Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located west of Italy and south of France . Sardinia`s pleasant climate, rugged mountains and spectacular coastlines makes it a very popular destination for people around the world. As has been said, Sardinia is an island, so your arrival options are either by a ferry or via an airport.
There are three airports on Sardinia. Cagliari-Elmas the largest, Olbia-Costa Smeralda and the very small Alghero-Fertilia. Considering the islands overall size, 3 airports keep it well connected to the European mainland for tourists.
The largest airport in Sardinia. Official name is L'Aeroporto di Cagliari Elmas (CAG). The airport is about 6 km (4 miles) away from the city center. The airport in Cagliari has about 300 parking lots. There are permanently stationed taxis available. A shuttle (bus) will go every hour to the city center.
Many major rental car companies, like Budget, Hertz and Eurocar operate at Cagliari Airport. (check out for availability) The largest Airline that frequently arrives in Cagliari is Alitalia.
Olbia-Costa Smeralda Airport
The second largest airport in Sardinia. Official name is Aeroporto di Olbia-Costa Smeralda (OLB). The airport is only 3 km (2 miles) away from the city center. The airport in Olbia has plenty of parking lots. There are several taxis operating at the airport. There is also a bus shuttle available which takes about 10 minutes to get to town.
Several major rental car companies, like Avis, Hertz and Sixt are operating at Olbia Airport. The are several airlines that fly into Olbia (Meridiana, Easyjet, HLX and Helvetic).