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Do you need to rent a car at Genoa Airport and don’t know which company to choose? Are you looking for a Genoa car rental without a credit card or a low cost rental and you are undecided between different offers?

You’ve come to the right place. I’m Andrea from Discover Genoa, and in this post I’ll help you find the best car rental deals at Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport.

We’ll find out together what are the best rates to rent a car in Genoa, the best car models so you can drive in Genoa safely and stress-free, and we’ll see what are the schedules and ratings of the different car rental companies.

Are you ready? Let’s get started!

Car rental Genoa airport: the best cheap companies

If you want to rent a car at Genoa GOA Airport, a number of car rental companies are available at the ARRIVALS floor.

To compare them all, click on the SEARCH NOW button and discover the best deals for car rentals at Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport.

Avis car rental

Avis is a car rental company with locations in all major cities in Italy. Customers who have relied on Avis car rental Genoa have appreciated the quality and cleanliness of the cars and the ease of handling in rental and return operations. Rates are truly competitive.

  • Tel: +39 010 650 7280
  • Hours: daily, 07:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Reviews: 3.7 out of 5 (166 reviews)
budget car hire genoa airport

Budget Car Hire Genoa

Budget is an international car rental company. Customers who rented a car with Budget at Genoa Airport appreciated the cleanliness of the cars but criticized the waiting time in car rental operations.

  • Tel: +39 010 651 2467
  • Hours: Mon-Fri from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat-Sun from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Reviews: 3.4 out of 5 (7 reviews)
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Europcar has very good reviews on Google (4 out of 5 stars). Customers really appreciate the professionalism and kindness of the Europcar staff at Genoa Airport. On the other hand, the only aspect not highly appreciated is the company’s reduced hours: unlike other car rentals, the Europcar desk in fact closes mid-afternoon.

  • Tel: +39 010 650 4881
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Reviews: 4 out of 5 (7 reviews)


FireFly has an excellent reputation on the Google profile (4.7 out of 5, but with only 5 reviews). Customers have appreciated the ease of car rental and drop-off and the very affordable rates. The desk is open daily from 08 a.m. to midnight.

  • Tel: +39 010 981 4578
  • Hours: daily, 08 a.m. to 00 a.m.
  • Reviews: 4 out of 5 (7 reviews)

Hertz Genoa airport

The car and van rental company Hertz has a Google profile with 3 out of 5 stars. Hertz customers mainly complained about the unclear cost policy and the difficulty in getting in touch with the relevant office. In contrast, they appreciated the friendliness of Hertz customer service at the Genoa Airport desk.

  • Tel: +39 010 981 4578
  • Hours: daily, 08 a.m. to 00 a.m.
  • Reviews: 3 out of 5 (133 reviews)


With its 4.3 out of 5 stars, Locauto is one of the best-reviewed Genoa Airport car rental agencies on the web. Customers particularly appreciated the cleanliness and quality of the cars and vans, as well as the friendliness of the staff.

  • Tel: +39 010 614 3056
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 07:30 a.m. to 00 a.m., Sun 08 a.m. to 00 a.m.
  • Reviews: 4.3 out of 5 (142 reviews)


The car rental and drop-off services of Maggiore rental Genoa are highly appreciated by customers. Some have complained about the waiting time in car rental and drop-off, while others have particularly appreciated the friendliness of customer service.

  • Tel: +39 010 650 7280
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Reviews: 3.3 out of 5 (34 reviews)
sixt car hire genoa airport

Sixt car hire

Excellent reviews on the Google profile show that Sixt is one of the best car rental companies at Genoa Airport. Customers have appreciated the friendliness of the staff and the impeccable cleanliness of the cars rented.

  • Tel: +39 010 651 2111
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 08 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat-Sun 09 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 (216 reviews)

Sicily by Car Genoa airport

By choosing Sicily by Car, you can opt for a wide range of options, including economy, compact, intermediate, standard, convertible, station wagon and 9-seater minivan cars, as well as commercial vehicles, electric cars and even boats. Customers are generally satisfied with all the service provided. Only one customer complained that it was not possible to check damage to the vehicle together with the operator.

  • Tel: +39 010 659 1536
  • Hours: daily, 08 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Reviews: 3.8 out of 5 (190 reviews)

Car hire Genova Airport: useful information

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What kind of car do you recommend me to rent in Genoa?

Genoa is a city sacrificed between the mountains and the sea, the streets are very narrow and parking spaces scarce. If you plan to book a rental car to move between Genoa and the Ligurian Riviera, I recommend a city car (models such as FIAT Panda, FIAT 500, Renault Twingo or similar are fine), otherwise you may have difficulty finding parking.

Which car rental company do you recommend I choose?

