Cagliari (which means 'castle' in Sardinian) is the capital of the island of Sardinia and it's the biggest city with population of around 150 000 people. The city is located in the southern part of the island, so it is a good choice if you want to jump over to Sicily.
How to get to Cagliari ferry port
As a capital, Cagliari is easy to reach and well sign posted from anywhere on the island of Sardinia. The main roads that connects the city are SS 125 (Orientale Sarda), SS131 (Carlo Felice highway) and SS130 (Iglesiente highway). The Cagliari ferry port will be sign posted once you are in the area of the city centre.
You can reach the city also by a train. There are train connections with Olbia and Porto Torres. For further information about the train schedules you can visit the Trenitalia website - www.trenitalia.com or directly call them on the official phone they have. I have checked it for you and their phone number for customers is +39 892 021.
Another alternative is to catch a bus. The Arst Bus Service (Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti) runs through most main cities in Sardinia. Visit Arst Sardegna website for more information about the schedules of the buses.
Cagliari ferry port information
Address: Molo Sanita Porto di Cagliari, Cagliari 09123, Italy
Local Port Name: Porto di Cagliari
Phone: +39 070 679531
Fax: +39 070 67953345
GPS coordinates: 39.21254, 9.10470
Get directions on Google Maps here
2017 Cagliari to Palermo ferry Timetable and Ticket prices
Crossing time: around 12 hours
Company: Tirrenia Lines
Frequency and departure time in 2017:
From 1 Jan 2017 until 18 July and from 07 Sept until 31 Dec 2017
1 sailing weekly, always on Friday and always at 19:30
From 19 July until 06 Sept 2017
2 sailings weekly, Wednesdays at 10:30 in the morning and Saturdays at 19:30
Ticket prices in 2017: (the cost depends on the month)
Deck passage: 41 € to 42 €
Second class seat: 45 € to 49 €
Bed: 69 € to 80 €
Cabin: 113 € to 138 €
Car: + 90 €
* Please be aware that although we check and update the ferry ticket prices very often, they can vary.