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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.