Car Hire from Brindisi Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
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Where to hire a car in Brindisi Airport
There’s plenty of choice when hiring a car in Brindisi Airport. Hertz, Alamo, Maggiore, Budget, Europcar, Sixt and Avis all have branches here. These companies offer a huge range of car hires, form the cheap and cheerful to the utterly luxurious – you could choose a car from the Hertz Prestige Fleet or Fun Collection. Car hire offices can be found within the terminal building and in the multi-storey car park opposite the terminal.
Petrol stations close to Brindisi Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is an Esso station less than 10 minutes away from the airport. When exiting the airport, take the second exit onto Contrada Baroncino, and continue to the next roundabout to take the second exit to Strada Comunale 76. Continue for 4km, proceeding straight through the next roundabout. At the final roundabout continue straight onto Str. Adriatica, and you will find the Esso station on your right. If you’re ever stuck for petrol in Italy, the petrol stations on highways tend to be open 24-hours.
Driving around Brindisi Airport
This airport is also known as Salento Airport, servicing the area of Puglia in southern Italy. Salento airport is based on the coast of Puglia, which you’ll see as you land. Driving around the airport is fairly easy as there are no major junctions or motorways, just follow the one way system and roundabout to exit the airport. When you drive in land from the airport, you’ll meet the SS379, SS16 and SS7, all of which lead you to different parts of Italy including Lecce and Taranto.
Popular destinations to drive to from Brindisi Airport
Brindisi is the capital of the province of Brindisi, and it’s always been an important city for Puglia due to it’s port connections with Greece and the rest of the Mediterranean. The climate and archaeological finds here make it an interesting stop off for travellers too.
To reach Brindisi, take the second exit onto Contrada Baroncino when leaving the airport. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Strada Comunale 76. Cotninue on this road for 1km, continuing through the roundabouts. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto Via Provinciale S. Vito and follow the roads into Brindisi. It can be very busy during peak times or when ferries come in on the main roads, and parking here is restricted to the right handside of the road. There are many one-way streets when you veer into the lanes in Brindisi too.
Lecce is a beautiful baroque town in Puglia, half an hour away from the airport. It’s worth the drive just to see the beautiful Roman ruins in the centre! See why Puglia is one of the best destinations for foodies.
To get to Lecce, exit the roundabout onto Strada Comunale 10, and take the third exit at the next roundabout to get onto Strada Comunale 76. At the next roundabout, take the third exit again and merge onto the SS379/SS17/SS613. Follow this road for 35km, then take the second exit at the roundabout for Lecce. Take a slight left at the next roundabout to continue onto Piazza del Bastione. Driving conditions here are similar to those in Brindisi, however the roundabouts can be hard to navigate when the markings are worn away. There are far more places for parking in Lecce too.
The scenery and annual summer opera festival Festival della Valle d'Itria in Martina Franca makes this an amazing option for quiet cultural breaks.
It’s easy to reach Martina Franca from Brindisi. Exit the airport on Strada Comunale 10 and 79, then when you reach the roundabout, take the 4th exit heading northbound on the SS379. Continue on this road for 53km, then take the exit for Taranto. Follow the Strada Statale 172 for 6km, until you reach Martina Franca. There’s plenty of green space here and it’s much calmer than other parts of Italy. There are 2 major pay and display car parks in the centre of the Municipality, but you could also park on the right-hand side of the street in areas that don’t have a no stopping sign.