Getting there & away
The main ARST (800 86 50 42; www.arst.sardegna.it) intercity bus station is on Piazza Matteotti.
FdS buses to Oristano (€6.50, one hour 35 minutes), Nuoro (€12.50, 3½ hours) and Sassari (€14.50, 3¼ hours nonstop) leave from outside the Stazione Marittima. The ticket office for most bus journeys is inside the adjacent McDonald’s.
The main Trenitalia station is on Piazza Matteotti. Trains service both Iglesias (€3.15, 1½ hours) and Carbonia (€3.50, 1¼ hours) in the southwest, while the main line proceeds northwards as far as Sassari (€12.70, 4¼ hours) and Porto Torres via the towns of Oristano (€13.60, 4¾ hours) and Macomer. A branch line from Chilivani heads out for Olbia (€13, four hours) and Golfo Aranci.
The FdS train station for trains travelling north to Dolianova, Mandas and Isili is on Piazza Repubblica. In the summer, the Trenino Verde scenic service operates several routes in this area.