Dreaming of an Italian getaway with mouth-watering pizza among ancient city walls? It’s time to book a holiday to Naples and discover one of Italy’s oldest cities in a cheap rental car.
Everyone knows Naples serves up the best pizza, pasta and coffee in the country and yes it’s worth the visit just for the food, but this city has much more to offer. Built in the Middle Ages, the centro storico or historic centre is a Unesco World Heritage Site with castles, churches and palaces around every corner. Plus, the city sits on the beautiful Bay of Naples with views of the active volcano, Mount Vesuvius. Hop in your rental car for an Italian road trip you’ll never forget.
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Hiring a car in Naples
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Naples International Airport (NAP)
Each year, over 6 million travellers pass through Naples International Airport. The facility is situated less than 5 kilometres north of Naples making it easy to access the ancient metropolis. If you need a last minute gift, the airport has a range of shops as well as bakeries, cafes and authentic Neapolitan pizza. Plus, enjoy free WiFi throughout the terminal.
To reach the rental car kiosks, exit the Arrivals Concourse and take the complimentary shuttle bus to P5 car park to pick up your wheels. If you’re heading to downtown Naples to grab your car hire, hop on the Alibus to the city centre or hail a taxi outside the terminal.
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Guide to driving a rental car in Naples
Use our guide for help on driving tips, navigating and parking for Naples.
Driving from the airport to downtown Naples
Driving to Naples from the airport takes between 15 and 20 minutes. For a quick route avoiding toll roads, exit the airport and keep left on Via Oreste Salomone then turn right to stay on this road. Take a left onto Via del Riposo and follow it as it curves turning into Via S. Maria del Pianto, then take a right on Via Nuova Poggioreale. This road brings you around the Piazza Nazionale into the city centre.
Driving tips for your Naples rental car
Naples was built in the Middles Ages, long before cars ruled the road. Expect narrow alleyways and mopeds to be zipping around you. Also Neapolitans are known for driving through red lights.
Pro-tip: Hire a GPS system with your rental car to avoid confusing intercity one-ways.
• Drive on the right side of the road, overtake on the left side.
• Italians are aggressive drivers. Follow national road rules and allow them to pass.
• Don’t leave any valuables in the car.
• Keep change in the car for tollways.
• Bring a paper road map in case of lost GPS signal.
Read over our tips for driving a rental car in a foreign country.
Parking at Naples International Airport and in Naples
Choose from nine different parking areas at Naples International Airport. Short-term lots are near the main entrance road with four lot options, charging around €3.5 per hour and around €30 for the day. Long-term parking is cheapest at €2.5 per hour and €12 per day. Valet parking is available for quicker access to the terminal or pre-booking your space online to save time and stress.
Naples offers street parking great for compact cars and a few public parking lots. Garages won’t be found in this city so it’s best to find a spot near a Metro station and use the public transport to travel around the city centre. Or to stress less, leave your car hire at your hotel’s supervised parking lot.
Take your Naples rental car across the country for an adventure of a lifetime.
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