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There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Cagliari by bus, plane, train or ferry

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Bus to Pisa, fly

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Cagliari (CAG)

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Train to Bologna, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Cagliari (CAG)

6 alternative options

Train to Verona, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Cagliari (CAG)

Bus, train, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Stazione Leopolda to Grosseto F.S.
  2. Take the train from Grosseto to Campiglia Marittima
  3. Take the ferry from Piombino to Olbia
  4. Take the bus from Olbia Porto Ib to Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Livorno Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Livorno to Olbia
  3. Take the train from Olbia to Cagliari

Train, ferry, bus

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Livorno Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Livorno to Olbia
  3. Take the bus from Olbia Porto Ib to Cagliari Piazza Matteotti - Esterno

Train, ferry via Rome

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Civitavecchia
  3. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Porto Torres
  4. Take the train from Porto Torres M.Ma to Cagliari

Train, ferry via Rome #2

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to S. Marinella
  3. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Cagliari

Florence to Cagliari by train, bus, walk and ferry

The journey time between Florence and Cagliari is around 16h 2m and covers a distance of around 708 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 57m. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 57m. Operated by Trenitalia, CTT NORD, Moby S.p.A and others, the Florence to Cagliari service departs from Firenze S.M.N. and arrives in Cagliari. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
14h 5m
Layover time:
1h 57m
Total time:
16h 2m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
15h 57m
Journey distance:
708 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
19:28
Last service departs at:
19:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Florence to Cagliari train, bus, walk and ferry schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Cagliari is to train and ferry and bus which costs €45 - €110 and takes 16h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Cagliari is to train and fly which costs €27 - €160 and takes 4h 58m.

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The distance between Florence and Cagliari is 536 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Cagliari without a car is to bus and train and ferry which takes 15h 48m and costs €65 - €150.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Florence to Cagliari, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Pisa Airport to Cagliari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Ryanair offers flights from Pisa Airport to Cagliari Airport.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Cagliari.
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  • Distance: 535.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 33m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Cagliari, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Florence to Cagliari. However, you can take the bus to Pisa Airport, take the walk to Pisa airport, fly to Cagliari, take the walk to Aeroporto Elmas Partenze, then take the bus to Cagliari. Alternatively, you can take the train to Bologna Centrale, take the walk to Bologna, take the shuttle to Bologna Airport, take the walk to Bologna airport, fly to Cagliari, take the walk to Aeroporto Elmas Partenze, then take the bus to Cagliari.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€13 - €110
Flights from Bologna to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €150
Flights from Verona to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €200
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Verona to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €160
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€18 - €25
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Grosseto to Campiglia Marittima
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€8 - €12
Base Standard
€22 - €29
Base Premium
€28 - €40
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Train from Roma Termini to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €14
Base Standard
€23 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €50
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€19 - €27
Smart Low Cost
€16 - €24
Smart Flex
€35 - €50
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Grosseto to Campiglia Marittima
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€8 - €10
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Livorno Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Olbia to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €35
Train from Roma Termini to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
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
Train from Roma Termini to S. Marinella
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
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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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Grosseto to Campiglia Marittima
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €24
Train from Roma Termini to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €9
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
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
Moby S.p.A
Phone
+49 (0)611 14020
Email
info@moby.it
Website
mobylines.com
Ferry from Piombino to Olbia
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €60
Website
Moby S.p.A
Standard car
€35 - €55
Low season
€27 - €40
High season
€40 - €60
Ferry from Livorno to Olbia
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €70
Website
Moby S.p.A
Standard car
€35 - €55
Low season
€30 - €45
High season
€50 - €70
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Ferry from Livorno to Olbia
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Ferry from Civitavecchia to Porto Torres
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €40
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Ferry from Civitavecchia to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Tirrenia

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