Cagliari Airport Guide to Cagliari International Airport Elmas (CAG)

Car Rental Cagliari Airport

If you seek for a more independent way to move through Cagliari region and the surrounding towns and villages, the best option for you is without any doubt to rent a car.

By car is the most suitable mean of transport to move through Sardinia, since the main public transportation means (bus, train and taxi) offer a limited range of operations and may not be fully in service after 10:00 pm.

To be able to get better fares, try to book your car prior to your arrival in Sardinia.


Find attached the car rental companies available in Cagliari Airport:

- Autonoleggio Viten Group Cagliari: +39 070 2110135
- ASV Rent: +39 070 2128016
- Avis / Budget: +39 070 240081
- Europcar: +39 070 240126
- Hertz: +39 070 240037
- Sixt: +39 070 212045
- Thrifty: +39 070 240037

Opening hours: From 07:00 am to 00:00 am.


The car rental booths are located outside the ground level (Arrivals Hall), in another building aside of the main terminal, close to the multistorey parking lot.

Online car rental

Just remind you can book your car online through our search engine, it’s easy and fast to use!

Renting a car in Sardinia – Tips and advices

- To be able to drive in Sardinia, you need to hold a valid EU driving license. In case you are not a EU citizen, it is mandatory to carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with your passport or your home country driving license translated in Italian.

- To rent a car you need to be at least 21 years old and if you are under 25 years old you’ll have to pay a fee to be a young driver. Car rental partners will ask you for a valid credit card and a valid driving license.

- If you wish to rent a scooter, which is a really popular mean of private transport in the island, you must be at least 14 years old to be able to rent a scooter under 50cc. To be able to rent a motorcycle of above 125cc you must be 16 years old and have a car driving license, or 18 years old and have a motorcycle license.

- On summer you are more likely to get caught in a traffic jam than on off season. Try to not get stressed since driving through main cities such as Cagliari and Sassari may be complicated during this period.

- Do not get upset while encountering with off-road and unpaved roads, especially in rural areas, prehistoric sites and beaches.

- While driving through any major city, be careful not to slip into a ZTL (Zona a traffic limitato, a limited traffic zone). You can be fined if you get caught on camera.