Starting your adventure in Sardinia with a car hire from Alghero Airport will allow you to venture out into the beautiful north of the island as soon as you get off the plane. From the picturesque town of Alghero to the sandy beaches and the emerald sea, northern Sardinia offers something for every traveller. When you make your booking with Auto Europe, you can take advantage of some of the most competitive rates available, as well as an extensive range of car categories. Follow our easy three-step booking process and make your booking online, or call us toll-free from the UK on 0800 358 1229 to speak to one of our reservation agents.
Alghero Airport (AHO)
Official Name: Alghero-Fertilia Airport, Italian: Aeroporto di Alghero. Also known simply as Fertilia Airport.
Address: Regione Nuraghe Biancu, 07041 Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Alghero Airport lies close to the village of Fertilia. The town of Alghero is 4.9 miles to the south-east, whereas the town of Sassari is about 20 miles from the airport.
Airlines operating at Alghero Airport: Numerous domestic flights within Italy are operated by Ryanair; the destinations include Pisa, Rome Ciampino and Venice, for example. Ryanair also operates flights from London Luton and London Stansted. Thomsonfly provides charter flights from London Gatwick.
A new terminal building was constructed in recent years to serve the passengers flying through Alghero Airport. There are plans to repurpose the old terminal into a shopping centre. Finding your way around the airport is easy, as both arrivals and departures areas are located on the ground floor of the single terminal building.
Please note that the airport is not open to passengers 24 hours a day. The terminal opens at 4am, and closes after the departure or arrival of the last flight, whichever is later. In the check-in and arrivals area, you will find an information desk, should you require any assistance.
On-site car rental companies have their desks located inside the terminal building, just a few steps away from the arrivals hall, once you have exited baggage reclaim. The car hire parking area is next to the Comfort Parking zone, and can be reached easily from the arrivals hall.
Check the supplier, or car rental company, that is providing your rental on your voucher very carefully. Auto Europe is a broker, and does not therefore have its own cars, nor any desks at the pick-up location. The company noted at the top of your voucher under "Pick-up information" and "Drop-off information" is the one whose desk you need to head to with your voucher. Auto Europa/Sicily By Car is one of these possible suppliers, but may not be the supplier of your rental. Therefore, unless your voucher says that the rental company is Auto Europa, do not head to their counter. Auto Europe and Auto Europa are not the same company.
|Avis||8am to 11pm|
|Budget||8am to 10.50pm|
|Europcar||8am to 11pm|
|Firefly||8am to 11pm|
|Hertz||Monday 8.30am to 11pm
Tuesday 7.30am to 11pm
Wednesday-Friday 8.30am to 11pm
Saturday 7.30am to 11pm
Sunday 8.30am to 11pm
|Locauto||8am to 11pm|
|Maggiore||8.30am to 2.30pm and 3.30pm to 10.30pm|
|Sixt||Monday-Saturday 8.45am to 1pm and 3.30pm to 9pm
|Thrifty||8am to 11pm|
Alghero Airport has amenities that will help you with all your travel needs. In the arrivals area, before you go through the security checkpoint, you will find an eatery offering pizza and other snacks, as well as a bookshop and pharmacy. There is also a souvenir shop offering local handicrafts. Airside, in the departures area, you will again find a snack bar, in case you are feeling peckish before your flight. Purchase some travel reading from the bookshop, or visit the other shops for some souvenirs and gifts from specialty cosmetics to traditional Sardinian wine and other local produce.
When you set off with your car hire from Alghero Airport, you can drive around the whole island of Sardinia with ease. If Alghero is the first stop on your itinerary, you can reach the town in just 15 minutes by driving along SS291dir and then SP42. Driving north-east on the SS291 will land you in Sassari in half an hour. If you are ready for a slightly longer drive, you can visit Olbia on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. The 80-mile drive takes just under two hours via the SS597. More route suggestions and driving information for Sardinia and Italy as a whole can be found here.
There are not too many options when it comes to public transportation from Alghero Airport. Nevertheless, bus services, operated by ARST (Sardinian Regional Transport Company), are available. You can find the bus stops outside the arrivals area, about 150 metres to the right from the exit. There are very affordable local bus services from the airport to Alghero. Routes to Sassari, Olbia, and Cagliari are also available. If you would prefer to take a taxi, these can be found outside arrivals.
Luckily for drivers, there are many car parks on offer in Alghero. You can even find free ones opposite the port and in the port area itself. When parking on the street, take note of the lines painted on the parking space. If they are white, parking is free. If blue, you must pay for parking. Yellow lines denote that parking is prohibited. Take care not to drive into the medieval town centre, as only authorised cars are allowed to drive in this "limited traffic zone".