a VirtualTourist member asked on Aug 2, 2016
Going to Sardinia in September and would like to try the Little Green Train but am unable to find a timetable that I can understand. Does anyone know where I can find a timetable in English.
Hmmmn, well, for a tourist train, the lack of English support is surprising. The official website - http://www.treninoverde.com/ - has no English...and no timetable either. Instead, the instructions tell you to "acquire a ticket", and when you put in a route and date, then the system will tell you when the train is. For example, I put in Bosa to Macomer on Saturday, Sept 10, and the response was that the train departs Bosa at 16:00 (4 pm), and arrives at Macomer at 17:50 (5:50 pm). The ticket is 12 euro one way.
Did you have a particular route in mind?
You can't find a time table on internet, best thing you do go to visitor center when you are in the island they're able to give you timetable and they tell you where to catch the train
Here's the routes
· Nulvi - Palau
· Mandas - Arbatax
· Macomer - Bosa Marina
· Isili - Sorgono
Our favorite route was "Mandas to Arbatax" this is the longest ride and believe me is really worth a ride. Do not forget to take some drinks. Bring a cushion the hard wooden benches can produce nice saddle pain.
I find it really hard to understand why the Sardinians find it so difficult to make life easy by providing useful information such as timetables and prices, let alone doing so in other languages.
Anyhow, I just wanted to point out that currently the Treninoverde does not come to Arbatax due to work on the line.
I believe services stop and start at lanusei.
Still a delightful journey, but a towel or cushion to sit on is a good idea.
Thank you for the info Sardo, our last visit to Sardinia was in 2013. We're lucky and able to take the green train to Abatax then. It is indeed hopeless to find info about the island, I think because Sardinia is not very touristy is off beaten path destination of Italy, but is beautiful to explore