Civitavecchia (Rome) – Olbia
The ferry from Civitavecchia and Olbia (and or the other way around) connects Rome to Sardinia with this direct crossing. The crossing takes somewhere between 6 to 8 hours depending on whether you'll be sailing with a day or a night crossing and with which ferry company you'll sail to or from Sardinia. GNV, Tirrenia or Grimaldi lines. With 18 weekly crossings you'll have plenty of choice between different ferries.
Ferry from Civitavecchia, Rome to Olbia
On the route to and from Civitavecchia and Olbia there are 3 ferry active ferry companies. GNV, Grimaldi Lines and Tirrenia sail on the route that connects the Italian coastal city of Civitavecchia to Olbia, Sardina. There are 18 weekly sailings and travel times vary from 6 hours (Tirrenia) to 8,5 hours with GNV. On this ferry it is possible to bring your car. Civitavecchia is also famous as the gateway to Rome. This is also the best connection between Rome and Sardinia.
On this page you will find information and tips about these ferry routes to Olbia from Civitavecchia
Ferry Civitavecchia (Rome) – Olbia costs
If you want to travel by ferry to Sardinia and specifically from Rome (Civitaveccha) to Olbia or the other way around you can expect the following prices. The ferry between Rome and Sardinia takes you over 230 km in about 6 to 8 hours.
- Tickets are available from €42,- That is for 1 person without a car and a single journey.
- A crossing with a car and 2 people in will costs somewhere around €250,- (return), for the night crossing.- (test booking in October for summer 2023)
The prices of the boat tickets are very dependent on the season and the crowds, as you can see above. Specifically in peak season (summer) prices rise sharply for the crossing to the Olbia, Sardinia. Book early to get the best price and to be sure that you can bring your car, motorbike or camper on board. Also make sure to check the low fare calendar, a handy tool that helps you save money.
Timetable – schedule ferry Civitavecchia – Olbia
The ferry to Civitavecchia and Olbia sails up to 18 times per week, and up to 3 times per day with the ferries from GNV, Grimaldi, Tirrenia. Depending on which ferry you board the sailing time can differ between 6 to 9 hours. For the day and night crossing departure of the crossing can differ. Departure and arrival time differ per season but in general there are sailings leaving in the morning for the day crossing and sailings leaving in the evening for the night crossing. As said before Civitavecchia is also famous for being the ‘cruise' gateway Rome. There are several ferry companies sailing on this crossing with both day and night crossings!
To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when arrived.
Grimaldi Lines: Terminal 1 Autostrade del Mare Civitavecchia Città Metropolitana di Roma IT, Via Prato del Turco, 00053 Porto di, Italy
GNV: Varco Vespucci, Civitavecchia
Tirrenia: Terminal autostr. Mare – 00053 – Civitavecchia
Banchina Isola Bianca, 07026 Olbia SS, Italy
On board the ferry to Civitavecchia and Olbia
This (and more) can be expected on the ferries of to and from Civitavecchia and Olbia
- Outside Deck
- Childrens play area
- Sun deck
- Animal cabins
- Swimming pool
- Food and drinks
- Arcade hall
Alternatives to the Civitavecchia to Olbia ferry
Travelling to Sardinia? Then there are different crossings that will bring you there. When departing from or near Rome the ferreis leaving from Civitavechhia are the best choice. If you're looking to sail to Olbia but don't really care where you depart from, then you can choose for alternative routes such as Livorno Olbia, Piombino Olbia and Genoa – Olbia. If you're looking to take the ferry to Sardinia in general then you can look into the possibilites of taking a ferry to Porto Torres or Cagliari. You also have to option to departure from other ports with ferries leaving to Sardina: travelling from Nice to Golfo Aranci is a good option from the South of France.
Frequently Asked Questions ferry to Olbia (Sardinia) and Civitavecchia
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