Sardinia Winter Ferries

Sardinia Winter Ferries: one of the questions that more often you make us is how much easy is to get to Sardinia during the whole year. Thanks to tourism in fact is very easy to find a plane or a ferry to Sardinia during the Summer, but what happens during the low season? Does Sardinia get isolated? Or is it still easy to reach our island? Today we give you more details about ferries for Sardinia in Autumn and Winter.

Tirrenia CIN, Moby, Sardinia Ferries and Grimaldi Lines are the four ferry companies that connect Sardinia to Italy, France and Spain during Autumn and Winter. Here is some more detail about all the winter routes to Sardinia.

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Tirrenia Winter Routes to Sardinia:

Tirrenia CIN (simply called “Tirrenia”), is the ferry company that operates more winter routes to Sardinia, basically thanks to public funding for more than 72 million Euro per year. For the same reason who lives in Sardinia has some special discount all year long travelling with this company. Routes:

  • Genoa – Olbia (3 departures per week) – Duration:  10h – 11h (day crossing); 10h – 12h (night crossing) –  Operation whole year
  • Genoa – Porto Torres (daily) – Duration:  11h (night crossing) – Operation whole year
  • Civitavecchia – Olbia (daily) – Duration:  5h (day crossing); 8h (night crossing) – Operation whole year
  • Civitavecchia – Arbatax (2 departures per week) – Duration:  10h (night crossing) – Operation whole year
  • Civitavecchia – Cagliari (3 departures per week) – Duration:  13h – 16h (night crossing) Operation whole year
  • Naples – Cagliari (2 departures per week) – Duration:  13h 30mins (night crossing) – Operation whole year
  • Palermo – Cagliari (1 departure per week) – Duration:  10h 30mins (night crossing) – Operation whole year

Summer routes:

  • Genoa – Arbatax (2 departures per week) – Duration:  15h 30 -17h 30mins (night crossing) – Operation from 18/07 to 03/09 only (Summer)

Moby Lines Winter Routes to Sardinia:

Moby has the same property of Tirrenia, so the two companies coordinate their routes, scheduling and pricing.

  • Genoa – Olbia (3 departures per week) – Duration:  10h – 11h (day crossing); 10h – 12h (night crossing) – Operation whole year
  • Civitavecchia – Olbia (daily) – Duration:  5h (day crossing); 8h (night crossing) – Operation whole year
  • Bonifacio (Corse, France) – Santa Teresa di Gallura (daily) – Duration: 50 mins – Operation 24th march – 31st december
  • Livorno – Olbia (daily) – Duration: 6.30h – 7h (day crossings), 7h – 9h (night crossings) – Operation whole year

Summer routes:

  • Piombino – Olbia – Duration: 5h – 5h 15mins (day crossings) – Operation 1st june – 17th september

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Sardinia Ferries Winter Routes to Sardinia:

  • Livorno – Golfo Aranci (daily)  – Duration: 9/11 hours (day crossings) – Operation whole year
  • Tolone (France) – Porto Torres (usually on Sunday) – Duration: 14 hours (night crossings) – Operation whole year

Summer routes:

  • Nice (France) – Golfo Aranci

Grimaldi Lines Winter Routes to Sardinia:

  • Livorno  -Olbia (daily, 2 times a day) – Duration: 8 hours (day and night crossings) – Operation whole year
  • Civitavecchia – Olbia (from 2 departures in winter, to 3 in spring and 4 in Summer) – Duration: 7h15m (night crossings to Sardinia, day crossing from Sardinia) – Operation whole year
  • Barcellona (Spain) – Porto Torres (from 2 departures in winter, to 3 in spring and 4 in Summer) – Duration: 12h15m (night crossings to Sardinia, day crossing from Sardinia) – Operation whole year

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Ticket Prices:

As for the ticket price I suggest you to check in the official website of each ferry company, because it changes during the year, in Autumn and Winter they usually are much cheaper than in Summer, but it also depends on when you book it. Plus several bonuses, discounts, and special offers usually pop up during the year.

Ferry company websites:

photo credit: cover picture by Robert Pittman (CC BY 2.0), second photo by Marco (CC BY 2.0), all the others from Mega Andrea (Sardinia Ferries)
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