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        About Bari

        Bari is the capital of Puglia, a region in southeastern Italy. It is also an important transport hub and ferry port for Mediterranean destinations such as Sicily and the Balkans. The old town is one of the best places to get lost in this city. The narrow streets make it difficult for outsiders, but the locals know the way and will show you around if needed. You will be enchanted by the beautiful medieval streets and squares in the city. The best way to experience the city is over a cup of coffee or tea in one of the many cafes at your destination. The city has spectacular treasures to offer, from world-class cuisine to historic castles. Bari will entertain you, whether you are travelling with family or on business - it can serve as a base camp while you explore Southern Italy. You should spend some time driving around Bari because there is so much to see within the city limits: Olive groves merging into bright green fields where cows lazily graze in the sun on hot afternoons.

        Basic info and car hire in Bari

        • Location: Southern Italy
        • Population: 330.000
        • Official language: Italian
        • Currency: Euro
        • Weather: Meditteranean climate
        • Holidays in Bari:  For public holidays in Italy click here.
        • Internet coverage: Hotels, bars, restaurants, and cafés offer Wi-Fi.
        • Road conditions:  Most roads in Bari are in good condition.
        • Car hire in Bari:  The most common pick-up point for vehicles in Bari is Bari Airport. Please note that prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Bari!

         Driving in Bari

        There are many toll roads in Italy. The exact fee depends on the route you choose and the type of vehicle. For more information, visit the official Italian toll road website. Use the website's toll calculator to find out exactly how much you will have to pay to use the toll roads on your planned route. Note that credit cards, cash, and Telepass are accepted at the toll gates.

        Driving in Bari can be challenging and drivers can be impatient. Remember that the maximum BAC value for drivers is 0.05%. There is a zero-tolerance law for novice drivers who have held a license for less than two years and young drivers under the age of 21.

        • Age limits: 21 years old-25 for larger vehicles
        • International Driving Permit:  Yes, if you are a non-EU license holder.
        • Additional papers:   Identification(passport), a valid driving license, and valid proof of insurance.   
        • Additional requirements: Glasses (in case you need glasses, you must always have a spare pair in the car), light bulbs (are usually already in the car and are provided by the car rental company), warning triangle (2 are required for all vehicles registered in Italy and 1 if coming from abroad), high visibility vest (recently made compulsory)- First aid kit (not compulsory, but we strongly recommend you have it with you, just in case).
        • Children in the car: Children up to the age of 10 may only be taken in the back seat and a suitable child seat must be available up to a height of 1.50 meters.
        • Driving side of the road: Right hand
        • Lights:  Check that all lights are working, clean, and correctly aimed.
        • General speed limits: The speed limit in cities is 50 km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30 km/h. Main highways are limited to 130 km/h, non-major highways to 110 km/h, and local roads to 90 km/h.

        Car Hire in Bari

        Most popular car hire at Bari

        The most selected hire car in Bari is the Fiat 500, Renault Clio or Opel Corsa. Renault Captur is also being a popular option. The most popular car types in Bari are mini and economy. 

        Popular Driving Routes

        Popular One-Way car hire from Bari

        Want to rent a car for a one-way trip? No worries! Orbit Car Hire offers a variety of one-way Car Hire options in many locations outside of Bari. One-way car rental is ideal for cross-town or cross-country travel, saving time by not returning to your original location. Start your reservation with Orbit Car Hire and find great options on one-way car hire at locations across the Italy.

        • Bari-Florence (7 hr -701.8 km)
        • Bari-Brindisi (1 hr 18 min -117.4 km)
        • Bari-Naples (2 hr 51 min -262.9 km)
        • Bari-Rome (4 hr 35 min - 455.2 km)

        What to see in Bari

        There is so much to see and do in Bari. You should not miss visiting Piazza Mercantile, one of the most popular places in Bari. It is the heart of the commercial and administrative centre of the city and houses the city market. Sit down in a cafe or restaurant and enjoy "La Dolce Vita". From the highest point of Ruota Panoramica, you can see many of the city's most popular sights. A ride on the Ferris wheel at sunset is a great way to spend romantic moments with your loved ones. If you want to relax after sightseeing, do not miss the most popular city beach in Bari. During the summer nights, many young residents of Bari come here to party. Live music is often played here and the atmosphere is fantastic. The refreshing Adriatic Sea is very inviting during the hot summer months.

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          Drive your rental car beyond Bari

          Bari is a great place to explore the entire Italian south or just a base camp for day trips. Just about 50 kilometres from Bari, you can find the picturesque and historic town of Altamura which houses some amazing churches like Saint Mary's Assumption Cathedral. The ruins of the ancient city Egnazia are also worth seeing as they offer visitors something different than what most would expect when travelling through southern Italy! Stone City Matera - located 65 km southwest in this part-of-the world-, has an interesting cave system that makes visiting it on any given day worthwhile indeed; though make sure not forget your camera since there will no doubt be plenty of memories made here too at one time or another.

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          Enjoy the culture in Bari

          Where to eat, drink, and party in Bari

          The Puglia region is famous for its Cucina Povera (literally 'food of the poor), a cuisine that is simple and tasty, using only seasonal and local ingredients. Originally, this was done out of necessity. The most famous - and popular - the manifestation of this philosophy is orecchiette, a typical Apulian pasta made without eggs and shaped like little ears. They are prepared by nonas all over town and in the family-run restaurants where they are a speciality. The shape is perfect to hold the sauces that Bari is famous for. They are made with the region's freshest vegetables like eggplant, tomatoes and mushrooms, and further spiced up with plump olives from Puglia. Another Bari speciality is riso, patate e cozze. Look forward to delicious layers of rice, potatoes and mussels baked in terracotta pots in wood-fired ovens.
          Street food is also popular in Bari - try the panzerotti, deep-fried dumplings stuffed with cheese and tomatoes. Down in the markets, you can eat the freshest seafood you have ever tasted. Vendors offer plates of squid, prawns and anemones for you to try with a wedge of lemon.


        What you need to know about renting a car

        How to make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you have to choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick out the vehicle you want from the list provided. After filling out the personal information form there is a step where you choose the payment method and you simply fill in your credit card information. In the end, you can print out your voucher, which is needed at the time of pick-up.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change your booking you have made through Orbit Car Hire please contact our customer support team at customerservice@orbitcarhire.com or by phone at +354 823 0165. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in case of:

        • Out of hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle out of office hours),
        • One way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (this condition is set by the car hire company and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring you to need to make sure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid any surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price for your booking, and the payment of your booking. It is mandatory to have your voucher with you at the time of pick up. If you do not have the voucher with you at the time of pick up, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or can change the price of the rental.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire which, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover that refunds you in case the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. For more information, you can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us.

        How do I find cheap car hire?

        Prices vary frequently. It is best to book a car 3 to 8 weeks in advance of your desired pick-up date - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. Find the best deal on car hire in Alicante!

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire you will pay the remaining balance in the currency that is in the country of pick up. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add an additional driver to my booking?

        You can always add an additional driver to your booking when you are finding your deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add an additional driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted

        You can pay with a debit card and credit card when making a booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage you can press "Yes" to "Different drop off location" and you will see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

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