Getting to and from Aleghero Airport (AHO)
Alghero Airport is located approximately 12 km from the city center of Alghero, and nearby Sassari, Zuari and Vilanove Monteleone. It is also only five kilometers from the town of Fertilia, and hence its popular name of Alghero-Fertilia Airport. Alghero is a charming seaside town on the island of Sardinia, and is the tourist capital of Coral Riviera, therefore the airport is also commonly referred to as Alghero-Riviera Corallo. Alghero is one of three main airports in Sardinia, the other two being Cagliari and Olbia. Airport of Alghero serves areas in north western Sardinia, while the other two airports are located in other areas of the island. Driving to the airport is relatively easy, as there are a few major roads and motorways which lead to the airport.
The airport is easily accessible by car from central Alghero, and the drive is approximately 20 minutes, depending on the flow of traffic. During the summer months Alghero and its surrounding areas are very busy, with tourists from many destinations coming to enjoy the sandy beaches and popular water related activities from the variety of beaches in the area. Traffic during rush hour can also be heavier. Passengers driving to the airport from Alghero should travel on the SP42 motorway, and then follow the SP44. Once reaching the SS291, motorists will find that this road leads directly to the terminal building, and that there are plenty of signs indicating the airport’s direction. These signs are marked as ‘Aeroporto di Alghero’.
Alghero Airport is an easy drive from other areas on the island, such as Sassari and Cagliari. The following directions will take you to Alghero, and can be used when traveling to the airport from areas such as these.
Directions to Alghero from Sassari
From Sassari, motorists will travel on the SS291 road until the ‘strada dei Due Mari’ cross point is reached. Motorists will then be turning left towards the city.
Directions to Alghero from Olbia
Olbia is located just over a hundred kilometers from Alghero, and is reached by the main road of the SS597 which travels to Sassari. From this road, take the SS131 towards Porto Torres, and cross over the intersections which lead to Sassari (Viale Italia e Sassari – S Maria). Turn off the SS131 towards Alghero, and follow the SS291 until the strada dei Due Mari cross point. Turn left and head for Alghero.
Directions to Alghero from Porto Torres
Porto Torres is not far from Alghero, and easily reached by the Sardinian road network. Motorists will start their journey on the road nearby the Industrial Area, traveling for about six kilometers, until reaching the cross point for Alghero. Travel a further seventeen kilometers until passing over the Due Mari cross point, and head for Alghero. This is about another ten kilometers.
Directions to Alghero from Cagliari
Cagliari is quite a popular destination in Sardinia, and is also well connected by road to Alghero. The SS131, or the ‘Carlo Felice’, should be taken towards Sassari. Along the way, motorists will pass over two tunnels which are roughly four kilometers from Sassari. Cross over the exits for the city of Sassari and leave the SS131 at the Alghero – Aeroporto turn-off. The SS291 will now lead you to the airport. Simply follow the airport signs.
Motorists will find adequate parking at Alghero Airport, and a single terminal building which has recently been modernized and extended to handle a greater number of passengers. Currently, approximately one and a half million passengers per year make use of the airport, and the terminal has a potential capacity of two million. The terminal is well equipped with a variety of facilities, which include a full service bank, cash machines, currency exchange facilities, telephones and a pharmacy. Baggage protective services are located in the arrivals area, along with the ticket office. A number of shops are located within the terminal, including a duty free store in the departures area, and an adequate selection of Sardinian snacks and meals can be enjoyed at the few cafés, bars and restaurants. The terminal building is easy to navigate and also completely accessible to disabled passengers, with ramps, lifts, adapted toilets and telephones, and reserved parking areas.
Passengers who would like to travel to the airport via other transportation options can choose between a variety of bus and taxi services. The bus and coach companies in operation from the airport include the ARST and FDS (Ferrovie dello Sardegna) Buslines, Fara Viaggi, Redentours Deplanu, Logudoro Tours, Autolinee Pani, Digitur Buslines, Nuragica Tours and Turmo Travel, and they travel from various destinations, including Alghero itself. There is no train station at the airport, therefore passengers arriving in Alghero by train will need to take one of the bus services to reach the airport. Taxis are available on call, or from the main bus and train stations of Sardinian cities.
Further information about the services at the airport, or the Riviera Corallo region, is available at the information and tourist desks in the arrivals area of the terminal building.