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Maggiore Trieste Airport

Trieste Airport, which is also referred to as Ronchi dei Legionari Airport, is situated approximately 33 km from the city center of Trieste, in the north-eastern region of Italy.  Although a smaller airport compared to others in Italy, it is considered to be a major international gateway for this region, serving an area populated with around five million inhabitants.  Trieste Airport handles just over a million passengers per year, and consists of one large terminal building which is well equipped with all the facilities required.  For transport, passengers have a good selection of car hire companies at the airport, one of which is Maggiore.  Maggiore is popular car rental company in Italy, and has a wide range of quality vehicles for hire.

Maggiore Car Hire Trieste Airport is open from Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:00 and 19:00.  They are not open on Saturdays and Sundays.  Their hours of operation on holidays may vary as well.  Maggiore has a comprehensive website, from where vehicles can be booked in advance, at  If you would like to make sure Maggiore has the vehicle you need available for your time spent in Trieste it is best to make an advanced reservation.  The online booking process is quick and easy, simply fill in your details and follow the instructions on Maggiore’s website.  Your vehicle will be ready and waiting for your arrival at the airport.  It is also recommended to reserve any additional items of equipment needed for traveling, such as a child safety seat or satellite navigation system. 

Extra items hired by Maggiore are charged at an additional daily rate, but are well worth having with you, as child seats are necessary for the safety of your youngsters, and Maggiore offers an excellent GPS unit that will ensure you reach any destination hassle-free.  The MIO GPS Navigator is available for hire from Maggiore, and is a highly advanced piece of equipment.  It has continuous road maps and speed camera information which is updated in real time.  It also comes with an extensive list of points of interest, which is useful when you need to find the nearest gas station, pharmacy, hotel, restaurant, shopping center etc.  The MIO GPS Navigator is easy to understand and operate, and extremely beneficial to your journey in unfamiliar territory.

When hiring a vehicle from Maggiore Trieste Airport a vehicle category is selected, and not a car by its specific make and model.  All the vehicle categories and pictures of example vehicles can be viewed on Maggiore’s website, along with plenty of vehicle information, and advice on their rental procedures and policies. One of Maggiore’s car categories is the Citycar, with vehicles ideal for city driving.  They are small and practical, and very easy to manage on all types of roads.  Examples of vehicles in this category are the Fiat 500 1.2 Lounge and Fiat 500 1.2 Sport (both with three doors), and the Fiat Panda 1.2, Nissan Micra 1.2 and Lancia Ypsilon 1.2, which are vehicles that may have three or five doors.  They all seat four passengers, and have a bit of space for luggage, however, longer journeys, or passengers with lots of luggage may find a larger vehicle more suitable. 

Compact vehicles at Maggiore Trieste car rental are slightly larger, seating up to five people. They also have five doors, ABS brakes, air conditioning and air bags.  Example vehicles include the Fiat Bravo 1.6 MJT, Alfa 147 1.9 JTD, Volkswagen Golf 1.6, Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI, Renault Megane 1.5 DCI and Lancia Musa 1.3 MJT.  In this category there are also station wagon vehicles for hire, which are an excellent choice if you need more luggage space. They include the Volkswagen Golf Variant 1.9 TDI and Open Astra SW 1.7 CDTI. 

There are some larger vehicles available in the Intermediate category, such as the Nuovo Fiat Doblò 2.0 MJT, which seats up to seven people, as well as many vehicles which comfortably accommodate up to five people.  Intermediate range vehicles have good interior space, and wide luggage racks to facilitate your journey.  Station wagons such as the Volkswagen Passat Variant 1.9 TDI, Fiat Croma 1.9 MJT, Volvo V50 2.0 D and Alfa 159 1.9 JTD SW are also available from this category.  Passengers, or groups of travelers in need of even larger vehicles will find their ideal transport solution at Maggiore, as the Minivan category has a number of suitable vehicles.  They are vehicles which are spacious, comfortable and have elegant interiors.  The Fiat Ulysse 2.0 JTD seats up to seven people, while the Fiat Ducato 30 Panorama 2.3 Multijet is ideal for nine passengers. Both these vehicles come with ABS brakes, air conditioning and CD players.

Most Trieste Airport car hire companies, including Maggiore requires the primary renter to be at least 21 years of age, and to have held a valid drivers license for at least one year prior to the rental date.  Foreign drivers may be required to have an International Driving Permit as well.  A major credit card will be needed to pay for the rental, and should be in the name of the primary renter.  Credit cards usually accepted by car hire companies include American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard / Eurocard and Visa. 

Enquiries can be made directly to Maggiore’s rental branch at Trieste Airport, or customers can go to their website, at

Telephone Number:    0481-474569

Fax Number:               0481 /474428

Email Address:           Trieste.TSR@MAGGIORERENT.IT

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