Over five million passengers use the airport each year, flying to and from many other European and international destinations. For transportation, many people like to have their own rented vehicle. The car hire companies at Naples Airport are providers of quality vehicles, and offer their customers very competitive rates. All of the major car hire companies can be found at Naples Airport.
Car rental companies at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Maggiore and National, as well as Dollar, Locauto and Targarent. The car rental desks of these companies are all located in the arrivals hall of the airport, and are easy to locate. The main airport terminal is Terminal 1, and the majority of flights arrive at this terminal. Terminal 2 is mainly used for charter flights. Your chosen car hire company will then direct you to where the rented vehicle is parked.
Although passengers can hire a vehicle directly from the rental counters of any one of these companies at Naples Airport, it is recommended to rather make an advanced reservation. This will secure the car which is most suited to your holiday or business trip. Advanced bookings are most easily made online, from your chosen rental company’s website. Customers will find plenty of information online, including all the vehicle categories available at Naples Airport, pictures of example vehicles in each category, and the company’s rental procedures and policies. You are also able to reserve any extra item of equipment necessary for your journey, such as a child safety seat or satellite navigation system. Certain car hire companies even provide a GPS unit with some of their car rentals, which is a great option. The GPS units offered are state-of-the-art pieces of equipment featuring turn-by-turn directions, real-time traffic updates and extensive lists of points of interest.
In most cases, cars are hired by category, and not by their specific make and model. However, there are some car hire companies which have cars that can be reserved by specific make and model, such as Hertz and Budget. Hertz has three collections with interesting vehicles that can be hired in this way, and Budget has their special Street Fleet Rental vehicles for this purpose. This is a great option for customers who like to know exactly what they will be driving!
The primary renter in Italy is required to be at least 21 years of age, and to have held a valid drivers license in his/her country for at least one year prior to the rental date. Drivers 25 years and younger will pay a higher rental rate, in the form of a ‘young drivers fee’. This is an amount applicable to each day of rental, and each underage driver listed on the rental agreement, up until a maximum of ten days. The fee per day varies between the rental companies. Additional drivers registered, and the hiring of car seats or GPS units also incur an extra fee per day of rental. Foreign drivers may be required to have an International Driving Permit in addition to their local drivers license. A major credit card in the name of the primary renter is required in order to pay for the rental, as debit cards are generally not accepted. Some of the credit cards accepted include American Express, Eurocard / Mastercard, Diners Club and Visa. Keep in mind that some car categories require two major credit cards, and younger drivers may not be permitted to hire certain larger or specialty type vehicles.
Naples is a part of Italy which is visited by thousands of people all year round, and offers tourists an appealing array of sights and attractions. Driving to Naples and to other surrounding areas is relatively easy as there are a few prominent roads nearby. Some of these include the Corso Secondigliano on the southern side, SP1 in the north, the Via Arenaccia and the A1. Areas of interest nearby include Pozzuoli, Torre del Grevo and the Parco Nazionale del Vesuvio (or Vesuvius National Park), which is based around the famous Mount Vesuvius volcano. Driving in the center of Naples is however not so easy, as the roads are small and Italians tend to drive fast and rather impatiently. Traffic is also very heavy during peak hours. You may wish to park your vehicle and continue your sight-seeing excursion by bus or train, and there are a number of public parking facilities available. The few large and discounted areas nearby some hotels can be particularly useful. Street parking is sometime available, but be careful not to park in tow-away zones, or zona di rimozione.
Road rules should be obeyed at all times to avoid unnecessary fines. The speed limits are clearly indicated and are as follows: 130 km/h or 80 mph on motorways and highways, 90 km/h or 55 mph on the open roads and 50 km/h or 30 mph in towns and residential areas. Drunk driving can be severely penalized as well.
Car hire companies at Naples Airport offer a wide range of vehicles, from smaller models such as the Fiat Panda 1.2 to larger vehicles ideal for groups of travelers, for example the RN Trafic Generation. Customers can contact their chosen car rental company directly at Naples Airport for more information, or visit their specific website online.