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Cagliari, Regione Autonoma della Sardegna, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Cagliari?

You should plan to spend around $131 (€120) per day on your vacation in Cagliari. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $38 (€35) on meals
  • $33 (€31) on local transportation
  • $144 (€132) on hotels

A one week trip to Cagliari for two people costs, on average, $1,828 (€1,681). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Cagliari cost?

A one week trip to Cagliari usually costs around $914 (€841) for one person and $1,828 (€1,681) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Cagliari on average costs around $1,828 (€1,681) for one person and $3,656 (€3,363) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Cagliari will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Cagliari on average costs around $3,917 (€3,603) for one person and $7,833 (€7,206) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Cagliari has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Cagliari expensive to visit?

Prices in Cagliari are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Cagliari is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Peniche or Catania.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Cagliari Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Cagliari?

The average Cagliari trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Cagliari travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 132 ($144)
Local Transportation 1 31 ($33)
Food 2 35 ($38)
Entertainment 1 17 ($18)
Alcohol 2 4 - 11 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Cagliari
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Cagliari is $72 (€66). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Cagliari is $144 (€132). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Cagliari

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Cagliari based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $86. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Cagliari
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Cagliari is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $33 (€31) per person, per day, on local transportation in Cagliari.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Cagliari
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Rental Cars in Cagliari
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Food Budget in Cagliari
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Cagliari can vary, the average cost of food in Cagliari is $38 (€35) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Cagliari should cost around $15 (€14) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Cagliari is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Cagliari
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Cagliari typically cost an average of $18 (€17) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Cagliari
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  • The average person spends about $8.23 (€7.57) on alcoholic beverages in Cagliari per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Cagliari On a Budget
Cagliari Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Cagliari is the capital of the Italian island, Sardinia, located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is best known for its abundance of seafood, beach access, and an array of architecture that reflects both Roman and medieval history.
Most of Cagliari's main attractions, which are largely historic and architectural, are concentrated closer to the coast within the city center and Marina district. One impressive example is the Roman Catholic Cagliari Cathedral, which dates to the 13th century and is home to royal tombs. The Torre dell’Elefante is another example of medieval workmanship, still standing as an imposing limestone tower adorned with a sculpted elephant. Nearby is also the Bastion de Saint Remy where visitors can see panoramic views of the city. Constructed with a limestone arch and pillars, the site's terrace and promenade are often used for cultural events.

Towards the outskirts of the city and traveling further back in time, visitors also have the chance to see 2nd-century Roman ruins at the Roman Amphitheatre of Cagliari. Traveling just a bit further up the hill will also allow visitors to experience the Castello di San Michele, a medieval castle built in the 12th century whose hill is now a large park. Other significant landmarks include the 14th-century church complex at the Santuario e Basilica di Bonaria, the historic gardens at the Orto Botanico dell’Universita di Cagliari, the 5th-century Basilica of San Saturnino, and many other beautiful churches.

The city also boasts a number of fascinating museums, such as the Museo Archeologico Nazionale, which explores Sardinia’s ancient history via archaeological exhibits, as well as the Cittadella dei Musei, which hosts art and other archaeological exhibits around a central courtyard. For an escape from the bustle of the city, there are also a number of outdoor parks including the hilltop Parco di Monte Urpinu and the natural area of Parco di Monte Claro.
The heart of the city is located at the Piazza Yenne, a pedestrian square that marks the city center as well as the center of the Marina district. The square can be recognized for the statue of King Carlo Felice, an important monarch of the mid-19th century. Especially in the summer evenings, this area becomes a hub for the younger crowd looking to enjoy local bars, gelaterie, and cafes. Another important part of the city center is the Via Roma, which serves as Cagliari's main street and runs along the sea-front. As a whole, the street is a unique promenade, lined with cafes, shops, and a high-end department store. On the one end is the more modern building of the Regional Parliament, while on the other sits the Town Hall (or Palazzo Comunale), which was initiated in the early 20th century and showcases Catalan-Gothic and Art Nouveau styles. Another part of the city worth mentioning is the hilltop Castello, a medieval walled quarter that is situated high above the rest of the town.

Visitors can spend time sightseeing, admiring architecture, and exploring the age-old history represented in the city's layout and museums. Being a coastal city, however, Cagliari also has access to beaches that offer waterfront activities as well. Poetta Beach is about 8 kilometers long with easy access to amenities like restaurants and bars. Calamosca Beach is smaller, but also very beautiful for swimming and sunbathing.
Food and Dining
Local cuisine of Cagliari follows traditions of Sardinia as a whole, with more emphasis on the seafood. Food here is considered to be part of the Mediterranean diet, often featuring many courses from starters to main dishes. Cagliari itself focuses more on seafood dishes that are unique to the city. Visitors will find a wide array of pastas served with all kinds of sauces and many different varieties of seafood, both raw and cooked. Mussels marinara or octopus salad, for example, are popular starters, while a main meal can consist of something like spaghetti and sea urchin or seafood fregola. Other dishes specific to Cagliari include fregula cun còciula (fregula with clams), còciulas e cotzas a sa schiscionera (clams and mussels cooked in a pan), burrida a sa casteddaja (dogfish with vinegar and walnuts), cassòla (soup consisting of fish, crustaceans, and mollusks), and s’aligusta a sa casteddaja (Cagliaritan-style lobster). Meals can be accompanied by wines produced in the nearby vineyards of the Campidano plain, including varieties such as Cannonau, Nuragus, Nasco, Monica, Moscau, Girò, and Malvasia.

The nearest major airport to Cagliari is Cagliari Elmas Airport, located about 7 kilometers from the city center. Several airlines operate here, connecting the city to many Italian and European cities. Taxis, a rail service, and a shuttle bus service operate transportation between the airport and the city center. Taxis also operate throughout the city, as do a number of bus and metro lines. It is also very easy to navigate the city on foot or rent a bike, though keep in mind that the city is very hilly.

Alternatively, visitors can ferry in from other Italian coastal cities.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.

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