Located in the North West of Sardinia, Porto Torres is the second largest airport on the island for passengers and goods. It is considered a multipurpose port, and is divided into three areas: the civic port (divided into Ponente piers, Dogana Segni quay and Alti Fondali quay) intended for ro/ro, passenger ferries, freight ships and pleasure craft; the industrial port (consisting of two docks that can be used for ferries, cruises, solid cargoes and liquids) and a terminal on the breakwater which until a few years ago was intended for the traffic of solid fuels (mainly coal) and liquids (fuel oil).
The Port of Porto Torres is divided into the civic port and the Industrial Port – ASI pier. The Maritime Station with a bar, ticket offices and services, is located close to the civic port and is served by the internal port shuttle service. At the ASI pier there are services and ticket offices for the companies that operate permanently in the port. An efficient information service managed by the Municipality is provided inside the maritime station.
Connection with roads and highways
The Port of Porto Torres is connected to the East via the E25, SS729 and SS597 with the town of Olbia (about 124 km), to the South East via the E25 to the city of Cagliari (about 234 km) and to the South West via the E25 to the city of Oristano (about 143 km).
Intermodal Passenger Centres
A shuttle bus service is active within the port area.
This free service is reserved for passengers who have to embark or disembark from ferries. The service connects the centre of Porto Torres, the ticket offices, the maritime station and the railway station of “Porto Torres Marittima” to the docking points for ships.
The shuttle service starts every day about an hour before the departure of each ship and until the arriving ships have completely disembarked. It goes approx.every twenty minutes, traffic permitting.
The start times of the service may vary according to the arrival/departure times of the ships.
In addition to the stops at the docking piers, the bus stops at the following points:
Civic port, in front of the “Cormorano” bar.
Stazione Marittima, via A. Bassu (about 100 metres away from the “Porto Torres Marittima” railway station).
“Porto Torres Marittima” railway station, via Ponte Romano. This stop is only made in conjunction with the train that arrives at approximately 6pm.
Passenger Transport Services
Porto Torres is a small accessible town where it is very easy to get around. It is small enough to be explored comfortably on foot or by bike. There is an urban bus service, which is run by the ATP Public Transport Company, a consortium of the Municipality of Porto Torres, the Municipality of Sassari and the Province of Sassari. The routes can be consulted at the following address: https://www.comune.porto-torres.ss.it/attachment//546/linea-pt1-porto-torres_.pdf
Porto Torres is served by rail transport. The station, Porto Torres Marittima, is located in Ponte Romano. There are three tracks, on which the Regional and Regional Fast trains pass, all run by Trenitalia and going every twenty minutes to Sassari, Cagliari and Olbia.
Porto Torres station is equipped with a waiting room and assistance services for people with reduced mobility, however, there is no toilet or ticket office. There is a car park outside
There is a car park where there is a stop for the urban bus service carried out by ATP.
From the centre of Porto Torres (Piazza Umberto) it is possible to get to the station:
on foot: 450 m – estimated time 6 minutes
From Via Mare-shelters (intermodal centre for urban transport) it is possible to get there:
on foot: 700 m – estimated time 9 minutes
Train timetables are available at the following links: Click to access RegionaleSardegna_light2804.pdf http://www.trenitalia.com/
Airport All the main Sardinian airports are easily accessible from Porto Torres:
Cagliari – Elmas: 229 Km – estimated journey time by car 2 hours 23 minutes
To get from Porto Torres Port to Cagliari it is possible to use the Arst public transport service. The route is divided into two sections: the first from the Port of Porto Torres to Sassari, the second from Sassari to Cagliari.
The bus stop for the first section is at the landing in P. Verde. At the stop in Via Padre Zirano, in the centre of Sassari, you have to change bus and take the one to Cagliari.
The distance is 235km and takes approximately 4 hours. The cost is €15.50 one way and €28.00 for a round trip.
By train, Cagliari Elmas airport can be reached with n. 5 trains that connected the Porto Torres Marittima station with the airport.
Alghero- Fertilia: 31 Km – estimated journey time by car 31 minutes
Connections with Porto Torres are guaranteed by the buses of the regional company ARST, with two trips a day; it is possible to buy the ticket, which costs €3, at the vending machine inside the airport, or on board the bus, with a surcharge of €1. The journey takes about 40 minutes; the stop is located outside the airport area.
The taxi ride between Porto Torres and the airport costs around €50 and takes 25-30 minutes.
Olbia – Costa Smeralda: 178 Km – estimated time by car 1 hour 54 minutes
By bus, you can reach Olbia Costa Smeralda airport with the Sun Lines company www.sunlineseliteservice.com TEL. +39 0789 50885 – +39 348 2609881, info – contact 348 2609881 – 347 4708973
WhatsApp information request 347 4708973
Timetables and routes can be downloaded at this address: https://www.geasar.it/Cms_Data/Contents/geasar_it/Folders/ComeArrivare/OrariAutobus/~contents/CXN2PPZ9T3XTCXVG/olbia-porto-torres-sunlines.pdf
Local and Regional Public Transport
The regional company ARST makes up to 29 daily trips between Porto Torres and Sassari (30 minutes journey).
From Sassari it is then possible to continue towards Olbia, Oristano, Cagliari and the other major centres of Sardinia.
The blue and red ARST buses also run to Alghero-Fertilia airport (about 40 minutes’ journey), Alghero (1 hour 5 minutes) and Stintino (40 minutes). Digitur also operates on the Porto Torres-Sassari line, while Sun Lines ensures a scheduled service from June to September to Castelsardo (about 45 minutes) and Olbia (3 hours 15 minutes).
The bus stop is located in via Mare, in front of the tourist port. ARST tickets are on sale at news stands and other businesses displaying the company logo. There is an automatic ticket machine at the Alghero-Fertilia airport. Digitur and Sun Lines tickets are sold on board the buses.
ARST Sardegna, 800 865042, http://arst.sardegna.it – firstname.lastname@example.org
Digitur (+39) 079 26 20 39, fax: (+ 39) 079 26 20 39, http://www.digitur.it – email@example.com
Sunlines (+39) 0789 50 885, (+39) 348 260 98 8, fax: (+39) 0789 20 80 82
http://www.sunlineseliteservice.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
Porto Torres is connected with Cagliari, Sassari and Olbia:
Porto Torres – Sassari: 5 trains and 4 Bus lines: 719 – 727 – 730 – 751
Porto Torres – Cagliari: 5 trains
Porto Torres – Olbia: 6 trains – 2 Sun lines buses
Porto Torres – Nuoro: There is no direct connection
The timetables, stops and prices for the service can be found at the following addresses:
Regional Travel Planner http://www.sardegnamobilita.it/travelplanner/
The taxis stop in Piazza XX Settembre and Corso Vittorio Emanuele II.
Antonio Oneddu 333 466 94 79
Luigi Solinas 349 734 48 89
Oreste Baraghini 347 570 79 74
Radio Taxi Venezia 3 368 307 84 09