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Cheap car hire in Sardinia

minivan 7 seater hire sardiniaSardinia is very easy to reach. There are 3 airports on the island (Alghero 'Riviera del Corallo', Olbia 'Costa Smeralda' and Cagliari 'Elmas') and from there you can get around using our website car rental in Sardinia. There is a lot to see but you need a comfortable means of transport in order to enjoy the views and the panoramas as much as possible. And this mean is the car! In Sardinia the public transports do not work very well and it is very difficult to move from one place to another in a short time.

Better to rent a car and be independent! Check our car rental offers for the Olbia, Cagliari and Alghero airports: we provide discounted car hire with the latest car models like Smart, Fiat 500, automatic and convertible cars, van/minivan 7, 9 seater and cheap car rental for luxury cars like the Mercedes C Class.

With the Car rental Sardinia booking system, you may compare the cheapest car hire fares from the most famous car rental companies located in Sardinia like Maggiore, Europcar, Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty, Avis Budget Group and Sixt. Should you need more info about hiring a car in Sardinia please contact us.

Car rental payments

We only accept MasterCard and rental payments sardinia No debit or prepaid cards. Please notice that your card must have sufficient money to cover the deposit amount and other extra that you may purchase at the car hire counter.

Rent a car with no excess: try out our full insurance

Within our booking system you will find the possibility of renting a car with full insurance and protection that means that we will refund you the deposit if the car is damaged or stolen. The full insurance covers mirrors, wheels, windows, undercarriage and roof.

Car pick-up/drop off in Sardinia

For your convenience, we link a visual map with the pick-up/drop off locations available in Sardinia. (Map download)

  • East Coast: Olbia and its airport
  • West coast: Alghero and its airport
  • South: Cagliari and its airport


A.: May I drive to Corsica?
Q.: Please always read all the information regarding your rental to check if your car can or cannot be taken on ferry as some companies do not allow a cross-border travel. Moreover, remember that the insurance does not cover the car while you are in Corsica, so we would advise to buy a personal insurance.

A.: What kind of documents do I need to rent a car?
EU: in order to pick up the car you must have a valid driving licence and either passport or identity card (all of them issued at least 1 years before pick up). Non-EU: you must have your driving licence and an International Driving Licence.


sardinia When we think of Sardinia, our thoughts go to the sea. Separate, these two words do not say much but together they can have lots of meanings such as holiday, relax and fun. You should go to Sardinia and enjoy this amazing Italian region at least once in life. Its clear sea, untouched nature and weather will leave you speechless.

You will discover that Sardinia is a very beautiful and fascinating island and you will be happy to see that, beyond these aspects, there are a whole lot of medieval churches and ancient buildings along with extraordinary landscapes.

Have you ever heard of the nuraghi? They are megalithic constructions built between 1900-730 BC and present all over the region. These monuments represent Sardinia and the Nuragic civilization.

To visit them you will need a car and since car rental in Sardinia is pretty common, you will not have any difficulties in finding the one that best suits you. Reaching Alghero, Olbia and Cagliari will be easy for you and convenient with the low cost deals on car rental offered at the airports.

Car rental Cagliari airport

car rental cagliari airportIf you are landing in Cagliari, you will find it convenient to rent a car at the Cagliari Elmas airport located in “Via dei Trasvolatori”, 09030 Elmas. Our booking system searches for the cheapest car hire fares from the most famous car rental companies located at the Elmas airport.

In Cagliari you can pick up your car at the counter located in the terminal or at the car rental center. Some companies provide also a shuttle bus to reach their car rental counter. Travelling by car will allow you to discover the south of Sardinia more closely without being constrained by any timetable. You can also hire your car in Pula, a village situated 25 kilometres southwest of Cagliari.

Cagliari Elmas airport info point: +39.070.21121280/1
Cagliari airport Lost and Found: +39.070.21121523

Cagliari: a perfect combination of art and nature

A stroll through the narrow streets of the Castello district will then give you an idea of the medieval soul of Cagliari. From the naturalistic point of view, a must to visit is the beautiful Poetto’s beach, about 8 km from the city centre. Near Cagliari also located are the beautiful Costa Rei and some of the most famous localities in Sardinia like Villasimius and Santa Margherita di Pula, ideal for a beach holiday surrounded by pristine lagoons and oasis where you can spot the beautiful pink flamingos.

