Cagliari Airport Car Rental

Cagliari Elmas Airport Basics.....
 

The Cagliari Elmas Airport began operations in the early 90's.  Twenty years later, the airport is now running over 3 million passengers per year - ranking in the top 100 in terms of being one of the busiest airports in Europe.  Airlines servicing the airport include Alitalia, Air One and Ryanair.  With departrures to Rome, Milan, Parma, Turin and Pisa and arrivals from Olbia, Pescara and Prage, this is a pretty busy place.  Cagliari is the capital city on the Island of Sardinia.
 
 
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Cagliari Airport Car Rental.....
 

The Cagliari Airport purports to have companies such as Sardinya Rent-a-Car (claiming a 24-hour car rental service at the Cagliari Airport), Mida Rent, Matta Rent-A-Car, Maggiore, Hertz, Europcar and Avis.  Others are listed - use our booking engine to determine the best cost and availability.  The car rental facility is located right next to the Aeroporto Cagliari Elmas.  Simply walk out of the front of the terminal and turn to your left.  The cars are parked near the 3-story parking garage that you will see on the premises. 

Directions to Cagliary from the Airport...

If traveling to the city of Cagliary with your rental car, you will exit thru the traffic circle.  Blue signs will mark your journey around the circle, as you travel on Via Dei Trasvolatori, then ramp onto SS130 (watch for blue overhead signs directing you to Cagliari).  Ramp onto SS195racc about 2 km from exiting the airport, and drive a little less than 4 km, and take the exit towards Cagliari via exit Nuovo Raccordo/SS195.



Cagliari Airport Car Rental Return...


Driving back to the airport to return your rental car, you will travel via the same road SS195racc.  There is an Agip Gas Station near the airport on the Viale Elmas Road, less than 1 km from the airport.  It might be a great option for re-fueling before returning your rental vehicle.  Overhead blue signs mark the direction back to the airport.
 
 
Airport Amenities.....
 

For most of you arriving passengers, you will be most interested in the first level, the arrivals area.  On this level, you will find the baggage claim, lost and found and international arrivals area.  Each of the car rental company agents are situated in a structure right outside the terminal, car park.

There are a few small places to eat and an Argiolas Wine Bar for those looking to calm their nerves before boarding.
 
 
 
Argiolas Wine Bar at Cagliari Airport
 
 
Hotels Near the Cagliari Airport.....
 

Several hotels are situated in Cagliari, of course, but we have identified a hotel that sits within only 5 km of the airport - the Holiday Inn Cagliari (see Youtube Video below).  To get there, drive as you would drive to the Cagliari City Center, take the ramp onto SS130, then exit towards SS554.  Keep right at the fork and follow the signs for Sassari.  Merge onto SS554.  Drive about 2 km, then slide right onto Via Umberto Tricca.  You will see the big green facility from the SS554 on the right as you approach the Via Umberto Tricca.  Regular rates will generally be more than € 100, but the facility boasts all the amenities travelers generally look for.


 
 
Car Rental Driving Distances.....
 

The Sardegna Island is about 350 km from the Southernmost tip to the Northernmost tip - or about a 5 hour drive.  Besides the city of Cagliari, there are various other locations that might be of interest to travelers of the island.  We have listed some of those, and the driving distances needed to get to them.  All distances are from the airport, and are only estimates.  For exact driving distances, we generally recommend that you reserve a GPS when booking your rental car.

Quartu Sant'Elena Province of Cagliari, Italy 15 km.
Elmas, Italy 5 km.
Sestu, Italy 8 km.
Assemini, Italy 11 km.
Carbonia, Italy 75 km.
Serdiana, Italy 23 km.
Dolianova, Italy 23 km.
San Vito, Italy 67 km.
Sassari Sassari, Italy 210 km.
Olbia, Italy 270 km.
 
 
 
Road to Cagliari
 
 
 
Types of Vehicles Available for Rent at the Cagliari Airport.....
 

Just about any type of vehicle that you could rent on the Italy mainland, you can rent here.  SUV's, minivans, luxury cars, and economy cars are all available.  Rental prices will be slightly cheaper (10% - 20%) at the Cagliari Airport than rental cars at the Fiumicino Airport.  Other accessories available for rent include snow chains, child seats, additional drivers, ski racks and satellite navigational system.
 
 
Source: Cagliari Airport Homepage

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