Genoa to Olbia Ferry

The Genoa Olbia ferry route connects Italy with Sardinia and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Moby Lines service runs up to 11 times per week with a sailing duration of around 10 hours 30 minutes while the Tirrenia service runs up to 5 times per week with a duration from 10 hr.

So that’s a combined 16 sailings on offer per week on the Genoa Olbia route between Italy and Sardinia. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Sardinia page.

Genoa - Olbia Ferry Operators

  • Moby Lines
    • 11 Sailings Weekly 10 hr 30 min
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  • Tirrenia
    • 5 Sailings Weekly 10 hr
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Genoa Olbia Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Genoa Olbia route is a car and 2 passengers.

Genoa Olbia Ferry reviews

  • "Ferry crossing Genoa to Olbia"

    just to let you know we loved our trip on the 'Bithia'. The cabin was very comfortable. All staff were very helpful and polite. We hope to visit Italy in the future and take another trip on one of your ferries. Katharina Thomas and Stephen Smith GB.

    'Katharina' travelled Genoa Olbia with Tirrenia on Bithia

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  • "From Livorno to Olbia and back with Moby Lines"

    We had a good experience with this ferry operator. Everything went very well, including boarding, allocation of the cabins, and the meals in the restaurant were delicious. Compliments to all the employees and see you next time! Grazie mille a tutti!

    'Anonymous' travelled Genoa Olbia with Moby Lines

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  • "Good experience with Moby Ferries"

    We recently traveled with Moby Ferries from Genoa to Olbia (Sardinia) and found the experience quite pleasant. On the way to Sardinia we traveled during the daytime, without having booked a cabin, but as it was quiet (and we were travelling without a car) we could easily get seats in the entertainment lounge where we spend the day. Please note that there are no luggage lockers on board if you are travelling with luggage without a car and without having booked a cabin so if you want to wander around the boat you will have to either leave someone with your luggage or carry it around (or trust your fellow travelers). Loos were generally clean and there was sufficient staff on board to ask for directions/information etc. On the return trip which was overnight we had an en-suite cabin with bunk beds. Both the beds and the bathroom were clean and practical and sufficient for our needs (please note you get what you pay for, so ours did have a window but was on the small side)and we slept well that night! We used the bar in the entertainment lounge for most of our purchases on board and they serviced good coffee, drinks and snacks; the self service buffet is what any self service buffet is like (though with good pasta dishes) and we had a nice pizza from the pizza place on our return trip. Please note that the restaurants/pizza place are not open around the clock, so ensure you know the opening hours when you are on board and note that the fancier restaurant can only seat a limited number of people so you may have to queue for a table. All in all it was a pretty fun experience (there is also entertainment in the entertainment lounge, which is a bit of an acquired taste, I must admit, but the small children on the boat really enjoyed it).

    'Eva' travelled Genoa Olbia with Moby Lines

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  • "Check in was chaotic"

    We booked online and got a confirmation email. On the confirmation, it said that tickets must be picked up at the port, and besides the confirmation, we had no other proof that the tickets were purchased. On arrival at the port, it was not clear what was expected of us. The check-in point turned out to be an office (somewhere in a mall) which wasn’t located at the port. We had to leave the car somewhere else to go and collect the tickets from the office. The employee at the office barely understable, his English was as lousy as our Italian, so it was hard to communicate. After collecting the tickets, we had to return to the car and make our way to another place where the check-in point was located. Very inconvenient. We certainly were not the only ones who had to do this. More information in advance would be apprieciated, or just sending the tickets by mail would also be more convenient. Everything else was fine.

    'Anonymous' travelled Genoa Olbia with Tirrenia on Bithia

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Genoa Guide

The Italian city of Genoa lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is located in the Liguria region of Italy. The city's old town, which has a long and rich history in art, music, architecture and gastronomy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Additionally the city was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2004 and is also the birthplace of Niccolo Paganini and Christopher Columbus.

The maze of squares and narrow streets make up Genoa's historic centre. The city has influences of the medieval about it, along with 16th century and Baroque influences (San Matteo square and the ancient via Aurea, now via Garibaldi). Visitors can still see remains of the 17th century walls near to San Lorenzo Cathedral, which happens to be the most attended place of worship in Genoa.

Genoa's port is Italy's largest commercial and industrial port, and one of Europe's busiest ports in the Mediterranean Sea. The ferry terminal, located in the Calata Chiappella, between Ponte Asserto and Ponte Colombo, is on many levels and is accessible by passengers in wheelchairs. On the terminal's top level visitors will find waiting rooms and a shopping centre. Ferries operating from the port generally depart towards Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Spain, Tunisia and Morocco.

Olbia Guide

Olbia is an Italian city that is located in the north east of the island of Sardinia and its port received ferries from the Italian mainland and acts as a gateway to the Costa Smeralde and provides facilities and services for tourists. Olbia is not as appealing as Alghero or Cagliari but the old part of the city contains Roman Baths, an impressive granite church and a number of other historic buildings. Popular with tourists is the medieval Pisan Romanesque church which is hewn out of Galluren granite where, in the apse, there are two 13th century frescos with the one on the left depicting San Simplicio, the Patron Saint of Olbia. A popular festival in the city is the Festa di San Simplicio which is one of the city's biggest and is celebrated over three days in the middle of May.

Olbia's port is on an island linked to the town by a long causeway. Car ferries connect Olbia with mainland Italian destinations including Genoa and Civitavecchia, near Rome. Additional destinations are available from Golfo Aranci, a port to the north of Olbia.