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There are 4 ways to get from Catania to Cagliari Airport (CAG) by plane, bus, ferry or train

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Fly

  1. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Cagliari (CAG)

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo
  2. Take the ferry from Palermo to Cagliari

Bus, ferry via Catania

  1. Take the bus from Catania to Palermo
  2. Take the ferry from Palermo to Cagliari

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Catania Aeroporto Fontanarossa to Palermo Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Palermo to Cagliari

Catania to Cagliari Airport (CAG) by bus, walk and ferry

The journey time between Catania and Cagliari Airport (CAG) is around 23h 12m and covers a distance of around 610 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 2m. The fastest journey normally takes 23h 12m. Operated by SAIS Autolinee, AMAT Palermo S.p.A., Grimaldi Lines and others, the Catania to Cagliari Airport (CAG) service departs from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport and arrives in Aeroporto Elmas Arrivi. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
16h 9m
Layover time:
7h 2m
Total time:
23h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
23h 12m
Journey distance:
610 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€44
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:10
Last service departs at:
15:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Catania to Cagliari Airport (CAG) bus, walk and ferry schedules

Catania → Cagliari Airport (CAG)
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cagliari Airport (CAG) is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cagliari Airport (CAG) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cagliari Airport (CAG) is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Catania to Cagliari Airport (CAG) is to fly, which costs €22 - €110 and takes 1h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Cagliari Airport (CAG) is to fly which costs €22 - €110 and takes 1h 20m.

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The distance between Catania and Cagliari Airport (CAG) is 559 km.

The best way to get from Catania to Cagliari Airport (CAG) without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 18h 45m and costs €40 - €70.

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It takes approximately 1h 20m to fly from Catania (CTA) to Cagliari (CAG), including transfers and time at the airport.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Cagliari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Cagliari Airport.

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There are 239+ hotels available in Cagliari Airport (CAG). Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Catania to Cagliari Airport (CAG).
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  • Distance: 559.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 20m

What companies run services between Catania, Italy and Cagliari Airport (CAG), Italy?

Ryanair and Alitalia fly from Catania to Cagliari Airport (CAG) 4 times a day.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Cagliari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €210
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 Catania Aeroporto Fontanarossa to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€29 - €32
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
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
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FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.xom
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Catania to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Ferry from Palermo to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Ferry from Palermo to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Tirrenia

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