Distance between Major Cities in Sardinia
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Our Sardinia map shows the major cities of Sardinia. The capital of Sardinia is Cagliari, in the south. Cagliari, Alghero, and Olbia/Costa Smeralda have airports (The popular tourist resort area of the 40 km long Costa Smeralda, or emerald coast, is shaded in green in northeast Sardinia on our map).
Ferries call at Porto Torres, Olbia and Cagliari from mainland Italy. Ferries will take you to the smaller islands off the coast of Sardinia.
Sardinia has a few major train lines, and some private, narrow-gauge trains. Trains are slow in Sardinia, but let you see the landscape well. A Sardinian friend tells me that in the Barbagia region around the Nuoro area, bandits used to rob the trains, mounting them on foot as they passed by. Sardinia is served by a fairly large system of buses as well. Macomer has been included on the map, not because it's an interesting place, but because it is a major transfer point of the transportation services in Sardinia.
Well-heeled visitors flock to the expensive Costa Smeralda, but the far less expensive mainland is full of archaeological remains from the indigenous island culture. See our Sardinia resources below for more on planning a trip to Sardinia.