals in Italy with no hidden fees.
The cheapest price for a week in Milan Italy for November is GBP70.54 with car rental company Sicily By Car. We track prices from all of the leading brands. Order your search results by price to find the best price
We work hard to make sure that the prices you see on our website for your car hire include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Italy
The following car rental brands are available in Italy: Avis, Budget, Sixt, Europcar, Keddy by Europcar, Dollar, Thrifty, Sicily By Car, Hertz, Alamo.
All of our rentals in Italy include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up with a full tank and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.
To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.
At Stress Free Car rental, we compare prices on a huge range of vehicle makes and models. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around | Italy, we’ve got you covered.
Looking to hire a car that's extra special when you are in Italy? Stress Free Car Rental's Prestige Car Hire category compares rental deals for prestige car brands such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.
When you're travelling with 2 large bags, we suggest taking a look at a rental in our Large Car category. Large cars come with plenty of space for up to 5 people and several bags.
If you don't see a people carrier, minibus or car that you'd like to rent, or if you have any enquiries regarding trunk space or seating set up, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.
Is your trip with more than 5 passengers? Stress Free Car Rental includes a variety of people carriers available in Italy that easily accommodate 7 or 8 people. For more than 8 passengers (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we recommend reviewing our selection of minibuses for hire.
From large SUVs such as the Land Rover Discovery to smaller SUVs like the Nissan Juke and Opel Mocha , we have a wide selection for you to compare on the site before booking your rental in Italy.
Transporting lots of bags? Want to take a lot of stuff on your trip but not enough to require a van? It could be that one of our estate cars will meet your requirements. We compare estate car prices from all of the brands you can trust in Italy.
Enjoy the wind in your hair whilst you road trip around Italy in your convertible car rental. Stress Free Car Rental finds low cost deals on convertibles of all sizes from Fiat 500 Cabriolets to Mustangs.
Travelling with a lot of passengers in Italy? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat van and minibus prices from a wide range of rental brands.
We provide a vast selection of small cars, from Ford Kas to Fiat 500s, perfect to drive around narrow streets but keep in mind that you will have limited luggage space so be sure to pack light. .
Rome Fiumicino Airport, is Italy's busiest airport, handling in excess of 43 million passengers per year. Located on the west coast of Italy, Rome International airport is approximately a 35 minute drive from Rome city centre. We compare prices for all of the car hire brands in Rome Fiumicino Airport, so it's never been easier to pick up a fantastic deal on your car hire in Fiumicino Airport before you drive onward to . All of the main hire car providers at the airport are inside office tower 2. You can access this area via covered walkways from the airport terminal buildings.
Approximately a 30 minute drive away from Rome's historic centre, Rome Ciampino Airport offers access to Italy via several low cost airlines including Ryanair. If you plan to pick up your car hire at Rome Ciampino Airport before heading over to , the car hire providers are located in parking building P8. A frequent free shuttle bus connects the terminal buildings with parking area P8.
Milan Metropolitan Area's busiest airport, handling more than 17 million passengers per year, Milan Malpensa Airport is around a 45 minute drive from Milan City Centre and a little less than 3 hours drive from Genoa . If you're arriving into Italy via the airport it's possible to pick up car hire at Milan Malpensa airport before you continue to . If you arrive at the airport via terminal 1, the hire car collection desks are located inside of the arrivals hall. For terminal 2, the car rental desks are at the train station next to the terminal building.
Italy's fifth busiest airport, Milan Linate Airport caters for more than 9 million passengers a year and is a convenient 20 minute drive from Milan's historic centre and only a short 35 minute drive to Bergamo . You can reserve an affordable car rental at Milan Linate Airport before your drive to . When you arrive at the airport most of the car rental collection desks are in the main airport terminal building.
Just over 2 miles southeast of Bergamo and around a 50 minute drive from Milan City Centre, Milan Bergamo Airport is the Country's 3rd most popular airport, handling nearly 13 million passengers per annum. If you intend to pick-up your car hire at Milan Bergamo airport and then continue on to , all of the main rental car company's collection desks are located inside the airport terminal.
A short 15 minute drive (or 45 minute water taxi ride) from central Venice, Venice Marco Polo Airport acts as the gateway to touring Venice with direct flights from many international airports. You can jump on a Vaporetto (water taxi) to the city centre in less than a 10 minute walk from the airport terminal building. It's easy to pre book to pick-upcollect your rental car in Venice Airport, the majority of the rental car providers are located on the 3rd floor of parking building P1 (follow the Rent a car signs).
On the Country's west coast, covering Naples and the region of Campania, Naples Airport is Italy's 4th busiest airport, servicing over 10 million passengers per year. Naples airport is conveniently a brief 10 minute drive from Naples city centre . You can pick-up your rental car at Naples Airport before your drive to . On arrival, you'll find the majority of the car rental collection desks located in the car hire centre. You can catch a free shuttle bus from the terminal building to the car rental centre every 5 minutes.
