The Ajaccio Porto Torres ferry route connects Corsica with Sardinia. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Corsica Sardinia Ferries. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours 30 minutes.
Ajaccio Porto Torres sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Ajaccio is the largest settlement on the French island of Corsica. The town is perhaps most famous for being the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1769. He was born in Casa Buonaparte which is now open to the public. The town's airport, Ajaccio napoleon Bonaparte Airport, has also been dedicated to him. Lying around 210 miles to the south east of Marseilles, the town is located on the south west coast of Corsica and has a sheltered position at the bottom of wooded hills on the northern shore of the Gulf of Ajaccio. The town's harbour is located to the east of the original citadel below a hill overlooking a peninsular which protects the harbour.
There are almost daily ferries operating from Ajaccio to the ports of Marseilles, Toulon and Nice on the French mainland. These services are supplemented by ferries to Livorno on the Italian mainland and to Sardinia, along with services to Calvi and Propriano.
Ajaccio has also become a stopover for cruises with a total of 418,086 passengers in 2007 - by far the largest in Corsica and the second in France (after Marseille, but ahead of Nice/Villefranche-sur-Mer and Cannes).
The Italian town of Porto Torres lies on the west coast of the island of Sardinia, and is around 25 km to the east of the Gorditanian Peninsula. The town, with its 2,000 years of history, is a lovely place to visit and contains both a mass of culture and beautiful beaches. The town was founded in 46 AD by Julius Caesar and still visible are the remains of the ancient town of Turris Libisonis. A popular attraction in the town is the National Archaeological Museum and archaeological site where important artefacts are on display that include the ancient spa and where it is possible to walk along the paved streets and see the houses that are decorated with lovely multi coloured marble. Also in the town are a number of parks and green areas that are open to the public and are a great place to relax and take in the flora and fauna. There are also many restaurants in Porto Torres where visitors can sample and enjoy the local cuisine.
The port is connected by ferries with Genoa, Marseille, Toulon, Barcelona, Civitavecchia, Propriano.