Orvieto - car return

Hi, I plan to return a rental car in Orvieto, and am wondering about car rental return hours. Many places, I have been able to drop a car off, even if a shop isn't open. Does anyone have experience in Orvieto with this? I don't have any particulars, unfortunately, about which car company yet - although Hertz seems to be mentioned often on here. I ask because I am looking at buying super economy train tickets for a morning departure, and not sure if I will be allowing myself enough time to return car. I will have spent the prior night in Orvieto, so will be close...
Thank you.

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4868 posts

If you're spending the night in Orvieto, why not return your car the day before your departure so you won't have to worry about an early morning return? What time is the morning train you would like to take?

Posted by Cat
Paia, HI, USA
141 posts

I was planning on the 11:30AM, but am now looking at the 9:00AM (to Naples). I was thinking maybe I would return it the night before, but then, "What if I'm out exploring and I don't make it back in time!!" enters my mind.
I think you're right, though, night before is best option. Thx.

Posted by Andrea
Sacramento, CA
4868 posts

You should be able to see the hours the car rental companies in Orvieto are open by checking the AutoEurope website. Just put Orvieto as your return location and the date. I rented a car from Hertz in Orvieto, through the AutoEurope website. People say Hertz is across the street from the train station, but that's not exactly true. You have to cross a couple of small streets to get there. It's about a 5 minute walk.

Posted by David
Florence, AL, USA
1960 posts

I returned my rental car on a Saturday morning in Orvieto, and the Hertz store is no more than 100 yards from the station parking lot; across the street. They opened a little late on Saturday, 9:00 a.m. We got on the train and were in Rome Termini @ 10:15 a.m., so the opening time was no big deal. I would think they open @ 8:00 a.m. during the week. Dropping the car there is quick and efficient.
You should really like Orvieto, as it's a very popular tourist town.

Posted by Teena
Piedmont, nc, usa
282 posts

I rented from Hertz last year and the rental office is just across the street. Although we returned the car within posted hours, the agent on duty was on her way out and didn't want to take time to inspect the car. We insisted since it would have resulted in an extra day's charge for us. Her inspection turned up a small ding we didn't notice when we rented the car but were sure didn't occur while we had the car. We had insurance so it didn't matter but be extra careful when doing the initial inspection and try to get to the return point a little earlier to be sure someone's in the office.

Posted by Steve
Gaston, Oregon, USA
869 posts

Mahalo!
Cat, if you ship me a pizza from Flatbread's I can help you with some advice! Seriously, rent your car thru Autoeurope.com, an awesome broker based in Maine. Go to their website and pick the car you want, fiddle with the pick-up and drop off locations, and pick the rental agency. Then pick the location. Up will pop the hours that it is open. If you have any questions, call AE at their Maine headquarters; they are extemely helpful. Make sure that you take a GPS from home (OK, you don't need one on Maui. Buy a new one that it loaded with Italy maps.) Take along a Michelin map of Italy, and a compass. Take your Maui driver's license, and get a International Drivers Permit. I get them at a AAA office, but I don't know about Maui. Have a great trip! Make sure that you don't use Hawaiian time when you drop off that car! Aloha

Posted by Cat
Paia, HI, USA
141 posts

Thanks everyone! I think we will go with Hertz via autoeurope.com, and confirm the office hours so we can get the car inspected at drop off. I might repost these couple questions on a new thread, but I'll give it a shot here too: 1)Best location for car pick up in Pisa (airport, or there are two downtown locations) 2)Best location for pick up in La Spezia (Has 3 "city offices" and one downtown) 3)Best drop off location for Orvieto ("rail station", city office, or "Ffss rail station"?)
(All through Hertz, they just have multiple locations). Steve - haha! Don't you love Flatbread!! Next time you're on island, try "The Mopsy" flatbread there if you haven't already - kahlua pork, surfing goat cheese from the Upcountry dairy farm, sweet Maui onions... yumm. I'm getting hungry! Dang it, I'm trying to lose a few pounds before I leave :)