"Let's take the secondary train, ... wherever it goes"
(David H. Lawrence, Sea and Sardinia, 1921)
The Trenino Verde is not a simple train, but one of the best ways to discover the uncontaminated landscapes of the island, through fascinating routes in the heart of Sardinia, in a timeless journey that will captivate you.
"Trenino" because it is a smaller vehicle than "ordinary" trains and uses a narrow gauge line.
"Green" because for long stretches the train travels through wild landscapes, where the presence of man is not felt and the green of the woods envelops the train as it travels.
The green train is the railway service managed and promoted by the former Ferrovie della Sardegna, now part of the ARST (Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti), which by providing a wide range of historical means of locomotion allow you to face a fascinating journey along suggestive and uncontaminated places throughout Sardinia.
Throughout the year the means available to the Sardinian Railway can be hired, thus creating a personalized journey both in the choice of the convoy and in the choice of itineraries, timetables and stops along the line. The price of the train journey depends on the type of vehicle and service requested.
Here is the list of the historical train fleet that can be used on rental:
• The Ade and Adm diesel powered rail cars (with 55 seats)
• Lde diesel locomotives and V2d model carriages (with 72 seats)
• The 1913 Baucchiero vintage carriages (with 48 seats)
• The Breda Steam Locomotive (However, the steam locomotive cannot be used in the summer period, due to regional fire prevention legislation.
STS will be happy to help you in the organization of your personalized trips, recommending the most suitable itinerary for your needs and making all the various possibilities offered available to you, thanks to our close collaboration with all the operators who offer the different services throughout the line. For any additional information please contact us.
During the summer period (mid-June to mid-September) the line is active every day except Tuesdays, with a train that leaves from Arbatax and one that leaves from Mandas, giving the possibility, to organize a day or multi-day trip all along the line. Below we propose the daily itineraries associated to the train. This information can also be useful as a valid starting point for those wishing to organize group travel with rental trains.
Ferrovie della Sardegna has two types of lines:
- the local public transport line (in red)
- the tourist lines (in green)
On the first type of line, services are carried out all year round to meet the normal mobility needs of the local population. The second type of lines, the tourist ones, are made by rental train or scheduled at different times of the year, which varies depending on the line.
The tourist lines are:
In 2021 many lines are still interrupted due to works along the line, which is why the sections that can be traveled today are:
STS Ogliastra will be happy to help you in the organization of your personalized trips, recommending the itinerary that best suits your needs and providing you with all the various possibilities, thanks to our close collaboration with all the operators who offer the various services throughout the line.
Choose your ideal itinerary:
Arbatax - Gairo Line:
Mandas - Seui Line:
Mandas - Laconi Line:
Palau - Sassari Line:
Bosa - Macomer Line:
Info e bookings
StS Ogliastra- info point e punto prenotazioni
c/o Stazione Trenino Verde
in Via Lungomare 21, 08048 Arbatax
Tel. (+39) 393.9303736 (anche WhatsApp)