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Get your holiday in Sardinia off to a great start with car hire at Cagliari Airport. Make the easy transition from plane to rental car when you land at Cagliari Airport, just 7km from Sardinia’s capital city, an enchanting combination of urban sophistication and fascinating history.

About Nova Car Hire

Nova Car Hire is a leading online car hire broker, established in Ireland in 1997. In the past 16 years, we have built lasting relationships with some 500 of the world's most reputable car hire suppliers, from Alamo to Sixt and a range of smaller, local providers. We use those relationships, combined with the buying muscle of a 1.5-million customer base, to negotiate exceptional discounts on our customers' behalf.

Avail of those great discounts today, with an instant quote from Nova Car Hire. Simply tell us where and when you want to rent a car, and we will find you the best rate for your choice of 26,000 locations worldwide. You can book online there and then, and if you have any queries, contact us and one of our friendly and efficient customer service staff will be delighted to help.

About Car Hire at Cagliari Airport

Cagliari Airport, also known as Cagliari Elmas Airport, lies 7km northwest of Cagliari on the Island of Sardinia and is also known as Aeroporto Mario Mameli. The primary international access point for Sardinia, the airport handles about 3 million passengers annually, many of them European holiday-makers. You can also enter Sardinia via Olbia Airport and Alghero Fertilia Airport.

Upgraded in 2003, Cagliari Airport has a wide range of passenger amenities, including banks, ATMs, shops, restaurants, business centres, and an executive lounge. Direct flights operate from Cagliari Airport to more than 30 cities, served by EasyJet, British Airways, Air Berlin, Luxair, and others.


Tips for Driving in Sardinia

  • Drive on the right and overtake on the left.
  • Front and rear seat belts must be worn.
  • The blood/alcohol limit is 50mg per 100ml of blood, and 0mg for professional and inexperienced drivers.
  • Children must be at least 12 or use an appropriate child restraint to sit in the front passenger seat
  • The use of a mobile phone in a car is only permitted with a hands-free kit or headset.
  • Parking on the right-hand side of the street. Parking is permitted in blue zones, where a disc (available from service stations) is generally required.
  • You must drive with dipped headlights during the day outside built-up areas and when visibility is poor.
  • Speed limits fall by 20kph in wet weather on both dual carriageways and motorways.
See our guide to driving in Italy.

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Excellent holiday in Sardinia with a great car. Thank you Nova for the flawless service at Cagliari Airport.

Darren Kennedy, Feb-2012

Well done once more Novacarhire! Our car on pick up at Cagliari Airport was top quality and the price wasn't bad either.

Liam Bennett, Feb-2012

Great stuff Nova! Quality car at an amazing rate waiting for us in Cagliari. Will definitely use your service again.

Roy Brent, Feb-2012

Had a great experience renting from you. My friend rented from a different company and had a terrible time waiting in lines for his car. Both pick-up and drop-off were a breeze. Will be renting from you in the future.

Ray , Sep-2010

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