Getting around in Sardinia
Sardinia can be seen in different ways, both under its own power, auto, motorcycle or camper, or using public transport and private island which provides: buses, private buses, trains and ferries to finally visit the small islands that are found along the coasts.
For detailed information on routes, routes shorter or roads, you should contact the authorities.
Taking the car in Sardinia
The best way to visit Sardinia is the car or, depending on preferences, the camper or motorcycle. Arriving by ferry is the island can bring their own means of locomotion, or alternatively, if you arrive by plane, you can rent a car upon arrival at the airport.
Although it is no highways, Sardinia is well connected by roads with speed that can fairly easily reach the main town of the island. The SS131 crosses the island from south to north and connects Cagliari to Porto Torres and Sassari, via Oristano. Sassari part by a detour to Alghero, while near the SS131DCN Abbasanta part (central branch nuorese) which passes from Nuoro until arriving in San Teodoro and Olbia. From here, continuing with other roads, we finally arrived in Costa Smeralda, in Palau and Santa Teresa di Gallura.
Travel along the coast occur on state roads, with numerous bends and turns and quite busy during the summer, which run the entire circumference of the island. The SS200 and SS126, respectively, along the north coast and the west coast. The SS195 runs along the south coast, from Cagliari to Iglesias, from Teulada at the far southern tip of Sardinia, and S. Carbonia, Iglesias directly to reach from Cagliari, you can instead take the SS-130. Finally, the SS125 along the east coast, from Cagliari to Olbia and Golfo Aranci, crossing the Sarrabus in Cagliari, the region and the coast dell'Ogliastra nuorese.
Taking the bus in Sardinia
If you do not have half its many areas of Sardinia can be reached quite easily by bus, which cover much of the municipalities. The public bus service is made by 'Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti (www.arst.sardegna.it ), Where the bus lines connecting not only the main tourist areas but also some of the most internal and isolated. The ARST also a replacement rail service on lines from Iglesias and Siliqua to San Giovanni and Suergiu Calasetta, service lines inside the island of San Pietro and urban lines of Carbonia Iglesias and, finally, the service links with the beaches and the Island of S. during the summer.
There are also several private transportation companies, some of which connect the major urban centers with their respective airports.
Taking the train in Sardinia
Other public buses and private, you can move using the rail services provided by Trenitalia (www.trenitalia.it ) And the Ferrovie della Sardegna (www.ferroviesardegna.it ). The Trenitalia rail network has only one is connecting with Cagliari Sassari and Porto Torres, with Olbia and Golfo Aranci, and Iglesias, Carbonia. The Railways of Sardinia (FdS) associating other flights that connect with Monserrato Cagliari and Isili, with Macomer Nuoro, Sassari and with Nulvi, Sorso and Alghero.
The train, beyond the small rail routes, is not the most convenient to move Sardinia, for the entire transportation network using a narrow-gauge railways: the trains do not reach very high speeds and take some time for short routes.
The tourist train
An alternative and original way to visit the hinterland of Sardinia is traveling on board the cars of the late XIX characteristic Green Train. The Railways of Sardinia that offer different routes, which mainly in the most interior of the island, allow you to enjoy the landscapes are difficult to reach otherwise.
The train journey from Green, to discover the most isolated villages, are 4:
- Mandas - Arbatax: cross the mountainous area of Gennargentu dell'Ogliastra;
- Isili - arise: from Isili it up in Barbagia;
- Sassari - Nulvi - Tempio Pausania - Palau: dell'Anglona through the hills and up in Costa Smeralda, in Gallura;
- Macomer - Bosa: crosses regions Marghine in nuorese and Planargia nell'oristanese.
For information: www.treninoverde.com .
Visit the islands by ferry
Finally, several ferries connect Sardinia with small islands that are near its coast. Palau is coming from the island La Maddalena, from where ferries depart for the nearby islands of Santa Maria, Budelli Spargi and finally, to the town of Carloforte on the island of San Pietro, it comes from and Calasetta Portovesme.
To reach the island of Figarola, Asinara, the island Mal di Ventre and Tavolara make a request on the spot.