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There are 10 ways to get from Florence to Cagliari by plane, train, ferry or bus

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Fly from Florence

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Cagliari (CAG)

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Train to Pisa, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  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)

Train to Rome, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Cagliari (CAG)

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)

Train, ferry via Piombino

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

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 #2

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

Train, ferry via Naples

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Napoli Centrale Station
  2. Take the ferry from Napoli to Cagliari

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Cagliari is to train and fly which costs €23 - €260 and takes 4h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Cagliari is to train and fly which costs €35 - €200 and takes 4h 24m.

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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 train and ferry via Piombino which takes 14h 48m and costs €75 - €190.

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It takes approximately 6h 15m to get from Florence to Cagliari, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Florence Airport to Cagliari Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 50m and has one stopover.

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Air Dolomiti, Lufthansa, Swiss and five other airlines offer flights from Florence Airport to Cagliari Airport.

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There are 233+ hotels available in Cagliari. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 16 min and costs €2.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Cagliari.
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  • Distance: 535.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 15m

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

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Florence to Cagliari every 4 hours.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Cagliari via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €150
Flights from Florence to Cagliari via Rome, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €150
Flights from Bologna to Cagliari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Flights from Rome to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €230
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €310
Flights from Pisa to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €290
Flights from Verona to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €340
Flights from Verona to Cagliari via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€29 - €340
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Rome to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Verona to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Cagliari via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €450
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Florence to Cagliari via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€360 - €800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Florence to Cagliari via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€380 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Florence to Cagliari via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€160 - €440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Florence to Cagliari via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
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 Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€21 - €29
Base Standard
€40 - €55
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Livorno Centrale to Campiglia Marittima
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€9 - €13
Base Standard
€23 - €30
Base Premium
€29 - €45
Train from Grosseto to Campiglia Marittima
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€8 - €12
Base Standard
€22 - €29
Base Premium
€28 - €40
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
Every 4 hours
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 Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €55
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €55
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 Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €80
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €45
Smart Low Cost
€28 - €40
Smart Flex
€55 - €80
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
2h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€16 - €23
Train from Livorno Centrale to Campiglia Marittima
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€5 - €9
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €9
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
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 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€31 - €34
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Livorno Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Livorno Centrale to Campiglia Marittima
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Olbia to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€36 - €40
Train from Grosseto to Campiglia Marittima
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€8 - €10
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
Autolinee Toscane - Linee Regionali
Phone
+39 055 849 0505
Email
servizioclienti@at-bus.it
Website
at-bus.it
Bus from Stazione Leopolda to Grosseto F.S.
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
Autolinee Toscane - Linee Regionali
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 Lines
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 Lines
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 Lines
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 Napoli to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Livorno to Golfo Aranci
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €130
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
€50 - €70
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
€95 - €130

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