There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Sicily and Sardinia operated by 1 ferry company – Tirrenia. The Palermo to Cagliari ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 12 hours.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Sicily Sardinia crossing between Palermo and Cagliari.
Sicily can be found to the south of Italy and is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, separated from the mainland by the narrow Strait of Messina.
Situated at the meeting point between East and West, Africa and Europe, Sicily is truly at the crossroads of Mediterranean culture and offers much to see, to taste, and to do. With a varied landscape of glistening seas and restless mountains, the scenery creates a dramatic and lasting impression on those who visit.
With a host of natural wonders and long warm seasons, Sicily is an attractive year round destination for explorers and holidaymakers alike.
Sicily is a hub for ferry connections with ferry services operated by some of Europe’s biggest ferry companies travelling to and from most of the surrounding islands, ports on the mainland, Malta and North Africa via Tunisia.
Sardinia is a large Italian island in the Mediterranean Sea, immediately south of Corsica and north of Tunisia.
With nearly two thousand kilometres of coastline, Sardinia is more known for its expansive, mountainous interior laced with hiking trails. Unsurprisingly, incredible hilltop views come in abundance, but it also has beaches, bays and shorelines to rival anywhere in the world.
Sardinian culture is rich with peculiarities, with the calendar filled with exciting festivals and the cuisine reflecting a unique spin on the Italian classics, most notably the famed maggot-infused cheese. However, perhaps the most intriguing characteristic of Sardinia is the presence of nuraghi, fascinating Bronze Age stone ruinous towers and settlements shaped like enormous beehives.
Reaching Sardinia by ferry is a popular choice in southern Europe, given its convenient location in the Mediterranean Sea and frequency of ports along its coast. Not only can you sail from mainland Italy, numerous routes are available from various international cities, too.