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    Car Hire in Sardinia at low prices

    Auto Europe is an international car hire broker which operates more than 24,000 locations in 180 countries. Partnering closely with leading car hire companies provides Auto Europe with the opportunity to offer customers low prices on quality car rentals. Auto Europe offers a wide variety of cars in our fleets, ranging from minis to vans, as well as luxury car hire. You can easily book your car hire in Sardinia with Auto Europe directly online or by calling one of our reservation agents on the number listed on our website.

    Geographic Information

    Sardinia is one of the 20 regions in Italy, and is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located between the Italian peninsula, Sicily, Tunisia, the south of Corsica and the Balearic Islands. The landscape is mountainous and the climate is very mild, with temperatures averaging between 22-24 degrees Celsius. The rain season is typically between the months of November to February.

    Sardinia Airports

    Sardinia has three international airports to choose from, located in the cities of Alghero, Olbia, and Cagliari.

    Alghero Airport
    Official Name: Alghero Sardinia Airport
    Address: Loc S. Maria La Palma 1-07040 Alghero, Italy
    Telephone: +39 079 935282

    Olbia Airport (OLB)
    Official name: Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport
    Address: 07026 Olbia Province of Olbia-Tempio, Italy
    Telephone: +39 0789 69000

    Cagliari Airport (CAG)
    Official name: Cagliari Elmas Airport
    Address: Via dei Transvolatori, 09030 Elmas Cagliari, Italy
    Telephone: +39 070 211211

    Public Transport


    Sardinia offers ferry services on a daily basis, with which you are able to travel to mainland Italy and to some Corsica/Mainland France ports. Ferries run more frequently during the summer months. Please note that most car hire companies do not authorise the use of rental cars on ferries; therefore, we advise you to check with your local supplier beforehand. This information can be found listed on our website under "Terms, Conditions, & Local Fees", as well as on your voucher.


    Trains are available and connect the entire island. There are two railway operators. The Ferrovie dello Stato is the largest rail operator. It is owned by the state rail company and connects most main towns. It is often known by the name of Trenitalia and offers international connections with both regional and long-distance trains. The Ferrovie della Sardegna is the second railway operator and provides local rail services between the following cities:

    • Cagliari to Isili
    • Nuoro to Macomer
    • Sassari to Alghero
    • Nulvi to Sorso

    The Trenino Verde (Little Green Train) is a special tourist train which operates during June and September with limited routes. The trains are vintage wagons from 1913 and steam locomotives from the 1930s.


    Sardinia's public bus company is the Azienda Regionale Sarda Transporti (Arst), which offers a wide range of transit routes, even to some remote villages. Tickets must be purchased in advance and stamped on board. Tickets are available at stations, as well as at some authorized shops.

    Traffic and Parking

    Here are some tips to help you with driving your car hire in Sardinia. For more information, have a look at our driving guide for Italy here.

    • There are no toll roads in Sardinia.
    • If travelling to the largest city, Cagliari, often you are required to park your car outside of the centre and then walk. There is limited parking available near the city centre. White lines indicate that parking is free, while blue lines indicate that you need a parking ticket in order to park. You should display your ticket on your windscreen. Ticket costs may vary depending on the parking area.
    • On the expressway, the maximum speed allowed is 90 km/h, except when there are signs to the contrary.
    • Many roads are narrow with turns; often there is little room for two cars. If you are not familiar with the area, the best thing to do is to give a beep when going around the turn to let others know you are coming.
    • Police controls - often there are police controls, but do not worry; just be sure to have all of your necessary paperwork with you to hand to the officer. (i.e.: Registration, insurance and driver's licence).

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