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Car Rental in Alghero

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Alghero, Italy - Sardinia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Alghero Fertilia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$11.01 / per day
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Alghero Fertilia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$11.02 / per day
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Alghero Fertilia Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$12.04 / per day
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Alghero Fertilia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$12.22 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Alghero Fertilia Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
$12.73 / per day
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Alghero Fertilia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Locauto
$12.94 / per day
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Alghero Fertilia Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$13.37 / per day
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Alghero Fertilia Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$13.61 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 21:26 on 2020-10-21. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Italian
Currency
EUR
Country code
39
Average car rental length
2 days
Economy car rental price
$39.47 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
70 - 90 km/h
43 - 56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
10.0

Why rent a car in Alghero?

Alghero is a fun place to explore. If traveling with your own car, you’ll be able to see the many historic sites in its city center, as well as easily access the many nearby beaches and natural areas. You can even travel to other famous parts of Sardinia, such as Cagliari in the south or Costa Smeralda in the northeast of the island.

One-Way Car Rentals in Alghero

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Alghero and drop off in another city include:

  • From Alghero to Cagliari - 54 offers from US$ 27.28 per day
  • From Alghero to Olbia - 66 offers from US$ 27.28 per day

Top ways to enter Alghero

  • Alghero Airport: Also known as Alghero-Fertilia Airport (and sometimes Alghero-Riviera del Corallo Airport), it is served by around 20 different airlines, including low-cost carriers like Ryanair, Wizz Air, and easy Jet. There are frequent flights to and from mainland Italy and different parts of Europe. Alghero Airport is located northwest of the city center.
  • Olbia Airport: Another Sardinian airport that’s especially active during the summer months, Olbia Airport serves more than 2 million travelers every year. Located 135km (84 miles) east of Alghero, it is possible to drive between the two cities in about 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • Cagliari Airport: By far the busiest airport in Sardinia, Cagliari-Elmas hosts many year-round flights by Ryanair, as well as a number of other airlines. Located on the southern coast of the island, Cagliari is 247km (153 miles), or about a 2 hour and 40 minute drive, from Alghero.

Useful city facts

  • Located on the Mediterranean coast, Alghero enjoys short, mild winters and warm (but rarely hot) summers. The average temperature is 10°C  (50°F) in January and February and 24°C  (75°F) in August. Summers see less rain than winters, but July is the only month when precipitation is really low.
  • Formerly part of the Crown of Aragon, Alghero is one of the very few places in Italy that is officially bilingual as Catalan is an official language alongside Italian. Around every fourth inhabitant of Alghero is a native Catalan speaker. English is widely (although not universally) spoken by people working in the service industry; many also speak French.

 

Top destinations and activities

  • Chiesa San Michele. Famous for its impressive tiled dome, Alghero’s best-known church was first built in the XVI century. Since then, it has been renovated quite a few times, always remaining a fine example of baroque architecture and one of the main symbols of the city. 
  • The Coral Museum. For centuries, the coral trade was one of the most important industries of Alghero. Locals would gather them, create unique red coral jewelry and sell it to tradesmen who would spread it throughout Italy and the Mediterranean. This unique museum shows the techniques of coral harvesting, different styles of the local craftsmen, and the historical importance of corals for the local community.
  • Nuraghe Palmavera. Mainland Italy is home to impressive ancient history, but the Nuragic civilization of Sardinia predates even the Romans and Etruscans. Little is known about these mysterious people, and most of our present-day knowledge comes from nuraghes, the impressive megalithic structures that they built. Palmavera, a nuraghe of several towers that is located near Alghero, was built during the Bronze and Iron Ages and is one of the most impressive examples of those long-gone times. 

Traffic and parking tips

  • The speed limit in cities is 50km/h, although in certain areas the speed limit may be reduced to 30km/h. 
  • Main highways are limited to 130km/h, non-major highways to 110 m/h, and local roads to 90km/h. When it is raining, the limits are respectively lowered to 110km/h, 100km/h, and80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50km/h during periods with heavy fog or other cases of poor visibility.
  • The best way to see much of the island from a local’s point of view is to leave the main highways and explore the smaller strade provinciali, or regional roads. Many hidden, but awesome, beaches and farm-stays are only accessible by them.
  • Watch out for blue notes - they indicate pay-and-display parking spots. The areas with white lines are for free parking and the yellow lines indicate areas only accessible to drivers with special passes.
  • The car’s registration and insurance documents must be in it at all times.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Being over the allowed limit can result in hefty fines and even imprisonment. 
  • The emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112.

