Versilia how to get there by bus

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Versilia is situated in Toscana. It is well known among turists for its beaches, night bars and vivid clubs. 

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Versilia map

 

It is possible to reach Versilia by bus and by train.

  • Buses

1. Florence – Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Massa, Marina di Carrara

From 1.07.16 to 31.08.16 buses of the bus company CTT make the following stops:

Viareggio 

Lido di Camaiore

Secco

Tonfano

Fiumetto

Forte dei Marmi

Cinquale

Marina di Massa

Marina di Carrara

The average journey time is 3 hours.

You can check the timetable here (summer 2016): Florence-Viareggio-Forte dei Marmi-Marina di Carrara (via A11).

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Viareggio

2. Lucca – Viareggio, F.Marmi, Marina di Massa, Marina di Carrara

Bus company CTT offers bus connections between Lucca and Marina di Carrara, making stops in  Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Marina di Carrara, etc.

The journey lasts around one hour and a half.

You can check the timetable and all stops here (winter timetable till 30.06):  Lucca-Viareggio-F.Marmi-Marina di Carrara

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 Forte dei marmi

3. Genoa – Marina di Massa, Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio

Buses of the bus company STAT TURISMO leave Genoa to Versilia every Saturday from 11.06 to 24.09.16 and leave Versilia every Sunday from 12.06 to 25.09. The average journey time from Genoa to  Marina di Massa, Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio is two hours.

You can check the timetable here (2016) GENOVA • Viareggio • MONTECATINI Firenze • Roma • FIUGGI 

You can check the prices here: tariffe in formato pdf

The prices will depend on where you get in/get off the bus.

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Marina di massa

4. Modena – Viareggi

The bus company Autolinee Lorenzini  connects Modena and Viareggio from  04.06 to 04.09. 2016. The bus stops in Marina di Carrara, Marina di Massa, Forte dei Marmi.

You can check the timetable and all stops here Linea estiva giornaliera Modena – Viareggio 2016

5. Parma, La SpeziaViareggio

The bus cmpany Autolinee Lorenzini offers such connection every Saturday from 09.07 to  20.08. 2016. It is necessary to book the tickets in advance. Buses stop in Marina di Carrara, Marina di Massa, Forte dei Marmi, etc.

You can check the timetable and all stops here: Viareggio – Canazei

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Marina di carrara

Sardinia: how to reach it?

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There are two ways to reach Sardinia from Italy (that is from Italian continent): by ferries and by plains.

Ferries are active the whole year. During the summer there are a lot of passengers that is why it is highly recommended to book ferry tickets in advance. The average journey time is 10 hours. Nowadays there are several ferries that reach Sardegna in 6 hours. Most ferries leave late at night. In Sardinia there are several ports where arrive ferries: Cagliari, Porto Torres, OlbiaGolfo d’Aranci and Arbatax.  In the Italian continent ferries leave to Sardinia mainly from Genua, Civitavecchia, Livorno, Naples and Fiumicino.

Sardegna porti

Shipping companies that connect ports of Sardinia with ports of the Italian continent:

  • Tirrenia

Genua – Porto Torres, Olbia, Arbatax

Civitavecchia – Olbia, Arbatax, Cagliari

Fiumicino – Golfo Aranci, Arbata

Napoli – Cagliari

  • Moby Lines

Genoa – Olbia

Livorno – Olbia

Civitavecchia – Olbia

Piombino – Olbia

  • Corsica Ferries

Livorno – Golfo Aranci

  • Grande Navi Veloci

Genoa – Porto Torres

Ferry prices vary a lot depending on the season and on the booking date. Also prices depend on the way of travelling on ferries: cabin/CABINA USO ESCLUSIVO, single bed/LETTO SINGOLO, seats/POLTRONA or bridge/PONTE. As usual the option ponte is the cheapest one. If you want to take with you animals or additional equipment such as cars, bicycles, motorbikes, it will cost additional amount of money.

