Golfo Aranci ferry port in Sardinia is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Livorno, Piombino, Nice & Porto Vecchio available. With a selection of up to 30 Sailings Weekly, the port of Golfo Aranci connects Sardinia with Italy, France & Corsica.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 45 minutes on the Porto Vecchio service to 12 hours on the Nice service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Golfo Aranci fare search.
The port-town of Golfo Aranci, literally translated as The Orange Gulf, sits upon the jagged coastline of a peninsula to the north-east of Sardinia. This beautiful, Italian commune is built in a curve along a bay of the crystalline Tyrrhenian Sea. Once a thriving fishing village, the area has mellowed into an idyllic summer retreat where visitors can relax on the beach and bask in the sultry glow of the Mediterranean sun.
The port is located at the western end of town at a point where the narrow network of downtown streets, their edges adorned by a vibrant blaze of shrubs, trees and flowers across the entire spectrum of colours, open up into the industrial district. The ferry terminal is found on the most central of the three piers that shape the harbour. It is a relatively small facility with a few passenger amenities including a car-park with designated disabled spaces, a toilet, a check-in terminal and a neat system of lanes to help organise the traffic arriving at the port. A cafe with an outdoor seating area can be found near to the harbour too.
Golfo Aranci is supplied by a host of transport links that make travelling to and from the port a straightforward affair. A public transport terminal located just a 5-minute walk from the harbour hosts both bus and train routes to various locations across Sardinia including one train service that heads towards the historic city of Olbia. Only one road, the Via G. Marconi, leads in and out of the town, heading west over the inland hills towards the motorways that cut all the way across the large island.
A number of ferry routes leave from the port a few times throughout the week. Corsica Sardinia Ferries offer a northbound service to the town of Porto Vecchio on the nearby island of Corsica and a longer journey to the city of Livorno on the Italian mainland. Another route takes passengers along the western edge of Corsica before sailing to Nice on the coast of France.
Golfo Aranci Ferry Port is located on the North Eastern side of Sardinia. The main north to south road is the Carlo Felice SS 131 dual carriageway. From the north, depart the SS1 (State Road 1) and follow the signs for Golfo Aranci for 7 km.
Coming from the south, follow the signs for Golfo Aranci from the SS 131 road.
The port is located in Nuova Stazione Marittima.
The route of the State train line in Sardinia looks like a huge Y. The main route runs from Cagliari to Chillivani passing Oristano and then it splits (hence the Y), one side going to Sassari and Porto Torres and the other to Olbia and Golfo Aranci.
Buses run from Golfo Aranci Station to a number of destinations in Sardinia. ARST provide efficient bus services to Sardinian provinces and have a station in Golfo Aranci. For enquiries, visit www.arst.sardegna.it
Nuova Stazione Marittima, 07020 Golfo Aranci
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