Ferry schedules for Italy in 2024

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Looking for info and updates on ferries in Italy for 2024? You're in the right place! 

Plan your next sea adventure in the beautiful Mediterranean country and discover new routes between the Italian peninsula's ports, its islands, routes from Italy to abroad, and much more.

Book your ferry tickets online easily and quickly, and take advantage of the new ferry deals for 2024!

View of a sailboat from the window of a ferry sailing in the Mediterranean, Italy

Sea view from the window of a ferry sailing in the Mediterranean

Italy ferries in 2024: islands and mainland

Taking the ferry to travel between Italian destinations is a fun, less stressful and sometimes more budget-friendly way to get around the beautiful country. 

With nearly 60 national ports and numerous marinas, you can reach various destinations on the Italian peninsula and its archipelagos. But that's not the end of the story, as you can also set sail from Italy to other countries!

Not sure whether to take a ferry or plane to Sardinia? Would you like to reach Greece or Croatia from Italy by ferry? Be inspired by our 2024 ferry guide and get ready for your sea adventure!

Italy ferry schedules between mainland ports in 2024

The Italian coast boasts numerous urban centers and picturesque villages worth exploring. So why not take advantage of ferry connections and avoid the summer traffic jams?

From the ports of Naples and Salerno, several routes depart for the towns of the Amalfi and Sorrento Coasts. You can reach the beautiful Positano, Amalfi, Sorrento, and more in no time! Keep in mind that some connections are seasonal, but there are also ferries operating year-round.

Here are some routes connecting the main port cities on the Italian peninsula:

Ferries from Naples to ports on the Italian peninsula

  • Naples - Amalfi ferry: the ferry connection from the port of Naples to Amalfi is active all year round, and usually has 4-6 daily routes in the high season. The ferry journey can take from 1 hour 45 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the company.
  • Naples - Positano ferry: you can travel between Naples and Positano all year long, up to 7 times a day. Crossings to Positano from Naples range from 40 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the type of ferry and the operator chosen.
  • Naples - Salerno ferry: you can travel from Naples to Salerno by ferry all year round. However, the route is indirect and includes intermediate stops.
  • Naples - Sorrento ferry: Naples - Sorrento ferries operate all year round with approximately 6 departures per day and crossings of 35-45 minutes.

Useful info: throughout the year, you can also take the ferry to Sorrento from Castellammare di Stabia, which is about 28 km from Naples. On the other hand, Castellammare di Stabia - Positano ferries are usually available from April to October by NLG.

Ferries from Salerno to ports on the Italian peninsula

Ferries between the ports of the Amalfi Coast

In the summer, you can easily move by ferry between the villages of the Amalfi Coast without taking a car. This will allow you to save time and avoid the heavy traffic on Strada statale 163 Amalfitana, also known as the Amalfi Drive.

Taking the Amalfi - Positano ferry will get you to your destination in just 15 minutes! Many people also choose to travel from Vietri sul Mare to Minori by ferry, or take the Cetara - Maiori hydrofoil to enjoy the spectacle of the Amalfi Coast from the sea.

Take a look at all the available ferry routes and choose where to start your journey!

The colorful houses and rocky landscape around the port of Amalfi on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

The port of Amalfi and its colorful houses nestled among the rocks

Ferry routes to the Italian islands in 2024

The Italian islands and archipelagos enchant visitors with their natural and cultural beauty. The most sought-after ferry routes from the Italian mainland are to Sicily (and its smaller islands), Sardinia, the Gulf of Naples, and to some archipelagos off the coast of Puglia and Tuscany.

Plan a weekend trip to Ischia, Capri and Procida; dive into the dreamy waters of Olbia and Elba Island; explore the Pontine Islands as well as the Tremiti Islands, and discover the art of Palermo and Cagliari

The ferry routes to the Italian islands are numerous, with some even operating every day of the year. In addition, for 2024, some companies (including Moby Lines and GNV) have decided to extend the season and add more departures.

For example, the Genoa - Olbia ferry in 2024 will operate from early May until the end of October, with 1-3 departures per day. On the other hand, the Piombino - Olbia ferry route will operate from June 8, 2024 until early September and remains the fastest way to reach Sardinia from mainland Italy.

Tip: find out all you need to know about a trip by sea to the magical island on our Sardinia practical ferry guide.

Here are some other popular ferry connections for traveling between the mainland and the Italian islands in 2024:

  • Naples - Capri ferry: the Naples - Capri ferries operate more than 20 daily crossings with a duration of about 50 minutes.
  • Positano - Capri ferry: the ferry connection to Capri from Positano is seasonal and is usually available from late March to early November with up to 50 crossings per week lasting from 30 minutes to over 1 hour.
  • Pozzuoli - Ischia ferry: the Pozzuoli to Ischia ferry route is active all year round with more than 30 trips per day to Ischia Porto and Casamicciola. The journey can take 40 minutes or 1 hour depending on the company chosen.
  • Naples - Ponza ferry: the Naples - Ponza ferry route is usually active from June to September with 3 crossings per week. Sailings can take 3 hours or 3 hours 15 minutes depending on the itinerary.
  • Terracina - Ventotene ferry: the ferry route to Ventotene from Terracina is active in July and August with 1 crossing per week lasting approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.
  • Sorrento - Procida ferry: the Sorrento - Procida ferry route has 3-7 weekly crossings available from April to September. The trip varies between 45 minutes and 2 hours depending on the itinerary.
  • Naples - Lipari ferry: from the port of Naples, you can travel seasonally to Lipari and reach the largest of the Aeolian Islands. The shortest crossing from Naples to Lipari takes 6 hours 30 minutes.
  • Reggio Calabria - Messina ferry: hydrofoils to Messina from Reggio Calabria operate every month of the year and several times a day with crossings of about 35 minutes.
  • Palermo - Naples ferry: ferries from Palermo to Naples operate daily with 2-3 crossings that last between 8.5 and 12 hours, depending on the operator chosen.
  • Civitavecchia (Rome) - Cagliari ferry: the connection to Cagliari from Civitavecchia runs year-round with 3 trips per week, normally in the evening. Crossings can last between 13 and 15 hours.
  • Piombino - Elba ferry: ferries from Piombino to Elba Island operate all year round with about 50 crossings per day during summer. The average duration of crossings varies between 15 minutes and 1 hour depending on the port of arrival (Portoferraio, Rio Marina or Cavo).
  • Porto Santo Stefano - Giglio Island ferry: from Porto Santo Stefano you can reach Giglio Island all year round. Porto Santo Stefano - Giglio ferries operate with multiple departures per day and 1-hour trips.
  • Termoli - Tremiti Islands ferry: the connection from the port of Termoli to the Tremiti Islands operates with more than 20 weekly sailings. Termoli - Tremiti Islands ferry crossings range between 50 minutes and 1 hour depending on the operator chosen.

