Trapani is a dreamy harbour town in the northwest of Sicily and fits perfect to start your trip by rental car here. The town is located at the foot of Monte Epice. The surrounding areas include cliffs, coasts and beaches and are wonderful to explore with a rental car. With hiring one you are flexible and can explore the beautiful area at your own pace.
Trapani is directly connected to the motorway network of Sicily via the A29. This motorway ends in front of the city and turns into an access road. For the beautiful sights outside Trapani, it is best to leave the A29 at the Segesta motorway junction. If you want to visit the wonderful salt marshes - Trapani's landmark - you have to follow the aforementioned feeder road (Raccordo Autostradale) to the Salt Museum. The way back is then somewhat different, since there are one-way streets regulation. The old town is also worth a visit. There is good parking along the picturesque Via Regina Elena.
We will be happy to help you find a suitable rental car for your individual needs. As a price comparison portal for rental cars, we compare for you the large international providers, as well as the small local car rental companies on site. It is best to book the rental car directly at the airport. The Trapani Airport (IATA Code TPS) is about 15km from the city centre. It is also possible to rent a car at the close Palermo Airport.
Usually, the minimum age is 21 years, but may vary slightly for different car hire companies. In some cases, drivers under 25 years of age have to pay an additional risk premium. You must have held a valid driving licence for at least one year. Most companies offer to pick up and drop off the rental car at different locations, but fees are usually charged for this service.
Every tourist has different needs, which is why the companies offer different categories:
Before you start exploring Trapani, you should inform yourself about the most important traffic rules in Italy. The limits for the maximum speeds are particularly important here:
|Road category||Maximum speed|
|Inner cities||50 km/h|
|Out of town||90 km/h|
In Italy there is a legal obligation to wear seat belts and lights. Children under 12 years of age or up to a height of 150 cm must use an appropriate child seat.