Rent a car in Bari with Europcar
Often identified as the Bologna of the south, Bari is located on the coast of Italy, to the east of Naples. This historic town has a distinctly urban edge thanks to its student population and unrivalled nightlife. If you are looking for what is new in Italy, head to Bari.
Whether you are visiting Bari or travelling further, choosing car hire with Europcar is a great option for making the most of your stay.
The Europcar car rental experience in Bari
The city has 3 Europcar stations, one of the most popular being Bari Airport. This is useful if flying directly into Bari, and means you will not waste a moment beginning your Roman Holiday.
Car hire in Bari Europcar is second to none. Larger vehicles which will suit families include Mercedes Classe C - perfect for navigating the team around Italy. However if it is you or a couple more on the road, our fleet of top models like Peugeot 208 and Fiat Panda are ideal for small groups.
Moving? Van hire is also available at Bari FS station. Our fleet has reliable options to transport your things. Both van hire and car hire can be reserved for short and long periods.
Driving in Bari
In order to rent a car in Italy, you need to be over the age of 18 and hold a valid EU licence. International driver’s licences are accepted but not mandatory.
On motorways the maximum speed limit is 130 km/h, whereas on main roads and secondary roads it is 100 km/h and 90 km/h respectively. In urban areas, the speed limit is set between 50-70 km/h and lowered around populated areas like schools.
Paid car parking is enforced Monday to Saturday, from 8.30am to 8.30pm. There are several underground car parks in the centre. Blue road signs and markings indicate paid parking zones. White road markings means parking time is limited but free. Yellow parking bays are reserved for special vehicles, the Police, handicapped etc. On Sundays and public holidays it is often free to park.
In the historic centre of Bologna, there is a ZTL (Zona Traffico Limitato) enforced on Monday to Saturday from 12pm to 12am. Only residents or permit holders can enter this zone. Be aware that this area is monitored by cameras and you will be fined if you enter without a permit.
In Italy, most of the motorways are toll roads. These can be paid with cash or credit/debit cards.
Plan your journeys carefully, taking into account that very few petrol stations in Italy are open on Sundays. Those that are, are often closed on Mondays.
Discover Bari and its surroundings by car
There are some great day trips you can make around Bari. Beautiful coastal towns Monopoli and Brindisi are along the coast, then there is the whole of the Puglia countryside - a vast beauty waiting to be discovered.
On from Bari there are great destinations to visit by car including Lecce (150 kilometres) along the southern coast, and Foggia (137 kilometres) and Vieste (190 kilometres) to the north.
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Just over an hour from the centre of Bari, Alta Murgia National Park is a trip that offers stunning beauty and diversity in Italian landscapes. A variety of geographical features including natural sinkholes, lush green fields, and ancient stone walled paths; to several species of animals like buzzards, long-eared owl, and the yellow-bellied toad, make Alta Murgia a magical place to discover. Roam the lands or attend one of the educational workshops where all the family can learn something.
Bari is full of important sites, notably the Basilica di San Nicola, a prime example of Puglian-Romanesque architecture. Bari has a diverse going out culture - from hip wine and cocktail bars; to cosy osterias, with chalkboard menus and a warm welcome. Also, if you are visiting Bari at the beginning of May, be sure to time it for the Festa di San Nicola - a religious festival which celebrates the arrival of the relics of St Nicholas to Bari from Turkey.
We like to reward our customers for renting with us. Privilege, is the free Europcar international loyalty scheme which has four tier levers: Privilege Club, Privilege Executive, Privilege Elite and Privilege Elite VIP. Earn points every time you hire a car with Europcar and move up the tier levels. When you move up a level you get a weekend of free car hire.
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