How To Get From Corsica To Sardinia

Albeit close, getting from Corsica to Sardinia isn’t necessarily straightforward. The ferry from Corsica to Sardinia runs regularly, but the schedule changes just as regularly and it makes researching information actually frustrating. But don’t worry, I am here to help!

Corsica is the fourth biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is part of France and it’s located right above Sardinia: the two islands are only 11 km apart (about 6.8 miles) in the closest part of the Bonifacio Strait (known as Bocche di Bonifacio in Italian), a tiny piece of the sea that has been a challenging area to navigate since very early in history, because of its rocky seabed and constantly strong currents.

Corsica, like Sardinia, is a mainly mountainous region, whit cliffs overlooking stunning beaches, and typical medieval cities to explore and get lost in. Many people choose to visit both Sardinia and Corsica together, especially if they are planning to visit the North of Sardinia and the South of Corsica.

The two islands offer an incredible variety of activities and landscapes, and you can have a trip strictly focused on hiking and adventure or one spent sunbathing here and there.

If you want to hit both islands during the same trip, you are probably wondering how to get from Corsica to Sardinia. Continue reading, and I will share all the useful information.

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How To Get From Corsica To Sardinia

The only way of getting from Corsica to Sardinia is by ferry. Traveling by ferry from Corsica to Sardinia can have its downsides since the trip can be slow and not everyone is a fan of traveling by ferry – especially in the area since the Strait of Bonifacio always makes for rocky navigation – but it also has extremely positive aspects.

First of all, traveling by ferry from Corsica to Sardinia means you can bring your car with you, and have the total freedom to move around the two islands without being tied to the local transportation’s schedules (which are less than efficient); you can book a room and have some hours of rest while you wait for docking, and the process of embarking is ten times easier and more stress-free than that of boarding a plane.

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ferry from Corsica to Sardinia

Taking The Ferry From Corsica To Sardinia

As this is crucial information, it is worth repeating that there aren’t any flights connecting Corsica to Sardinia.

Ferries are the only viable option. The routes connect the South of Corsica with the North of Sardinia, the two closest sides of both lands. Unfortunately, the schedule is somewhat erratic and there are frequent changes, so you really have to keep an eye on it and make sure the ferry is available on the day you want to travel, and plan your trip around it.

Below are the main routes available. Keep in mind that since the schedule changes every month, I am not reporting it.

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Santa Teresa di Gallura

Ferry from Bonifacio to Santa Teresa di Gallura

This is the fastest option to get from Corsica to Sardinia, by crossing the Bonifacio Strait, the windiest stripe of the whole Mediterranean Sea. There are four daily crossing operated by two different companies.

The Moby Lines ferry from Corsica to Sardinia operates from April to October, and ferries depart daily at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm.

Ichnusa Lines also operates daily ferries departing at 10:30 am and 3:30 pm.

The crossing from Bonifacio to Santa Teresa di Gallura takes about one hour.

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Ferry to Sardinia

Ferry from Ajaccio to Porto Torres

There is only one route connecting Corsica to Porto Torres, operated by Corsica Ferries. The ferry departs from Ajaccio. The crossing lasts 4.5 hours. The schedule varies every month but ferries usually depart at 7:00 am. There are no crossings in June, July, August and September.

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Ferry from Bastia to Golfo Aranci

Ferries from Bastia to Golfo Aranci are operated by Corsica Ferries. The crossing lasts 5.5 hours and is available twice per week, with 6:30 am departures on Mondays and Thursdays throughout July. It appears there are no crossings in August, and they resume in September. At the time of writing, no crossings are available after mid September.

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Further Readings

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