Ferry from Genoa to Olbia (Sardinia)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Genoa and the town of Olbia in Sardinia operate only a few months of the year. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper without hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Genoa to Olbia

Genoa Olbia Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:45 Last trip: 23:59 Average duration: 11h 15m Price range: 26.61 € - 554.10 €
Olbia Genoa Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:15 Last trip: 23:59 Average duration: 11h 15m Price range: 27.60 € - 540.10 €

Is there a ferry from Genoa to Olbia (Sardinia)?

Yes, you can travel from Genoa to Olbia thanks to the seasosal ferry routes from mid-May to early October.

The connections are operated by 2 ferry companies: Moby Lines and GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci).

What’s the ferry schedule from Genoa to Olbia (Sardinia)

The Genoa - Olbia route serves 1-2 daily crossings. Ferries to Olbia from Genoa normally depart in the late afternoon or in the evening.

The first ferry to Olbia usually leaves from the port of Genoa around 17:30 arriving at the port of Olbia around 06:00 the next morning. The last ferry usually departs from Genoa at 21:00-21:30, arriving in Olbia at 07:30-08:30 the next day. On some days, there is also a midnight crossing from Genoa to Olbia.

Please, keep in mind that ferry schedules are subject to change and that, during high season, there might also be additional morning departures.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Genoa to Olbia?

The Genoa - Olbia ferry price starts from €26. The ticket cost varies depending on the type of vessel, vehicle and season.


On Ferryhopper, you can find the best available offers for the ferry trip to Olbia from Genoa. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest ferry prices for this route and book your ferry tickets easily and quickly.

Find out more about Sardinia ferry offers and schedules in 2024.


Infants and toddlers up to 3 years can travel from Genoa to Olbia free of charge. Children between 4 and 12 years enjoy reduced fares. There are also discount tickets for residents of Sardinia.

Ferry route info

How long is the ferry ride from Genoa to Olbia?

The Genoa - Olbia ferry time takes between 10 hr and 12 hr 30 min, depending on the ferry operator.

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Is there a high-speed ferry from Genoa to Olbia (Sardinia)?

The connection from the port of Genoa to Olbia is normally operated by conventional ferries. The fastest ferry from Genoa to Olbia takes about 10 hr.

What’s the distance between Genoa and Olbia?

The distance between the port of Genoa and Olbia is 219 nautical miles (approximately 400 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Olbia from Genoa (Sardinia)

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Genoa to Olbia:

  • For a more comfortable trip, we suggest you book a cabin, relax and enjoy your trip to Olbia. Also, it’s better to book your cabin in advance as availability might be limited during high season.
  • During the summer, we recommend you arrive 1 hour before departure at the port of Genoa to avoid delays and overcrowding.
  • Read our Olbia travel guide and find out more useful travel tips.
  • You can also catch the ferry from Genoa to Porto Torres by hydrofoil and explore one of the most magnificent places of northern Sardinia!

Where to take the ferry from Genoa to Olbia

Ferries and hydrofoils to Olbia depart from  the Piazzale Iqbal Masih pier at the port of Genoa. It’s one of the busiest ports in Italy and it is located very close to the city center.

You can easily reach the port by taking the bus or the metro, while there are also private parking lots close to the port. Also, near the port of Genoa, your can find a shopping center with shops, dining options and a supermarket.

Can I travel on the ferry from Genoa to Olbia with a car?

Yes, you can embark your vehicle on the conventional ferries serving the Genoa - Olbia route.

Given that the most convenient way to get around Sardinia is by car, we recommend that you bring along your vehicle.

Ferry luggage

Each ferry company has its own luggage policy:

  • On GNV ferries, you can bring up to 2 pieces of luggage on board.
  • As for the ferry company Moby Lines, there are no restrictions on the number, weight or size of baggage.


The hydrofoils and ferries that operate the route from Genoa to Olbia offer different types of cabins: interior cabins, sea view, suites and cabins specially designed for people with disabilities.

Pet travel

On the GNV and Moby ferries that operate the connection from Genoa to Olbia, you can bring your pet on board for an additional fee. Make sure to include your pet in the booking and fill out all necessary information.

A carrier or cage is required for small pets. As for larger pets, they must wear a muzzle and a leash. Note that pets can also travel in special pet-friendly cabins.

For more information on the documents and conditions required to travel with a pet, we recommend contacting the company you have booked with.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Genoa to Olbia

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