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Cagliari Airport

General information

The Italian island of Sardinia has three international airports, Cagliari Airport in the south and Alghero Airport and Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport in the north. Cagliari Airport has one terminal and one runway. Cagliari, the capital and largest city of Sardinia, can be reached from the airport by train and taxi. The airport has its own railway station called ‘Elmas Aeroporto’.


Where is Cagliari Airport situated?

Cagliari Airport is located in the south of Sardinia, northwest of the island’s capital. The largest part of the airport is surrounded by water (Stagno di Cagliari). The airport is accessible by car via the roads SS130 and SS391.

How many terminals does Cagliari Airport have?

The airport has a three-storey terminal. The Arrivals hall is located on the ground floor, the check-in desks and security control can be found on the first floor.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Cagliari Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Italy.

Airport Distance
Alghero Airport 167km
Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport 187km



The distance from Cagliari Airport to the centre of Cagliari is 9 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Cagliari.

From CAG Airport to Cagliari City centre by Car
9 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Cagliari Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Cagliari Airport you can travel by train. Visit the Cagliari Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Cagliari Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Cagliari is about € 20.-. Book your taxi at Cagliari Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CAG Airport to Cagliari City centre by Taxi
9 km
15 min
€ 20.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Cagliari Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Enterprise and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Cagliari Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Cagliari Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Cagliari Airport.



Departures and arrivals

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Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Cagliari Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Cagliari Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair
  • Volotea
  • easyJet
  • Eurowings
  • KLM


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Cagliari Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Holiday Inn Cagliari, an IHG Hotel, Cagliari

This modern hotel is just 4 km from Cagliari Elmas International Airport. You have free access to the gym, sauna, steam bath, and small outdoor swimming pool.


Sardegna Hotel - Suites & Restaurant, Cagliari

Sardegna Hotel - Suites & Restaurant has a contemporary design and high-tech rooms with free fiber optic WiFi. Located a 7-minute drive from Cagliari Old Town and 8.4 km from Poetto Beach, it also features a unique glass-walled restaurant.

Hotels in Cagliari

Looking for the best hotels in Cagliari? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Regina Margherita, Cagliari

Set in Cagliari’s historic centre, Hotel Regina Margherita features modern rooms with satellite TV and a hydromassage shower or bath. The adjacent garage is available free of charge.


Colle dei Fiori Rooms, Cagliari

Located in Cagliari, near Spiaggia di Giorgino, Porta Cristina and Piazza del Carmine, Colle dei Fiori Rooms features free WiFi. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a shared bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries and bidet.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Cagliari Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Cagliari: Conti Vecchi Salt Flats Train and Tour

Visit the Conti Vecchi Salt Flats in Cagliari on an individual tour, including a train ride in the Santa Gilla basin. Learn about the saltworks economy and pioneering engineer Luigi Conti Vecchi.


Cagliari: Underground City & Optional Old Town Walking Tour

Journey through Cagliari’s history as you explore its underground crypts and caves. Extend your tour with a guided walk through the Old Town.

Tour & transport

Cagliari: Bike Tour in the Flamingo Oasis

On this flamingo-watching bike tour, you will discover the Natural Park of Molentargius, which is a green oasis perfectly placed within the urban area.


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