Monday, 8 March 2010

How to get to Sardinia by plane, ferry, car or train

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, lying west of the Italian mainland and south of France and Corsica, yet it can be reached by a mere 2 hour flight from the UK.

For 2010 there are a choice of airlines flying direct to Sardinia (see Flight Options) on various days of the week and from many regional airports within the UK to all 3 airports in Sardinia:

From Stansted with Ryanair (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun and daily 1st July – 3rd Sept)
From Dublin with Ryanair (Wed, Sun)
From Gatwick with Thomsonfly (Sat)
From East Midlands with BMI (Sat)

From Gatwick with easyJet (daily –no Mon flight til 14th Jun and no Wed flight til 7th July)
From Bristol with easyJet (Wed, Sat)
From Edinburgh via Leeds with Jet2 (Sat)

From Gatwick with British Airways (Wed, Sat, Sun)
From Heathrow with British Airways (Sat)
From Edinburgh via Manchester with British Airways (Sat)
From Stansted with easyJet (daily)

For those who prefer an alternative to air travel, Just Sardinia can organise ferries for those wishing to travel by road or by rail visiting France and mainland Italy en route.

There are a number of different options to cross the English Channel to France, depending on your location in the UK. There are also many routes available from France and Italy to reach Sardinia. For example: Marseilles to Porto Torres (north west coast), Civitavecchia (Rome) to Golfo Aranci or Olbia (north east coast), and Genova to Porto Torres or Olbia.

Alternatively, there are fast ferries from Nice to Bastia in Corsica and daily ferries from Bonifacio to Santa Teresa, on the northern tip of Sardinia, for a more scenic route!

There are trains from London St Pancras to Marseille (taking less approx 8 hours via Lille) and then ferries from Marseille to Porto Torres.

For more information call Just Sardinia 01202 484858 or visit