Ferry from Sardinia to Rome

Ferry to Rome - Bicycle with flowers in the old street in Rome, Italy.

Board the ferry from Sardinia to Rome and start your journey from a famous Italian island in the Mediterranean to one of the most beautiful destinations, Rome!

Sardinia is an independent part of Italy and the second largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily. It is an island of typical Mediterranean beauty, with white beaches, a wild interior, ancient settlements and a complex history that attracts a large number of naturalists every year.

Rome is the capital of Italy and has a population of 2.8 million inhabitants. The city is located on the banks of the Tiber River and was founded on top of seven hills. In particular, the area around Palatine Hill and Capitoline Hill would later become the center of power of the vast Roman Empire. You can find here many ruins and excavations of the Roman Forum and the Colosseum gives you an impression of how gladiators were supposed to fight in this huge Roman amphitheater. The Pantheon, now a church, has its distinctive round, open roof and is one of the best preserved buildings from the Roman era. And the Via Appia takes you back in time along one of Rome's oldest streets in Italy. Basically, the city of Rome is a huge museum. So it's no surprise that the entire historic center of the city is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Depart for the beautiful city of Rome and book your ferry tickets in advance as this destination is one of the most visited cities in Europe.

Sardinia to Rome ferry distance

The ferry distance between the port of Sardinia and Rome and more specifically from the port of Civitavecchia to the port of Olbia is approximately 222 kilometres, corresponding to 120 nautical miles.

Sardinia to Rome ferry schedule

Getting back and forth from Sardinia to Rome is easy, ferries operate all year round.
There are approximately 23 crossings per week. The number of crossings may vary depending on the time of year.

The most popular routes are:

  • Olbia to Civitavecchia: 5 weekly sailings
  • Porto Torres to Civitavecchia: 1 time weekly sailing
  • Cagliari to Civitavecchia: 1 time weekly sailing
  • Arbatax to Civitavecchia: 2 times weekly

Sardinia to Rome ferry duration

The ferry duration from Sardinia to Rome is usually around from 5 hours (with a high speed ferry) and 8 hours (with a conventional ferry), always depending on the port of your arrival.

Conventional and high-speed ferries from Sardinia to Rome

There are two types of vessels for the ferry trip from Sardinia to Rome. The conventional ferries offer the passengers a more comfortable ferry trip than high-speeds, in exchange for a longer journey. They allow you to book a numbered aircraft type seat or a bed cabin, while some ferry companies offer a suite or VIP area.

Useful tips for your trip from Sardinia to Rome 

  • Please, remember that you need to show up at the port at least 1 hour prior to your departure
  • In our Sardinia and Rome pages, you get the opportunity to check all available transportation options
  • Due to the Sardinia’s high demand in summer, consider booking your ferry tickets in advance
  • Use our online booking system so as to compare ferry prices and choose the most suitable vessel and accommodation type for your journey
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