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Flying is by far the fastest and easiest way to get to the island. Sardinia's major airport, Aeroporto di Elmas, is in Cagliari, with smaller ones at Alghero (Aeroporto Fertilia) and Olbia (Aeroporto Costa Smeralda).

Airport Contacts

Aeroporto di Alghero (Regione Nuraghe Biancu, 9.5 km (6 miles) north of Alghero, 07041. 079/935282. www.aeroportodialghero.it.)

Aeroporto di Cagliari (Via dei Trasvolatori, 8 km (5 miles) northwest of city center, Elmas, Cagliari, 09030. 070/211211. 070/241013. www.cagliariairport.it.)

Aeroporto di Olbia Costa Smeralda (Strada Statale Orientale Sarda, 2½ miles southeast of city center, Olbia, 07026. 0789/563444. 0789/563401. www.geasar.it.)