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There are 4 ways to get from Cagliari to La Maddalena by train, bus, ferry or plane

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Recommended option

Train, bus, ferry  •  5h 37m

  1. Take the train from Cagliari to Olbia Re
  2. Take the bus from Olbia Corso Vittorio Veneto 3C-Capolinea to Palau Porto
  3. Take the ferry from Palau to La Maddalena

€24 - €47

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno to Palau 5504
  2. Take the ferry from Palau to La Maddalena Delcomar-La Maddalena-Palau

€19 - €23

2 alternative options

Bus, ferry via Tempio Pausania  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Cagliari to Tempio
  2. Take the bus from Tempio to Palau
  3. Take the ferry from Palau to La Maddalena

Fly, ferry  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Cagliari (CAG) to Olbia (OLB) CAG - OLB
  2. Take the ferry from Palau to La Maddalena

€55 - €267

Cagliari to La Maddalena by train, bus and ferry

The journey time between Cagliari and La Maddalena is around 5h 49m and covers a distance of around 346 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 40m. Services are operated by Trenitalia, ARST Spa - Trasporti Regionali Della Sardegna and Delcomar. Typically 25 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
5h 49m
Fastest journey time:
5h 40m
Journey distance:
346 km
Services per week:
25
Cheapest price:
€24
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:30
Last service departs at:
16:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cagliari to La Maddalena train, bus and ferry schedules

Cagliari → La Maddalena
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in La Maddalena is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Cagliari to La Maddalena is to bus and ferry which costs €19 - €23 and takes 6h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Cagliari to La Maddalena is to train and bus and ferry which costs €24 - €50 and takes 5h 37m.

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The distance between Cagliari and La Maddalena is 222 km.

The best way to get from Cagliari to La Maddalena without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 5h 37m and costs €24 - €50.

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It takes approximately 5h 37m to get from Cagliari to La Maddalena, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Cagliari Airport to Olbia Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Volotea, Lufthansa, Neos and two other airlines offer flights from Cagliari Airport to Olbia Airport.

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There are 222+ hotels available in La Maddalena. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Cagliari to Cagliari Airport is to bus which takes 20 min and costs €1 - €2.

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Map of how to get from Cagliari to La Maddalena.
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  • Distance: 221.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 37m

What companies run services between Cagliari, Italy and La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Cagliari to La Maddalena. However, you can take the train to Olbia, take the walk to Olbia Corso Vittorio Veneto 3C-Capolinea, take the bus to Palau Porto, take the walk to Palau, then take the ferry to La Maddalena. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cagliari to La Maddalena via Palau and Palau in around 6h 1m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €240
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Verona
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €250
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €400
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Cagliari to Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
Bus operators
ARST Spa - Trasporti Regionali Della Sardegna
Phone
800 865 042
Email
informazioni@arst.sardegna.it
Website
arst.sardegna.it
Bus from Olbia Corso Vittorio Veneto 3C-Capolinea to Palau Porto
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
ARST Spa - Trasporti Regionali Della Sardegna
Gruppo Turmo Travel
Phone
+39 0789 21487
Email
request@gruppoturmotravel.com
Website
gruppoturmotravel.com
Bus from Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno to Palau
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €19
Website
Gruppo Turmo Travel
Careddu Maddalo
Phone
+39079632689
Email
info@caredduautoservizi.com
Website
caredduautoservizi.com
Bus from Cagliari to Tempio
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Careddu Maddalo
Bus from Tempio to Palau
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
6 times a week
Website
Careddu Maddalo
Ferry operators

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