Car Hire at Lamezia Terme Airport
This information is correct as of September 2015
Explore the "toe of Italy" the easy way with car hire at Lamezia Terme Airport. Italian public transport can be unreliable, especially in rural areas, so with your own rental car you can go off the beaten path and discover places that other tourists can't.
Where to hire a car at Lamezia Terme Airport
Sicily by Car, Avis/Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Locauto, Maggiore and Sixt all provide car hire from Lamezia Terme Airport.
Petrol stations near Lamezia Terme Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are Esso petrol stations on the SS18 road to the north and to the south of the airport. Both are just a few minutes drive from the airport. Whichever direction you're approaching from, these are th most convenient places to fill up your vehicle.
Driving around Lamezia Terme Airport
The A3 motorway from Naples to Reggio Calabria is about 7 minutes drive from the airport. From here you can jump onto the E848 which connects Lamezia Terme to Catanzaro. The SS18 dual carriageway passes the airport, so as soon as you leave the parking lot you'll find yourself on high speed major roads. Remember that traffic in Italy drives on the right.
Getting to your destination
With a rental car you can get to your destination faster. We've put together a quick guide to reaching some of the most popular spots from Lamezia Terme Airport.
Dramatic cliffs, beautiful beaches, and crystal clear waters make this area one of Europe's most gorgeous seaside resorts. It's a paradise for nature lovers as well as beach bums. The diverse sealife makes scuba diving here a pleasure, while the varied plant life and terrain make rambling very interesting.
It takes about an hour and ten minutes to drive to Capo Vaticano from the airport. Most hotels in the area have car parking, although generally it's easy to find somewhere to leave your car. There are public and private car parks near the beaches.
Reggio di Calabria
The main launching point for ferries to Sicily, Reggio di Calabria is a buzzing port town. Festivals take place throughout the summer, and the seafront promenade is always busy during the high season.
It takes about an hour and fifteen minutes to drive to Reggio di Calabria from Lamezia Terme Airport. Parking is available, usually about €4 (roughly £2.95) for two hours. There are 24 hour car parks which charge €20 (about £14.75) for a full 24 hours.
Spectacular views are to be expected in this medieval city, which clings to the cliffs and looks over towards the Stromboli volcano. Follow the stairs down to sea level to enjoy some beautiful beaches... just don't think too hard about the climb back up.
Tropea is just over an hour away from the airport. You can't bring your car into the city's historic centre, so if you're looking for a hotel with parking it will probably be on the outskirts of town. Free parking can be found near the city centre, however, perfect if you're happy to leave your rental car on-street or in a public car park.
Prices subject to change