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There are 6 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) by plane, train, bus or ferry

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Fly from Frankfurt

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Cagliari (CAG)

Train to Dusseldorf, fly

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Cagliari (CAG)

Bus to Hahn, fly

  1. Take the bus from Mainz Bahnhofstraße to Frankfurt Hahn Airport
  2. Fly from Hahn (HHN) to Cagliari (CAG)

Train, ferry via Civitavecchia

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Civitavecchia
  4. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Cagliari

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Salerno
  4. Take the ferry from Salerno to Cagliari

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt Airport to Milan
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Palermo
  3. Take the ferry from Palermo to Cagliari

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) by train, walk, ferry and bus

The journey time between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Cagliari Airport (CAG) is around 2 days 7h and covers a distance of around 2011 km. This includes an average layover time of around 25h. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 7h. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr, Dutch Railways (NS) and others, the Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) service departs from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arrives in Aeroporto Elmas Arrivi. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
30h 41m
Layover time:
25h
Total time:
2 days 7h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 7h
Journey distance:
2011 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€162
Carbon emissions:
91 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:09
Last service departs at:
08:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) train, walk, ferry and bus schedules

Germany → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Germany

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Conditions of entry into Italy from Germany

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Israel, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals who have visited Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States in the last 14 days
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Aruba, Dominican Republic, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Germany.

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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.

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

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) is to fly which costs €30 - €140 and takes 1h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) is to fly which costs €30 - €140 and takes 1h 55m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Cagliari Airport (CAG) is 1201 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) without a car is to train and ferry via Civitavecchia which takes 31h 28m and costs €140 - €280.

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It takes approximately 1h 55m to fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Cagliari (CAG), including transfers and time at the airport.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Cagliari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Cagliari Airport.

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There are 237+ hotels available in Cagliari Airport (CAG). Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cagliari Airport (CAG).
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  • Distance: 1201.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 55m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Cagliari Airport (CAG), Italy?

Lufthansa and Air France fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Cagliari via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Cagliari via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Cagliari via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€240 - €340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Hahn to Cagliari via Naples
Ave. Duration
14h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €390
Flights from Hahn to Cagliari via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
14h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €380
Flights from Hahn to Cagliari via Palermo
Ave. Duration
22h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €400
Flights from Hahn to Cagliari via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
25h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Cagliari via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €490
Flights from Dusseldorf to Cagliari via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €100
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Cagliari via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €160
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Mannheim, Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
delfi.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€19 - €27
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Milano Centrale to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€80 - €120
Train from Milano Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
5h 56m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€55 - €80
Base Standard
€95 - €130
Base Premium
€110 - €170
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 Milano Centrale Station to Salerno
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€40 - €65
Smart Low Cost
€40 - €60
Smart Flex
€85 - €120
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 Milano Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
12h 52m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€45 - €70
Bus operators
Flibco
Phone
+352 26 58 57 1
Email
info@flibco.com
Website
flibco.com
Bus from Mainz Bahnhofstraße to Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Flibco
Standard Ticket
€13 - €17
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.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt Airport to Milan
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €90
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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Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
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
Ferry from Palermo to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Tirrenia
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Ferry from Salerno to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €60
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Ferry from Palermo to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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