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

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Recommended option

Fly

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Cagliari (CAG)

3 alternative options

Train, car ferry, ferry

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  3. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Cagliari

Train, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Girona
  2. Take the bus from Gerona/Girona to Verona
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Salerno
  4. Take the ferry from Salerno to Cagliari

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Palermo
  3. Take the ferry from Palermo to Cagliari

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) by train, bus, car ferry, ferry and walk

The journey time between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Cagliari Airport (CAG) is around 3 days 16h and covers a distance of around 1852 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2 days 2h. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 16h. Operated by Renfe Cercanias, Renfe AVE, Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona and others, the Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) service departs from Aeropuerto T4 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:
38h 17m
Layover time:
2 days 2h
Total time:
3 days 16h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3 days 16h
Journey distance:
1852 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
170 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
22:01
Last service departs at:
22:01

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) train, bus, car ferry, ferry and walk schedules

Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) is to fly, which costs €24 - €150 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) is to fly which costs €24 - €150 and takes 4h 10m.

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The distance between Madrid Airport (MAD) and Cagliari Airport (CAG) is 1088 km.

The best way to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) without a car is to train and car ferry and ferry which takes 42h and costs €140 - €260.

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It takes approximately 4h 10m to fly from Madrid (MAD) to Cagliari (CAG), including transfers and time at the airport.

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There is no direct flight from Madrid Airport to Cagliari Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 10m and has one stopover.

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Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa and five other airlines offer flights from Madrid Airport to Cagliari Airport.

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Map of how to get from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cagliari Airport (CAG).
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  • Distance: 1087.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 10m

What companies run services between Madrid Airport (MAD), Spain and Cagliari Airport (CAG), Italy?

Ryanair, Lufthansa and eight other airlines fly from Madrid Airport (MAD) to Cagliari Airport (CAG) hourly.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Manchester
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Ibiza, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €270
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Madrid to Cagliari via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €120
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€60 - €80
Promo+
€68 - €73
Flexible
€90 - €120
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Girona
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €130
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€70 - €95
Promo+
€80 - €85
Flexible
€100 - €130
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 Verona Porta Nuova to Salerno
Ave. Duration
4h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €70
Base Standard
€85 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
Bus operators
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Gerona/Girona to Verona
Ave. Duration
18h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
alsa.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €95
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €95
Website
Grimaldi Lines
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
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

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