Toll roads

There are no toll roads in Sardinia - all highways and regional roads can be accessed free of charge. However, there are restricted traffic areas (Le zone a traffico limitato or ZTL), like some city centers, where you are not allowed to drive. These areas can sometimes be poorly marked and you might enter them by accident, so it’s better to look them up in advance on the official European Urban Access Regulations website

There are numerous toll roads in Mainland Italy. The exact fee depends on the route of your choice and the type of vehicle. See the official Italian toll road website for more information. Use the website’s toll road calculator to find out exactly how much you’ll have to pay for using the toll roads on your planned route.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Capo Caccia Lighthouse. Known as Faro di Capo Caccia in Italian, this lighthouse is located at the very tip of the cape of the same name. Built during the 19th century, it still fulfils its main function to this day. The picturesque cliffs that surround the lighthouse are perfect for climbing and bouldering. Capo Caccia is located just 3.7km (2.3 miles) from Alghero.
  • The coastal road between Alghero and Bosa. A portion of a motorway rather than a single destination, this coastal road is one of the most scenic rides in all of Italy. The road is just 45km (28 miles) long, so it’s best to drive slowly and take in the panoramic views of the nearby sea, the pristine nature, and the impressive mountains. At the end of the road is Bosa, a pretty medieval town that’s less touristy than some of the other settlements in northwest Sardinia.
  • Porto Conte Regional National Park. Founded only 20 years ago, the Porto Conte covers the Calich lagoon, as well as large territory of coastal area, cliffs, and hinterland. An area of unique natural beauty, it is also home to various unique plants and wild animals, and is a perfect place for long relaxing walks. Maristella Porto Conte, a village on the edge of the park, is just a 20-minute drive northwest of Alghero.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car type in Alghero is the mini, followed by compact and mini classes. The most popular rental car is the Fiat 500; many travelers also choose the Ford Fiesta and the VW Golf.

Further destinations

  • Cagliari. The largest (and according to some, the only) city of Sardinia, the island’s capital varies from being a 24/7 party spot during summers to a tranquil, historic place in winters. Regardless of when you’re visiting, do not miss out on its beautiful churches, impressive towers and the volcanic islands nearby. Cagliari is about 2 hours and 40 minutes south of Alghero if going by car.
  • Olbia. Out of all the stunning beaches of Sardinia, Costa Smeralda is probably the most famous one. Stretching for about 20 km (12 mi) near the town of Olbia, it can get quite crowded during summer, but it’s not possible to argue against its natural beauty, great beach restaurants, or opportunities for doing water sports. Cozy Olbia itself is also worth a visit, and history buffs will simply love its Roman ruins and Carthaginian walls. The town is 140km (87 miles) east of Alghero, a distance that can be driven in less than two hours.
  • Sicily. It’s rare when a place is soaked in ancient history, has dramatic pristine landscapes, and is simply a lot of fun, but Sicily ticks all three boxes with ease. Considered Italy’s wildest region by some, but only because the parties in Palermo and Catania don’t stop all night, it’s a place that will leave nobody disappointed. It’s possible to take a ferry from Sardinia to Sicily, with service especially active during the summer months, but first, make sure your rental car provider permits taking a vehicle on a boat.

Car Rental Prices in Alghero

  • Convertibles - from $49 per day
  • Station wagons - from $57 per day
  • Large cars - from $54 per day
  • Medium cars - from $37 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $110 per day
  • Premium cars - from $116 per day
  • Small cars - from $100 per day
  • SUVs - from $51 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are different things you can do to get a good car rental deal in Alghero:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Alghero is the cheapest in December when renting a car is about 75% cheaper than the yearly average and 87% cheaper than renting a car in April.

Top 3 Cities near Alghero

  1. Cagliari Car Rentals from $21.18 per day
    160.7 km / 99.9 miles away
  2. Olbia Car Rentals from $6.93 per day
    107.8 km / 67.0 miles away
  3. Palau Car Rentals from $135.41 per day
    113.3 km / 70.4 miles away

Top 3 Locations near Alghero

  1. 8.5 km / 5.3 miles away
  2. Olbia Airport Car Rentals from $6.93 per day
    107.8 km / 67.0 miles away
  3. Cagliari Airport Car Rentals from $10.28 per day
    158.3 km / 98.4 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Alghero?

