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Budget Cagliari Airport

Cagliari Airport is also commonly referred to as Cagliari Elmas Airport, as it is situated in the area of Elmas, only 7 km northwest of Cagliari. Over three million passengers pass through this airport on a yearly basis, and many of these individuals have the need to rent a vehicle, therefore, the airport offers the services of all the major car hire companies. Budget is one of these companies at the airport, and their rental counters can be found in the new building just outside the terminal, next to the multistory car parking area. Budget Car Hire is well known for their competitive rental rates, and wide range of vehicles for hire.

Budget, at Cagliari Airport, is open from Monday to Saturday between the hours of 08:00 and 22:00. On Sundays their hours of operation are from 08:30 to 13:00, and from 14:00 to 21:00. Hours on bank holidays may vary. Customers can hire a vehicle directly from Budget’s counters at the airport, or they can make an advanced booking from Budget’s website, at Their website has all the information that you will need in order to rent a vehicle from Budget, including the car categories available for hire at their rental location.

All Budget vehicles are divided into car categories, and customers will choose one of these categories when renting a vehicle rather than a car by its specific make and model. One of the reasons why Budget is so popular with many renters is that they offer a wide range of environmentally friendly vehicles for hire. These vehicles are also extremely fuel efficient. They include the Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus, For Taurus, Pontiac G6, Ford Escape, Nissan Altima, Toyota Prius and the Smart For Two. These are vehicles in a range of sizes, ideal for two people, as well as up to five people. The vehicles in Budget’s Economy, Compact and Intermediate categories are all 100% SmartWay certified. When renting online, it is easy to select one of these superb ‘Green Machines’, as they are all indicated by an EPA SmartWay leaf icon, and can be chosen in step two of the car rental reservation process.

Customers may also select ‘My Choice’ when reserving a vehicle online, and these are Budget’s Street Fleet vehicles, a special collection of cars which can be reserved by their specific makes and models. At some rental locations, hybrid vehicles can also be reserved by their make and model.

Budget’s vehicles are of the highest quality, and all have many useful and desirable features that make driving a great experience. Most of Budget’s medium sized rental cars include dual airbag protection, air conditioning, rear defroster, power steering, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, remote keyless entry and CD players. Budget offers a range of high occupancy vehicles as well, and these are cars which are great for larger families who need extra interior space within their vehicles, or for groups of friends who would like to travel together. Budget’s largest vehicle is the Ford E350, or similar vehicle, which is capable of accommodating up to twelve people. Extra features on these vehicles may include map lights, powerful V8 engines and anti-lock brakes. The Ford Explorer, Ford Freestar and Ford Expedition are all vehicles which seat up to seven passengers, and are found in the categories of Standard Elite SUV, Minivan and Full-Size SUV, respectively. These are superb vehicles for longer distance traveling, and may feature amenities such as remote keyless entry, satellite radio and Bluetooth/SYNC. Under the Premium SUV category, the Ford Expedition EL seats up to eight people, and has plenty of room for luggage as well.

Budget is, as their name suggests, synonymous with great value for money. They have been in operation for over forty years, and have more than 3,400 rental locations in over 128 countries. Budget offers many services designed to keep you in control of your rental and help you save money, such as a range of fully inclusive rates, pre-payment options and charge card facilities. Customers can also feel rest assured knowing that they will receive a well-maintained vehicle, as all vehicles are checked for safety and cleaned before every rental. Only the latest model vehicles are offered for hire at Budget, as they are continuously renewing their fleet.

When collecting your vehicle from Budget, at Cagliari Airport, ensure that you have your valid drivers license with you. Customers from the UK should have both parts of their license available, and in some cases an International Driving Permit may be required. The primary renter is required to be at least 21 years of age, and have held his/her drivers license for at least one year prior to the rental date. In order to pay for the rental, primary renters need to have a major credit card in their own name. Credit cards accepted by Budget include American Express, Eurocard, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa. Cash, checks and debit cards are usually not accepted as a payment method. When collecting the vehicle, customers should also have their reservations confirmation details on hand, and passport, plus one other form of I.D., for example, a utility bill. This extra form of identity is not always needed, but it is best to have it with you just in case. Younger renters under the age of 25 may pay a higher rental rate than usual, and may also not be able to rent certain larger or specialty type vehicles.

More detailed information is available on Budget’s website, or customers can contact Budget directly at their Cagliari Airport rental location.


Via Dei Trasvolatori SNC
Mario Mameli Airport
Cagliari, 09030

Telephone Numbers: +39-070-241149

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