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Car Hire at Sardinia Cagliari Airport

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Sardinia Cagliari Airport, Cagliari, Sardinia
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Brent
£ 2.79 per day
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 3.74 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Noleggiare
£ 7.42 per day
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sicily By Car
£ 10.41 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Intermediate
Jeep Renegade or comparable
Jeep Renegade
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Leasys
£ 11.14 / per day
Compact Elite
Opel Mokka or comparable
Opel Mokka
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Italy Car Rent
£ 13.36 / per day
Standard
Skoda Octavia STW or comparable
Skoda Octavia STW
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Locauto
£ 18.08 / per day
Full-size
BMW Serie 3 Aut. *guaranteed model* or comparable
BMW Serie 3 Aut. *guaranteed model*
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 30.56 / 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 02:01 on 2022-01-24.

Travel Information

Language
Italian
Currency
EUR
Dialing code
39
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
70 - 90 km/h
43 - 56 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Sardinia Cagliari Airport

Airport Car Hire

Cagliari Airport is the main airport on the island of Sardinia, serving its capital Cagliari. It is a popular destination for many, including Brits. Though there are not a lot of direct flights from the UK, it is easy to connect through Milan or Rome to reach it. 

Tolls: There are currently no toll roads on Sardinia. However, there are ZTL zones in the centre of the islands largest cities, and it is forbidden to enter these zones unless authorized (like a being a resident of a building in the zone). Make sure to avoid entering these zones to avoid any fines that the hire company will definitely pass on to you. 

Taking a hire car to the mainland: Most hire companies at Catania Airport allow their cars to be taken between Sardinia and mainland Italy. Usually, travellers make this a one-way trip (that is, not returning to Sardinia or not returning to the mainland). There is an additional fee for this, though it is not large percentage-wise if hiring a car for a week or more. You can search for the location where you would like to drop off the car and the extra fee will be included in the total prices. 

One-way rental between Sicily and Sardinia may not be available by the specific hire company you choose. And if they are, the fee is significantly higher than travelling to the mainland. 

So don't wait! Plan your trip to Sardinia, hire a car, and enjoy the sunny beaches! And here are some destinations on the island to put on your list: 

  • The UNESCO Wolrd Heritage Site Su Nuraxi 
  • Beaches (of course)
  • The Catalonian city of  Alghero 

Top international routes

  • London-Heathrow
  • London-Stansted

Main airlines

British Airways provides non-stop connections with London-Heathrow and Ryanair with London-Stansted. Other airlines connect through major Italy cities.

Terminals

There is only one terminal at the airport with two levels, one for departures and the other for arrivals.

Location

Cagliari Airport is about 7 klimotres (4.3 miles) from the city centre. It is easy to get to the airport from other parts of the island, also.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Convertibles - starting at £ 30 per day
  • Station wagons - starting at £ 41 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 44 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 32 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 108 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 138 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 26 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 35 per day

Car hire desks

Brent and Sixt have hire desks in the airport's arrivals hall. Other hire companies have locations in the car park in front of the airport. A few companies offer a meet and greet or shuttle service to their location just away from the airport.

Services and facilities

You can dine in a sit-down restaurant, a pastry shop, a fast food restaurant, or a wine bar. There are also cashpoints, a currency exchange, and a number of stores, some of them offering local Sardinian products. You’ll also find a lost and found office, a pharmacy, first aid service, and a chapel.

Nearest petrol station

If approaching the airport from the city, then an Eni petrol station along SS130 is the best place to fill up before returning your car. If approaching from the north, you probably would want to exit and one exit before the airport and make your way to a Q8 station on Viale Cagliari.

Airport information

Score
6.8
  • Getting to the airport 7.7
  • Check-in desks 6.5
  • Facilities and services 6.6
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.0
  • Dining and car hire services 5.7
  • Lounge 3.7

Sardinia Cagliari Airport (CAG)

  • IATA: CAG
  • ICAO: LIEE
  • Name: Sardinia Cagliari Airport (CAG)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 31,167
  • Passengers (per year): 3,719,289
  • Distance from the city centre: 3.1 miles / 5 km NW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Sardinia Cagliari Airport?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Sardinia Cagliari Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Sardinia Cagliari Airport
£ 8.35
January
£ 36.75
February
£ 7.27
March
£ 26.58
April
£ 23.49
May
£ 23.21
June
£ 27.03
July
£ 31.81
August
£ 15.18
September
£ 11.62
October
£ 14.53
November
£ 3.72
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Sardinia Cagliari Airport is December with prices starting at £ 3.72 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is February with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 36.75. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 19. 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.

What’s the most popular hire length at Sardinia Cagliari Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Sardinia Cagliari Airport keep them for an average of 12 days during in October, while those picking up their cars in February keep them for an average of 8.
Average Hire Length at Sardinia Cagliari Airport
9
January
8
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
9
June
8
July
8
August
9
September
12
October
11
November
8
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at Sardinia Cagliari Airport?

