Ferries to Sardinia - schedule information and ticket prices.
Taking a Ferry from Italy to Sardinia
While the trip from Calabria to Sicily by ferry is less than a half-hour, the trip from Italy to Sardinia can take you 7 or more hours. If you want to reach Sardinia by boat, there are a few ports available.
The main departure points on the Italian mainland for Sardinia are:
Civitavecchia (close to Rome)
La Spezia (near the Cinque Terre)
The ferry companies that do the trip to Sardinia:
Grandi Navi Veloci
Some sample ferry routes and prices are listed here, but you can view more detailed information for the pricing by clicking on the right menus.
Civitavecchia-Cagliari – Tirrenia Ferries; one-way from €140 for 2 people in a double cabin with no vehicle; crossing time of roughly 9 hours (overnight)
Civitavecchia-Olbia – SNAV; one-way from €180 for 2 people in a double (external) cabin with a small vehicle; crossing time of roughly 8 hours
Genoa-Olbia – Moby Lines; one-way from €162 for 2 people with a small vehicle plus a double (internal) cabin; crossing time of roughly 11.5 hours (overnight)
Livorno-Golfo Aranci – Corsica/Sardinia Ferries; one-way from €95 for 1 person in a small vehicle plus 1 bed in a 4-bed cabin; crossing time of roughly 10.5 hours (overnight)
Livorno-Olbia – Moby Lines; one-way from €60 for 1 person with no vehicle plus a seat on board (no cabin/bed); crossing time of roughly 9.5 hours (overnight)
Naples-Cagliari – Tirrenia Ferries; one-way from €220 for 2 people with a small vehicle plus a double (internal) cabin; crossing time of roughly 16 hours (overnight)
Sardinia is part of Italy and it is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is also the second largest Italian island (after Sicily) with total area of 24,090 sq. km. In fact, the island is located closer to Africa than to Italy. It is part of the territory of Italy and has the status of an autonomous region - the local population has its own Parliament. According to the latest statistics from June 2014 the island has 1.66 million residents. The largest city and capital of Sardinia is Cagliari with around 150,000 inhabitants.
The coasts of Sardinia are mostly high and rocky, with long and relatively straight stretches of coastline, with many inlets and with various smaller islands off the coast.
The weather is mild in the winter and hot in the summer. The sea is fantastically beautiful and the water is extremely clear, making this island popular among the lovers of diving.
Sardinia is connected by 10 ferry routes from Italy, Sicily, Corsica and Spain with around 10 crossings operated on a daily basis.
Companies that run ferries to Sardinia in 2016:
Italy - Sardinia: Tirrenia Navigazione, MOBY Lines, Grimaldi Lines, Grandi Novi Velocy
Sicily - Sardinia: Tirrenia Navigazione
Corsica - Sardinia: MOBY Lines, Corsica Sardinia Ferries
Spain - Sardinia: Grimaldi Lines