The boats to visit the Nettuno Caves leave from the main harbour. There is a ticket counter where the small yatches are, selling tickets for the many trips to the caves.
Ask first, as if the sea is not calm, the boats could be cancelled.
Orange colored bus (FdS) via Fertilia to city center (Porta Terra, Via Cagliari /Via Vittorio Emanuele), you need to buy the ticket before (at the airport: small vending machine next to tobacco shop, city center: ticket office in Via Catalogna / Via Cagliari, in Fertilia: bakery in Via Pola near bus stop), € 0,70, every hour on the hour from the airport, on half hour from the city center.
Taxi will be € 22-28.
There is also every 2 hour a bus to Sassari, 4 busses per day to Bosa, 3 per day to Stintino an Porto Torres, 2 to Cagliari.
This is at Via Cagliari just by the park at the border ofold town.
You can work out what bus your want from the letters - first onwe is A for Alghero then
A A - second A for Aeroporto, the airport
A F - is for Fertialia
A O - is for the Hospital (and train station) - Ospedale Marino
A P - is for Liguria
Click the picture and all the stops are readable.
We were surprised to see a lot of people at the end of their holiday, wheeling their suitcases to the beach because they had several hours before their evening flight home. I found out from the Tourist Information Office that there was a 'left luggage office' at the Railway Station (only a few minutes walk from the Lido beach), which cost only a couple of Euros (?) for the day. We spent the last day on the beach, walked back to the railway station, and took a taxi to the airport. It's a lot less hassle!
I think bicycle is the most appropriate vehicle to get a trip in town or surroundings. Alghero get plain streets, so using a bicycle can be really a pleasure especially on the seaside. So, if you're not travelling with your own bike, why don't you rent one? Prices start from 3.00 euro/hour
A bus meets most flights into Alghero airport and makes the 20 minute journey into town, cost (Jan 2007) is just 70 cents.
The trip back departs around two hours before each flight, here is the current timetable, or look at the link for further info
An excellent alhegro car rental company offering 15 % reduction if you mention the name of mario Galasso is autonolotaxi farris carlo 079951874- his son on 3402214488 email@example.com
Speaks excellent English and there were very helpful and courteous,
We had to go home a day early and they took it in their stride with confidence.
Go to beach by stintino- world class.
There are about 4 local buses routes running around alghero,which one you catch depends which area yr staying in,but they all run into the old town gateway.
on arrival in alghero get a bus timetable from the tourist information centre or hotel.(times are not shown on the bus stop boards)
you cannot pay on buses you have to buy tickets in advance from either the hotel or the many tabbacconists. only about 60 eurocents a trip. when you get on bus you put the ticket into a slot of machine which prints on time and date (its a bit tricky and some times needs a bit of jiggling)
The taxi rank is just off to the left of the picture (Tourist Information Centre pictured) Via Vittorio Emanuele II opposite thelarge bank, Banca Nazionale di Lavoro.
We once needed a taxi in a hurry and I had earlier noticed that not one taxi had appeared during a 45 minute spell ! I procured a taxi company phone number and got one - it was the same guy who had run us ion from the airport ot the hotel ! Now, there is more than one cab driver in Sardinia, but, do take care as their appearacnes can be a bit ....sporadic !
If you have a plane or a train to catch, be sure to phone !
As in many towns where tourists flock, the colourful little tourist train will be found!
Alghero has it’s own brightly coloured yellow & red train! For a few Euros you can take a guided historical tour through the narrow streets of the old town & also ride along the road alongside the beach.
All for fun & educational too!
we also hired a car from www.autonoleggiosardinya.it (Thanks for the tip littlebush) We booked it over the internet, and picked It up and paid for it at the airport, it was only £56 pounds for two days and was great.
The roads in this part of Sardinia are quiet, and the drive from Alghero to Bosa is breathtaking.
To get to Alghero from Londom, wait for Ryanair to do their deals(I should be on commission you know!), we went for £49 but I know you cna go as low as £30!
You need a car to really explore the north west of Sardinia, in the Alghero region. There are buses but you wont get to all the good parts. Car hire is cheap. It cost us 64 euros for 2 days for a small fiat panda which is al you need on thsi island. Driving is fantastic, not a sole on the roads, the scenery is fantastic, the sun shining, absolutely perfect!
fuel is cheap too. We hired from www.autonoleggiosardinya.it
If you do use buses, they are dead cheap, 88cents from porto conte to alghero!
Bus service is very limited,especially off season,taxi fares are very expensive.
you must have your licence if you want to
hire a scooter.
car hire is expensive.
buses are cheap,but you must buy a ticket at the local agent before you get on.
bicycle hire is approx 8 euros for a day,
scooter hire from 45 euros.
both are very limited in availability.
We arrived to the island by plane directly from Madrid with Ryanair. The airport is not far from the city, like 15-20 minutes. There are public buses that leave every hour or so.
Flew into Alghero with Ryanair saw several budget airlines there too including Air One. Good connections by bus with the local area.