Oristano Waterlands (Terre d’Acqua) are located on the west coast of Sardinia. By plane, train or car…There are different ways to reach the wetlands in the area of Oristano.   

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Destination Wetlands




By Plane, Ferry, Car or Train? Take your pick. 

Ala destra di un aereo in volo

Cagliari, Alghero and Olbia: 3 Airports, a Single Destination 

You can reach the wetlands in the Gulf of Oristano by plane from the airports of Cagliari, Alghero and Olbia. The nearest is the Airport of Cagliari-Elmas (www.sogaer.it) which connects in less than an hour the county town with the southern area of the wetlands such as Guspini (44 minutes), Terralba (55 minutes) and Oristano (59 minutes). In addition, the airport of Cagliari is connected with the centre of Oristano by the railway line Cagliari – Oristano (www.trenitalia.com) and you can reach Oristano in just over an hour. Finally, the Airports of Olbia (www.geasar.it) and Alghero (www.aeroportodialghero.it) are about a two-hour drive from the wetlands. 

The Ports of Cagliari and Olbia 

The ship is a handy way to reach the Terre d’Acqua in the Gulf of Oristano. From the ports of Cagliari and Olbia, you can get to the area of Oristano in 1-2 hours by car or train. The ferry routes are operated by the main Italian companies such as Tirrenia, Moby, Grimaldi Lines and GNV, and both ports are connected with the main Italian port cities.  

Come raggiungere Maristanis Terre d'Acqua in Sardegna in nave-min
Persone in auto in Sardegna Sardinia foto di James Dennes su Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

To Reach Maristanis by Car 

Driving through Sardinia is a stress-free experience due to the low population density of the region. Moreover, a lot of natural attractions are reachable only by car. So, renting a car or shipping your car is the best way to enjoy Sardinia and its wetlands. You can reach the Gulf of Oristano following the highway 131. We recommend you fill up with petrol on departure because some places are without petrol pumps and follow the signs along the road. 

Photo “Sardinia” by James Dennes (on Flickr) 

The Railway 

Travelling by train in Sardinia is a slow and contemplative experience and it is perfect for those who want to enjoy the landscape. You can reach Oristano from Cagliari in about an hour, or from Olbia in about two hours. For more information visit the website www.trenitalia.com. 

Photo of Cagliari Railway Station by Piotr Rokita (on Flickr) 

Stazione di Cagliari Sardynia Piotr Rokita (CC BY 2.0)
The “Terre D’Acqua” (Waterlands) municipalities are the reference centres for the ponds and lagoons of the area and share with Maristanis projects and activities to protect the natural and cultural heritage of the coastal wetlands of the area of Oristano. Discover the municipalities and the Terre d’Acqua of Maristanis 


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