How to get to Pula
The Hotel Flamingo/Mare Pineta where all the participants of the school wll be lodged, is located in Santa Margherita di Pula municipality and is easily reachable with public transport (google maps images).
Arriving by plane, the closest airport is Cagliari Elmas. We note that, especially for early september, which is still high season in Sardinia, the costs of the flights is usually greatly reduced if you book well in advance. From several cities in Italy and in Europe there are also low-cost flights (mostly with Ryanair and Easyjet) for which an early booking is even more convenient.
From the Cagliari Elmas airport you can take a bus to the Cagliari bus station. The bus leaves every 30 minutes at 15 and 45 minutes from 8:45 to 23:15. There are two further rides are at 00:00 and 00:30; the bus takes 10 minutes to get to Cagliari. The ticket costs 4 euros and it must be purchased at the automatic machine located at the right hand side of the arrival hall (the machine accepts only coins). In case the machine is broken you can purchase the ticket on board for 5 euros. The ARST bus stop is near the leftmost exit of the arrival hall.
Alternatively you can take a ferry boat to Cagliari. The harbour is in the city centre, close to the bus station.
From Cagliari ARST bus station there are busses to Santa Margherita di Pula every 50-90 minutes, form 6:30 AM to 7:35 PM. It takes about 1 hr to get to the hotel. The precise timetable can be found here. The final destination of your bus can be Sant'Anna Arresi, Domus De Maria, Chia or Teulada. The ticket office is inside the MacDonalds. The price is about 5 euros. Ask to the driver the exact stop for the Hotel Flamingo. The bus stops along the SS 195 road and the hotel is about 800 m from the bus stop, walking towards the sea. From the Hotel Flamingo you can then reach the Hotel Mare e Pineta with an internal path.
If the cost is not a problam for you, for about 80-90 euros (but ask the driver before leaving) you can catch a taxi from the airport or in front of the bus station. The travel time in that case is about 45 minutes.
For the last day of the school we will try to have a hired bus for the airport and Cagliari downtown leaving from the Hotel at the end of the School. Stay tuned for further infos.