CAG Airport


CAG Airport
The "Mario Mameli" Cagliari Airport is the main airport in Sardinia located in the municipality of Elmas, just 7 km from the city of Cagliari, near other regional centers connected by the road and transport links that make the airport easily accessible from all parts of Sardinia.
The 'Mario Mameli' Cagliari-Elmas Airport is the most important airport in Sardinia both in terms of traffic volumes and size. In 2019 passenger traffic amounted to 4,739,077 units, while aircraft traffic reached 34,921 movements. Cagliari is currently connected with direct scheduled flights to the main European and Italian destinations. The airport operates a large network of national and international flights by the main European airlines.
Cagliari airport, Sardinia, Italy 
Cagliari Airport. Copyright © / Stefano Garau / Shutterstock 
Equipped with a modern air terminal inaugurated in 2003, the airport is characterized by spacious and functional structures that can comfortably accommodate millions of passengers a year. Cagliari airport is on three levels, the first for national and international arrivals, the second with check-in desks is dedicated to departures, while the third houses services and offices.
After obtaining total management of the Cagliari airport for 40 years in 2007, the management company Sogaer received ENAC approval for the program contract in 2012. Since 2016, Sogaer has participated in the 'Airport Carbon Accreditation', an independent and voluntary program that aims at the progressive reduction of CO2 emissions in the airport.
Cagliari Airport, Sardinia, Italy
Cagliari Airport. Copyright © / Stefano Garau / Shutterstock 
The management company is currently engaged in the expansion of the flight network and in the construction of important infrastructure works that will significantly improve the comfort and efficiency of the airport.

Management company: Sogaer S.p.A.
Address: Via dei Trasvolatori snc - 09030 Elmas (Cagliari) - Sardinia - Italy
Telephone no.: +39 070 211 211

Country code: IT
Text: Alisè Vitri
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Updated July 2020
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Transportation to/from the airport
From the Elmas Airport Station (Trenitalia), near the Passenger Terminal, is possible to reach the city of Cagliari in about 6 minutes. Frequency of trains: about 1 train every 20 minutes from 5 am to 9 pm.

Cagliari airport is connected to Cagliari and the main cities of the region thanks to the bus service (Arst - Regional Transport of Sardinia). From Piazza Matteotti in Cagliari is available a shuttle bus service that, in 10 minutes, reaches the airport.
  • From Cagliari and hinterland: take the S.S.130 from Cagliari or the S.S. 554 from other parts of the city and from its hinterland. You can reach the S.S. 554 also with the Asse Mediano di Scorrimento (A.M.S.)
  • From SassariNuoroOristano: you can reach Cagliari Airport by the S.S.131 southbound towards Cagliari. Follow the ‘Aeroporto Elmas’ signs on the S.S.130
  • From Olbia: follow the S.S.131bis southbound towards Cagliari until the S.S.131 then driving south towards Cagliari and then in the S.S.130 to ‘Aeroporto Elmas’. Or driving on the S.S.125 southbound towards Cagliari and, near Quartucciu, turn on the S.S.554 linking to the S.S.130,and then follow the ‘Aeroporto Elmas’ signs.
  • From the South-Western Coastal road of Sardinia: drive on the S.S.195 towards Cagliari, then turn onto the S.S.130 and follow the ‘Aeroporto Elmas’ signs.
  • From the South-Eastern Coastal road of Sardinia: take the S.P. 17 that connects Villasimius to Cagliari; turn on the S.S.554 and then onto the S.S.130 following the ‘Aeroporto Elmas’ signs.
You can reach the airport from the city of Cagliari and from the hinterland (and vice versa) by taxi. Taxis are located outside the arrivals area of the terminal. A day trip to Cagliari by taxi costs from 15 to 20 euros.
Car hire
The car hire at Cagliari airport is managed by several companies including: Avis, B-Rent, Europcar, Goldcar, Hertz, Interrent, Leasys, Locauto, Maggiore, Sixt or Sicily By Car.
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Car hire at Cagliari airport
Landed in Cagliari you can rent a car at the airport. You can book in advance directly on the websites of the companies that offer this service, so you can take advantage of the best offers. Among the most renowned international car rental companies that also operate at Cagliari​ Airport are: Maggiore, Avis, Budget, Europcar and Sixt.
Parking at Cagliari airport
There are six official car parks at Cagliari airport: extra low cost, low cost, opposite arrivals, terminals, multi-storey and kiss & fly.
It's better to book an airport parking in advance online. On the ParkVia website you can buy the official parking of Cagliari​​ Airport and other low cost car parks, and on the websites of MyParking and Looking4Parking you can compare prices and buy low cost parking near Cagliari with shuttle service.
Private transfer with driver to/from Cagliari airport
For a private transfer from/to Cagliari Airport you can choose a Private Transfer that offer a car rental service with driver.
Find a hotel near Cagliari airport
To stay as close as possible to Cagliari Airport, you can choose an hotel near the airport such as the Holiday Inn Cagliari (4 stars at 2,8 km from the airport), the Mansio Residence & Hotel (3 stars at 2,3 km from the airport), the Sardegna Hotel - Suites & Restaurant (4 stars at 3,5 km from the airport), the Hotel Quadrifoglio (3 stars at 3,8 km from the airport) or the Palazzo Doglio (5 stars at 6,9 km from the airport).
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