What Are The Airports Of Sardinia?


The island of Sardinia has three main airports. Cagliari Elmas Airport outside the city of Cagliari in the south of Sardinia, Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport in the north-east and Fertilia Aiport in the north-west.

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Cagliari Elmas Airport

Cagliari Elmas Airport is the leading international gateway to Sardinia, it is connected to most major European destinations. The airport handles 3 million passengers a year. It serves the south of Sardinia and tourist destinations such as Carloforte, Iglèsias, The Costa Verde, Carbonia and Pula.

Getting To The City Centre From The Airport

The quickest way to reach the city center is to take the train. It takes 5-7 minutes to reach the city center. A one-way ticket is €1.30, that can be purchased in the arrival hall and at the station, as well as from online ticket merchants. The trains operate from 5 am to 9 pm, and one train departs for the city every 20 minutes.

Alternatively, there are taxis. It takes 10-15 minutes to drive into the city center of Cagliari, and the taxi fare is between €15-20.

There is also a bus service to the city center. The first bus leaves from the airport at 8:40 am and the last bus leaves at 23:30 pm. A single one-way ticket costs €0.67, which you must have before boarding the bus, it can be purchased from the airport terminal or from newsstands. The bus stop is outside the terminal building and can be located by a black and white ARST sign. The bus station in Cagliari is at Piazza Matteotti.

Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport

The Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport links 14 countries to the island. It’s a prominent entry point to explore the north of Sardinia, the Costa Smeralda and tourist destinations such as Budoni, Golfo Aranci, La Maddalena, Palau, and Santa Teresa di Gallura.

Getting To The Town Centre From The Airport

A bus is the best way to reach the city of Olbia. The journey takes 10 minutes, you can buy your tickets on the bus for €1.50 or for €1 at the information desk inside the terminal. Bus services numbers 2 & 10 depart to the town every 10-30 minutes. Taxis into the town charge about €15.

Alghero Fertilia Airport

Alghero Airport is located 8km -north-west of Alghero and is named after the village of Fertilia nearby. It is a small airport that is a gateway to the north-west regions of Sardinia, it is near to Castelsardo, Sassari, Stintino, Bosa, S’Archittu and Porto Torres.

Getting To The Town From The Airport

A bus is the best way to reach the city of Alghero. The journey takes 30 minutes. The bus departs once every hour from 5 am to 22:30 pm. You can purchase tickets from one of the machines located in the terminal for €1 or when boarding the bus for €1.50. Taxis into the town center of Alghero cost €20-25.

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