Visiting the seluded island of Cagliari is no problem, with ferries covering the 475km route daily. Passengers wishing to travel from Rome to Sardinia can expect to choose from seven crossings per week. Tirrenia is the only ferry provider, with sailing times of approximately 13 hours. Passengers should be aware that frequency of ferries does change during seasons, so it is vital to check before travel. Booking ahead is advisable to avoid disappointment.
Tirennia offers a single departure every night of the week. Ferries leave the port of Civitavecchia at approximately 8:00 p.m. sailing overnight to reach their desination in Cagliari, Sardinia. The average journey takes 13 hours, allowing passengers to arrive the next morning, fresh from their travel at 08:45 a.m.
Civitavecchia, known as the "Port of Rome", is located 75 km north of the Italian capital and is a bustling hub of international travel. Civitavecchia train station is about 500m from the port with a Trenitalia shuttle bus service that connects with the local trains arriving from Rome. A promenade with restaurants and hotels is a short distance from the ferry port, for those wishing to stay overnight. Passengers wishing to park must book ahead and show their parking reservation.
When passengers arrive in Cagliari, they'll find the metropolitan hub a 20 minute walk away, but a free shuttle is advised to avoid busy terminal traffic. Not far from the harbor there is a connecting bus that links the port with Nora or Poetto beach. The train station is located a short 300m walk from the entrance to port, passengers must be prepared to show their passport on entry.