Car Rental Cagliari

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Cagliari Airport Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$22.02 / per day
Cagliari Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$22.17 / per day
Cagliari Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$24.00 / per day
Cagliari Airport Car Rental
Mini
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Interrent
$25.34 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Cagliari Airport Car Rental
Compact
Fiat 500 L or similar
Fiat 500 L
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
$25.62 / per day
Cagliari Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$26.00 / per day
Cagliari Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat 500 2 doors or similar
Fiat 500 2 doors
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Interrent
$27.45 / per day
Cagliari Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Goldcar
$28.01 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:20 on 2019-11-11. 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
6 days
Economy car rental price
$42.96 / 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%

Why rent a car in Cagliari?

Cagliari is a great place for renting a car. Having your own ride will let you explore this ancient city that is the capital of Sardinia as well as to travel to nearby towns, nature areas, landmarks, and beaches.

Cagliari Car Rental

Top ways to enter Cagliari

  • Cagliari Airport: Sardinia’s busiest, Cagliari Elmas Airport is located near downtown and is the best way to reach the city. 
  • Alghero Airport: About two-and-a-half hour drive northwest of Cagliari, flying to Alghero Airport is another great way to reach Sardinia.
  • Olbia Airport: About the same distance from Cagliari as Alghero, only northeast, Olbia Airport is served by many low-cost carriers that are especially active during the summer months.

Useful city facts

  • Like the rest of the island, Cagliari has two official languages - Italian and native Sardinian. The city’s name in Sardinian is Castaddu. 
  • Cagliari is a major wine-making region. Some famous local wines that you have to try include Nasco, Monica, and Nuragus. Cagliari’s excellent seafood is not to be missed, either.
  • Like the rest of Sardinia, Cagliari’s climate is Mediterranean and warm. The summers are very dry and hot, with temperature quite often topping 40 °C (104 °F), so getting properly hydrated is important.

Top destinations and activities

  • Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Cecilia. Built in the 13th century and overlooking much of the rest of the city, this cathedral has been renovated numerous times and features a number of beautiful paintings and sculptures.
  • Basilica di San Saturnino. Another great historical building, this basilica is a paleochristian monument first built in the 5th Century. Although it has understandably been rebuilt a number of times, you can still see some of the remains of the original church complex.
  • Galleria Comunale d'Arte. Located on the very central Viale San Vincenzo near the opera house to the east and the city botanic gardens to the west, this gallery hosts many important Italian artworks, especially from the 19th and 20th century.

Traffic and parking tips

  • 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. During the rain the limits are respectively lowered to 110 km/h, 100 km/h, and 80 km/h. The general speed limit is lowered to 50 km/h during heavy fog or other cases of bad visibility.
  • The best way to see much of the island from the local’s point of view is to leave the main highways and to explore the smaller strade provinciali or regional roads. Many hidden, but awesome beaches and farm-stays are only accessible by them.
  • Do 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 insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • 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 on Mainland Italy. The exact fee depends on the route of your choice and the type of a 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

  • Beaches. Many travelers go to Cagliari for its nearby beaches and there’s a very good reason for that. The centrally located Poetto Beach is one of the most famous in the whole of Italy and offers everything from relaxation and swimming to nearby nightclubs, coastside restaurants and opportunities for water sports. Should you ever find Poetto too busy, hop into your rental car and you will soon reach smaller but equally charming beaches like Calamosca, Chia, Solanas, and many others.
  • Gennargentu National Park. Famous for its canyons, mountains, and rugged coastline, this beautiful nature area is home to unique wildlife like mouflon, Sardinian wildcat, and the griffon vulture, as well as maritime mammals like monk seal and sperm whale.
  • Capoterra. Known for its gardens, beaches, and Monte Arcosu Nature Reserve, the earth’s cape is just a half an hour’s drive away from Cagliari and makes a splendid day-trip destination.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Italy is the Fiat Panda, although travelers also like the Ford Fiesta and the Fiat 500. The most often picked rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

  • North of Sardinia. As beautiful as Cagliari and its surroundings are, it would be a shame not to see the rest of Sardinia once you’ve come here. Drive to Alghero, the island’s own little Barcelona, or to the stunning Costa Smeralda beach area.
  • Mainland Italy. From posh Milan to timeless Rome and hospitable south, Italy is as enjoyable a travel destination as you’ll find anywhere. There are many daily flights from Cagliari. You can also take a ferry to Naples, but check with your rental car provider first if they permit bring a rental car on it.
  • Sicily. The larger and equally interesting Italian island, Sicily is home to volcanic landscapes, ancient sites, and rich cultural influences. You can either fly or take a ferry to Palermo, but check with your rental car provider first if they permit bring a rental car on it.

