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There are 3 ways to get from Dublin to Cagliari by plane, bus and ferry, bus, ferry or train

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Fly  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cagliari (CAG) DUB - CAG

€38 - €161

2 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus, ferry, train  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Genoa
  5. Take the ferry from Genova to Porto Torres
  6. Take the train from Porto Torres M.Ma to Cagliari Re

€124 - €215

Bus and ferry, bus, ferry  •  2 days 10h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham 871
  2. Take the bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Genoa
  5. Take the ferry from Genova to Olbia
  6. Take the bus from Olbia Porto Ib to Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno

€115 - €213

Dublin to Cagliari by bus and ferry, bus, walk, ferry and train

The journey time between Dublin and Cagliari is around 3 days 17h and covers a distance of around 2936 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 17h. Services are operated by National Express, Blablabus, FlixBus and others. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3 days 17h
Fastest journey time:
3 days 17h
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€124
Carbon emissions:
314 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:00
Last service departs at:
20:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dublin to Cagliari bus and ferry, bus, walk, ferry and train schedules

Ireland → Italy
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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
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cagliari is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cagliari is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Cagliari is 1.5 metres.

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

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from Italy.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Cagliari is to fly which costs €35 - €170 and takes 6h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Cagliari is to fly which costs €35 - €170 and takes 6h 34m.

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The distance between Dublin and Cagliari is 1954 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Cagliari without a car is to bus and ferry and bus and ferry and train which takes 2 days 8h and costs €120 - €220.

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It takes approximately 6h 34m to get from Dublin to Cagliari, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Cagliari Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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Cagliari is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 10:58 AM in Dublin and 11:58 AM in Cagliari.

Aer Lingus, British Airways, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Cagliari Airport.

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There are 246+ hotels available in Cagliari. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs €6 - €10.

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Map of how to get from Dublin to Cagliari.
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  • Distance: 1954.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 34m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Cagliari, Italy?

Ryanair, Lufthansa and four other airlines fly from Dublin to Cagliari twice daily.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Dublin to Cagliari via Manchester
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Dublin to Cagliari via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Flights from Dublin to Cagliari via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Cagliari via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Cagliari via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Cagliari via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Cagliari via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €480
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 Porto Torres M.Ma to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express
Bus from Birmingham Coach Station, Digbeth to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Blablabus
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Genoa
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gruppo Turmo Travel
Phone
+39 0789 21487
Email
request@gruppoturmotravel.com
Website
gruppoturmotravel.com
Bus from Olbia Porto Ib to Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €18
Website
Gruppo Turmo Travel
Ferry operators
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Ferry from Genova to Porto Torres
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Tirrenia
Ferry from Genova to Olbia
Ave. Duration
9h 59m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Tirrenia
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Genova to Porto Torres
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Ferry from Genova to Olbia
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Moby S.p.A
Phone
+49 (0)611 14020
Email
info@moby.it
Website
mobylines.com
Ferry from Genova to Olbia
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €85
Website
Moby S.p.A
Standard car
€40 - €60
Low season
€35 - €55
High season
€60 - €85

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