If you are planning a trip to Massa Lubrense and you don’t know whether or not to rent a car, or you’re simply looking for information about it, this article is for you.
Massa Lubrense can be reached by public transportation, arriving in nearby Sorrento by train, hydrofoil/ferry and bus, depending on your needs. Once you arrive at your destination, there are two options: use the local transportation such as the bus line, which operates until 10 p.m. (with extended hours in summer periods), or rent a vehicle and have total freedom in moving around, especially in the evening and night hours. If you choose the second option it is important to act cleverly.
Book the rental well in advance
If you know for sure you are going to Massa Lubrense at that particular time and would like to rent a car, it is essential to confirm your reservation in advance. In this way you will be sure of the availability of the vehicle that best suits your needs, you can calmly view and compare the offers proposed by the various car rentals in the area. Before making your online reservation, it is recommended to contact the person in charge of the rental by phone or email to ensure clarity of information.
Renting last minute is often not at all convenient, especially in high season. To save money, therefore, make sure to proceed in good time!
Choose an appropriate car
The roads in Massa Lubrense, as well as its surroundings, are often narrow and sometimes not easy to go through. The area is made up of 17 hamlets characterized by ancient charm, that should not be missed. It is therefore good to choose a car with awareness, preferably a small one. This will make travel easier and avoid traffic jams. You can also rent scooters or mopeds as needed, obviously these are preferred in the summer period.
Where can I park?
There are free and paid parking zones in the city of Massa Lubrense, marked by white and blue lines, respectively. Paid lines on the street and in municipal parking lots observe the following timetable: from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm; they are free in the afternoon interval and at night. During paid hours, parking is possible by paying in the parking-machine or by displaying the parkcard or parking subscription. More information on how to activate them, the different types and costs, can be found on this page under “Parking in Massa Lubrense.” You can also use these parking lots to access beaches or near trails.
General rental informations
It is good to remember that in order to rent a car you must have a valid type B driver’s license. Also depending on the car rental company you may or may not need to be a minimum of 21 and a maximum of 80 years old. It may be the case that those younger than 21 will be charged a surcharge. On the other hand, if you want to rent a moped or scooter, the type of license required varies depending on the engine capacity.
Prices, depending on the type of car, can average between 80 and 120 euros per day, including gasoline. Obviously in the case of motorcycles the price is lower.
For more information, including about the insurance guarantee, you should consult the website of the car rental company you choose.
If you are traveling in a group, opting for a single vehicle will allow you to save on expenses!
If you are a non-Italian citizen, the following documents are usually required: driver’s license from your home country, international driving permit if you are not an EU citizen, international ID and if necessary a credit card for payments. These may vary from case to case.
Benefits of renting a car
- Exploring new places
Renting a car in Massa Lubrense not only allows you to be completely free in your travels, but also gives you the opportunity to see the area from a different perspective.
Unlike local vehicles that always travel the same route, using the car allows you to explore new areas, even those distant from the classic tourist spots. You can get to destinations otherwise unreachable and fully enjoy the beauty of the place. So why limit yourself?
Panoramic views of beaches at sunset, unspoiled nature, are just some of the sceneries the area has to offer!
- Comfort and better managment of available time
Moving around by car offers countless conveniences even if you need to travel carrying bulky luggage, trekking or beach equipment, without necessarily having to go to the various bus line stops. This allows for full management of time on vacation, which you know is precious!
- Reaching the surroundings of Massa Lubrense
Why limit yourself to Massa Lubrense? By renting a car, it is possible to reach its surroundings easily. Sorrento, the locations of the Amalfi Coast and even archaeological sites such as Pompeii or Ercolano are unavoidable stops on your vacation. In this way you can fully enjoy the beauty of the Sorrento Peninsula. Postcard sceneries that will steal your heart!