National Car Rental at Cagliari Airport

Cagliari Airport is situated 7 km northwest of Cagliari, and is on the island of Sardinia. There is a good selection of car hire companies at the airport, and National is one of the popular companies available. National offers a wide range of vehicles to hire, and excellent customer services. Their rental counters can be found in the new building just outside of the terminal, next to the multistory car parking area. Cagliari Airport handles more than three million passengers per year, and also offers the car hire services of Hertz, Sixt, Budget, Alamo, Avis and Easycar.

National, at their Cagliari Airport rental location, is open every day of the week. From Monday to Saturday they are open between the hours of 07:30 and 22:00, and on Sundays from 07:30 to 12:00. Customers can hire a vehicle directly from their counters at the airport, or make an advanced reservation from their website, at Their website offers plenty of information about the services offered by National, and displays all the car categories available at Cagliari Airport. The car categories are displayed with pictures of example vehicles, along with their general seating and luggage capacities, which can be used as a guideline when deciding upon the size of vehicle to hire. All of National’s vehicles are priced, booked and controlled by car category, and therefore customers will select one of these categories when renting a vehicle rather than a car by its specific make and model.

The Economy category is a popular choice amongst many renters, as vehicles in this category are fuel efficient and easy to drive - ideal for the city. They are not very large vehicles, only seating up to two adults and two children, but are great for a single driver, couple or small family. Examples of vehicles in this category are the Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 and the Ford Fiesta Titanium 1.2. They do have room for a bit of luggage, but a larger vehicle may be required for longer road trips. Vehicles in the Compact category, such as the Alfa 147 JTD M-Jet Progression 1.6, are of a similar size to those in the Economy class, but vehicles in the Compact Wagon category have more space for luggage.

The average sized family or business renter may find the categories of Intermediate, Midsize Specialty or Fullsize to be ideal. Vehicles in these categories seat up to five people, and have room for two large suitcases and two smaller luggage items. They have more interior space than the vehicles previously mentioned, making them more suitable for longer journeys. The VW Nuova Passat Comfortline 1.9 is available in the Intermediate category, the Mercedes B 200 CDI 2.0 is found in the Midsize Specialty category, while the Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance 2.2 is an example of a vehicle in the Fullsize category. Customers who need extra space for luggage can choose the Fullsize Wagon category, as these vehicles have enough room for four large luggage items and two smaller luggage pieces. The Mercedes C220 CDI Elegance SW 2.2 is found as an example in this category.

National, at Cagliari Airport, offers vehicles with more elegance and style than the ordinary rented vehicle in the Premium category. These cars are the perfect choice for corporate clients who need to make a good impression at business events. They are even ideal for formal private occasions as well. National offers the Mercedes E280 CDI Avangarde 2.8 as an example vehicle in this category. Larger vehicles are available in the Minivan and Van categories, such as the Fiat Ulyesses Dynamic 2.0, seating up to seven people, and the Fiat Ducato Panorama 2.8, which can accommodate up to nine passengers.

National Car Rental was established in 1947, and now has over fifty years of experience in the car rental industry. In the 1970’s National helped to pioneer the corporate-account business, and in 1987 National introduced the first comprehensive frequent-renter program, called Emerald Club. Members of Emerald Club enjoy exclusive special offers and services from National, including counter bypass options and convenient e-receipts. ‘Car Choice’ allows customers to quickly select their own vehicles without having to complete any lengthy paperwork, and simply drive away. National is an internationally recognized brand, and currently have their headquarters in St. Louis.

Customers can arrange one-way hires from National, and this service allows customers to collect their vehicle from one rental location, but return it to another. Longer term rentals are also available, from three to six months, and are a great option for businesses who require a vehicle for a longer period of time. National allows customers who are visually impaired to be the primary renter of the vehicle with a designated driver. The drivers license of the designated driver will be used, but the credit card of the visually impaired customer will be charged for payment of the rental.

National, at Cagliari Airport, requires all renters to be at least 21 years of age. A valid drivers license must be shown when collecting the vehicle. Foreign renters may be required to have an International Driving Permit along with their ordinary driving document, and all licenses must have been held for at least one year in the renter’s country of residence. Renters aged 21 to 24 may pay a higher rental rate, and may not be able to hire certain specialty and larger sized vehicles. The ‘Young Drivers Surcharge’ is applicable per day of rental and per underage driver listed on the rental agreement, up until a maximum of ten days. Major credit cards accepted by National include American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa.

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


Cagliari-Elmas Apt (Sardinia) (CAGT01)
Aeroporto Di Cagliari Elmas
Cagliari, 9100

Telephone Numbers: 39-070-240-069

Fax Number: (07) 021 28141

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