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How to get from Cagliari Airport to City Center

Cagliari is the popular capital city of Sardinia, Italy. From Medieval castles and historical museums to wide stretches of beach and glistening blue water, Cagliari is the perfect culture and relaxation spot for your next vacation.

There are three different ways to get from Cagliari airport to the city centre; taxi, bus or train. Taking a Cagliari airport taxi is the best way to travel as it takes just 12 minutes and costs around €25. The train is another fantastic transfer option for those on a budget as it costs €1.30 per traveller and takes just 10 minutes to reach the central train station in Cagliari. Your final option is the bus, which takes 20 minutes and costs €1.30 one-way.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €25 12min 24/7
Train €2.60 10min 05:30–23:00
Bus €2.60 20min 09:56–23:45

How to get from Cagliari Airport to City Centre by Taxi

Taking a taxi from Cagliari airport to the city centre is the most comfortable way to travel. Not only will your personal belongings be stored safely, but the journey time is just 12 minutes. The cost of a taxi from Cagliari airport to Cagliari is around €25.

How much is a taxi from Cagliari airport to the city centre

The local taxi drivers at the airport don’t offer set-rate fares for their rides. The average cost of a taxi from Cagliari airport to the city centre is around €25, but this may change depending on your exact destination in the city and the number of passengers.

Cost

€25

Trip Duration

12 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in a advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Cagliari airport.

Where do I find a taxi at Cagliari Airport?

Taxis are readily available outside of the Arrivals area at Cagliari airport 24/7. You can hop in the first available taxi you see and make your way to your hotel in a matter of minutes.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Cagliari airport to Cagliari city is the easiest and most stress-free way to travel. You can make your way directly to the door of your hotel, knowing your loved ones and personal belongings are safe within your private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

If you're landing very late at night, taking a Cagliari airport taxi is the only way to travel to the city centre, so wait times may be a little longer.

Useful Tips

There's an extra charge of €5 for any large items such as golf equipment or surfboards.
Standard taxis in Cagliari can take up to 3 passengers as standard.
Most Cagliari airport taxi drivers don't accept card payments, be sure to carry cash in Euros.

How to get from Cagliari Airport to City Centre by Train

Taking a train from Cagliari airport to Cagliari city is a quick and convenient way to travel on a budget. The travel time is just 10 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is a very affordable €1.30, per traveller.

How much is the train from Cagliari Airport to the City Centre?

The cost of a one-way ticket from Cagliari airport to the city is just €1.30. Tickets can be bought from the automatic ticket machines in the airport or from the Trenitalia website.

Cost

€1.30

Trip Duration

10 Min.

*There's a waiting time of 20 minutes for the train.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The train runs from 05:30 to 23:00.

Where do I find the train at Cagliari Airport?

The train station is located just 300 meters from Cagliari airport, so a 5-minute walk. Simply follow the signs ‘To Trains” and head down the escalators.

Convenience

Taking the train from Cagliari airport to the city centre is a fantastic transfer option if you’re travelling on a budget. The journey time is an impressive 10 minutes and the train station in Cagliari is close to lots of B&Bs and hotels.

Editor’s Note

Once you reach the city centre of Cagliari, you will need to find alternate transportation to reach your hotel, which will add time and cost to your journey. Be sure to keep this in mind when planning your journey.

Useful Tips

There are small luggage racks at the end of each train carriage.
To save time in the airport, you can purchase your train tickets online in advance.
Try to arrive at least 5 minutes before the train leaves.

Welcome Pickups transfer

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Cagliari. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€32.0
NIGHTTIME
€38.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Cagliari Airport to City Centre by Bus

There are very few buses that run from Cagliari airport to Cagliari city. The main purpose of the buses is to supplement transfers when the train isn’t running or is usually full due to peak travel times. The total travel time is around 20 minutes on the bus and they only leave 3 times a day (bus 747 at 09:56, 501 at 14:22 and 160 at 23:45).

How much is the bus from Cagliari Airport to Cagliari City?

The cost of a one-way ticket from Cagliari airport to the city is €1.30. Tickets can be purchased from the newsagents in the Arrivals area or the McDonald’s in the Departures area.

Cost

€1.30

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 9 hour for the bus.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The bus runs from Cagliari airport to the city centre a limited number of times a day, from 09:56 to 23:45.

Where do I get the bus from?

Buses run from two areas at Cagliari airport; outside the Arrivals area and outside the Departures area.

Convenience

Taking the bus is a cheap transfer option, but it’s the least convenient. The bus only runs three times a day, meaning there are very long wait times. The transfer time from Cagliari airport to the city centre is also 20 minutes, making it the slowest transfer option.

Editor’s Note

The main purpose of the bus is the fill in for the train. If there's a train available when you land, I recommend taking it as it's much more convenient than the bus.

Useful Tips

Be sure to purchase your ticket before you get on the bus.
The buses only leave at 09:56, 14:22 and 23:45.
Be sure to travel light, there's no storage space for large luggage items.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a direct bus from Cagliari airport to the city centre?

There are three different buses that run from Cagliari airport to Cagliari. However, the buses only run 3 times a day and take 20 minutes to reach the city, making them the least convenient transfer option to get from the airport to downtown Cagliari.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Cagliari airport to the city centre?

The local taxi drivers at the airport don’t have set-rate fares for their journeys. They will calculate your fare based on the number of passengers and the distance you will travel. The average fare from Cagliari airport to the city centre is around €25, but if you’d prefer a set-rate fare you can rely on, you can book your transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups. 

How far is Cagliari airport from the city centre?

The distance from Cagliari airport to the city is 10 km. Taking a Cagliari airport taxi will take around 12 minutes to reach the city, the train takes just 10 minutes and the bus takes around 20.

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