Genoa to Arbatax Ferry

The Genoa Arbatax ferry route connects Italy with Sardinia. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Tirrenia. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 15 hours 29 minutes.

Genoa Arbatax sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Sardinia page.

Genoa - Arbatax Ferry Operators

  • Tirrenia
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 15 hr 29 min
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Average Genoa Arbatax Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Genoa Arbatax route is a car and 2 passengers.

Genoa Arbatax Ferry reviews

  • "23 years Of Tirrenia outbound and return"

    departure on time. Good and clean cabin. Bad food at the self service restaurant. There are no seats for everyone on the deck, shame!

    'Francesco' travelled Genoa Arbatax with Tirrenia on Bithia

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  • "Kaos during transfers in Olbia "

    On the way back they had not informed us that had to be switched in Olbia!! The coordination of the car-debarkation was simply - Poor!

    'Hannes Milatz' travelled Genoa Arbatax with Tirrenia on Bithia

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  • "Unfriendly staff "

    The staff on the ship was generally unmotivated and unfriendly. We were sold croissants, although they had no more. Unfortunately, at first nobody wanted to help, ie get money back or new croissants. The employee at the cash register is then disappeared with our acknowledgment to fetch new croissants, but then not returned. The new employee at the cash register did not want to know about our problem, it is not as responsible. Finally after about 40 minutes of talking we have still got the missing croissants.

    'Roland' travelled Genoa Arbatax with Tirrenia on Bithia

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  • "What more could you want "

    Outward journey: ship hardly occupied, the deck we were almost alone in the cafeteria, the friendly man behind the counter had even time, to heat the rather expensive cheese salami sandwich. cabin is although loud engine noise, but otherwise TOP Return journey: ship very full and the deck locked. The lounges were pretty stuffed and cheese sandwich cold not edible. Cabin: The next morning, went for a short time at the toilet flushing nothing more, but otherwise the cabin again TOP: Clean beds and this time managed to get even quieter cabin. Too bad that there are no seating on deck. But if you know it, you can take something to sit on onto thee deck. remarkable the friendliness especially the cabin cleaning staff. Thanks also to direct ferries - has everything worked out great!

    'Anonymous' travelled Genoa Arbatax with Tirrenia on Bithia

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Genoa Guide

The Italian city of Genoa lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is located in the Liguria region of Italy. The city's old town, which has a long and rich history in art, music, architecture and gastronomy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Additionally the city was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2004 and is also the birthplace of Niccolo Paganini and Christopher Columbus.

The maze of squares and narrow streets make up Genoa's historic centre. The city has influences of the medieval about it, along with 16th century and Baroque influences (San Matteo square and the ancient via Aurea, now via Garibaldi). Visitors can still see remains of the 17th century walls near to San Lorenzo Cathedral, which happens to be the most attended place of worship in Genoa.

Genoa's port is Italy's largest commercial and industrial port, and one of Europe's busiest ports in the Mediterranean Sea. The ferry terminal, located in the Calata Chiappella, between Ponte Asserto and Ponte Colombo, is on many levels and is accessible by passengers in wheelchairs. On the terminal's top level visitors will find waiting rooms and a shopping centre. Ferries operating from the port generally depart towards Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Spain, Tunisia and Morocco.

Arbatax Guide

The Italian town of Arbatax is located on the island of Sicily and is surrounded by a magnificent range of mountains that are the island's highest. Located adjacent to the town's harbour is a 17th century tower and out to sea it is possible to observe the outline of the famous porphyritic reef known as "red rocks' from Arbatax. In the southern part of the headland, around 3 km from the town itself, is the S. Gemiliano Tower. These sites along with many others located inland from the town provide many opportunities for visitors to explore the town and surrounding area.

It is thought the town's name is derived from the Arabic for "14th tower" which may be a reference to the watchtower that was constructed by the Spanish to protect the town from attack.

From Arbatax port, ferry services connect to the Italian mainland via the ferry ports of Civitavecchia, Genoa, Fiumicino, Olbia and Cagliari.