Ferries Civitavecchia: information and connections with Sardinia

The port of Civitavecchia is one of the main Italian seaports. From here depart ferries to Sardinia. It’s located in a very comfortable position and can be easily reached by car, train or bus. Every day, from the port of Civitavecchia several runs depart to Sardinia, above all to the ports of Olbia, Arbatax, Cagliari and Porto Torres.

The main companies that offer the service are Sardinia Ferries, Tirrenia and GNV. The frequency of the routes depends on the season but is guaranteed one daily connection between Civitavecchia and Sardinia. During high season, the first route take place around 8:30 am while the last one is around 10:30 pm.

Port of Civitavecchia

How to buy a ticket for Sardinia from the port of Civitavecchia

Buying online ferry tickets for Sardinia is easy: just use our online booking system and fill in all the required fields. In an only one screen you can consult all the timetables and routes of the various Companies.

Tickets will be sent via email (printable tickets) or by postal service (with supplement). For any request or more information, you can call our call center, 0565 960130, active from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 08:00 pm.

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

The passengers must arrive at the seaport within the time indicated on the ticket: usually, 2 hours before if you have a vehicle or 1 hour before without a vehicle. Remember that the Company personnel will check the tickets during the trip. Passengers, therefore, must always carry a ticket and a valid ID.

Inside the ship, the passenger who drives the vehicle must leave the vehicle according to the personnel’s instructions. All embarked vehicles must be left closed, with the first gear engaged and with the parking brake applied. The access to the garage with the vehicle is allowed only to the driver: the passengers must use the lateral staircase with the nominal check-in ticket. It’s absolutely forbidden to access to the ship’s garage while vojage.

If the conditions of the sea or other causes beyond the control of the Company don’t allow the disembarkation of the vehicles, we will proceed to disembark as soon as possible.

Companies from the port of Civitavecchia to Sardinia

The main shipping companies serving Sardinia from the port of Civitavecchia are:

  • Sardinia Ferries;
  • Tirrenia;
  • GNV;
  • Moby;
  • Saremar.

How to reach the port of Civitavecchia

The port of Civitavecchia is well connected and easily reachable from all over Italy by car, by train, by bus or by plane.

How to reach the port of Civitavecchia by car

The port of Civitavecchia is easily reachable by car:

  • Autostrada A12 Roma – Civitavecchia;
  • SS 1 Via Aurelia;
  • SS 675 Umbro-Laziale;
  • SS 698.

How to reach the port of Civitavecchia by train

The line FL5 Roma Termini – Civitavecchia is connected to the main stations of the Rome’s subway. From the train station it’s possible to use comfortable shuttles that reach the maritime station.

How to reach the port of Civitavecchia by bus

Argo’s buses leave from the train station every 20 minutes and it takes 10 minutes to reach the destination. The ticket costs about 2 euro (luggage included) and can be purchased in front of train station.

How to reach the port of Civitavecchia by plane

If you choose to travel by plane, it’s useful to know that the port of Civitavecchia is well connected to the international airports of Ciampino and Fiumicino: once you arrive at the airport, you’ll have to reach Roma Termini train station and from there you’ll take a train until the port.

Address of the port of Civitavecchia

The address of the port of Civitavecchia is Molo Vespucci, 00053 Civitavecchia (RM).


The port of Civitavecchia offers three paid parking lots open from 6 am to 9 pm.

Service of the port

Inside the airport you will also find a convenient shuttle service with a frequency of 15 minutes. These vehicles, which are completely free to use, make it easy to reach the docks.

To leave your luggage, the main depots are located near Largo della Pace, near Varco Fortezza and inside the Civitavecchia station. Also in Largo della Pace and also at the Varco Vespucci, there are two infopoints, where you will find all the information you need on the port.

The history of the port

Born by the will of Emperor Trajan in 108 AD, the port of Civitavecchia, since ancient times, is known as the port of Rome, representing the hub for exchanges between the peoples of the “Mare Nostrum”. The port and the city developed together because the emperor’s intention was to guarantee in Rome port activities additional to those that he had created by extending the mouth of the Tiber.

Le tratte attive dal porto