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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 Cagliari, Olbia 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 sardiniaNo 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.

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)

  • West coast: Alghero and its airport, Sassari.
  • East coast: Baia Sardinia, Porto Cervo, Porto Rotondo, Olbia and its airport, Nuoro, Tortolì.
  • South: Cagliari and its airport, Pula.

Notice for travellers to Corsica (cross border travelling):
Please be kindly informed that car can be taken on ferry: you have to advise the rental company at least 7 days prior to collecting the vehicle.


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 and untouched nature 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, Cagliari and Olbia 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 pickup 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 airportRent a car Olbia 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. Renting a car is the best way to explore this part of Sardinia, and could not be easier.

How do I get to Olbia from the airport?
As we have already mentioned hiring a car at the airport is easy, especially if you take advantage of our excellent comparison and online hire service – plus our special deals – and the town of Olbia is just a short drive of no more than ten minutes from the airport, heading north on the SP24 directly from the airport.
With a car at your disposal you have the advantage of being able to explore the beautiful island of Sardinia at your leisure, and for the Emerald Coast Olbia is the perfect place to use as a base.

The car rental offices are located outside the Olbia airport - about 50 meters from the terminal arrivals area.
Moreover, you can rent a car also in these places located in the province of Olbia: Baia Sardinia, Porto Cervo and Porto Rotondo.

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

Olbia and its surroundings

How can you get to visit the surroundings of Olbia without a car? Many are the possibilities for excursions to areas of archaeological and natural interest such as the the Riu Mulinu dolmen (Cabu Abbas), the Tomb of the Giants in Su Monte de Sant Abe, the sacred well of “Sa Testa” and the Maddalena and Caprera archipelago. Thanks to the beautiful coastal areas, Olbia is one of the nodal points of seaside tourism in Sardinia like the amazing village of San Teodoro for example. Beautiful is the sight of coves and cliffs falling steeply into the sea. They make this land a dream for the tourists!

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 car rental Alghero airport 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.


Do not miss the Rally Sardinia WRC 2016 held in Alghero and Cagliari from the 10th to the 12th of June 2016.
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