Ferries for the port of Cagliari: information and connections with Sardinia

Are you looking for information on the port of Cagliari? It’s one of the main seaport where every day leave ferries for Sardinia and, thanks to its privileged position, is considered one of the most accessible ports.

During the high season the Tirrenia shipping company guarantees daily trips from the ports of Civitavecchia, Palermo and Naples, while during the winter months the service even decreases if it’s still guaranteed. In detail during the low season the connection with Civitavecchia ensures daily journeys in the summer and multi-weekly in winter, for a crossing of about 13 hours. The frequency of the route with the port of Naples provides twice-weekly routes taking about 13 hours. Finally, the connection from the port of Palermo provides, during the high season, weekly and biweekly routes for a crossing of about 12 hours.

Port of Cagliari

Buy the ticket for the port of Cagliari

If you want to book ferry tickets for Cagliari, all you need to do is fill in all the fields of the online booking system. In this way, you can consult, in a single screen, the prices and the times of all the races, with the relative companies.

After you have completed the payment process, the tickets will be spent by service mail (paying a supplement) or by e-mail in the printable version. For any need, don’t hesitate to contact our customer service, active from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 20:00: call our call center at 0565 960130.

To embark or disembark cars and passengers at the port of Cagliari

Boarding and disembarking are regulated by the rules established by the shipping company. Generally, it is expected that passengers without a vehicle can arrive approximately 1 hour before departure, while passengers with a vehicle are required to arrive approximately 2 hours before. The driver must follow the instructions of the on-board personnel to position the vehicle, which must usually be left with the handbrake applied and the first gear engaged. It’s forbidden to access the ship’s garage during navigation.

Companies for the port of Cagliari in Sardinia

The Tirrenia shipping company guarantees the daily frequency of the races.

How to reach the port of Cagliari

The port of Cagliari can be reached by car, plane or bus.

How to reach the port of Cagliari by car

The port of Cagliari can be reached along the State Road 131, then you have to follow the signs to Cagliari Centro and then to Centro-Porto. You can also reach Cagliari via the 125 State road, reaching the promenade of Quartu Sant’Elena and Via Roma, in front of the port.

How to reach the port of Cagliari by plane

Cagliari Airport is about half an hour’s drive from the city centre, where the port is also located. In this case we suggest you to arrive at the port of Sardinia directly by taxi.

How to reach the port of Cagliari by bus

At the disposal of the passengers there is a shuttle connection between the Rebirth Wharf and the embarkation platform.

The address of the port of Cagliari

The address of the port of Cagliari is Molo Sanità Stazione Marittima, Porto 09125 Cagliari.


The parking of the port of Cagliari is located a few meters from the city center and is divided into two areas: the historic port and the canal port. It is a paid parking and is open from 8:00 to 20:00 hours.

Port services

Il trasferimento dal Molo Rinascita fino alla banchina di imbarco del porto di Cagliari viene effettuato da un bus navetta con capacità fino a 116 passeggeri, attrezzato per trasportare anche passeggeri con ridotta mobilità.

The history of the port

The port of Cagliari, which was built by the Phoenicians, was highly important in the time of the ancient Romans and has become even more so over the years up to the present day thanks to its continual development and the numerous improvements that have been made.

The port you’ll find there today looks more or less the same as it did in the 1900s. In fact, up until 1860, the port was small and separated from the city by walls.

Inside was the “Sanità” building, from which the wharf gets its name; the name means “health”, and it was here that all the goods and animals that arrived were checked to prevent diseases and epidemics. Next to it was a doorway that connected the port to the Marina quarter and which was demolished along with the city walls.

After the Unification of Italy, restoration work began; the city walls and the Sanità building were destroyed, and the Sanità and Darsena wharfs were built, distancing the seaport from the Marina quarter.

Le tratte attive dal porto