Sardinia offers several gateways to reach the beauty of the island whether you want to catch a flight or by ship. Below, you will find a list of the main gates to Sardinia.
Olbia, the main gateway to the northeast Sardinia
In Olbia you can find the ‘Isola Bianca’ port which is 5-minute walk to the seafront and the centre of the city. Take the advantage to visit the city centre, called Corso Umberto I, plenty of restaurants and shops that offer local handicrafts and products. You can check more details about the price and the dates available on the official website.
Golfo Aranci, a small pearl in northeast of Sardinia
In Golfo Aranci, there is a small port located about 20 minutes away from Olbia. With an astonishing view of the Tavolara island, this small town is worth a visit thanks to its picturesque Capo Figari and beautiful seasides. Along with the port and the airport of Olbia, Golfo Aranci is one of the main gates to access the northeast of Sardinia. For more information, you can check the official website.
Porto Torres, gate in the Province of Sassari
Porto Torres is a city in the Province of Sassari, northern Sardinia. Porto Torres is another significant gate to Sardinia, on the opposite cost of the island. It is located close to Alghero which is well known for its airport and international flights operated by the air company ‘Ryanair’. Further details are readable on the official website.
Port of Arbatax – Tortolì, a picturesque fishermen’s village
The harbor is located in this picturesque fishermen’s village called Arbatax. Along with the small airport, they represent the entrance to Ogliastra, the eastern part of the island. From here you can easily reach the cities of Cagliari and Olbia. Further details here.
Olbia, the ‘Costa Smeralda’ airport and its role in the tourism
Located 10 minutes from downtown, the ‘Costa Smeralda’ airport is known as an intense hub of in the international tourism, especially during the summer thanks to its low cost companies such as Easyjet. Although there are many flights from/to some of the main destinations in Europe. The ‘Costa Smeralda’ airport , located in the area called ‘Gallura’ is considered one of the most important gate to the northern Sardinia. You can find more information here.
Alghero, ‘Fertilia’ Airport in the northwest of Sardinia
In 10 minutes away from the city of Alghero, in the Province of Sassari, you can find the ‘Fertilia’ airport, most known for its ‘Ryanair’s‘ flights that represent a significant gate to many european cities. Alghero is a summer destination situated in the heart of the Coral Coast. Moreover, the city is pretty much known for its old town centre and astonishing landscape that worth a visit. If you are planning to visit this area, check this website.
Cagliari – ‘Elmas’ Airport
As the previous airports, even the ‘Elmas’ airport is just 10 minutes away from the city of Cagliari. That is, definitely, one of the advantages of living in Sardinia as the distances are pretty much short. The ‘airport’ can be reached via public and private transport. Cagliari is the capital of the island as well as an ancient and vibrant city. Here you can find a lovely combination of culture, sun and sea. Located in the centre of the Bay of Angels, the city is the core of stunning souther Sardinia. For more information, check the Cagliari Airport website.
As you can see, the island is well connected and its up to you whether you would like to take a flight or a ship to visit this paradise on earth.