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Green Motion car rental Cagliari Airport Italy

Cagliari Airport

Green Motion car hire at Cagliari Elmas Airport is quick and easy to locate.

Our rental station is conveniently based just a few minutes from the main airport terminal.

After your arrival at the airport terminal (when collecting your baggage) simply call the telephone number on your booking voucher (+39 342 1150138) to request the shuttle service. 

Follow the "Autonoleggio Rent a Car" directions just outside the arrival gate where you will be led outside of the terminal building. Once outside, you will find the Green Motion shuttle bus.

To make a car hire booking at Cagliari International Airport in Italy, simply click on the 'get a quote now' button to enjoy our great service and competitive car hire deals while you do your bit for the environment.

Contact Cagliari Airport

Via Nervi, 1
c/o ParkingGo

Opening hours

  • Sunday: 09:00 to 21:00
  • Monday: 09:00 to 21:00
  • Tuesday: 09:00 to 21:00
  • Wednesday: 09:00 to 21:00
  • Thursday: 09:00 to 21:00
  • Friday: 09:00 to 21:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 to 21:00
  • Bank Holiday: Closed

Further information to help with your car rental from Cagliari Elmas Airport

After you’ve safely landed in Cagliari and collected your hire car from Green Motion Cagliari Airport, we know that you will be ready to get your car on the road and explore the beautiful city of Cagliari.

If you are unfamiliar with driving in Italy, it is important to remember that you must drive on the right hand side of the road. We also recommend that you consider hiring a GPS (SatNav) to ensure that you arrive safely and quickly at your destination.

Enjoy your car hire in Cagliari

If this is your first time driving a car in Italy, our advice is to stay calm and take your time. As already mentioned, remember to drive on the right and we’d also recommend for your own peace of mind to consider hiring a GPS to ensure you can navigate around Cagliari smoothly (ask at the rental counter for details).

When travelling on the motorways, the speed limit is 130 km/h. The speed limit outside towns is 90 km/h and 50 km/h in built-up areas. For your own safety it is important that you obey the local traffic and speed restrictions.

Should you require any assistance while in Cagliari, Italian emergency services can be contacted by calling 113 for police, 115 for fire fighters and 118 for medical services.

For further advice and information on renting a car at Cagliari Airport and enjoying the best offers and discounts we have on offer, remember to get a car rental quote from Alternatively you can contact Green Motion's Central Reservation team by calling +44 (0) 2071864000 or by calling Green Motion Cagliari Airport directly on +39 342 1150138.

Green Motion Cagliari Airport are looking forward to meeting your car hire needs in Italy.

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For any assistance please contact Central Reservations on +44 (0) 2071864000 or

​How can I contact Green Motion Cagliari Airport?

You can contact Green Motion Cagliari Airport by phone on +39 342 1150138 or by email on

How do I get to the rental location when arriving at Cagliari Airport?

After your arrival at the airport terminal (when collecting your baggage) simply call the telephone number on your booking voucher (+39 342 1150138) to request the shuttle service. Follow the "Autonoleggio Rent a Car" directions just outside the arrival gate where you will be led outside of the terminal building. Once outside, you will find the Green Motion shuttle bus.

​What personal identification do I need to hire a car?

If you book directly through a full list of our terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.

Mandatory documentation will include:

  1. A full driving license (noting that some exclusions do apply)
  2. A valid passport
  3. A valid credit card in the driver’s name (noting that in most cases debit and prepaid cards are not accepted)
  4. A booking voucher from either or alternatively from one of Green Motion’s supplied partners

​Can I check Green Motion’s car hire rates without placing a booking?

Yes, you can enter your booking requirements (location, dates, vehicle type etc.) on our website here and you will be automatically directed to our booking options and rates. However, please be advised that our rates may change.

​Can I select a specific car / van model?

No, Green Motion only guarantees the vehicle category however for an additional fee you can select the make and model by choosing our ‘Guarantee Make and Model’ option during the booking process. 

​Can I book additional extras or equipment?

Yes, you can book additional extras or equipment through our online booking process. You can reserve a child seat, baby seat, additional driver and GPS (SatNav). Some additional options can also be booked at the Green Motion Cagliari Airport rental branch. These additional options will be pay on arrival. 

​Can I reserve a vehicle and pay for it if I am not the person who will be picking it up and driving it?

There is no restriction on who can pay for the rental however on arrival at the renal station the credit card used for the deposit must be in the name of the main driver. The credit card used for the deposit will not be accepted if it is in the additional driver’s name.  

​Can I make amendments to my booking?

Yes, this is possible. If you booked through our website please contact our reservations team on however there is no guarantee that we will be able to amend your booking but we will try our best to help. 

​Do I need to leave a deposit when renting my car?

Yes, in all cases the main driver will be required to leave a deposit which will be taken by the method of pre-authorisation from the credit card presented. The level of pre-authorisation taken is dependent on the type of insurance purchased and the agreed excess. Typically the level of pre-authorisation required will mirror the level of agreed excess. In the cases where the hirer has selected a zero excess option, a small deposit / pre-authorisation will be required to cover any traffic violations including parking and speeding offences that may occur while the hire vehicle is in the custody of the hirer.

