Car hire Syracuse

Capital of its homonymous province, Syracuse is one of the most populated and important cities from Sicily. It is located just a few kilometers from Catania and the Mediterranean Sea bathes its beautiful coast. Syracuse has a historical importance incomparable. From the 3rd century B.C. it was considered by Cicero as one of the greatest and most beautiful cities from Magna Graecia, as it belonged to the Greeks at that time. But, also, this city from Sicily has some places registered in the list of the World Heritage by UNESCO. And, on top of that, Syracuse has been selected to be the headquarters for the G8 once and, not many years ago, the city was declared Intelligent City 2.0.

The Sicilian city of Syracuse is one of the most incredible destinations to fall in love with since the very first moment you get to it. The truth is that the public transportation in this city is not good enough to enjoy Syracuse at your fullest. Therefore, from Pepecar, we offer you a search engine to find the car you like the most from a huge variety of brands and models. Reserve your rental car in Syracuse now at the best price of the market.


The first settlements in this area date back to the Bronze Era. Since then, Syracuse and its history have been closely linked to the Sicans. Its foundation as a city came in the 8th century B.C. when the Greeks arrived from Corinth and its name was changed to Syrakousai. In the 6th century, Syracuse was conquered by the Byzantines and, for a few years, the city became the capital of the empire. In the 17th century, Syracuse became one of the most important Baroque cities from all over Italy. Currently, this wonderful city is still one of the most touristic and important points of Europe.


To ensure you are able to visit the most beautiful and touristic places as the Pantalica Necropolis, the Ortigia Church, the Dionysus’ Ear Cave, the Paolo Orsi Archaeological Regional Museum, the Aratus Fountain, Taormina Theater, Maniace Castle, Syracuse Cathedral, Greek Theater, Ciane River, Apollo Temple, Syracuse Amphitheater, Archaeological Park of Neapolis, Diana Fountain or Saint Lucy Church, we recommend that your reserve a rental car in Syracuse. Furthermore, this car hire will allow you to make different routes all over the island.


Once you have your rental car and you have visited the whole city of Syracuse, we would like to suggest you a coastal route for some of the most beautiful coastal cities from Sicily.


The first destination we are going to visit is the beautiful Italian city of Catania. The distance between Syracuse and Catania is about 65 kilometers. So, with your rental car go through the roads SS14 and E45 and your trip won’t take you more than 55 minutes. Catania is the second biggest city of the island and, therefore, one of the most important ones. The Etna has marked this city with fire, as its volcanic eruptions have forced its citizens to restore and rebuild most of its urban structure. Don’t miss this opportunity and visit places as the Cathedral of Catania, Ursine Castle, Massimo Theater, Monastery of San Benedetto, Basilica of Catania, Palace of the Elephant, Civic Museum of the Ursine Castle, the Fountain of the Elephant and the Amphitheater of Catania. Once you have seen and enjoyed the whole city we will move to the next stop.


Acireale, which is part of the province of Catania, is located at a distance of about 85 kilometers from Syracuse. Famous for being one of the most touristic destinations in Sicily and one of the most unique carnivals and hot springs, it can be reached taking the road E45, as it won’t take you more than 1 hour and 10 minutes if you go with your car hire in Syracuse. Once in Acireale, don’t miss the opportunity to visit places as:

  • Piazza Del Duomo: where you can admire a real wonder full of Baroque motifs.
  • Cathedral of Acireale: one of the most emblematic and important religious buildings in the city.
  • Basilica of Saint Peter and Saint Paul: located in the Piazza del Duomo.
  • Terme di Santa Venera: one of the major attractions in the whole island.
  • City Hall of Acireale: one of the most interesting locations in the city.

The next destination waiting for us is one of the most famous cities all over Italy. We assure you it is worth the visit.


About 160 kilometers away from Syracuse we can find one of the most populated and important cities from all over Sicily. In Messina it can be found one of the most transited maritime ports of the world. To access this destination, we recommend reserving a car hire in Syracuse and, then, taking the road E45 in direction to the northeast. The trip will take you about 1 hour and 50 minutes approximately. As the main touristic spot of the island, the entertainment, gastronomic and cultural offer is endless. So, to finish our route, we recommend visiting places as the Church of Carmen, the Church of the Annunciation, the Lake Ganzirri, the Cathedral of Messina, the Fountain of Orion, the Fountain of Neptune, the Museum of the Treasure of the Cathedral and the Saint Mary of the Valley Church.


Syracuse is really close to an airport, which seems to be the best option to land in. Nevertheless, there is a possibility to find different flight deals in other airports of the island. Therefore, from Pepecar, we recommend that, as the majority of tourists, if you come from Catania Airport, Palermo Airport or Reggio Airport, don’t waste your time and money. Reserve a rental car in any of the aforementioned airports to ensure the best experience from minute one.

  • From Catania Airport:
    • Distance: 60 kilometers.
    • Time: approximately 45 minutes.
    • Roads: E45 and SS114.
    • Toll(s): yes.
  • From Palermo Airport:
    • Distance: 290 kilometers.
    • Time: about 3 hours and 10 minutes.
    • Roads: E90 and A19/E932.
    • Toll(s): yes.
  • From  Reggio Airport:
    • Distance: about 190 kilometers.
    • Time: almost 3 hours and 15 minutes as you have to take a ferry from Messina.
    • Roads: E45 and A3.
    • Toll(s): yes.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity and reserve now a rental car in Syracuse!