Car rental prices in Alghero vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Alghero
$32.59
January
$7.56
February
$10.47
March
$53.10
April
$27.45
May
$29.18
June
$39.76
July
$51.14
August
$46.97
September
$50.56
October
$43.54
November
$25.62
December
The best month to rent a car in Alghero is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $7.56). This is 78% cheaper than the yearly average and 86% cheaper than renting in April (when rental prices start at $53.10 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Alghero?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 8 days in July, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Alghero
8
January
6
February
7
March
8
April
6
May
6
June
5
July
6
August
6
September
7
October
8
November
7
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Alghero?

While travelers visit Alghero year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Alghero by Monthly Searches
73%
January
400%
February
465%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
2%
July
1%
August
67%
September
31%
October
12%
November
145%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
NUCarrentals Lancia Ypsilon 4 1 Small cars
NUCarrentals Fiat 500 2 Small cars
Noleggiare Citroen C1 2 1 Small cars
Welcome Cars Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Sicily By Car Fiat 500X 5 3 Medium cars
Optimo Rent Renault Twingo 3 1 Small cars
Ecovia Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
Welcome Cars Fiat 500 2 1 Small cars
Locauto Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Renault Clio
November 6, 2019
car needed to explore the island
United Kingdom
Renault Clio
April 19, 2019
Keep searching on internet and try to get a proper sized car for your usage. Not too big for narrow streets and not too small as engine may find it hard to cope on steep hills

Top 20 Suppliers in Alghero in 2020

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+390645229545
Regione Nuraghe Biancu, 07041 Alghero SS
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
+39079999241
ALGHERO FERTILIA AIRPORT,
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+39079999241
Alghero Aeroporto Fertilia Regione Nuraghe Biancu, 07041 Alghero SS
Locauto
Locauto
Exceptional 9
+3979999241
Aeroporto di Alghero Fertilia Regione Nuraghe Biancu, 07041 Alghero
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+393926805930 / +39079951251
Regione Nuraghe Biancu
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.9
+3909351865791 / 11
Aeroporto di Fertilia, 07041 Fertilia SS
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.8
+39079936060 / +393492257808
Regione Nuraghe Biancu, 07041 Alghero SS
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:59
Tue:08:00-22:59
Wed:08:00-22:59
Thu:08:00-22:59
Fri:08:00-22:59
Sat:08:00-22:59
Sun:08:00-22:59
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7
+39079999241
Aeroporto di Fertilia, 07041 Fertilia
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+39079935097
Aeroporto Riviera del Corallo
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+390799737475 / +39079981630
Via IV Novembre, 24, 07041 Alghero SS
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+39079981630
VIA VITTORIO EMANUELE, 57
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
079953171
Via Garibaldi 87 Presso Quarte Sayal
Working hours
Mon:08:30-18:30
Tue:08:30-18:30
Wed:08:30-18:30
Thu:08:30-18:30
Fri:08:30-18:30
Sat:08:30-18:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+39079935064
Alghero Aeroporto Fertilia
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:45
Tue:07:30-23:45
Wed:07:30-23:45
Thu:07:30-23:45
Fri:07:30-23:45
Sat:07:30-23:45
Sun:07:30-23:45
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+39079999241
Alghero Fertilia Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Excellent 8.2
+393911252668
Via Provinciale, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:08:00-22:30
Sun:08:00-22:30
Ecovia
Ecovia
Excellent 8.1
+393335457872 / +390794130998
Via XX Settembre 53/C, 07041 Alghero (SS)
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Tue:09:00-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Wed:09:00-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Thu:09:00-13:00; 15:00-18:30
Fri:09:00-13:00; 15:00-18:30
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
+393293321666
Zona Nuraghe Biancu, Aeroporto Militare di Alghero-Fertilia, 07041 Alghero SS
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:08:00-22:30
Sun:08:00-22:30
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.8
+39079935054
Via Nuraghe Bianco 07041 Alghero, Province of Sassari
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+3904241958079 / +393486274297
Viaggiare Rent Alghero, Strada Provinciale 44, km 4,5, 07041 Alghero SS, Italy
Working hours
Mon:08:30-20:30
Tue:08:30-20:30
Wed:08:30-20:30
Thu:08:30-20:30
Fri:08:30-20:30
Sat:08:30-20:30
Sun:08:30-20:30
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7
+39079951251 / +18778223872
Regione Nuraghe Biancu, 07041 Alghero
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