If you live in Dublin and wish to have a bit of a break from all the rain, you may be considering a trip to sunny Sardinia. Getting from Dublin to Sardinia is actually easy – I have done the trip myself many times since my sister and my cousin lived in Dublin for many years.
The good news is that Dublin Airport is the main headquarters of the famous low cost carrier Ryanair. So if you want to travel from Dublin to Sardinia for a weekend or for a longer period, you have plenty of options to pick from.
In this guide you will find more information on the flights from Dublin to Sardinia, so you can plan your trip knowing exactly what to look for.
Make sure to also read my post How To Get To Sardinia: Routes From Italy And Europe.
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Flying From Dublin To Sardinia
Which airlines fly from Dublin to Sardinia?
Only two airlines have direct flights from Dublin to Sardinia – low cost carrier Ryanair, and Ireland flagship airline Aer Lingus.
Both are good, reliable company that will strive to take you to your final destination safely and on time, but the flight experience may vary a lot, with Ryanair being quite commercial with lots of advertorials and announcements during the flight – which may not occur on Aer Lingus flights.
Dublin to Sardinia flight duration
The duration of the flights from Dublin to Sardinia varies on the airport of arrival. Direct flights will take about 3 hours and 15 minutes – give or take. Flights to Cagliari which is the most southern airport in Sardinia will take a little longer.
The overall duration of a flight with a stopover depends on where you will be stopping and how long for. Needless to say, the longer the stopover, the longer the overall duration of your trip.
If you are stopping in Rome Fiumicino or Milano Linate, I recommend at least 1.5 hours between flights – especially in Linate where there is no transit passage and you’ll have to go through security again.
How much do Dublin to Sardinia flights cost?
Good question! My overall policy when looking for a flight is to book it as soon as I think the price is reasonable. The price of flights varies a lot depending on the season. Flights will inevitably be more expensive in the summer months when everyone wants to travel to Sardinia for the holidays.
The final price you will pay also depends on the add ons, in case your flight is handled by Ryanair. The flight costs with Ryanair are usually convenient in the off season, but they may vary from day to day (weekends are generally more expensive) and even the time of day, with flights in the early morning or late at night usually cheaper.
Another thing to consider when traveling with Ryanair are the additional fees. You will literally be charged for anything extra you may need: priority boarding as well as specific seats have an additional flight.
Furthermore, you are only allowed a personal item (ie a small bag or backpack that can go under the seat in front of you. You will have to pay extra for carry-on luggage that you can place in the overhead compartments, or for checked in luggage.
I suggest booking your flights well in advance, especially if you are planning to visit in the sumer.
For the best deals on Dublin to Sardinia flights, I recommend using Omio, an app that allows you to compare prices. You can check the price of flights here.
Where do Dublin to Sardinia flights land?
You can choose between three different airports and destinations. Direct flights from Dublin land in Cagliari Elmas, Alghero Fertilia and Olbia Costa Smeralda.
You should also read my post Which Are The Airports In Sardinia?
Cagliari is located in the southern part of Sardinia, so it is a great choice if you are planning a trip on the southern coast.
The airport of the capital city of Sardinia, Cagliari Elmas, is served by flights coming from various destinations in Italy and Europe. It is usually busy during the summer, since most of the European flights arriving in Sardinia depart from and land there.
For the best deals on Dublin to Cagliari flights, click here.
You should also read my post How To Get From Cagliari Airport To The City Center.
If you want to visit the northwestern part of Sardinia, you should fly to Alghero.
Alghero is a small city in the North-Western coast of Sardinia. Its airport is not nearly as busy as that of Cagliari, but especially in the summer months Alghero Fertilia receives a higher number of tourists and flights coming from both Italy and Europe.
For the best deals on Dublin to Alghero flights, click here.
Head over to my post How To Get From Alghero Airport To Alghero.
Olbia Costa Smeralda
If you are planning a vacation in glitzy Costa Smeralda or wish to enjoy the stunning beaches of San Teodoro or sail around La Maddalena Archipelago, you should fly to Olbia Costa Smeralda Airport.
This is a really busy airport in the summer months, as not only it gets commercial flights for regular passengers, but it also accommodates private flights for the rich and famous.
For the best deals on Dublin to Olbia flights, click here.
Don’t forget to read my post How To Get From Olbia Airport To The City Center.
Where do Dublin to Sardinia flights depart from?
The flights from Dublin to Cagliari, Alghero and Olbia depart from the Dublin Airport, which is also the only airport in Dublin.
Active Dublin to Sardinia Flights
At the time of writing, there are a few direct flights that connect Dublin to Sardinia. Those are the most convenient ones, with shorter flight times. Since most direct Dublin to Sardinia flights to Sardinia are seasonal, be sure to check with the airline for the availability.
Of course, if you need more options, you can also look at stopover flights, with layovers in other Italian cities such as Rome, Milan, Bologna or Pisa.
Below are the main flight options.
You can compare prices and look for the best routes on the Omio app here.
Dublin to Cagliari
Ryanair operates two weekly flights to Cagliari from Dublin, with departures on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The flight lasts about 3 hours and 10 minutes.
Dublin to Alghero
Ryanair also operates the flights from Dublin to Alghero. There are usually two flights per week, on Fridays and Sundays, and the trip lasts a little more than 3 hours.
Dublin to Olbia
The flights from Dublin to Olbia are operated by Aer Lingus. Once again, these are seasonal flights available in the summer months, so if you are traveling outside of the peak season make sure to double check the airline for availability.
There are usually two flights a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while the duration of the flight is about 3 hours.
Traveling from elsewhere in Europe? Then these posts will be useful:
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