Ferry from Sardinia to Corsica

dramatic view of The City Of Bonifacio, the city of cliffs, In Corsica, built on rising rocks from the sea

Explore the azzure waters of the Mediterranean by ferry! Discover routes, compare carriers and find the perfect itinerary with a ferry from Sardinia to Corsica!

Traveling by ferry between Sardinia and Corsica is a scenic and convenient way to get between the two islands. Here's a breakdown of the steps to follow:

Select your route & carrier

There are various ferry routes that connect Sardinia with Corsica, with varied journey times and frequency. The most common route is from Santa Teresa Gallura in Sardinia to Bonifacio in Corsica. Other routes include Porto Torres to Ajaccio and Porto Torres to Porto Vecchio.

Book your ferry tickets

You may purchase your ferry tickets through our easy-to-use booking platform. It is suggested that you book your tickets in advance, especially during high season. Ferry prices are subject to change, depending mostly on the season.

When reserving, you will normally need to give the following information:

  • Ports of departure and arrival
  • Travel date and time (considering both forward and return travels if applicable)
  • Total number of travelers (adults and children)
  • Whether you are traveling with a vehicle (car, motorcycle, etc.)

Check-in & board the ferry

Arrive at the departure dock long before your ferry's scheduled time. Check-in processes may differ depending on the ferry company, so leave plenty of time for any formalities. Typically, you will need to show your passport, booking confirmation and car registration. Once check-in is completed, proceed to the boarding gate as indicated.

Relax & enjoy the adventure

Ferry traveling between Sardinia and Corsica provides breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Many ferries include onboard facilities including restaurants, bars, stores and children's play spaces. Relax and enjoy the scenery!

Additional suggestions

  • Consider carrying some cash onboard because not all ships have ATMs or accept credit cards for all transactions
  • Pack light clothes and sunscreen, as well as a jacket or sweater for cooler evenings at sea. You can even bring your own snack since the prices on ships are quite expensive
  • If you are prone to seasickness, take some medicine beforehand

What is the distance between Sardinia & Corsica?

The shortest distance between Sardinia and Corsica is from Santa Teresa di Gallura to Bonifacio, which equals to 9 nautical miles (17 kilometers). From Porto Torres to Ajaccio is around 67 nautical miles (124 kilometers) and from Porto Torres to Porto Vecchio around 70 nautical miles (130 kilometers).

What is the Sardinia - Corsica ferry duration?

The duration of the journey depends on the vessel type, weather conditions and port of departure/arrival. 

  • Santa Teresa Gallura to Bonifacio: 50 minutes
  • Porto Torres to Ajaccio: 3-5 hours
  • Porto Torres to Porto Vecchio: 4-5 hours

About Sardinia & Corsica

Sardinia, Italy's second-largest island, is enchanting with its various scenery. Sparkling blue seas lap at its shores, while the hilly interior conceals lovely communities and archaeological treasures. Ancient Nuragic towers, strange stone constructions going back thousands of years, dot the island, whispering stories from the past. Sardinia's culinary scene will entice foodies with its fresh seafood, handcrafted pastas, and local wines.

Corsica, known as "The Island of Beauty," bears up to its name with breathtaking mountain ranges, lush forests, and beautiful beaches. Hikers and nature lovers will be in heaven, with trails winding through valleys and along the shore. Quaint villages situated on cliffs provide an insight into Corsican culture, while Genoese watchtowers and exquisite medieval cities reflect the island's rich past. Beach lovers may relax on smooth sand or rocky beaches, kayak through secluded coves, or do scubadiving to explore the deep. Don't miss out the opportunity to try Corsican cuisine, which is noted for its chestnut flour specialties, cured meats and delicious cheeses.

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