How difficult is to park in Cagliari?
This is a common question for those who have to park in Cagliari! The answer is yes! Just be patient! There are many options, don’t worry up! Follow us in this post and you will be noticed that there are many areas for parking in Cagliari downtown, even, for free! 😉
In this post you are reading about:
- Parking rates in Cagliari city.
- Differet colors lines on the ground, what to do.
- Payable parkings in Cagliari downtown.
- Free parkings in Cagliari nearby the center.
- Could be the Car Sharing an option about to park in Cagliari?
- Is Cagliari a safe city for parking?
- Suggested mobile apps for you.
- Cagliari Parkings map.
How much is to park in Cagliari?
Obviously the closer you get to the Cagliari downtown, the more the fare will rise! Anyway don’t be scarred up: usually rate starts from Eur 0.50 up to a maximum of Eur 2.
It’s not excessive, is it? …and…from 13:00 to 16:00 hours than from 20:00 at 9:00 hours parking is free even in the center where the stalls have blue stripes color.
How the color coding system is in Cagliari?
This is a “first of all” question to be cleared, in our opinion!
The white color lines on the street indicate free, unmetered parking.
The blue color lines indicate paid parking area.
The yellow color lines indicate limited parking slot.
At the Port of Cagliari and at the Cagliari Centrale train Station you will always find parking!
We often recommend, especially if you arrive in the Sardinia capital during the rush hours, to follow the directions to the Port: you will always find parking, both at Molo Ichnusa or in the area facing via Roma, the main street of the city. In this area the slots are managed by the Apcoa company.
The daily rate does not exceed 15 euros.
You could also download the mobile app: Apcoa Flow
Next to the Cagliari Centrale train station, in the heart of the city, you will find a large closed parking area monitored by cameras.
Rates are at a maximum of Eur 12 for 24 hours.
Parking is ran by Metro Park Trenitalia company.
Is there street parking free in Cagliari?
Yes there is, of course! It is very close to the historic districts too!
We, to the guests of Ca’ del Sol, recommend, after having taken a look to the free stalls (white stripes) in viale Regina Margherita, to reach Piazza de Gasperi, which is a large free parking area.
Piazza dei Centomila parking is just below the monumental staircase of the Basilica of Bonaria, all the stalls are free, here, except on Thursday morning, when the farmers market is set up.
You then have a walk of just 1km to the centre, or get on the P or PQ bus towards Piazza Matteotti.
Trade fair of Cagliari area is another free parking, of course, you have to walk more for reaching the downtown.
Anyway, on nights like Friday or Saturday, could be the last chance to find a slot!
Cagliari has a good Car Sharing.
PlayCar Cagliari, is a new service that is having a considerable success.
It allows you to park your car for free in the Cagliari peripheral areas, including Quartu Sant’Elena and therefore to find a car as “car sharing” mode at your disposal within walking distance. So, you can drive to Cagliari and also to cross deep some ZTL (traffic-restricted zone) areas of the center, maybe it works in case you need to transport objects in the very heart of the city…
Is safe to park in Cagliari city?
This is also a question we are often asked for. We usually answer that, as Cagliari is a particularly lively city even at night, it is not free from petty crimes, even like all the other big cities in the world.
However, we always advise you to pay attention to do not leave valuables objects, envelopes, or clothing inside the vehicle.
Anyway we’d love to let you know that Cagliari is among the last places in Italy for the number of crimes and the Sardinia island is the third safest region of Italy! (data survey by Il Sole 24 Ore) 😉
Useful Apps for easy parking and driving in Sardinia:
We think you may interested in which kind of mobile apps you should consider while you’ll be driving and, most of all, parking in Cagliari.
Here we are with a selection just for you:
Have you, already, driven in Cagliari? Share your tips & infos with us in the comments below! 😉
Here we are with a useful map about parking:
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