Car Hire on Sardinia

✓ No Hidden Costs ✓ 24/7 Support ✓ Free Cancellation
Unable to find any location
Driver's country of residence is United States of America (USA) and age is 30-65
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30 - 65
  • 66
  • 67
  • 68
  • 69
  • 70
  • 71
  • 72
  • 73
  • 74
  • 75
  • 76
  • 77
  • 78
  • 79
  • 80+
500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Cagliari Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Up or comparable
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Target Rent
£ 19.85 per day
Cagliari Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Target Rent
£ 20.27 per day
Cagliari Airport
Mini
Peugeot 108 or comparable
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Moventur
£ 26.55 per day
Cagliari Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Moventur
£ 26.82 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Cagliari Airport
Economy
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Moventur
£ 27.20 / per day
Cagliari Airport
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Target Rent
£ 30.81 / per day
Alghero Fertilia Airport
Economy
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
£ 53.16 / per day
Alghero Fertilia Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ecovia
£ 54.77 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 10:29 on 2022-09-25.

Why hire a car on Sardinia?

The island of Sardinia is one of the most interesting regions of Italy. Culturally distinct and home to many proud traditions, it is also home to some of the finest beaches. From its classy capital, Cagliari, to the northern beach resorts around Alghero and Sassari, hiring a car will let you experience all that Sardinia has to offer.

Note: This article is about the Italian island of Sardinia. Read the individual articles about the Italian mainland or Sicily to learn more about these parts of the country.

Sardinia

One-way Car Hire on Sardinia

Here are the most popular one-way car hire options for pickup on Sardinia and drop off in another country:

  • From Sardinia to Italy - 124 offers from £ 36.83 per day

Top ways to enter Sardinia

  • Cagliari Airport. Serving Sardinia’s southwestern capital, Cagliari Elmas serves about 4.7 million travellers a year, making it the busiest airport on the island.
  • Olbia Airport. The main air hub of the island’s northeast, Olbia Airport handles almost three million travellers annually. The airport is served by a number of low-cost carriers including easyJet and Volotea.
  • Alghero Airport. The third international airport of Sardinia, Alghero-Fertilia serves the island’s northwestern coast.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Cagliari. It’s not only for the sake of convenience that the capital of Sardinia is also the island’s most visited destination. Home to a well-preserved historical centre, Cagliari boasts architectural gems such as its Neo-Gothic cathedral and three Pisan towers, as well as even older heritage like the Roman amphitheatre, San Saturno Basilica, and artefacts in the National Archaeological Museum.
  • Costa Smeralda. Taking up some 20 km (12 miles), Costa Smeralda is the most popular coastal area of Sardinia. Some visitors find the area too busy, others enjoy its joyful atmosphere and fun nightlife, but nobody can argue against the natural beauty of the region. Costa Smeralda is located in the northeast of the island, with the city of Olbia being its main port of entry.
  • Alghero. Located in the northwest of the island, Alghero is a lovely place to visit as it combines access to beautiful beaches with scenic architecture and a relaxed atmosphere. This part of the island shares a strong cultural affinity with the Catalonia region of Spain, and not just Italian and Sardinian, but also Catalan can frequently be heard on the streets of Alghero. 

Most popular hire car

The most popular car is the Kia Rio, followed by the Lancia Ypsilon and the Fiat 500. The most popular car types are mini, economy, and compact.

Driving licence requirements

  • Italy accepts all driving licences issued in the European Union (EU).
  • You can only use a driving licence issued outside of the EU if you've been in the EU for less than six months. If you’ve been in the EU longer, you’ll need a driving licence issued by an EU country.
  • If your driving licence is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your licence into English or, preferably, Italian.
  • You must carry your driving licence, not its copy, with you at all times.
  • You need to have had your driving licence for at least one or two years, depending on the car provider’s requirements.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the supplier and car category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Some car hire companies allow their cars to be taken to mainland Italy — most often as a one-way trip dropping off the car in Rome.

Many wonder if a car can be taken to the neighbouring French island of Corsica. Very few car hire companies allow this — instead, think about dropping off your car before taking the ferry and picking up another on Corsica.

Almost no car hire companies allow their cars to be taken on the long ferry journey to Sicily.  

Top driving routes

  • Nuoro. Most visitors of Sardinia tend to stick to the coasts and completely overlook the mountainous inland part of the island. But if you’re curious enough to get off the beaten track, you’ll be rewarded with stunning hikes, plenty of hospitality, and a completely different atmosphere than that of the most popular tourist resorts. Nuoro, the largest town of the inland and a good hub for exploring the rest of it, is less than a two-hour drive from either Cagliari, Sassari, Olbia, or Alghero.
  • Asinara. Located just off the main island’s northern coast, little Asinara is one of Sardinia’s most interesting travel destinations. Former home of various civilizations and later a maximum-security prison, nowadays it has been turned into a wildlife and marine reserve and is known for its population of albino donkeys. There are ferries from both Porto Torres and Stintino, and while you cannot bring a car with you, the island is small enough to explore on either foot or by bike — and you can pick up your vehicle after the return to the main island.

