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Bus

ARST buses run from the bus station on Viale Sardegna to destinations throughout the province and beyond. These include Dorgali (€2.50, 45 minutes, six daily), Orosei (€3.70, 55 minutes, 10 daily), San Teodoro (€6.10, two hours, five daily), Olbia (€8.10, 2¾ to 3½ hours, three daily) and Tortolì (€5.50, two hours, five daily). There are also regular buses to Oliena (€1.90, 20 minutes) and Orgosolo (€2.50, 35 minutes). Two daily nonstop buses connect with Cagliari (€12.50, 2¾ hours).

Deplano also runs up to five daily buses to Olbia airport (€8.10, 1¾ hours) via San Teodoro (€6.10, 1¼ hours).

For Alghero, Redentours has two daily buses (€18, 2¼ hours), for which bookings are required.

Car & Motorcycle

The dual-carriage SS131dcn highway skirts Nuoro to the north, running between Olbia and Abbasanta (where it joins the north–south SS131 Carlo Felice highway). The SS129 is the quickest road east to Orosei and Dorgali. Other roads head south for Oliena, Orgosolo and Mamoiada.

Train

The train station is west of the town centre on the corner of Via Lamarmora and Via G Ciusa Romagna. ARST operates trains from Nuoro to Macomer (€4.90, 70 minutes, six daily Monday to Saturday), where you can connect with mainline Trenitalia trains to Cagliari (from Macomer €11, 1½ to 2¼ hours, eight daily).