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

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Bus, ferry  •  6h 5m

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

3 alternative options

Train, bus, ferry  •  6h 5m

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

Train, bus, ferry via Olbia  •  6h 11m

  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

Fly, ferry  •  6h 57m

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

Cagliari to La Maddalena by bus and ferry

7 Weekly Services
6h 5m Average Duration
€19 Cheapest Price
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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 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Cagliari to La Maddalena is to bus and ferry which costs €19 - €23 and takes 6h 5m.

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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 bus and ferry which takes 6h 5m and costs €19 - €23.

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It takes approximately 6h 5m 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 20m and has one stopover.

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Lufthansa, Transavia France, easyJet and two other airlines offer flights from Cagliari Airport to Olbia Airport.

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There are 249+ hotels available in La Maddalena. Prices start at €100 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: 6h 5m

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 bus to Palau, take the walk to Palau, then take the ferry to La Maddalena. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Cagliari to La Maddalena via Olbia Terranova, Olbia Corso Vittorio Veneto 3C-Capolinea, Palau Porto, and Palau in around 6h 5m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €550
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Verona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €420
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€300 - €1200
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Cagliari to Olbia via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
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 Terranova
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
Train from Cagliari to Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
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
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
ARST Spa - Trasporti Regionali Della Sardegna
Ferry operators

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