We would ask you to note that all pre-authorisation’s are released on the completion of the hire following a satisfactory review of the vehicle and its condition noting that any damaged caused to the vehicle while out on hire will be subject to cost with the relevant amount being removed from the pre-authorisation.

Typical deposits / pre-authorisations can range from from 1200 EUR to 2500 EUR dependent on the car type, age and driving experience of the driver and agreed excess.

​Can I reduce my excess?

Green Motion Cagliari Airport offers their rental customers the opportunity to reduce their excess by purchasing one of our excess reduction packages. Each package provides different benefits ranging from reduction in excess to zero excess. Please ask at the rental counter for more information.

​Which payment and debit cards does Green Motion accept?

In most cases, each Green Motion location will accept most major credit cards including Visa and MasterCard and in some cases, American Express may be accepted.

In relation to debit cards (Visa), these are typically accepted for the payment of rentals but unfortunately we cannot secure a deposit / pre-authorisation using a debit card and as such require a valid credit card for the pre-authorisation of the deposit. In addition we are unable to accept cash either for the payment of the rental or for the security deposit.

We would ask you to note that in the event that we are unable to guarantee funds relating to the security deposit on your credit card we will be unable to rent a vehicle to you.

​How long do I wait for the release of a deposit / pre-authorisation?

Green Motion Cagliari Airport does not hold the pre-authorisation / deposit in our bank accounts. The pre-authorisation is a block of the agreed amount held against the credit card presented by the issuing bank. As soon as the vehicle has returned and we are happy with the condition of the vehicle, we action a release of the pre-authorisation.

The time taken by the issuing bank to release the pre-authorisation on the credit card varies immensely dependent on the bank and the country of issue. Typically, most pre-authorisations / deposits are released within 5 – 14 days from the return of the rental car.

In the event that you feel a pre-authorisation has not been released with the prescribed time frame it will be necessary for you to make direct contact with the issuing bank as Green Motion Cagliari Airport has no jurisdiction in this matter.

​Is roadside assistance including with my rental car?

In most cases, Green Motion Cagliari Airport offers full roadside assistance and recovery within the cost of renting a vehicle. Further information on roadside assistance is available at the counter prior to renting.

​What happens if my flight is delayed?

In the event that your flight is delayed, please endeavour to contact Green Motion Cagliari Airport. In most cases, we monitor inbound flight information and as such we will reserve your car until you arrive for up to 2 hours from the original pick up time. It is important that you make direct contact with the branch if you feel that your delay will exceed 2 hours to avoid us treating the rental as a “no show” and us reselling the rental car.

​What happens if I arrive at the rental office outside office hours?

Green Motion Cagliari Airport's opening hours are from 09:00 to 21:00. In the event that we receive no notification that your arrival has been delayed there is little we can do to facilitate your rental once the rental office is closed. In the event that we have received contact notifying us of your delay, you will be advised whether or not we can accommodate your late arrival and whether or not it will attract any out of hours or late fees.

​Am I able to return my car before Green Motion Cagliari Airport opens?

You are not authorised to return your rental vehicle outside office hours unless prior agreement has been made noting that in the event that agreement has been authorised, it is subject to strict terms and conditions. Typically, return of the rental vehicle outside of rental hours is not authorised.

​What do I do if I have a complaint about Green Motion Cagliari Airport?

Green Motion takes customer service extremely seriously and we want you to get the best out of your car hire experience. In the event of our service has proven unsatisfactory, in the first instance you can contact our location directly at Alternatively if we have been unable to satisfy you, you have the opportunity to take your complaint directly with Green Motion at

Discover Cagliari

Green Motion Cagliari Airport

Cagliari’s Sardinian name Casteddu literally means castle and is the largest city on the island of Sardinia.

Cagliari is, quite literally, one of the "greenest" cities in Italy with every inhabitant having access to 87.5 sq m (942 sq ft) of public gardens and parks. The mild climate allows for the growth of numerous subtropical plants.

While in Cagliari, we would recommend that you include the following destinations into your travel itinerary:

  1. If spending some time at the beach is a top priority on your holiday list, then Cagliari is the place for you! The main beach is Poetto which stretches for about 8 kilometres (5 miles) and is the centre of Cagliari's summer night-life. If Poetto get's too busy, you can also head over to Calamosca near the Sant'Elia district. And if you are wanting even more privacy between Poetto and Calamosca, among the cliffs of Sella del Diavolo, lies a small bay called Cala Fighera. Quite literally, you are spoiled for choice!
  2. Have your camera ready because flamingos, attracted by the mild Sardinian winter, settle in ponds around Cagliari - they love to settle in the Molentargius Saline Park in particular! Along with the flamingos, the Molentargius Saline Park is also home to over 180 different varieties of birds. As an added bonus, taking some time to watch the flamingos in the park is absolutely free! The park is an easy drive from Cagliari along the Poetto Coastal Road. 
  3. The Mercato Civico di San Benedetto is the largest indoor market in Italy. Open Monday - Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm, the market is situated over 2 floors with 4,000 sq ft of food heaven! On the bottom floor the fishermen bring in their daily catches of fresh lobster, shrimp, octopus and salmon. If the smell starts to get too much, you can escape to the second floor where you'll discover meats, fruit, cheeses and vegetables galore! TIP - you can haggle on the prices with the locals.  

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