How to get to Sardinia!
Sardinia, as you surely know, is a large island – the second in extension in the Mediterranean Sea- located west of Italy. To reach it, you’ll need to take the ship – chosen especially by those who need to carry around the car – or the plane (and maybe hire a car at the airport).
The four main ports in Sardinia:
Olbia ( north east of the island ) connected by:
- Moby Lines with Piombino and Livorno in Tuscany, with Genoa in Liguria and Civitavecchia in Lazio;
- Tirrenia Lines with Genoa and Civitavecchia.
Porto Torres ( north west of the island ) connected by:
- GNV with Genoa in Liguri;
- Grimaldi Lines with Civitavecchia and Barcelona (Spain);
- Tirrenia Lines with Genoa.
Golfo Aranci ( north east of the island ) connected by:
- Corsica Sardinia Ferries Lines with Livorno in Tuscany.
Cagliari (South Sardinia) connected by:
- Tirrenia Lines with Civitavecchia (Lazio – close to Rome – , Naples in Campania and Palermo in Sicily.
Very important are also the ports of Arbatax and Santa Teresa di Gallura:
Arbatax (east coast of the island) connected by:
- Tirrenia Lines with Cagliari and Civitavecchia (Lazio, close to Rome).
Santa Teresa Gallura (north part of the island) connected by :
- Corsica Sardinia Ferries Lines and Moby with Bonifacio (Corsica, France).
Ports for cruise ships:
Olbia and Cagliari are also important and popular destinations of cruise traffic.
Smaller cruise ships usually dock even in Golfo Aranci, Porto Torres, Alghero, Carloforte and Sant’Antioco.
If you have your own boat, you can sail around the island and enjoy the clear waters of our island taking advantage of the network of marinas (over 50 berths).
The three main Sardinian Airports:
The island is very well connected to the airport system in Europe and worldwide: there are in fact 3 airports in Sardinia for a total of just over 7 million passengers every year.
The busiest Sardinian airport is Mario Mameli in Elmas (Cagliari), in the south of the island, which has a dense network of routes with dozens of Italian and European airports.
Then it comes the airport Olbia Costa Smeralda (in the northeast of the island), which can enjoy the vast national and international network of Meridiana Airlains. Meridiana Airlines has its headquarters in the city and also controls the management company of the airport.
The third Sardinian airport, not for importance, is Riviera del Corallo in Alghero Fertilia (in the north west of the island), the main air base in Sardinia of Ryanair Airlines and low cost traffic.
Many flights for all tastes and for any budget:
To fly to and from Sardinia you can choose both national companies such as British Airways, Lufthansa and Alitalia, and many low-coast airlines (Ryanair or Easyjet over all), that even with very low rates still offer high quality standards.
photo credit: Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport