How long does it take to drive around Sardinia?

How long does it take to drive around Sardinia?

Driving in a car is the best way to travel in Sardinia and allows you to explore the relentless beauty and destinations without the need to rely on public transport that is sparse in some regions. There are no motorways in Sardinia but there are A roads connecting the major cities together. The roads are in very good condition and the traffic isn’t usually a problem in Sardinia.

To drive from the south to the north of Sardinia takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

You can travel to Sassari and Olbia in good time from Cagliari. The SS 131 links Cagliari to Olbia, passing through Oristano, this takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. From Cagliari to Olbia it takes 2 hours and 40 minutes, taking the SS 131 which passes through Nuoro.

Journeys will be much longer if passing through the central mountainous region of Sardinia. Below are the main routes across Sardinia.

Driving from Cagliari to Olbia

a map view of driving from cagliari to olbia
Journey time is about 2h 50 min – Km 273
Get on highway SS131 north toward Oristano. Passing Oristano take the exit toward Nuoro/Olbia

Driving from Cagliari to Alghero

a map view of driving from cagliari to alghero
Journey time is about 2h 40 min – Km 248
Follow the SS 131 north to Sassari. Exit from SS 291 to Alghero

Driving from Alghero to Olbia

a map view of driving from alghero to olbia
Journey time is about 1h 45 min Km 138
Take SS 291 to Sassari. Continue on SS 597 to Olbia

Driving from Cagliari to Sassari

a map view of driving from cagliari to sassari
Journey time is about 2h 15 min – Km 214
Take SS 131