By Air Plane
The closest airport is Cagliari. The airport in Cagliari is provided of the railway station Elmas Aeroporto, 10 minutes by feet. Verify on the Trenitalia website (click on All trains) the trains from/to Oristano. Furthermore a shuttle bus (open Elmas, line 160; tel. +39.070.4098324
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At the airports the main car rental agencies are present. From the main airports and harbours follow direction Cagliari – Oristano (coming from north Sardinia) or Sassari – Oristano (coming from south Sardinia) along SS131. Exit in Oristano north and follow Cabras – Torregrande. Once in Torregrande follow Porto Turistico. Check the road here.
ATTENTION: just exit from Cagliari airport, go straight for about 2 km then entering the Highway SS131, direction SASSARI-ORISTANO.
Oristano can be reached in about 1.30hr by train from Cagliari.
From Olbia and Sassari it keeps a longer time and there are only a few trains with some changes. Taxi service in Oristano (not available at night; piazza Roma & railway station): tel. +39.0783.70280-74328
You can find updated train information on www.trenitalia.com. (click on All trains). The railway station at the airport in Cagliari is Elmas Aeroporto.
A daily coach service (Volobus by Fara Viaggi) is available from Cagliari ariport to Oristano. Buses leave from outside the airport at Arrivals terminal, right side at 23:30. Tickets can be purchased on board (12 euros, price 2016).
Ferries connect (some only in summer):
- Genova to Porto Torres, Olbia or Palau (N Sardinia)
- La Spezia to Olbia (only/solo fast ferries)
- Livorno or Piombino to/a Olbia, Golfo Aranci (N Olbia), Arbatax (SE Sardinia)
- Civitavecchia (Rome) to/a Olbia or Golfo Aranci, Cagliari (S Sardinia) or Arbatax
- Napoli to/a Cagliari or Palau
- Palermo to/a Cagliari
- Marseilles or Toulon to/a Porto Torres
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Connection Oristano-Torregrande and vice versa (blue line; Bus timetable->LINEA AZZURRA ESTIVA; in Italian)
Tickets at tobacconists and kiosks.
Recommended hotels & campings in Oristano/Cagliari (prices 2008):
1. camping village Spinnaker **** Località Marina di Torre Grande, strada Torre Grande – Pontile, Oristano, Tel. summer +39.0783.22074+39.0783.22074 fax +39.0783.22071, Tel. winter +39.347.3318641+39.347.3318641 +39.0783.300176 fax +39.0783.216507, with bungalows
1. Mistral 2 Hotel **** via XX Settembre; Tel.+39.0783.210389 +39.0783.210389 Fax +39.0783.211000
2. Mariano IV Palace Hotel *** Piazza Mariano, 50; Tel./Fax +39.0783.360101 (at one stop Volobus, connects Cagliari airport with Oristano)
3. Villa delle Rose *** Piazza Italia, 5; Tel/Fax +39.0783.310101-310117
4. Hotel Mistral *** via Martiri di Belfiore; Tel. +39.0783.212505 +39.0783.212505/506 Fax +39.0783.210058
5. B&B Eleonora piazza Eleonora 12; Tel +39.0783.70435 +39.0783.70435 Cell. +39.3474817976 +39.3474817976
6. Hotel Regina d’Arborea Piazza Eleonora D’Arborea 4; Tel +39.0783.302101
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