Ogliastra is a magic land, rich in natural and historical beauty. The area is pretty wide (almost 2000 km²) and counts 23 towns distributed along the coast and on the surrounding mountains. The main towns are Tortolì, Lanusei, Arbatax, Bari Sardo, and Baunei. Getting there is easy, by plane, by ferry, or jetfoil.
How to get to Ogliastra by plane
Sardinia can count on three main airports; Cagliari, Olbia e Alghero. National and international airlines such as Alitalia, Meridiana, Ryanair, Lufthansa, Sas, Swiss, and Vueling fly here from many national and international airports. The main Italian cities from where it is possible to fly to Sardinia are Bologna, Milano, Napoli, Palermo, Rome, Turin, and Verona. International fights connect the island with all main cities in the European Union, plus Norway, Israel, and Russia. For information on timetables and destinations, please visit airlines and tour operators’ websites. During high season, almost all airlines multiply the number of flights to and from Sardinia.
How to get to Ogliastra by car
Getting to Ogliastra with your own car (by ferry) or with a rented car, from the main ports and airports is very easy. From Olbia e Golfo Aranci it takes around two hours and a half, from Cagliari, less than two. From Alghero it takes a little bit longer, but it is still less than three hours driving. For information, please visit the main rent a car companies’ website (Avis, Auto Europe, Hertz, Maggiore, etc.).
How to get to Ogliastra by sea
You can get to Ogliastra by ferry (that allows you to travel with your car) or by jetfoil (which is faster). The main Sardinian ports to get to Ogliastra are Olbia (o the nearby Golfo Aranci) and Cagliari. And there is the small Arbatax port, which is actually in the centre of Ogliastra. From here you can travel to Cagliari, Civitavecchia, and Genoa. For information on timetables and destinations, please visit the websites of the main ferry companies’ o or tour operators. The main routes from mainland Italy depart from: Genoa, Civitavecchia, Piombino, Naples, and Palermo.