Rome Fiumicino Airport is also well-known as Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, and is located approximately 32 km from Rome. The airport terminal buildings are well-equipped to handle the 35 million passengers who pass through the airport every year, with all the required amenities, including many quality car hire companies. Sixt Fiumicino is one of the major car rental companies at this airport, and they offer many innovative services which make the process of car hire quick and easy. Rome Fiumicino Airport is regarded as the largest airport in Italy, and the 25th busiest airport in the world.
Sixt, at Fiumicino Airport, is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 07:00 and 23:00, and on Saturdays and Sundays between the same hours. They are even available on bank holidays, during the same hours. Their rental counters can be found in the Arrival halls of the airport. There are signs which indicate the car hire counters within the terminal building. Customers can make advanced reservations from Sixt’s website, at www.sixt.com. Many people prefer to book their vehicle in this way to ensure their ideal selection’s availability. Other items are also necessary to book in advance, such as baby safety seats or booster seats for older children. Their website is an excellent source of information regarding the vehicles available at this location, as well as rental procedures and policies to follow when hiring a car in Rome.
There are various different vehicle categories available from Sixt Rome, and customers will select one of these categories when renting a car rather than a vehicle by its specific make and model. The Smart For Two is an example of one of Sixt’s smaller vehicles, and like its name suggest, is ideal for two people. It is a manual vehicle with air conditioning, and comes with a satellite navigation system if there is one available at the time of rental. These cars are great for zipping around the city, and are very light on fuel. Slightly larger vehicles which are suitable for four people include the Fiat 500, Renault Twingo, Fiat Panda, Renault Clio, Citroen C3 and Chevrolet Aveo. These vehicles are also of a manual transmission, and they have some space for luggage, although only one or two items will fit nicely. Vehicles with more luggage room are the Chevrolet Cruze and Renault Scenic.
Certain vehicle categories available for hire from Sixt always include a satellite navigation system in their rental. This is truly a superb piece of equipment to have with you on your journey, especially if you are traveling in an unfamiliar area. The GPS units which are offered are technologically advanced, and offer many useful features. They have a selection of languages, continuous road maps, traffic updates in real-time, the ability to instantly show you your location at any time, and easy to use interfaces on color touch-screen displays. Another advantage is that they come with an extensive list of points of interest, so that you will always be able to find the nearest gas station, hotel, restaurant, tourist attraction, pharmacy etc.
Vehicles which include a satellite navigation system are the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, which is an automatic vehicle, the Chrysler 300 C, also an automatic vehicle, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class T-Modell, an estate vehicle able to seat up to four people. A larger vehicle offered by Sixt is the Renault Trafic. This is an excellent vehicle for traveling, and offers space for nine people and plenty of room for luggage. These are ideal vehicles for larger families, or for groups of friends who are traveling together.
Customers who enjoy renting from Sixt Fiumicino can sign up for the Sixt Express Card. This is a free card which allows renters access to many innovative services when they rent from Sixt. Customers are able to bypass the rental counters and use the Quick-Check-In terminal. The rental process is then completed in three easy steps – simply insert your Express Card or credit card into the terminal to access your reservation, choose from one of the three vehicles available, and print your rental contract. The vehicle keys are in the safe. The Express card also allows customers to use the services of Mobile-Check-In, where reservations can be made up to as little as four hours in advance, and Online-Check-In, where all your details of previous bookings are easily accessible. Ladies can benefit from their partner’s corporate rates with the Sixt Ladies Card, and the Gold Card is especially designed to offer even more benefits to customers who rent for more than five times a year.
Sixt, at their Fiumicino Airport location, requires the primary renter to be at least 21 years of age for the hire of most vehicle categories. However, certain categories are not available for individuals under the age of 25. Younger renters will also pay a higher rental rate than usual, in the form of a ‘Young Drivers Surcharge’, which is a daily rate charged per underage driver listed on the rental agreement, up until a maximum of ten days. All renters should have a valid drivers license, which must be shown when collecting the vehicle. Foreign renters may also need an International Driving Permit along with their usual drivers license. The primary renter should have a major credit card in his name which will be used for payment of the rental. Sixt Fiumicino accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa.
More details regarding car hire from Sixt Rome can be found on their website, or enquiries can be made directly to their rental location at Rome Fiumicino Airport.
Sixt Rome Fiumicino Address:
Rome Airport Fiumicino
Telephone Number: +39-06-65953547
Fax Number: +39-06-65010373
My company sent me over to Rome to attend on International Fair and to see someclients afterwards. I was amazed at the large selection of cars from the Fullsizeclass that were really very reasonable. Everybody’s finding it tough at the moment,so rental costs are an issue. The car hire counter employees were very friendlyand helpful and I didn’t have to queue for my keys or documents either.
Willem Thijssen, BE