Pescara is the perfect base for exploring the greenest region in Italy, and car hire will get you moving easily between mountains and coast. If you’re here in summer, you can explore the beaches of Francavilla al Mare, while mountains such as Roccaraso provide hiking in the warmer months and skiing in winter time. However, Abruzzo is not just for nature lovers, as you will find many historical sites to explore, such as the Roccascalegna medieval castle and town.
Abruzzo Airport (PSR) in Pescara is located about a 15-minute drive from the city and has only one terminal. If you’re looking at picking up your hire car from Pescara airport on arrival, you will find all car hire desks inside the terminal building, located close to the entrance and exit doors. In addition to some local Italian car hire companies, you will find some international options, such as Europcar, Hertz and Avis.
Driving a hire car in Pescara is generally a pleasant and safe experience, but please keep in mind that local drivers often fail to use indicators. It is best to keep a minimum distance between you and the car in front of you, as they might turn unexpectedly. It is important to know that buses always have the right of way and in some cases have dedicated lanes that you should not be driving in. If you see a bus that has just picked up passengers and is about to get back on the road, you need to let them rejoin the traffic.
The roads in Pescara are usually busy on weekday mornings between around 8:00 and 9:00, then in the afternoon between around 17:00 and 19:00 as people come back home from work. There is also a tendency for traffic on Saturday afternoons between around 16:00 and 18:00. While the city’s weather is relatively mild, if you are planning to drive your Pescara car hire to the mountains in the winter months, you are likely to encounter snow on the road.
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On average a rental car in Pescara costs ₪94 per day.
The average gas price in Pescara is ₪23.13 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪277 and ₪370, depending on the car size.
Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Pescara.
The only car rental company onsite at Liberi airport is SICILY BY CAR.
The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Liberi airport to off-airport locations is SICILY BY CAR.
A Economy car rental in Pescara costs ₪63 per day, on average.
A Compact car rental in Pescara costs ₪62 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Pescara costs ₪68 per day, on average.
On average a rental car in Pescara costs ₪657 per week (₪94 per day).
On average a rental car in Pescara costs ₪2,817 per month (₪94 per day).
The ideal car to drive around Pescara depends on the time of the year you are visiting and on the locations you plan on visiting. If you plan on staying around the city and the coastal area, you should look into hiring a compact car ,as it will make it easy to move around and to find parking. However, if you’re planning on exploring the nearby mountains, consider getting a 4x4, which will be more comfortable for a full day out.
The speed limit in the built up areas inside the city of Pescara is 50km/h (about 35 mph), whereas the main roads around the city have a speed limits that can go up to 90km/h (about 55 mph). If you are planning on driving on the motorway, please note that the speed limit is 130km/h (about 80 mph).
When going to refuel your hire car in Pescara, you can either use the self-service option and fill up the tank yourself or you can get the petrol station attendant to do it for you. The latter option is only available during the day in most petrol stations and has a higher cost per litre. If you choose the first option and refill the car yourself, petrol (locally called "benzina") costs an average of €1.50 (£1.30) per litre, while diesel costs an average of €1.30 (£1.10).
If you are heading to the city centre, one of the best places to leave your Pescara car hire is in the large car park located along Via Baldo Paolaccini, across from Pescara Train Station. It is located an easy 3-minute walk from the heart of the city and it would cost you about €2.50 (£2.15) to leave the car there all day.