Car Hire from Comiso Airport
Comiso is 22km west of Ragusa in the south of Sicily famous for its wine, agriculture and trades including marble work. The region’s natural hot springs, a remnant of the Roman era combined with several ancient ruins from ancient civilisation makes Comiso a popular tourist destination. Hiring a car from Comiso Airport offers the opportunity to visit the surrounding towns, attractions and natural parks of southern Sicily.
Where to hire a car at Comiso Airport
There are desks for Casper Rental, Sicily by Car and Auto Europa in the terminal building of Comiso Airport in the arrivals area once you have passed through customs. Honk and Hertz also have car hire available from just outside Comiso Airport and can arrange a shuttle for you to collect and return your hire car.
Petrol Stations near Comiso Airport
It should be noted that when hiring a car with a ‘full to full’ fuel policy, it is necessary to refuel before returning your car in order to avoid penalty charges.
The nearest petrol station to Comiso Airport is located 3km on the SP5 highway towards Roccazzo which is joined when taking the airport’s exit route.
Driving around Comiso Airport
Road trips are popular in Sicily because of the beautiful landscape littered with ancient ruins and also the many beaches.
When leaving Comiso Airport you will be on the SP5 which can take you to Ragusa and Catania via the SS514 and Agrigento and Siracusa on the SS115.
Getting to your Destination
The following highlights some popular destinations for visitors to Sicily that can be easily reached when you have hired your car at Comiso Airport.
Ragusa is a Baroque town on the eastern side of Sicily that offers some breath-taking views for its many visitors. Ragusa is a UNESCO heritage sit with 18 of its buildings protected under the order.
Ragusa is a 27km, 30 minute drive from Comiso Airport and can be reached by joining the SP5 towards Chairamonte Gulfi and continuing for 7.4km, join the SS514 signed for Ragusa for 18km directly into the town.
Ragusa has narrow streets making parking difficult but there is plenty of street parking both free and metered on the periphery of the town.
Caltanissetta is a large Sicilian city surrounded by hills and smaller villages. The city dates back to 406BC when a fort was constructed there by Admiral Nicia and its history is related in the local folklore. An area known for its gastronomy, Caltanissetta is popular with tourists and is a great area for a road trip.
Caltanissetta is a 81.3km, 1 hour 40 minute drive from Comiso Airport and can be reached by joining the SP5 from Comiso Airport for 6.8km before turning on to the SS115 which you follow for 113km to reach Caltanissetta.
Caltanissetta can become very congested particularly during its famous Holy Week celebrations. There is plenty of paid parking available on the outskirts of the city and a new 1,800 space car park has been completed at Caltanissetta’s new shopping centre, the KALT CENTRE. Sicily operates a coloured parking zone system and it’s recommended to check which zone you are in before parking. White is for residents with parking passes; yellow for loading and offloading and blue indicates metered parking is available.
Formerly one of the largest cities in the known world, Agrigento is the location of Sicily’s most impressive Greek ruins with an exceptionally preserved Doric temple the main landmark of the city. The centre of Agrigento is still lively today and with its medieval buildings, shops, trattorias and bars the city presents a charming blend of the traditional and contemporary.
Comiso Airport is a 119km, 1 hour 50 minute drive from Agrigento and can be reached by joining the SP5 on exiting the airport and following the road for 6.8km before joining the SS1115 to Agrigento for 101km directly into the city.
Parking can be difficult in the narrow streets of Agrigento. If you wish to visit the Greek ruins, plenty of parking is available for around €2 for a day. The city follows Sicily’s parking zones with white for residents with permits, yellow for loading and blue for general metered parking.