Car hire Perugia

Perugia is an Italian city from the region of Umbria and known for its impressive historic and artistic heritage. Also, Perugia is considered to be one of the main cultural and touristic centers all over Italy. Inhabited and founded by Etruscans, this wonderful Italian city has become one of the most visited destinations. As a curious fact, Raphael, the great artist, dedicated some of its works to the city and, furthermore, it is believed he collaborated with the city to make it known.

To be able to visit Perugia with total freedom and to be able to enjoy all the wonders this treasure of humankind has, Pepecar offers you a search engine to find the car that best meets your needs and budget. From the wide range of brands and models, choose the rental car you like the most and explore Perugia and other regions from Italy.

It is believed that Perugia was inhabited by Etruscan tribes since the 11th to 10th century B.C. However, this astonishing city was not known until the 1st century B.C., when the Romans conquered the place. Perugia was restored and expanded during their period in power. In the 12th century, Perugia was established, for the first time as a municipality. In the 19th century, the city suffered a huge loss in an appalling massacre that changed the life of its people. Currently, Perugia has been able to arise from the ashes of old times, becoming an important touristic center.


If you want to see all the hidden places of incredible beauty in the city of Perugia, one of the best options is having a rental car to ensure that you can explore the city from end to end. Among many other places, we recommend visiting the National Gallery of Umbria, the Fontana Maggiore, the Priori Palace, the Collegio del Cambio, Perugia Cathedral, Saint Domenico Basilica, Saint Bevignate Church, National Archeological Museum of Umbria, Etruscan Arch, Rocca Paolina, Medieval Walls of Saint Anthony and the Cassero Tower.


There are many ways you can choose to reach the beautiful city of Perugia. Pepecar recommends that, whatever the option you choose, you first reserve a rental car and choose Perugia Airport, Rome Airport and Florence Airport as possible landing points. Forget about taxis and public transports! Be the lord and master of you time and money


  • From Perugia Airport:
    • Distance: approximately 15 kilometers.
    • Time: about 20 minutes.
    • Roads: two main options:
      • SS3bis
      • RA6 Bettolle-Perugia/RA A1 Perugia
    • Toll(s): yes

  • From Rome Airport:
    • Distance: about 170 kilometers.
    • Time: between 1 hour and 55 minutes and 2 hour and 15 minutes.
    • Roads: you can take either the SS3bis or the SS3.
    • Toll(s): yes

  • From Florence Airport:
    • Distance: no more than 165 kilometers.
    • Time: from 1 hour and 50 minutes to 2 hours and 10 minutes, depending on the route you take.
    • Roads: two main possibilities:
      • A1/E35 and RA6/RA A1
      • RA Firenze-Siena and RA A1
    • Toll(s): yes.


There are countless cities you can visit in the nearby areas of Perugia. Therefore, to make it easier for you, Pepecar wants to recommend you some of the most impressive locations you can reach thanks to a rental car. In all the following places you will enjoy history, culture and beauty at its finest. The tour will start going to Florence, then we’ll depart to Siena and we will finish in Rome. Each destination needs, at least, half a day to be enjoyed at their fullest.


The first stop in our tour will be Florence, which is about 150 kilometer away from Perugia. With your rental car, take the RA6 and the A1/E35 and the trip won’t take you more than 1 hour and 50 minutes. Once you reach Florence, you will discover a really beautiful Italian city which welcomes more than 9 million tourists every year. Also known as Firenze, this city is of impressive majesty. Here you can visit places as the Uffizi Gallery, the Saint Mary of Fiore Cathedral, the Boboli Gardens and the David of Michelangelo. If Florence is not able to make you fall in love, not many cities will.


The second stop will be Siena.  The distance between both locations is about 105 kilometers, so you only need to take your car hire in Perugia and go through the roads RA A1 and RA Siena-Bettolle. As the trip will only take you 1 hour and 25 minutes, you can spend a lot of time discovering places as the Piazza del Campo, the Mangia Tower, Siena Cathedral, Siena Communal Palace, Saint Domenico Basilica, Salimbeni Palace, Basilica of San Francesco or the Siena Baptistery of San Giovanni.


Our final stop will be the incredible, impressive and magnificent Rome, which is about 170 kilometers. Take your rental car in Perugia and go through the road SS3bis in directions to the southwest, for it won’t take you more than 2 hour and 5 minutes to be in the Eternal City. It’s impossible to make a selection of the dozens or hundreds of places worth visiting in this wonderful city. However, you cannot go to Rome and miss the must-see locations as the Coliseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, the Fontana di Trevi, the Squares from Spain Square, Saint Peter Basilica, Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and the San’Angelo Castle. For sure, they will amaze you as anything else in your entire life.