What is the quickest way to get to southern Sardinia?
The most convenient airport to fly to is undoubtedly the one at Cagliari, which is about 50 km from Iglesias and 66 km from Nebida (where our B&B is located). The other airports that can be reached in Sardinia are Olbia (275 km from Iglesias), Alghero (239 km) and Tortolì (177 km).
The carriers that fly to Sardinia are:
Another option for getting to Sardinia is the ferry.
Ferries depart for the island from the ports of: Livorno, Genoa, Piombino, Naples, Civitavecchia and Palermo. The arrival ports on the Sardinian end are: Cagliari, Porto Torres, Arbatax, Olbia and Golfo Aranci.
The routes are guaranteed to run all through the year. The ferry companies that operate these routes are:
Once you reach Sardinia, the drive to Iglesias and Nebida is relatively easy.
By car from Cagliari, it takes 45 minutes to reach Iglesias, and another 15 for Nebida. Follow the SS 130 trunk road for Iglesias.
From Porto Torres, the journey is about 250 km. You need to take the SS 131 towards Cagliari until you reach Sanluri, then take the SS 293 as far as Siliqua, where you join the SS 130, which leads to Iglesias. After Iglesias, head towards Sant’Antioco, then Nebida-Buggerru.
From Olbia, take the SS 199 trunk road as far as Ozieri, then take the ‘SS 128 bis’ that joins the SS 131. Follow the SS 131, heading in the direction of Cagliari, as far as Sanluri, then take the SS 293 as far as Siliqua, where the road joins the SS 130, which takes you to Iglesias. After Iglesias, head towards Sant’Antioco, then Nebida-Buggerru. See How to get here.
By train or bus
There is a local bus service from Iglesias to Nebida. You can reach Iglesias by train from Cagliari or directly from the airport at Elmas. Indeed, the train stops right outside the airport. Take the train for Iglesias, which takes about 45 minutes (some trains require that you change at Domusnovas, but the connection for Iglesias is very quick). Conveniently, the bus for Nebida leaves directly from the station in Iglesias,
and the bus stops in Nebida just downhill from our B&B.