To get to beautiful Sardinia by sea, the Genoa – Porto Torres ferries are an excellent solution. Departing by ship from Italy’s largest port is certainly advantageous, as well as comfortable. In the Mediterranean Sea, that of Genoa manages to compete in size and efficiency with that of Barcelona and Marseille. Its strategic location makes it possible to reach most of the western European routes. Although with COVID-19 the Ligurian port suffered a blow, around 1.5 million passengers still transited there.

With Traghetti Sardegna offer, you can book your Genoa – Porto Torres ferry route with the carriers Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) and Tirrenia. The journey with GNV lasts 12 hours and 30 minutes, while with Tirrenia 9 hours and 30 minutes during the day and from 10 to 12 hours and 15 minutes at night. You can travel from Liguria to Sardinia all year round, in fact at least one of the two companies guarantees routes all 12 months of the year.

On both ferries you can find excellent services. In particular on GNV there is halal multi-ethnic cuisine or vegan menus. Both vessels have a cinema on board as well as access to the many decks from which you can enjoy fantastic views. Discos, amusement arcades for young and old, bars, a lounge and numerous boutiques help to ensure that travellers are never bored.

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How to get to the port of Genoa

One of Europe’s largest commercial ports can be reached from anywhere in Italy thanks to excellent connections. Here I list all the ways to reach the port of Genoa.


If you are arriving by car from the west or French coast you need to take the A10; from the north A7 and A26; from the east A12. To get to the Ferry Terminal take the Genova Ovest exit and follow the road signs to the port, at the first junction take the causeway and then turn left after 100 metres following the signs Terminal Crociere – Terminal Traghetti.

Follow the signs for Porto Passeggeri past the tunnel and turn left towards the ferry area and follow the signs for embarkation. Should you not embark your car, there are several different parking options.


To arrive by bus, take number 18 from Genova Brignole train station or number 20 from Genova Principe station.


To get to the port by train, the nearest station is Genova Principe, which is about 700 metres from the cruise docks and about one and a half kilometres from the ferry docks. From Principe station it is possible to reach the ferry terminal on foot, by taxi (about €20) or by taking a city bus in front of the station.

Genoa Brignole station, on the other hand, is 7 km from the ferry terminals, which can be reached in a few metro stops.

Book the ferry from Genoa to Porto Torres at the best price!

Booking a ferry from Genoa to Porto Torres will be simple and cheap; you can check availability and prices in real time for all the ferries from Genoa to Porto Torres, you can choose the date and time you prefer, fill in the few details required for the booking and complete the purchase online with payment by credit card, PayPal, post office cheque or bank transfer, all in complete safety.

Through the Sardinia Ferries Offer you can book the route you prefer and receive your ticket by e-mail immediately after purchase. Our call centre is active seven days a week from 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. to solve any problem concerning your journey.

On-board services:

On-board accommodation

Various possibilities of accommodation on board for the Genoa Porto Torres route, cabins, seats or the simple deck passage.

Eating on board

Eating or having a drink on Tirrenia or GNV ships is a service to satisfy passengers: restaurant, self service, pizzeria, cafeteria bar.


On the Genova Porto Torres ferries you can really relax: live music, disco-dance room, games room, cinema and solarium pool.

Children on board

Both shipping companies operating on this route have dedicated services for children, from children’s menus to reserved play areas.

Dogs or pets on board

Pets may accompany their owners during the voyage and following the shipping companies’ guidelines.

Shopping on board

Perfumery, clothing, souvenirs or magazines, the boutique is a must on Tirrenia and GNV ferries.

Internet and Wifi

On board ferries on the Genoa Porto Torres route there is the possibility of using the Wifi satellite service so that you can surf in peace throughout your journey.