Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia and is located on the southern coast of the island, in the Campidano plain. Sunny Cagliari is well known for its history and monuments, as well as for its beaches and natural beauties, combining the ancient with the modern. On Ferryhopper you will find all available ferry routes from the port of Cagliari: book ferry tickets and plan your ideal holidays in just 4 clicks!
How to get to Cagliari by ferry?
The port of Cagliari is connected all year long with mainland Italy through the ports of Civitavecchia, Naples and Palermo. There is also a daily connection with the famous seaside resort of Arbatax, located in the central-eastern part of Sardinia.
- Cagliari - Civitavecchia: The ferry connection from Cagliari to Civitavecchia is quite popular as you can easily reach Rome which is located 72 km from Civitavecchia. Ferry routes are served all year round and departures are scheduled mainly during the night. The route lasts about 13 hrs, so we advise you to book a bed cabin for a more comfortable journey.
- Cagliari - Naples: Many travelers choose this crossing as Naples is well connected with many other Italian destinations like Ischia and Capri. The connection from Cagliari to Naples is operated up to 2 times a week, with departures scheduled in the evening and the journey lasts about 14 hr 30 min.
- Cagliari-Palermo: You can travel by ferry from the island of Sardinia to that of Sicily all year long. The ferry ride between Cagliari and Palermo takes approximately 12 hrs and you can choose to transport your vehicle in order to explore every corner of Sicily!
- Cagliari - Arbatax: This ferry route connects two important places in Sardinia which are about 140 km away from each other. There are several weekly crossings from Cagliari to Arbatax and vice versa and the duration of the ferry trip is almost 5 hrs.
On Ferryhopper you can find all available ferry tickets types in order to choose the most suitable option for your trip. You can also take a look at the Ferryhopper interactive map with all the ferry connections from the port of Cagliari and book the most convenient ferry route for you.
What to do in Cagliari?
Cagliari is a historical place with a strong medieval character that can be noticed in the palaces, churches and works of art. Every corner of the center of Cagliari is a surprise, starting from the top with the Castle and going down to the ancient districts of Marina, Stampace and Villanova, with their artisan shops, trattorias and markets. Cagliari also offers many natural wonders: lagoon areas, green parks and Caribbean beaches that come alive during the summer, giving relaxation and fun to tourists and locals.
Βeaches in Cagliari
Cagliari is ideal to explore the beautiful southern coast of Sardinia and visit some magical beaches. There are shuttle services that leave from Cagliari for the most famous beaches, but they are available only during the summer. Ferryhopper suggests the following beaches near Cagliari:
- Cala Regina
- Calamosca and Cala Fighera
- Mari Pintau
- Porto Giunco
- Punta Molentis
- Su Giudeu
- Cala Cipolla
What to see in Cagliari?
Cagliari is a beautiful city with a great historical and cultural heritage as you can find many monuments and impressive architecture. Ferryhopper suggests you visit:
- Cathedral of Santa Maria
- Bastion of Saint Remy
- Sanctuary of Our Lady Bonaria
- San Benedetto market
- Citadel of Museums
- National archaeological museum
- Basilica of San Saturnino
- Castle of San Michele
- Public garden
- Elephant Tower and San Pancrazio
- Cloister of San Domenico
- Villa of Tigellio
- Marina district
- Roman amphitheater
What to visit around Cagliari?
Cagliari offers many natural attractions that worths a visit:
- The Molentargius Natural Park with pink flamingos
- The Is Zuddas caves
- The Seven Brothers Park
- The Devil's Saddle
In a short distance from Cagliari, there is also the picturesque town of Pula where are the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Nora. You can also visit the imposing Nuraghe Arrubiu (red nuraghe), in Orroli: a complex of nuraghi dating back to 1,500 BC
Food in Cagliari
Cagliari's gastronomy is a combination of land and sea that satisfies everyone's palates. Don't leave Cagliari without trying the tasty olives, the burrida, the bottarga, the malloreddus, the mussel and clam soup, and the Sardinian sausage - all accompanied by the famous Cannonau wine and the myrtle liqueur. As for desserts, you can try pardulas, candleus, seadas and pabassinas.
Where to buy ferry tickets from Cagliari?
Can't wait to take advantage of a weekend in historic Cagliari, lose yourself in its neighborhoods and escape to the magnificent beaches of the southern coast of Sardinia? Ferryhopper is here to help you find all the available ferry connections in order to book ferry tickets from Cagliari to Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and Arbatax quickly, easily and at the best prices!