Car rental Olbia airport

car rental olbia airportRenting a car in Olbia Sardinia is as convenient as it gets, and allows visitors arriving at this popular Sardinian airport (also known as Olbia Costa Smeralda) easy access to a hire car and visit the east coast of Sardinia and the Costa Smeralda beaches. Renting a car is the best way to explore this part of Sardinia, and could not be easier.

Where can I find the car rental offices at the Olbia airport?

The car rental offices are located outside the Olbia airport - about 50 meters from the terminal arrivals area.

Petrol station near Olbia Airport

As you may know, the fuel policy most of the time is known as “full to full” meaning that the vehicle should be returned with a full tank otherwise refuelling charges will be applied. You can find the Esso petrol station just close to the Olbia airport entrance off the SS125 road. We recommend keeping lots of 10EUR notes so that you can pay by machine as there is no staff to attend you.

Olbia airport info point: +39.0789.563444 | Olbia airport Lost and Found: +39.0789.563456

Olbia airport and downtown

Olbia Airport is one of the main air travel hubs on Sardinia and services flights to and from a number of major European airports. Major carriers who use the airport include British Airways with a service to London Heathrow, easyJet who offer a range of destinations including Amsterdam, Lyon and Paris, plus Lufthansa, flying to Frankfurt among others.

Olbia itself is a pretty town with plenty of history and a collection of important buildings including the 11th century cathedral of San Simplicio, and you can find a number of good restaurants, bars and interesting shops within the town itself. The town has a rich history that goes back many centuries, and is typical of the region in having charming and quaint narrow streets where visitors can observe historic buildings.

Car rental Alghero airport

car rental alghero airportCar rental Alghero airport is the ideal solution for travellers who want to visit the west coast of Sardinia. You can reach Alghero very easily. The airport (known also as “Riviera del Corallo” located in the Fertilia village) is about 12 km from the city centre and provides connections to numerous national and European locations.

With a rented car there are also many nice day trip options that can be carried out. Best excursions from the town include the Neptune’s Cave, Stintino, Anghelu Ruju, Bosa, Argentiera and Nuraghe di Palmavera.

Alghero airport info point: +39.079.977128
Alghero airport Lost and Found: +39.079.935282

Alghero and its surroundings

Alghero is a destination famous for its beautiful sea and beaches but apart from these, you can admire a fantastic and suggestive old town that boasts several historic buildings. If you enjoy staying at the beach, Alghero is the best destination for your holiday. The beautiful underwater caves, the boat trips and the majestic cliffs: this is Alghero, a city considered the first seaside resort in Italy where the tourism in Sardinia has begun.

Upcoming main events in Sardinia:
  • Visit the capital city of Cagliari in Sardinia with our new itinerary.
    You can now reach Cagliari from many airports in Italy like Milano Malpensa, Bologna, Torino and Napoli.
  • A new Sardinian itinerary: The Gallura region in the north-east side of the island.
  • New page for our Italian clients: Noleggio auto Sardegna
  • Travel to Olbia this summer with Eurowings: the German low-cost company announced new flights from the airports of Munich, Hanover, Vienna and Salzburg.
  • Just announced the 2017 summer network for the Olbia airport with more than 90 direct destinations in total which will cover almost all Europe starting from end of march 2017. Olbia will be connected to Moscow as well thanks to the Meridiana airline company starting from June 3rd 2017.
    Moreover, the Olbia airport will be connected all year round with London and Amsterdam with 2 weekly flights thanks to the low cost airline companies EasyJet and Transavia.
  • New page for our Swedish clients: Hyra bil Sardinien
  • New blog post: How to get to the Asinara national park
  • New routes from the Alghero airport to Bratislava, Memmingen, London, Brussels, Eindhoven and Frankfurt with Ryanair from March 26 2017. This is a terrific opportunity to visit the remarkable Alghero.
  • Where to stay in Sardinia: our custom 7-day itinerary break to Sardinia.
  • Read our new blog post about the 3 reasons to visit Sardinia.
  • The Cagliari airport will be also connected to Madrid thanks to the low-cost airline company Iberia Express starting from June 16th 2017.
  • New page for our German clients: Mietwagen Sardinien

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