Since the Island of Sardinia has a large surface and has a modern road infrastructure represented by express roads and national roads, all at European Standards, you might find it really comfortable renting a car in Sardinia and have the flexibility to discover and visit most of the attractions this Italian Island has. In Sardinia, European and International Car Rental companies like Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar have branches in most of the large cities holiday resorts on the island. These Car Hire operators do have branches in all three airports of Sardinia and the main ports (in case you arrived here by ferry).
Plan inadvance and rent a car via Internet, before leaving to Sardinia. The general conditions for car hiring are:
- you must be at least 21 years old
- you need to have a valid driving license
- your passport
- credit card for insurance deposit (guarantee).
We advise you to get a full car insurance for the period you'll be driving in Sardinia. Thievery is not a major problem in Sardinia but it's wise and safe not to leave any of your valuable belongings in the car (mobile phones, purses and bags, GPS systems, etc.).
Driving Speed limit in Sardinia is 90km/h and when you drive between the cities you should switch the night lights on.
Double check the following before driving the car you just hired: the gas level (must coincide with the level written on the paper), check if the vehicle has any visible scratches, or malfunctions, the car windows are intact, not broken or scratched.
You can hire a car from the following european companies:
The Europcar hire prices can vary from 200 euro up to 1200 euro for a car hired for a period of 5 days. You will pay more if you are looking to hire a bigger car. Smaller the car, less you pay for hiring it. Always read carefully the insurance conditions.
Sixt car hire has branches at all three airports in Sardinia - Alghero, Cagliari and Olbia Costa Smeralda. It's always good to check at least two days in advance if your booked car is still available and make sure you'll receive it right away after your plane has landed.
Sixt fares start at 60 Eur/day and go up to 300 Eur/day, depending on the type of your car. We advise you to take the car back at least one hour before the end of your agreement with the car hire company. you might be charged for another day cost if you bring the car half an hour late.