More detailed information:

Civitavecchia – Sardinia

Genoa – Sardinia

Livorno – Sardinia

Napoli – Sardinia

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Porto di Golfo d’Aranci

 

Genoa-Sardinia: how to reach

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In this article we are going to see how to get from Genoa to Sardinia by ferries. From Genoa ferries go to the following ports of Sardinia: Porto Torres, Olbia and Arbatax. If you need to go to Cagliari you can reach it from Civitavecchia or Naples.

Three shipping companies connect Genoa and Sardinia: Tirrenia, Moby Lines and Grimaldi (Grande Navi Veloci)

Ferry prices vary a lot depending on the season and when you book them. Also prices depend on the way of travelling on ferries: cabin/CABINA USO ESCLUSIVO, single bed/LETTO SINGOLO, seats/POLTRONA or bridge/PONTE. As usual the option ponte is the cheapest one. If you want to take with you animals or additional equipment such as cars, bicycles, motorbikes, it will cost additional amount of money.

  • Tirrenia

Shipping company Tirrenia connects Genoa with ports of Sardinia: Porto Torres, Olbia and Arbatax

1. Genoa — Porto Torres

Tirrenia offers this connection daily. On June 2016 ferries from Genoa leave late at night at 20.30 Average journey time is 12 hours. From Porto Torres ferries leave Genoa at 20.30. On June 2016 one way ticket for one person start from 40 EURO (for the month June 2016).

You can buy tickets and look at the prices on the official Tirrenia web site.

*Attention: the timetable and prices are highly approximate. They change and vary a lot. Therefore, it is highly recommended to check the timetable and prices on the official Tirrenia web site before buying ticket

2. Genoa – Olbia

Tirrenia offers this connection daily. On June 2016 ferries from Genoa to Olbia leave at 20.30. The average journey time is 10 hours. From Olbia ferries leave to Genoa at 20.30. On June 2016 one way ticket for one person start from 40 EURO (for the month June 2016).

You can buy tickets and look at the prices on the official Tirrenia web site.

*Attention: the timetable and prices are highly approximate. They change and vary a lot. Therefore, it is highly recommended to check the timetable and prices on the official Tirrenia web site before buying ticket

3. Genoa  — Arbatax

Tirrenia Company offers this connection only from 18-07-2016 to 02-09-2016. On June 2016 ferries leave Genoa at 21.30. From Arbatax ferries leave Genoa at 14.00. On June 2016 one way ticket for one person start from 50 EURO (for the month July 2016). Average journey time is 15 h 30 min.

You can buy tickets and look at the prices on the official Tirrenia web site.

*Attention: the timetable and prices are highly approximate. They change and vary a lot. Therefore, it is highly recommended to check the timetable and prices on the official Tirrenia web site before buying ticket

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  • Moby Lines

Moby Lines provides daily connection between Genoa and Olbia. On June 2016 ferries leave Genoa at 21.30. There are also ferries that leave in the morning, at 9.00 a.m. From Olbia to Genoa ferries leave at 21.30 and 22.30. Average journey time is 10 h 30 min.  On June 2016 one way ticket for one person start from 34 EURO (for the month June 2016).

You can buy tickets and look at the prices on the Mobylines web site.

*Attention: the timetable and prices are highly approximate. They change and vary a lot. Therefore, it is highly recommended to check the timetable and prices on the Mobylines web site before buying ticket

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  • Grimaldi (Grande Navi Veloci)

Ferries of this company connect Genoa and Porto Torres.

1. Genoa – Porto Torres

The company provides this connection on different days during the week. The days when this conncetion is active depend on a concrete week. Therefore before planing your trip, consult with the updated timetables. Average journey time is 13 h 30 min. On June 2016 Ferries leave Genoa at 20.30. Grom Porto torres ferries leave at 20.30 as well.

*Attention: the timetable is highly approximate. It change and vary a lot. Therefore, it is highly recommended to check the timetable and prices on the Grandi Navi Veloci web site before buying ticket

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About other connection with Sardinia you can read here: Sardinia: how to reach?