Car hire Cagliari: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Cagliari

Cagliari city centre
Elmas Airport (CAG): 4 mi from city centre

Car hires in Cagliari: practical information

Where to rent a car in Cagliari

Cagliari is calling! Sardinia is a fab place to spend your summer holidays and getting around the island could not be easier than with a Cagliari rental car. Start by booking your flights to Cagliari Airport (CAG) and then pick up a rent car from the airport. Choose from AutoEuropa, Dollar Thrifty, Matta Autonoleggio, Avis, Europcar, Pinna Autonoleggio, Hertz, among others.

You can also hire a car from Cagliari’s city centre but most specifically from the ferry port. You’ll find both international companies and local ones represented there.

Driving in Cagliari: parking and other tips

Driving in Cagliari is easy and parking is affordable. Parking in blue zones costs €0.60 for the first hour and €1.10 for each hour after that. Parking tickets can be purchased either from nearby attendants or from newspaper stands and should be displayed clearly on your car dashboard.

For parking overnight, it’s best to book a hotel with parking available to guests.

Road trips from Cagliari: what to do, what to see

Poetto Beach

Poetto Beach

Of course you’ll want to visit the beautiful beaches of Sardinia while you’re visiting on your holidays. Poetto Beach is a stunner, 8km long and is a great spot that’s not too far from Cagliari.

Alghero

Alghero

Alghero is known all over Sardinia for its beautiful beaches and fabulous food at reasonable prices. The city has Catalan roots so it’s no wonder it’s known as “Little Barcelona.” Don’t miss Neptune’s Grotto in Cappo Caccia.

Nuraghe Su Nuraxi

Nuraghe Su Nuraxi

Located in the lush green countryside near Barumini is Nuraghe Su Nuraxi, Sardinia’s only World Heritage Site. The focal point of the site is the 1500 BC tower, which originally stood on its own but was later incorporated into a fortress. It’s a fab day trip from Cagliari.

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