Flexible Bologna car hire with SIXT

Your Bologna car hire needs are all taken care of when you book with SIXT. We offer a versatile range of vehicle models, provided by some of Europe’s best-known brands. Whether you need a compact hatchback for narrower streets, or an MPV for going outside the city with the family, we can provide it. Our vehicles are each on average only 3 months old, giving you first-class car hire at affordable prices. Our branches are easy to find near the main tourist transit centres like train stations and Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport. They’re all staffed by English-speaking agents, who are ready to help you quickly get on the road. 


SIXT services in Bologna

Personalise your Bologna car hire booking around your itinerary. Choose the hire period that suits you best, from a weekend rental to a long-term rental. Shorter periods are available too. We also have extra options that you can book in advance, like child seats or sat nav units. Models are diverse, from city cars like hatchbacks, compact cars and small sedans, to larger saloons and estate cars. Choose according to whether you simply need to get around efficiently or are taking an Italian holiday. You can also get 4x4s and people-carriers for groups of up to seven. 

SIXT services in Bologna

Good to know when visiting Bologna

Added Extras

We can add child seats, extra divers, as well as extra protection packages and added miles to your booking. Simply select before payment. 

Flexible Hiring Options

We understand journey are subject to change so if you decide to ‘pay later’ during booking cancellation is free any time. 

Under 25 Car Hire

In Bologna the minimum age is 18 years old; you must simply hold a valid licence for at least a year and it induces a surcharge when under 25. 

What to do while in Bologna

With your car hire sorted, you’re free to drive around not only the city, but also to visit nearby attractions. First on the list for any driving enthusiast is a trip to the Ferrari factory and showcase in Modena, a 40-minute drive away. If you’re more interested in the culinary side of things, make the hour’s drive to the cheese city of Parma. In Bologna itself, make sure to visit its centrepieces, Piazza Maggiore and the Neptune Fountain at Piazza del Nettuno. 

Summer 2021 in Bologna

Summer is beach time, and when you rent a car in Bologna you’ll only be about 1.5 hours away from the Rimini beach resort, one of the most popular in the area. Bologna itself has its own Leaning Towers too. Built in the 12th century, they look far more precarious than the more famous one in Pisa. For another fascinating taste of the city’s history, visit the Archiginnasio Anatomical Theatre, a preserved medical dissection lecture hall. Look out for its interesting wood carvings inside. 


  • Rated 4.2 out of 5 from 603 Ratings

tibi f.

Great car rental experience with a bmw car, clean and well preserved. Kevin and his coleague from the parking lot were very helpful, find them

Ammar I.

Absolute legend the man who checked me in and gave me the car! Service was unreal, even the manager he called.

Panagiotis S.

Solomon was great.

The car was in great condition.

Some scratches wasn't noted but nothing serious.

I would suggest going over with foreigners the zlt areas that exist in various cities in Italy.

Reg S.

When I arrived at Sixt Bologna I had been travelling all day & my luggage was lost, so I was a bit fed up. Unfortunately I had a couple of issues with the front desk at Sixt, which I don't normally have. They are usually very good. Stefano Brunelli & Kevin helped me sort them out. I went on my way & got my first puncture in a rental car after more than 20 years. I changed the wheel, returned to Sixt, got another car & went on my way again. The followup communication & help from Stefano was fantastic. When I returned several weeks later to rent another car Stefano & Rosario R made sure that I was looked after royally. This kind of service will keep my loyalty to Sixt. Molto bene.

Nikola T.

Graet stuff. Very friendly.

Raul P.

Till now, the best experience with a Rental company in my life, anywhere:

-First of all, very accommodating. All you need to hear is 'ok, don't worry, everything is under control'. I had a couple of issues with the booking and they were very efficient and nice to sort them out.

-Very nice staff. All of them have been very nice during any interaction with them.

-Going extra mile. They really went beyond their duties and responsibilities when I was rushing when returning back the car.

I can't thank them enough for their service, and for sure I will use their service again when I will go back to Bologna. I just wished there were more people like them, especially in this industry!

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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