Car Hire Prices

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 139 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 153 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 210 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 117 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 264 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 257 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 110 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 125 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

There are several good methods to find a cheaper car for hire:

  • Compare rates of different car hire providers
  • Book your vehicle well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit in the month when the prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Sardinia is the cheapest in March when hiring a car is about 46% cheaper than the yearly average.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators. Learn more about our editorial policy.

Top 7 Most Popular Cities on Sardinia

  1. Car Hire in Cagliari starting at £ 57.31 per day
  2. Car Hire in Olbia starting at £ 56.67 per day
  3. Car Hire in Alghero starting at £ 52.18 per day
  4. Car Hire in Oristano starting at £ 89.52 per day

Top 4 Most Popular Destinations on Sardinia

  1. Car Hire at Sardinia Cagliari Airport starting at £ 19.85 per day
  2. Car Hire at Olbia Airport starting at £ 56.67 per day
  3. Car Hire at Alghero Fertilia Airport starting at £ 52.18 per day
  4. Car Hire in Cagliari Pirri starting at £ 57.31 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car on Sardinia?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car on Sardinia fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car on Sardinia
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
£ 23.66
September
October
November
December
The cheapest month to hire a car on Sardinia is September with prices starting at £ 23.66 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is September with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 23.66. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 24. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, on Sardinia?

Hirers picking up a car on Sardinia keep them for an average of 6 days during in September, while those picking up their cars in September keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire Length on Sardinia
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
6
September
October
November
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car on Sardinia?

Though Sardinia is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in September. in September is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches on Sardinia Compared to the Yearly Average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
100%
September
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Viaggiare Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Viaggiare Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
Sicily By Car Opel Karl 4 2 Small cars
Ecovia Fiat Panda 4 1 Small cars
Moventur Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Leasys Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Brent Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
Welcome Cars Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Brent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Maggiore Lancia Ypsilon 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
12 September 2022
Beautiful nature, good roads.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
2 September 2022
We collected car from Caligari airport and stayed first night in the capital. We had not driven abroad before, the only issue we had was the sat nav which took us the longest, most inappropriate routes in the city. We then went on a 3 hr journey to the north of Sardinia which was fabulous. Even the motorway was quiet and the views were amazing. Having the car made a huge difference to the holiday and we would definitely do it again.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500L
1 September 2022
Beautiful beaches. Lovely island.
United Kingdom
Jeep Renegade
22 August 2022
molto felice del servizio
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
22 August 2022
Trip was great had no issues with the car and the Sardegna is a lovely place to holiday with family. Kind locals and lovely people.
United Kingdom
Lancia Ypsilon
12 August 2022
Sardinia beautiful
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
9 August 2022
Driving along the coastline was wonderful and stopping off at the different beaches was great.
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
22 June 2022
We drove accross the island to Alghero, which is a beautiful city, full of character. The main roads were clear and easy to negotiate and there were no tolls.
Ireland
VW Up
4 June 2022
Have a place in Sardinia so regularly rent cars each year
United Kingdom
Fiat Panda
18 May 2022
Beautiful island of Sardinia. May is a good time to visit as it’s not overcrowded.
Ireland
Fiat 500 X
8 September 2021
Great service.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500 2 doors
24 January 2021
The staff at Viaggiare Rent is really knowledgeable ,friendly and professional.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
RentalPlus
9.47 / 10
Lowest rated company
Interrent
6.9 / 10
Total number of reviews
104
Total rental companies
37
Lowest daily price
£ 6.54
Total cars available
892

