Travel Information


Cagliari-Elmas airport is easily reached by plane (

It is connected by daily flights to most of the principal cities of mainland Italy and Europe (London, Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Madrid, to name a few) and by several daily flights to Rome and Milan.

The Cagliari-Elmas airport is about 8 km from Cagliari city centre. Getting to the city center from Cagliari Airport and vice versa is not a very difficult task considering the short distance of the journey. There are several modes of transport available to travel from the airport to the city centre and viceversa.



Trains offer the cheapest option of public transport. The airport train station is just a 5 minutes’ walk from the air terminal. The journey to and from downtown takes 5-7 mins (with 20 mins. average frequency), single fare is 1.25 euro. Tickets are sold by Trenitalia at the vending machine located inside the station, online and by official ticket counters and authorized dealers.

Railway plan




A bus service run by “ARST” provides transportation to and from the airport every half an hour.

There are two bus stations within Cagliari Airport. The first is located outside the arrivals area and buses operating from this stage start operations from 8.45 in the morning to 11.30 at night. The second stage is outside the departures area. Here the first bus is at 5.20 in the morning and a bus departs every half hour until 10.30 in the night (see timetable in attachment).

A one-way ticket costs € 4.00 to the city center. Tickets are purchased before boarding the bus and must be stamped on board. Tickets can be found at the newsstand for the arrivals stage and at the MacDonald’s for those using the departures stage.




Taxis can be obtained from the taxi ranks outside the terminal. Taxis offer a more flexible means of getting to the city center. Taxis are slightly more expensive but offer a 24-hour service (around 15-20 euros). The taxis come with charging meters.

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Several car hire companies offer these services from the airport. This option offers a comfortable means of touring the Island of Sardinia. Vehicles can be obtained over the counter at the airport or pre-booked before arrival.

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