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Basic info and car hire in Cagliari Airport

  • IATA airport code: CAG

  • ICAO airport code: LIEE

  • Full name: Cagliari Elmas Airport

  • Location: Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

  • Hub for: N/A

  • Website: Visit the official Cagliari Airport web page and plan your arrival at Cagliari Airport

  • Contact: +39 070 211 211

  • Owner: So.G.Aer. S.p.A

  • Number of runways: Two

About Cagliari Airport

In the capital of the Sardinia Island, lies the Italian municipality of Cagliari. It is the largest city among those on the Sardinian Island, and it emerges as a 26th largest city in Italy. Cagliari airport is located in Elmas near Cagliari. More than 3.6 million passengers were reported to be handled by the airport in 2016. Since it is close to the city center, it is preferred by the passengers to get their rented car from car hire at Cagliari Airport to explore the Sardinian cuisines and the culture and long history preserved in Cagliari. The city has its name Casteddu in Italian which means a castle.

Think about a holiday in Sardinia – a perfect destination for a diverse holiday. You can spend time one day laying on the beach and in the next morning, drive towards the high mountains of Sardinia. A true fairy-tale for rock climbers, hikers as well as laid back tourist and families. A car hire at Cagliari Airport will make all places in Sardinia at hand.

Drive your rental car around Cagliari Airport

After getting a vehicle from car hire at Cagliari Airport, the first thing that your eyes want to see and your brain wants to experience is the serenity that comes from nature and its beauty, and Cagliari surely has it. Foremost is Monte Urpintu that lies nearly 8 miles away from the Cagliari airport, and it provides unmatched views of the stunning beauty of nature from above the park. During your walk here, you may come across ducks and peacocks is you’re lucky enough. It can feature a perfect outing for your kids who would love to see the beautiful peacocks and pink flamingos. You will also get a taste of hike while coming to this park, so stay ready for that. For a perfect morning walk that can warrant cherished memories for the rest of your life, visit Parco Naturale Molentargius-Saline. It isn’t a place to visit when then the sun is on your head. But it is highly recommended to have a morning walk or cycling around the beautiful flamingos and close to nature. You may not see the flamingos in some seasons, so do not forget to check it beforehand. Besides, enjoy the clear water of the Mediterranean at Chia Beach with its warmth that gives a pleasant beach experience. It may be crowded, but the warm and clear water is worth it. There are rented umbrellas and beach chairs that you can take, or with a car hire at Cagliari Airport, you can bring an umbrella from your apartment or hotel and store it in the trunk.   

Once you have the enjoyed the peace and natural beauty, set yourself on a journey to exploring the long-preserved history of Cagliari. With a car hire at Cagliari Airport service, you can drive yourself up a big hill, where lies the Cathedral of Santa Maria. It gives without any doubt a perfect visit coupled with a great hike. On your way, you will also come across some cafes and places to eat, although a little expensive. Try to ensure that you are wearing shoes for hiking up to the top and get a bottle of water with you. The cathedral has a large building with a beautiful interior and the accessible crypt. The structure of the building is undoubtedly a depiction of a masterpiece of architecture. Museo Archeologico Nazionale features history in the best way possible with the distinct Nuraghic culture, bronze and iron ages, beautifully crafted coins, and artifacts. The galleries in chronological order make you travel through the old times in    the history. Those interested in archaeology, find this place nothing less than a treat.

Having a Segway Ride of the capital of Sardinia is the fun way of exploring the beauty of the place. It undoubtedly has no match when you are an admirer of archaeological and historical treasures. Wine Tour is another activity that would fill your life in Sardinia with fun and taste. If you are interested, you will also get to know the method followed and the stages of production of wine.

Services in Cagliari Airport


There are VIP lounges at the Cagliari airport, equipped with all the modern amenities, TV, WiFi, comfortable seating, flight information, and various other services.


There are shopping places where you can buy gifts for family. You can get VIP service along with your family to have special and dedicated personal assistant. A VIP transfer service will offer luxurious transport to drop at your destination. All of this comes with a VIP package.


Car hire at Cagliari Airport is another facility available in addition to ATMs, WiFi, Fast Track, and Tourist Information Desk.

History of Cagliari Airport

Cagliari airport was opened in May 1937. It serves as the primary gateway for international flights to the Sardinian Island. Major up gradation of the airport took place in 2003 where 6 jet bridges were made for passenger boarding. It increased the capacity of the airport to 4 million passengers a year. The airport now has domestic as well as international flights with European airlines.

Petrol stations near Cagliari Airport

Three nearest petrol stations exist at Monastir, Sulcitana, and Statale at a short distance from the Cagliari airport. Although these petrol stations are not just outside the airport, they can easily be accessed by simply traveling a very small distance and only a single turn. Don’t forget about the fuel policy – an important feature of your voucher that will inform you about the state of the tank when returning the vehicle. A car hire at Cagliari airport can become much understandable and the overcharges avoided once you consider the tank fuel policy.