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There are 3 ways to get from Palermo to Cagliari Airport (CAG) by plane, train or ferry

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Fly from Palermo  •  2h 55m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Cagliari (CAG) PMO - CAG

2 alternative options

Train to Catania, fly  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Cagliari (CAG) CTA - CAG

Ferry  •  14h 30m

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Cagliari Itpmo - Itcag

Palermo to Cagliari Airport (CAG) by ferry, walk and bus

The journey time between Palermo and Cagliari Airport (CAG) is around 21h 8m and covers a distance of around 400 km. This includes an average layover time of around 7h 48m. The fastest journey normally takes 14h 40m. Operated by Grimaldi Lines, Tirrenia and ARST Spa - Trasporti Regionali Della Sardegna, the Palermo to Cagliari Airport (CAG) service departs from Palermo and arrives in Aeroporto Elmas Arrivi. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
13h 19m
Layover time:
7h 48m
Total time:
21h 8m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
14h 40m
Journey distance:
400 km
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
€31
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:00
Last service departs at:
19:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Palermo to Cagliari Airport (CAG) ferry, walk and bus schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Cagliari Airport (CAG) is to ferry which costs €30 - €55 and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Cagliari Airport (CAG) is to fly which costs €21 - €120 and takes 2h 55m.

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The distance between Palermo and Cagliari Airport (CAG) is 391 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Cagliari Airport (CAG) without a car is to ferry which takes 14h 30m and costs €30 - €55.

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It takes approximately 2h 55m to get from Palermo to Cagliari Airport (CAG), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Palermo Airport to Cagliari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Ryanair and Volotea offer flights from Palermo Airport to Cagliari Airport.

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There are 239+ hotels available in Cagliari Airport (CAG). Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Palermo to Palermo Airport is to train which takes 46 min and costs €2 - €6.

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Cagliari Airport (CAG).
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  • Distance: 391.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 55m

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Cagliari Airport (CAG), Italy?

Ryanair and Volotea fly from Palermo to Cagliari Airport (CAG) 4 times a week.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Cagliari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €120
Flights from Catania to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €210
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Palermo to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€19 - €120
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 Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€29 - €32
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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Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
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 Palermo to Cagliari
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
Tirrenia

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