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Livorno to Olbia Ferry

The Livorno Olbia ferry route connects Italy with Sardinia and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Moby Lines service runs up to 14 times per week with a sailing duration of around 7 hours 25 minutes while the Grimaldi Lines service runs up to 14 times per week with a duration from 7 hours 30 minutes.
So that’s a combined 28 sailings on offer per week on the Livorno Olbia route between Italy and Sardinia. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Livorno - Olbia Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 2
Operators Grimaldi Lines & Moby Lines
Average Price £306*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 24
Average Sailing Duration 8h 56m
Fastest Sailing Duration 7h 25m
First Ferry 09:00
Last Ferry 22:30
Distance 162 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Livorno to Olbia?

    The ferry crossing time from Livorno to Olbia is approximately 7h 27m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Livorno to Olbia?

    Livorno to Olbia ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Livorno to Olbia is £177.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Livorno to Olbia?

    There are 2 popular ferry operators for Livorno to Olbia. These are
    • Moby Lines
    • Grimaldi Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Livorno to Olbia?

    Book ferries from Livorno to Olbia through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Livorno to Olbia?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Livorno to Olbia with
    • Moby Lines
    • Grimaldi Lines
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Livorno to Olbia?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Livorno to Olbia with
    • Moby Lines
    • Grimaldi Lines
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Livorno to Olbia?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Grimaldi Lines
  • How far is Olbia from Livorno?

    The distance between Livorno to Olbia is approximately 162 nautical Miles.

Livorno Olbia Ferry reviews

  • "Genoa to olbia"

    Cabins comfy makes a long trip pass quick. Shower ok.  On way over to Sardinia we got 4 berth cabin and it was ideal, clean etc with bathroom.  On way back shower in our cabin leaked all over the bathroom floor, however apart from that journey was great like last time although 2 hrs late in docking. Made no difference to us.  

    'Moby Otta' travelled on Moby Otta

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  • "5 hours sleep is 4 hours sleep"

    Great boat, cabin etc.. was hoping for 5 hours sleep but you get kicked out an hour before you land! Just so you know!

    'Moby Aki' travelled on Moby Aki

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  • "Motorcycle trip to Sicily"

    Biggest problem was finding the port in Livorno, as multiple roadworks defeated our SATNAV - very frustrating, but eventually followed a camper van who seemed to know where he was going!! Loading was quick and efficient, but "slot" allocated to m/cycles very narrow, and required backing out on arrival - not easy on a big tourer. The cabin was great and very comprehensive, the crossing smooth and the food excellent at a reasonable price. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Recommended crossing, but allow plenty of time to find the correct port!!

    'Zeus Palace' travelled on Zeus Palace

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  • "Pedestrians enjoying a smooth crossing"

    Pedestrians can get onto the ship 2.5 hours before the ship sails although once you've been through security, and are out on the tarmac, the signage to your ferry is not clear (!) and as there were 4 ships docked on the quayside we had to ask which ferry was ours, which was easy enough to do as the staff on the dockside spoke English. Suggest you book a cabin (like we did) in order to have somewhere comfortable to sleep during the overnight 10.5 hour crossing and to have somewhere safe to put your luggage (cost for a double cabin just over £100); otherwise you have to sleep on passenger seats or on the floor. People who hadn't booked a cabin brought their own "mattresses", sleeping bags and pillows. There is a super restaurant with well cooked food served by delightful waiters (where we dined) and also a self-service restaurant and bar (which we didn't get round to using). Ship docked at 8:30am instead of 8am. Cabin was clean and had a shower and toilet. I'd do it again.

    'Moby Otta' travelled on Moby Otta

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Livorno Guide

The Italian city and port of Livorno lies in the Ligurian Sea on the western coast of Tuscany. Much of the original street layout and architecture has been retained in the New Venice area of the city. In this area visitors can see old bridges, narrow lanes, noblemen's houses and a network of canals that were used to connect its port to the city's warehouses. Also of interest are many fine examples of neo-classical buildings, museums, public parks and cultural institutions. Containing memorabilia, documents and operas by the composer Pietro Mascagni, who lived in the city, is the Museo Mascagnano and is well worth a visit. Organised by the Traditional Theatre of Livorno, some of Mascagni's operas are performed during the lyric music season.

The city's port is the third largest on Italy's west coast and provides many services and facilities including cargo handling and passenger services. The port's facilities include wheelchair ramps, toilets and shower facilities for passengers. There are also bars, restaurants, a conference centre, banks and a passenger information kiosk. From the port, there are ferry services to Bastia, Olbia, Golfo Aranci, Cagliari and Tunisia.

Olbia Guide

Olbia is an Italian city that is located in the north east of the island of Sardinia and its port receives ferries from the Italian mainland and acts as a gateway to the Costa Smeralda and provides facilities and services for tourists. Olbia is not as appealing as Alghero or Cagliari but the old part of the city contains Roman Baths, an impressive granite church and a number of other historic buildings. Popular with tourists is the medieval Pisan Romanesque church which is hewn out of Galluren granite where, in the apse, there are two 13th century frescos with the one on the left depicting San Simplicio, the Patron Saint of Olbia. A popular festival in the city is the Festa di San Simplicio which is one of the city's biggest and is celebrated over three days in the middle of May.

Olbia's port is on an island linked to the town by a long causeway. Car ferries connect Olbia with mainland Italian destinations including Genoa and Civitavecchia, near Rome. Additional destinations are available from Golfo Aranci, a port to the north of Olbia.

Livorno to Olbia Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 04/12/2023 and 10/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Moby Lines 10:00 19:00 9 hours Wed, Thu, Fri
Grimaldi Lines 10:30 19:30 9 hours Wed, Thu, Fri
Grimaldi Lines 21:30 07:30 10 hours Mon, Sun
Moby Lines 22:00 07:00 9 hours Everyday
Grimaldi Lines 22:00 08:30 10 hours 30 minutes Sat
Grimaldi Lines 22:30 07:30 9 hours Wed, Thu, Fri
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