Ferry to Porto Torres
Organize your trip by ferry to Porto Torres, a small town and busy ferry port in northern Sardinia, in the Province of Sassari and enjoy a wonderful vacation!
Porto Torres is situated on the northwest coast about 25 kilometers (16 mi) east of the Gorditanian promontory (Capo del Falcone) and on the spacious bay of the Gulf of Asinara. Porto Torres was founded by the Romans during the 1st century BC as “colonia Turris Libisonis” in latin and it was the first Roman colony in the island considered as the main port on Sardinia’s north coast. It remained one of the island’s key ports until the Middle Ages and was the capital of the Giudicato di Torres.
With a selection of up to 24 sailings weekly, ferry routes Porto Torres connect Sardinia with France, Corsica, Italy and Spain. Although Porto Torres is a very interesting city able to capture the attention of its visitors, tourists will be tempted to embark on a ferry to Asinara - the main excursion in this area. Asinara has been a natural park. Activities such as fishing the sea bed are prohibited so today it is one of the richest in the world. Through the Porto Torres ferry timetable, visitors can plan and organize their journeys and thus enjoy the fascination of the underwater world in Assinara.
Through our online booking engine you are able to examine ferry schedules to Porto Torres along with price comparison and finally, secure your ferry tickets by booking them in advance.
Porto Torres Ferry Connections
The port of Porto Torres Sardinia is bustling in summer months from travelers all around the world. Due to its location among Italy, France and Spain, it offers connections with Genoa, Marseille, Toulon, Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Porto Vecchio and Propriano. Since the journeys are long and sometimes tiring, have in mind that the ferries which operate provide various accommodation options in order to choose what is more suitable for you.
Ferry Civitavecchia - Porto Torres: the ferries depart at least twice a week and the maximum time they require to drop anchor is 7 hours
Ferry Genoa - Porto Torres: a very popular and frequent route which takes place everyday with an average time of around 12 hours. Genoa is a common departure point for those who are coming from central Europe.
Ferry Barcelona - Porto Torres: two times per week, the ferries connect the immense port of Barcelona with Porto Torres in around 13 hours
Porto Torres Port
Following the port of Olbia, Porto Torres port is the second biggest in Sardinia. Located in the northwestern part of the island and only just a few meters away from the city center, the port is very modern, artistic and contains a marina as well which is considered to be the heart of the area. Around, you can find archeological sites such as the imposing Torre Aragonese, while also shops, cafeterias and restaurants. The town is well connected with Sassari and other major cities in Sardinia.
Check below your options in order to reach the port of Porto Torres depending on where you are starting from:
Alghero - Fertilia Airport to Porto Torres Port
Upon arrival at the Alghero - Fertilia Airport, you can get to the Porto Torres Port easily by train, bus and taxi. See below your alternatives in further detail.
Note that, in order to get to Porto Torres port from the Alghero - Fertilia Airport, you first have to arrive at Sassari where the distance between it and Porto Torres is 17 km.
The trains depart from Sassari station and go directly to Porto Torres 5 times a day and every day. The journey lasts approx. 15 minutes. Please visit Sassari Trains for more information.
All bus services depart from Sassari Via Padre Zirano station and arrive at Porto Torres. They operate hourly and every day. The journey lasts about 30 minutes. You can check the Porto Torres Buses for the schedules.
Taxis are omnipresent in the town of Sassari. Grab one and go directly to Porto Torres with the cost of 35-40 Euros. More information at Sassari Taxis.
Porto Torres to Porto Torres Port
You can easily get to Porto Torres port from the city center even on foot since it is only 500 meters. Otherwise, you can grab a taxi since there are many around town.
Holidays in Porto Torres
Most passengers don’t stay for holidays in Porto Torres, but head to other destinations on the island. Those who decide to spend some time in the city may find some interest in a couple of worthwhile sights such as:
- The Basilica di San Gavino, one of Sardinia’s most important Romanesque churches, which can be seen by passengers who arrive at the port. Built between 1030 and 1080, the basilica is an impressive and architecturally important structure. Before leaving with ferries from Porto Torres, tourists should explore the interior of the Basilica whose crypt holds several Roman sarcophagi.
- Dating back to the 14th century the Aragonese Tower was constructed during the period when the Spanish Kingdom of Aragon ruled southern Italy in order to protect the kingdom from various invaders. With an octagonal shape the 14 meters high building has three levels, the lower was used as a water tank, the first floor as a residence and the last as a terrace with walkaways for the guard. During the 20th century the tower was transformed into a lighthouse.
- The Archeological National Museum Antiquarium Turritano, with an exhibition of the archaeological findings from the excavations carried out through the years.
If you have the chance to be in Porto Torres at the end of August you can attend the festival called “Suoni and Sapori” which combines the listening of music composed by local musicians and the tasting of local specialties.
- Another interesting procedure is to attend the “Fisherman’s regatta” is a competition between the fishermen who use only traditional equipment for fishing without any modern facilities.
- The Beach of Balai, a small inlet with the Sanctuary of San Gavino a Mare, a small church in honour of the three martyrs Gavino, Proto and Gianuario.
- The Beach of Pelosa (Stintino) is considered one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sardinia. At a distance of 30 minutes driving you will find a wonderful organized place with bars, restaurants and shops to spend the whole day by one the cleanest seas in Italy.
- Another worth visiting beach is Platamona Beach, 7th km away from Porto Torres, ideal for swimming and long walks by the sea.