Though Cagliari Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in July. October is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
75%
January
86%
February
99%
March
120%
April
166%
May
145%
June
176%
July
145%
August
67%
September
38%
October
43%
November
39%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Sicily By Car Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
Maggiore Lancia Ypsilon 5 1 Small cars
Brent Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
Brent Toyota Aygo 5 2 Small cars
Viaggiare Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Viaggiare Fiat Panda 5 2 Small cars
Brent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Welcome Cars Fiat Panda 4 2 Small cars
Goldcar Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Brent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars

FAQ

Is there a shuttle service from the airport to the car hire office?
Yes, the car hire companies that have offices outside the airport will offer you free transportation to their location whether it is a shuttle or meet and greet.
Is CLD insurance from Mastercard accepted?
A basic collision damage waiver (CDW) is included with hire cars in Italy. Whether you can use your credit card coverage for the excess of that collision damage waiver depends on your credit card. Some cards do not cover hire cars in Italy and some require you to decline the CDW offered by the rental company. Please contact your credit card company to find out
How can I use my discount code?
To take advantage of your discount code, you must send us the link of the vehicle you would like to book by email. our Customer Support team will then apply your discount.
Do I have to leave the deposit when reserving the vehicle?
When booking, you will have to either pay a partial prepayment towards the rental costs or the total rental costs. You will need to present a credit card on which the security deposit will be held to the supplier when picking up the car.

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
16 May 2021
I highly recommend the staying in the airbnbs in the Malfatano/Tuerredda area. A stunning area by the coast, that hasn't succumbed to mass tourism.

Top 23 Hire Companies at Sardinia Cagliari Airport in 2022

Interrent
Interrent
Remarkable 9.5
+390645229545
Via Caduti Di Nassyria APT Elmas - Località Aeroporto Elmas, 09030 Cagliari 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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Remarkable 9.2
+39070242042
AEROPORTO M MAMELI, VIA DEI TRASVOLATORI SNC ELMAS
£ 18 - £ 182
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+39070242042
Cagliari Aeroporto, Via dei Trasvolatori, 09030 Elmas CA
£ 19 - £ 182
Locauto
Locauto
Remarkable 9
+39070242042 / +393893466360
Partenze, 09030 Elmas
£ 11 - £ 74
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
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Remarkable 9
+390702128023 / +393275527237
Aeroporto Mario Mameli Via dei Trasvolatori Elmas
Working hours
Mon:09:00-13:00; 16:30-20:30
Tue:09:00-13:00; 16:30-20:30
Wed:09:00-13:00; 16:30-20:30
Thu:09:00-13:00; 16:30-20:30
Fri:09:00-13:00; 16:30-20:30
Sat:09:00-13:00; 16:30-20:30
Sun:09:00-13:00; 16:30-20:30
Target Rent
Target Rent
Outstanding 8.9
+3907022761 / +3909351865712
Via dei Trasvolatori, Cagliari
£ 11 - £ 20
Working hours
Mon:09:30-16:30
Tue:09:30-16:30
Wed:09:30-16:30
Thu:09:30-16:30
Fri:09:30-16:30
Sat:09:30-16:30
Sun:09:30-16:30
Sicily By Car
Sicily By Car
Outstanding 8.8
+39070240101 / +393486539051
Via dei Trasvolatori, 09030 Elmas CA
£ 8 - £ 17
Centauro
Centauro
Outstanding 8.8
+390708046014
Via G. Nervi, 1, 09030 Elmas CA
£ 62 - £ 92
Alamo
Outstanding 8.7
+39070242042
Cagliari Elmas Airport, Via dei Trasvolatori, 09030 Elmas CA
£ 11 - £ 96
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+39070212045
Aeroporto Elmas, Sala Arrivi
£ 21 - £ 32
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+39070240126
ELMAS AIRPORT
£ 19 - £ 27
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:00
Tue:09:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-16:00
Thu:09:00-16:00
Fri:09:00-16:00
Sat:09:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6
+39070240126
ELMAS AIRPORT
£ 11 - £ 15
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:00
Tue:09:00-16:00
Wed:09:00-16:00
Thu:09:00-16:00
Fri:09:00-16:00
Sat:09:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+39070240081
Cagliari Elmas Airport, Sala Arrivi, 09030 Elmas CA
£ 17 - £ 26
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
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+39070240081
Cagliari Aeroporto Elmas
£ 13 - £ 20
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
Outstanding 8.5
+39070242042
Aeroporto M Mameli
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 8.5
+39070240037
Cagliari Elmas Airport, Sala Arrivi, 09030 Elmas CA
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
Noleggiare
Noleggiare
Outstanding 8.2
+39070242195 / +393929588999
Aeroporto di Cagliari, Via dei Trasvolatori, 09030 Elmas CA
£ 5 - £ 82
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
Outstanding 8.1
+393886310127
Via dei Trasvolatori, 09030 Elmas CA
£ 5 - £ 251
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Outstanding 8
+390707273118
Aeroporto di Cagliari-Elmas, Via dei Trasvolatori, 09067 Elmas CA
£ 181 - £ 185
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Great 7.6
+393480415200 / +3904241958079
Cagliari Elmas Airport, Sala Arrivi, 09030 Elmas CA
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 7.4
+390645209634 / +34965233425 / +390645229545
On-Airport. Area Rent a Car
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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7
+39070242190 / 3172487251
In-Terminal
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7
+393450949394
Via Nervi, 1 - Cagliari Elmas
£ 4 - £ 5
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
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