Top 37 Hire Companies on Sardinia in 2022

RentalPlus
RentalPlus
Remarkable 9.5 / 19 reviews
+390707968203
P1 Parcheggio Multipiano - Sosta Lunga, 09030 Elmas Ca
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Locauto
Locauto
Remarkable 9.3 / 493 reviews
+3979999241 / +393454141524
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
Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.3 / 288 reviews
+39079999241
Aeroporto di Fertilia, 07041 Fertilia
Keddy
Keddy
Remarkable 9 / 69 reviews
+39079935032
FERTILIA AIRPORT
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
RentSmart24
RentSmart24
Remarkable 9 / 52 reviews
+393517417164
Via Nervi 1, 09030, Elmas (Ca)
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:59
Tue:08:00-20:59
Wed:08:00-20:59
Thu:08:00-20:59
Fri:08:00-20:59
Sat:08:00-20:59
Sun:08:00-20:59
Felirent
Felirent
Outstanding 8.9 / 95 reviews
+393457625207
Via Sernagiotto 2, Elmas
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
Key'n Go
Key'n Go
Outstanding 8.9 / 10 reviews
+390645209634
Cagliari Airport, Via Dei Trasvolatori snc C/O Area Rent a Car, 09030, Cagliari, Sardinia
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
Sun:08:30-18:30
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.8 / 41 reviews
+39070240081
Aeroporto Elmas
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8 / 23 reviews
+39078968979
Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport
Vettura
Vettura
Outstanding 8.8 / 44 reviews
+393713970229
Via Dei Panettieri 9, 07026 Olbia Ss
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:59
Tue:08:00-21:59
Wed:08:00-21:59
Thu:08:00-21:59
Fri:08:00-21:59
Sat:08:00-21:59
Sun:08:00-21:59
Ecovia
Ecovia
Outstanding 8.8 / 390 reviews
+393275527237
Via dei Trasvolatori, 09030 Elmas CA
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
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.8 / 85 reviews
+390294757979
Sala Arrivi
Italy Car Rent
Italy Car Rent
Outstanding 8.7 / 29 reviews
+390917773536
Alghero Airport, Strada Provinciale 44, 07041 Alghero 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
Leasys
Leasys
Outstanding 8.7 / 389 reviews
+390789645108
Olbia Aeroporto, Terminal, Aeroporto Costa Smeralda, 07026 Olbia 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
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6 / 25 reviews
+39070240126
ELMAS AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:09:00-23:00
Tue:09:00-23:00
Wed:09:00-23:00
Thu:09:00-23:00
Fri:09:00-23:00
Sat:09:00-23:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Centauro
Centauro
Outstanding 8.6 / 239 reviews
+390708046014
Via G. Nervi, 1, 09030 Elmas CA
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Outstanding 8.5 / 73 reviews
+393713970229
Terminal Aeroporto Costa Smeralda 07026
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
National
National
Outstanding 8.5 / 2 reviews
+39070242042
Cagliari Aeroporto, Via dei Trasvolatori, 09030 Elmas CA
Maggiore
Maggiore
Outstanding 8.5 / 662 reviews
+39079935045
Aeroporto di Alghero, 07040 Alghero SS
Working hours
Mon:08:30-14:30; 16:30-22:30
Tue:08:30-14:30; 16:30-22:30
Wed:08:30-14:30; 16:30-22:30
Thu:08:30-14:30; 16:30-22:30
Fri:08:30-14:30; 16:30-22:30
Sat:08:30-14:30; 16:30-22:30
Sun:08:30-14:30; 16:30-22:30
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5 / 6 reviews
+39070240037
Via dei Trasvolatori, 09067
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.4 / 12 reviews
+39070240081
Cagliari Elmas Airport, Sala Arrivi, 09030 Elmas CA
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
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Outstanding 8.4 / 1247 reviews
+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
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.4 / 26 reviews
+390792636766
Strada Statale 291 della Nurra, 07100 Sassari SS, Italy
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00; 15:30-19:30
Tue:09:00-13:00; 15:30-19:30
Wed:09:00-13:00; 15:30-19:30
Thu:09:00-13:00; 15:30-19:30
Fri:09:00-13:00; 15:30-19:30
Sat:09:00-13:00
Autovia
Autovia
Outstanding 8.4 / 45 reviews
+393275527237
Via dei Trasvolatori,09030 Elmas CA
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
Welcome Cars
Welcome Cars
Outstanding 8.3 / 2 reviews
+393886310127
Aeroporto Di Cagliari Mario Mameli - Via Dei Trasvolatori
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8.3 / 49 reviews
+39079935260 / +393518557471
Zona Nuraghe Biancu, Aeroporto Militare di Alghero-Fertilia, 07041 Alghero 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
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.3 / 31 reviews
+39079935054
Aeroporto, 07040 Fertilia SS
Working hours
Mon:09:00-23:00
Tue:09:00-23:00
Wed:09:00-23:00
Thu:09:00-23:00
Fri:09:00-23:00
Sat:09:00-23:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Outstanding 8.1 / 95 reviews
+390789386093 / +393296150125
Via dei Fornai, 5,07026 Olbia SS
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:30
Tue:08:00-21:30
Wed:08:00-21:30
Thu:08:00-21:30
Fri:08:00-21:30
Sat:08:00-21:30
Sun:08:00-21:30
Moventur
Moventur
Outstanding 8.1 / 325 reviews
+39045942432
Via dei Trasvolatori, 09067 Elmas CA
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
Viaggiare
Viaggiare
Outstanding 8.1 / 1266 reviews
+393486274297
Strada Provinciale 44, 07041 Alghero SS
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
Target Rent
Target Rent
Outstanding 8 / 305 reviews
+39079953047
Aeroporto di Fertilia, 07041 Fertilia SS
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Outstanding 8 / 1021 reviews
+393490560798 / +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
Brent
Brent
Great 7.8 / 1382 reviews
+39078968685 / +393512133963 / +39818333416
Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport, Aeroporto Costa Smeralda, 07026 Olbia SS
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7.8 / 426 reviews
+393450949394
Via Nervi, 1 - Cagliari Elmas
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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.1 / 203 reviews
+393665458892
Olbia airport, Olbia, Italy 07026
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7 / 279 reviews
+390645209634
Aeroporto di Olbia Costa Smeralda Via Aeroporto, 219, 07026 Olbia, OT
Working hours
Mon:10:00-18:00
Tue:10:00-18:00
Wed:10:00-18:00
Thu:10:00-18:00
Fri:10:00-18:00
Sat:10:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-18:00
Interrent
Interrent
Good 6.9 / 84 reviews
+390645229545 / +390645209634
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
Download App
Book and manage your booking on the go
Please select a pick-up location and dates