Cagliari is the main city in southern Sardinia. It can be easily reached by plane from Italy main land and from abroad, via Milan or Rome or directly, e.g. from Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Cologne, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris. The direct international routes are mainly served by low-cost companies such as Ryanair and Easyjet. The city airport is Cagliari Elmas, only 10 minutes from the city center by public transport.
We recommend to book your flights as soon as possible since September in Sardinia is usually considered medium-high season.
Cagliari Elmas facilities within the Terminal include a Tourist Information Point, a Post Office, Luggage Storage, an ATM, restaurants and bars, as well as plenty of shops.
The airport is situated only six kilometers to the north-west of Cagliari’s centre. There are several options to get from the airport to the city:
- Right at the airport, you can choose among 15 different car rental agencies, among them Hertz, Europcar and Sixt. The agencies are in a separate building right outside the Terminal building (the parking is free of charge at the conference venue).
- Two buses per hour connect the airport with the city centre of Cagliari. The ride takes about 10 minutes and will cost 4€. To reach the conference venue from piazza Matteotti see here.
- The train from the airport to Cagliari takes max. 10 minutes. Cagliari train station is located in piazza Matteotti, in the city centre, about 20 minutes by public transportation from the conference site. To reach the conference venue from piazza Matteotti see here.The train station at the airport is about 5 minutes from the Arrival hall; follow the “Train” signs to the left. The ticket costs 1.30 euros and can be purchased at the automatic ticket machine at the platform. Train timetables can be found on-line at the site https://www.trenitalia.com. When you arrive at the airport, take a look at the train departure panel located in the arrival hall.
- A taxi stand with a 24 hours service is located right in front of the Terminal. It will cost about 15€ (£13.35) for taxi rides from the airport to the hotel (about 23€ in the night).
How to get to Cagliari – Arriving by ferry boat
Alternatively, if you don’t want to fly, you can take a ferry boat (from Civitavecchia, Napoli or Palermo) to Cagliari. The harbour is also in the city centre, close to piazza Matteotti.