In the North of Italy, Bologna Airport is a short 20 minute drive from Bologna city centre and only a 1 hour 15 minute drive from the picturesque city of Florence . If you plan to pre-book a hire car at Bologna Airport before your drive to . At the airport, you can find most of car hire companies on the ground floor of the airport terminal building.
On the South East coast of Italy , Bari International Airport is a quick 20 minute drive away from the centre of Bari and just over a 1 hour 30 minute drive from the port city of Brindisi . We've made it easy to compare the cheapest deals for car hire at Bari Airport, so you can be sure that you've reserved a great deal before you arrive in Italy. When you arrive at the airport, the majority of the car hire collection desks are in the arrivals area of the airport terminal.
In Italy's North West, a quick 15 minute drive from Pisa's famous leaning tower , Pisa Airport is the gateway to Italy for more than 5 million tourists per annum. If you'd like to pick up a hire car in Pisa Airport to drive over to , you can find the majority the car hire providers in the Car Rental Terminal, which is a 5 minute walk from the main airport terminal building.
A short distance from Italy's borders with Switzerland and France, Turin (Torino) International Airport is a convenient 25 minute drive from Turin's historical centre . It's possible to reserve your car hire at Turin Airport before you drive over to . Most of the car hire companies are within the airport terminal.
Almost equidistant between Milan and Venice. Verona International Airport is just 10km South West of Verona's historical centre and handles almost 3 million passengers per annum. If you're planning a a road trip around the north of Italy before your drive to , you can pick-up a rental car at Verona Airport when you land. The majority of the rental car companies are just outside of the arrivals building.
In the North East of Italy, Treviso Airport is approximately a 35 minute drive away from central Venice and approximately 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Verona, the setting of Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet' . We compare deals for all of thethe main car rental companies at Treviso Airport, so it's easy to reserve a hire car to pick-up on arrival at the airport. When you arrive, all of the main rental car companies at the Airport are just outside of the terminal building. Follow the car rental signs once you've collected your luggage.
In the country's south west, Lamezia Airport acts as the main airport for the Calabria region, servicing nearly 3 million travellers each year. It coulldn't be easier to collect your car hire at Lamezia airport for your journey to . Most of the main car rental collection desks at Lamezia Airport are located outside of the terminal. Check your booking confirmation email for information re where to find your rental provider.
A brief 20 minute drive away from the picturesque city of Florence, Florence International Airport is Tuscany's second most popular airport, servicing almost 3 million passengers per annum. If you're planning a tour of Tuscany in a hire car, it's easy to pick-up your hire car at Florence airport for your drive to . When you land at the airport, the majority of the car rental providers are located in the car rental centre, which is a quick free shuttle bus journey away from the main terminal building.
Close to the island's north west corner, Palermo Airport offers easy access to western and central Sicily. Catering for in excess of 6.5 million passengers each year, Palermo airport is the island's second most popular airport. The airport is a short 35 minute drive from central Palermo. When you land at the airport, all of the main car rental collection desks are inside the main arrivals building. When you've collected your car hire at Palermo,
On Sicily's eastern coast, Catania Airport is the island's most popular airport, servicing in excess of 10 million passengers each year. If you intend to book your car rental at Catania, when you arrive at the airport, the hire car company's collection desks at the airport are located on the main level in the arrivals hall. Central Catania is a short 15 minute drive from the airport terminal. If you're driving south, we recommend making the 1hour 30 minute journey to Syracruse, a beautiful town on the south east corner of the island, where you can explore the cities medieval architecture.
As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we also offer two different levels of insurance when you book a vehicle with us.
Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the car, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. For more details see the terms and conditions on the extras page of the website
Essential cover appears as a choice in the car hire insurance section. For some partner/geographical car rental combinations the cover might not be available.
Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and much more.
Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle booking, is a car hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a wide-range of extra charges that standard insurance does not.
We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the vehicle hire process as simple as possible.
Just let us know and we'll sort everything out - it really is that, well, simple!
When you book a rental car with Stress Free Car Rental you will always know how much you're spending beforehand - no hidden costs, no scary fees.
Booking couldn't be easier, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information explained in each section.
Picking up at the airport but not sure of your flight number? It's ok! - you can book your rental now and add the flight number to your booking later on. Including your flight number will help the car rental provider to wait for you if your flight is delayed. We recommend that you review the T&Cs to understand what to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.
You'd like to pay with a debit card? Need a GPS included? No problem. We have all of the options on the website including great deals for extras such as child seats and Toll pay devices. We offer options to pay with a debit card at most locations. Use the filters on the website to easily and quickly find these options
When you complete your booking with us you'll receive a booking confirmation email with all of your rental details included. Confirmation emails include directions to the car hire collection desk and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be included with the email
Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your vehicle hire and get a full refund up until 48 hours prior to collecting your car.
Save on your car hire in Italy by booking your car well in advance. Take some time to shop around the various different prices.
We don't hide any charges, from the get-go, we are completely transparent.
We'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before you collect the vehicle
All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.