Car Rental Prices in Cagliari

  • Convertibles - from $225 per day
  • Station wagons - from $87 per day
  • Large cars - from $66 per day
  • Medium cars - from $46 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $95 per day
  • Premium cars - from $119 per day
  • Small cars - from $43 per day
  • SUVs - from $64 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do many things to get a good rental car deal in Cagliari:

  • Compare 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 on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Cagliari is the cheapest in January when renting a car is a whopping 74% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 2 Cities near Cagliari

  1. Olbia Car Rentals from $20.13 per day
    187.4 km / 116.4 miles away
  2. Alghero Car Rentals from $30.84 per day
    166.7 km / 103.6 miles away

Top 4 Locations near Cagliari

  1. Cagliari Airport Car Rentals from $22.02 per day
  2. 166.7 km / 103.6 miles away
  3. Olbia Airport Car Rentals from $20.13 per day
    187.4 km / 116.4 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Cagliari 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 Cagliari
$11.03
January
$48.55
February
$9.60
March
$35.12
April
$31.03
May
$30.67
June
$35.71
July
$59.63
August
$21.34
September
$53.47
October
$83.60
November
$44.25
December
The best month to rent a car in Cagliari is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $9.60). This is 75% cheaper than the yearly average and 89% cheaper than renting in November (when rental prices start at $83.60 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Cagliari?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in September, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in April, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Cagliari
9
January
8
February
9
March
6
April
6
May
8
June
6
July
6
August
10
September
9
October
7
November
8
December

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

While travelers visit Cagliari year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is July, and the least popular is December.
Cagliari Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
72%
January
82%
February
95%
March
115%
April
159%
May
139%
June
169%
July
139%
August
69%
September
82%
October
41%
November
38%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Ford Fiesta 4 1 Small cars
Centauro Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Surprice Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Target Rent Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Target Rent Volkswagen Up 3 Small cars
JoyRent Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Centauro Ford Fiesta 4 3 Small cars
Surprice Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Centauro Ford Focus 5 3 Medium cars
Goldcar Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Lithuania
Fiat Panda
September 9, 2019
Locauto possibly is the best choice (quality and price ratio) at Cagliari airport
Ireland
Seat Leon
August 6, 2019
As the towns have lots of steep narrow roads, it is advisable to have a more powerful engine. It would probably save the company money to have a fleet with reverse detectors, as standard, as it is always difficult to adjust to a different size of car (and our home cars have collision detection).
United Kingdom
VW Golf
June 3, 2019
Would recommend parking in the port car park at the far end of via Roma rather than trying to park elsewhere in Cagliari
United Kingdom
TOURAN
April 29, 2019
If your holiday will be based in Cagliari, I wouldn't hire a car - the buses are frequent and cheap but once you're off the main road the roads are narrow and can be confusing. However, if you're travelling elsewhere for your holiday as we were - in Chia - then a car is essential. We had a diesel car, drove about a 1000 miles in the week and only had to top up on our way back to the airport - about 45 Euros - really good value.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
November 9, 2018
Cagliari was interesting but we spent most of our holiday in Cala Gonone which was fantastic for climbing and walking
Poland
Fiat 500 X
June 29, 2018
Automatyczna skrzynia biegów ułatwia podróż po górskich drogach. Przydaje się samochód o podniesionym zawieszeniu.

Top 20 Suppliers for Cagliari in 2019

Interrent
Interrent
Exceptional 9.5
+390645229545
Via dei Trasvolatori, Snc, 09030 Elmas CA
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9.2
+39070242042
AEROPORTO M MAMELI, VIA DEI TRASVOLATORI SNC ELMAS
Locauto
Locauto
Exceptional 9
+39070242042 / +393893466360
Partenze, 09030 Elmas
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Exceptional 9
+393886310127
Aeroporto Mario Mameli Via dei Trasvolatori Elmas
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.9
+3909351865791 / 12
Via dei Trasvolatori, Cagliari
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Excellent 8.8
+39070240101 / +393486539051
Via dei Trasvolatori, 09030 Elmas CA
Centauro
Centauro
Excellent 8.8
+390708046014
Via G. Nervi, 1, 09030 Elmas CA
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7
+39070242042
Cagliari Elmas Airport, Via dei Trasvolatori, 09030 Elmas CA
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+39070212045
Aeroporto Elmas, Sala Arrivi
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+39070240126
ELMAS AIRPORT
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+39070240126
ELMAS AIRPORT
JoyRent
JoyRent
Excellent 8.6
+393427673195 / +390700940220
Via Bacco 5, 09030, Elmas
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+39070240081
Cagliari Elmas Airport, Sala Arrivi, 09030 Elmas CA
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+39070240081
Cagliari Aeroporto Elmas
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Excellent 8.2
+39070242195 / +393929588999
Aeroporto di Cagliari, Via dei Trasvolatori, 09030 Elmas CA
Ecovia
Ecovia
Excellent 8.1
+390702128023 / +393886310127
Via G. Nervi 1, 09030 Elmas CA
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8
+393421150138
1 Via G. Nervi Cagliari, 09030 Elmas CA
Firefly
Firefly
Very good 7.8
+390702110173 / +393420804643
Via Caduti di Nassyria snc 09030 Elmas
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.8
+390689830777 / +393358288592
Aeroporto Cagliari Elmas Via dei Trasvolatori snc
NuCarrentals
NuCarrentals
Very good 7.6
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VIA DEI TRASVOLATORI

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