All the car rental companies mentioned above are reliable international companies. However, judging from Google reviews, users voted Sixt, Locauto, Europcar and FireFly as the best car rental companies in Genoa. The positive aspects are definitely the speed in making pick-up and drop-off operations, the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, and the cleanliness and quality of the rented cars.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Genoa Italy?

Prices are indicatively as follows:

  • Small cars: from 25€ per day
  • Medium-sized cars: from 35€ per day
  • Large cars: from 50€ per day
  • SUVs: from 50€ per day
  • Station wagons: from 70€ per day
  • Luxury cars: 125€ per day

Any extra costs (insurance, additional driver, etc.) should be added to these prices.

What are the car rental times Genoa airport?

Nearly all companies are open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Some until midnight, while others are open early in the morning but close mid-afternoon. Here is a table with all the hours and ratings of Genoa Airport car rental companies.

Avisdaily, from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.3.7 out of 5 (166 reviews)
EuropcarMon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.4 out of 5 (7 reviews)
BudgetMon-Fri 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.3.4 out of 5 (7 reviews)
FireFlydaily, from 08 to 004 out of 5 (7 reviews)
Hertzdaily, from 08 to 003 out of 5 (133 reviews)
LocautoMon-Sat from 7:30 a.m. to 00 a.m., Sun from 8 a.m. to 00 a.m.4.3 out of 5 (142 reviews)
MaggioreMon-Fri 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sat-Sun 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.3.3 out of 5 (34 reviews)
SixtMon-Fri 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat-Sun 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.4.5 out of 5 (216 reviews)
Sicily by Cardaily, from 08 a.m. to 11 p.m.3.8 out of 5 (190 reviews)

What do you need to rent a car in Genoa Italy?

A credit card will be sufficient to book a car online, while the documents you need to pick up the car at Genoa Airport are:

  • A credit card in the driver’s name (debit cards are not accepted);
  • A copy of the reservation;
  • Driver’s license that has been valid for at least 12 months;
  • ID.

Which is the cheapest rent a car in Genoa airport Italy?

Sicily by Car offers really good rates for renting a car at Genoa Airport and is definitely one of the cheapest companies. To compare car rental rates in Genoa, click here.

What age do you have to be to rent a car in Genoa?

At Genoa’s Cristoforo Colombo Airport, car rental agencies offer car rental to people between the ages of 21 and 70. However, it is important to note that there is an additional charge for drivers under the age of 25 and those over the age of 70.

What is included in the cost of rental?

In the car rental service at Genoa Airport, the following are always included:

  • insurance against theft;
  • the limitation of liability for any damage to the vehicle;
  • local, road and airport taxes.

Any extras or additional insurance coverage are available separately.

Driving in Genoa

parcheggiare a genova

Is it easy to drive in Genoa?

Yes, driving in Genoa city is generally easy. Traffic is almost never chaotic and, except during rush hour, almost always smooth. The Ligurian highways, on the other hand, are a case apart: due to system remodeling work and closed lanes, it is very easy to run into traffic jams and slowdowns in all seasons of the year.

Is it easy to find parking in Genoa?

No, Genoa is a city with few spaces in general, and parking spaces are also really limited. If you plan to visit Genoa, I recommend looking for a hotel or B&B that offers parking service (I discussed this in depth in my article on where to sleep in Genoa). To avoid going crazy looking for parking, however, read my post on where to park in Genoa.

How do I get to downtown from Genoa Airport?

Genoa city center is about 8 km from the Airport and can be reached by car in about 20 minutes. For more information, read the article on how to get from Genoa Airport to the city centre.

Can I drive my car everywhere in Genoa?

In Genoa, almost all areas allow vehicular transit. However, there are some areas where it is not allowed: they are called ZTL, and they are mainly located in the historic center of the city; here only pedestrians or residents are allowed access. For more information, read my article on restricted traffic zones in Genoa.

What are the best routes to drive to visit the Ligurian Riviera?

If you want to visit the eastern Ligurian Riviera I recommend visiting the Cinque Terre (which are about 1 hour from Genoa), Santa Margherita and Portofino (30 minutes from Genoa). In the West, on the other hand, you can reach the beautiful villages of Noli and Finale Ligure and the enchanting white sand beaches of Varigotti and Alassio. For more information, read my articles on what to visit in Liguria.

Cheap car rental Genova airport: conclusions

Here we come to the end of this article on how to rent a car at Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, in which I told you in depth about the different car rental companies, average rates, opening hours and ratings of each.

If you have any doubts or questions, please leave a comment below.

If, on the other hand, you would like to rent a car, click here and you will be directed to the Discover Cars website, where you can compare the best car rental rates at Genoa GOA Airport.

Andrea Semonella

Hey! I'm Andrea and I am a little bit obsessed with exploring the world and meeting people on the road. I'm in love with my city, and I'm happy to share with you all the best place and most incredible secrets of Genoa, Italy.

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