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Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Cagliari.
  • For example: Citroen C1 4dr
    Mini class
    For example: Citroen C1 4dr
  • Popular category
    For example: Citroen C3
    Economy class
    For example: Citroen C3
  • For example: Fiat 500L
    Compact class
    For example: Fiat 500L
  • For example: Dacia Duster
    Intermediate class
    For example: Dacia Duster
  • For example: Jeep Compass
    Standard class
    For example: Jeep Compass
  • For example: BMW X1
    Full-size class
    For example: BMW X1
  • For example: Jeep Cherokee
    Luxury class
    For example: Jeep Cherokee
  • For example: Fiat Tipo Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Fiat Tipo Estate

Car rental companies in Cagliari

Below are the car rental companies in Cagliari with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Alamo
    8.1 (7327)
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  • Sixt
    8 (2406)
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  • Sicily by Car
    7.8 (2652)
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  • LocautoRent
    7.7 (1523)
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  • Europcar
    7.7 (6488)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    7.4 (2719)
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  • Enterprise
    7.4 (1580)
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  • Centauro
    7.4 (3969)
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  • Leasys
    7.4 (566)
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  • Budget
    7.4 (8345)
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  • Avis
    7.3 (4819)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car
    7.2 (3559)
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  • Ecovia Rent
    7.2 (256)
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  • Noleggiare
    7 (250)
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  • Hertz
    7 (5595)
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  • Maggiore
    6.9 (1540)
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  • Thrifty
    6.9 (4398)
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  • B-Rent
    6.7 (158)
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  • InterRent
    6.6 (5638)
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  • Goldcar
    6.1 (4606)
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Cagliari Guide

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Cagliari is a historical city along the southern coast of the beautiful island of Sardinia. It is the capital city of the Italian island, whose name means castle thanks to its magnificent old town (Castello) that sits on a hill overlooking the Gulf of Cagliari. In fact, the entire city is built upon seven hills and is home to some lovely parks, stunning beaches and a vibrant nightlife. Cagliari also has much to offer outside of the city centre, such as the surrounding Sulcis-Iglesiente hills, the pre-Roman village of Pula and the picturesque Villasimius beaches.

Who to Book With
Known international car hire suppliers such as Avis, Sixt and Hertz have a presence in Cagliari, as do local companies Matta Autonoleggio and Sardinya Autonoleggio. This means that there is a large selection of vehicles to choose from, but it is recommended to book in advance to ensure the car of your choice is available. Most firms have offices in the airport as well as near the main ferry port.

Best Time to Go
Cagliari is most popular with visitors in the summer and prices often rise during this busy time. Still, its mild climate means that it can be enjoyed year round, with winters rarely seeing temperatures lower than 10°C. May and September are also pleasant, while October and November are the wettest months.

Need to Know Essentials
The following paperwork needs to be presented when picking up your car rental:

- An EU driving licence with a photo
- Another form of ID
- The credit card that was used to book the car
- Verification of booking

For more info read our FAQ's.

Driving
Cagliari’s old town is free from traffic though the rest of the city is easy to traverse by car. There is plenty of parking, some of which is free while there are also spaces in paid car parks. Free spaces are harder to come by than paid spaces, with car parks charging around £0.85 per hour or £8.70 for 24 hours.

Look at our guide to Italy for more advice on driving here.

Transport

Arranging car rental in Cagliari is the best way to get out of the city and explore though buses also travel from here to the rest of the island, but at a much slower pace. There are also trains that reach some locations on the island but they do not travel every day. Another great way to see the island is to charter a sailboat and sail around it.

Trains
Trenitalia operates trains from Cagliari Railway Station to Sassari. The railway station is right in the heart of the city, on Giacomo Matteotti Square. There are also three trolleybus lines that run through the city as well as its surrounding villages that are operated by CTM.

Taxis
There are nine taxi ranks in Cagliari, so it is easy to get a taxi when needed. Taxi drivers often take visitors on tours of Cagliari’s surrounding area as well as to destinations within the city centre. Tariffs are fixed and quite expensive, with a trip to the airport costing around £40 and the journey to Pula being around £70.

Buses
There are a number of local CTM bus lines that travel within Cagliari and to its suburbs. Tickets can be purchased at various outlets throughout the city or directly from the driver, with a standard ticket being £1 and a week pass costing £10. Week passes must be validated on the first bus ride.

Exploring

There is so much to see and do in Cagliari, yet there is even more to explore outside of the city itself. Getting out and exploring the island will result in some lasting memories, and self-drive is the best way to do this. Cagliari is served by the SS131/E35 highway, which is the main highway that travels across the island from north to south, as well as by plenty of smaller routes which lead into the hilly interior and to destinations along the south coast.

Recommended Drives

Su Nuraxi di Barumini - This is a Nuraghe complex and a UNESCO World Heritage site that can be found less than 40 miles north of Cagliari. Its three-storey tower is the site’s biggest draw, with numerous other ruins built around the tower. It is estimated that the site dates back to the 16th century BC.

Porta Pino - Offers tourists beautiful pink sand beaches, sand dunes, coves and forests, and makes for a great excursion out of the city. The beaches here really are like something out of a movie, making for the perfect family or romantic outing.

Gennargentu National Park - Located in the interior of Sardinia this National Park features a stunning lake, loads of magnificent wildlife and scenery that is absolutely breathtaking.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    110 km/h
  • Language
    Italian
  • Popular car category
    mini
  • Popular rental companies
    Sicily by Car

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
  • Alamo
  • Sixt
  • Sicily by Car
  • LocautoRent
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Enterprise
  • Centauro
  • Leasys
  • Budget
  • Avis
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Ecovia Rent
  • Noleggiare
  • Hertz
  • Maggiore
  • Thrifty
  • B-Rent
  • InterRent
  • Goldcar