Useful info: many of Italy's islands can also be visited in a day without spending exorbitant amounts of money. Check out the best budget-friendly day trips by ferry in Italy.

Important: if you plan to board your vehicle on the ferry, you should know that there are restrictions for some of Italy's smaller islands. Read more about vehicle regulations in Italy.

Ferry routes between the Italian islands in 2024

Are you planning your 2024 vacation and would like to visit more of Italy's islands? Sicily and Sardinia are perfect for all seasons! Moreover, you can even move between their regional capitals by sea thanks to Palermo - Cagliari ferries.

But it doesn't end there: Italy has many smaller islands and archipelagos waiting to be discovered. Do you prefer an adventure among the islands of the Gulf of Naples, a tour in the Aeolian archipelago or a 4-day trip to the Aegadian Islands?

Here are the top 10 routes for those who want to plan a multi-destination trip:

Tip: check out our blog on the top day trips for island hopping in Italy!

View of the entire Aeolian archipelago from a viewpoint on the island of Vulcano, Italy

Breathtaking views of the Aeolian archipelago from Vulcano island

Ferries from Italy to other countries in 2024

Traveling by ferry from Italy to other countries in 2024 could be a great idea. In addition to offering picturesque crossings in the Mediterranean, on some ferries it is possible to bring your vehicle on board, making the journey more comfortable and flexible.

Currently, the countries connected to Italy by ferry are: Greece, Croatia, Albania, Spain, Malta, France, Corsica, Slovenia, Tunisia, and Morocco.

To reach the main ports of these countries, you can take the ferry from Puglia (ports of Bari and Brindisi), Sicily (ports of Palermo and Pozzallo), the Marche (Ancona and Pesaro), Tuscany (Livorno and Piombino), Sardinia (Santa Teresa Gallura, Golfo Aranci and Porto Torres), and also from the ports of Salerno, Venice, Civitavecchia, Genoa, Trieste, and Cesenatico.

Discover all about the ferry routes between Italy and other countries for 2024:

Italy - Greece ferry routes in 2024

Many travelers choose the ferry when it comes to reaching Greece from Italy. 

Ferry connections to ports on the Greek mainland operate throughout the year, while in summer, it is possible to take the ferry from Italy to some Greek islands in the Ionian Sea.

As for ferry companies, those that will continue to operate connections between Italy and Greece in 2024 are Anek Superfast, Minoan Lines, Ventouris Ferries, and Grimaldi Lines.

Take a look at the most popular Italy - Greece ferries:

To find out about the other available routes and ongoing annual offers, we advise you to check our dedicated page on ferry routes between Italy and Greece for 2024.

Ferries from Italy to Croatia in 2024

In 2024, you can also rely on ferries to travel from Italy to Croatia and reach various destinations in the country. Unspoiled nature, picturesque seaside villages (such as Rovinj), ancient cities (such as Poreč and Umag) and dreamy beaches await you!

The ferry companies that mainly operate on Italy - Croatia routes are Liberty Lines, Jadrolinija, SNAV, and Kompas (Adriatic Lines).

Here are some of the most popular ferry connections between Italy and Croatia:

For info and updates, you can always check the Italy - Croatia ferry routes page.

Useful info: usually, during the summer, you can also travel from Italy to Slovenia by ferry thanks to the Venice - Piran ferries and the Trieste - Piran route.

Italy - Albania ferry routes in 2024

Albania is one of the must-visit destinations in the Balkans that you can easily reach from Italy by ferry. 

From the Italian ports of Ancona, Bari, and Brindisi, ferries depart for the Albanian cities of Durrës and Vlorë. Choose the Italy - Albania itinerary that suits you best and travel in maximum comfort with Star Lines, European Seaways (A-Ships Management S.A), Adria Ferries, Ventouris Ferries, and GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci)!

Ferries to Albania from Italy operating in 2024 are as follows:

Useful information: find out more about ferry schedules and routes to Albania 2024 on Ferryhopper.

View of the beach and some of the buildings in downtown Durrës, Albania

Durrës, one of Albania's most beautiful cities

Italy - Spain ferry routes in 2024

Traveling from Italy to Spain 365 days a year is possible! From the Italian ports of Civitavecchia, Genoa and Porto Torres, you can travel by ferry to Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia.

Why not celebrate Carnival 2024 in Barcelona now or book tickets for the Sónar Festival in June 2024? The good news is that for the new year, Grimaldi Lines and GNV companies will be operating daily routes to Spain from Italy with fully equipped ferries

Here's some information about the routes:

  • Civitavecchia - Barcelona ferry: the ferry connection from Civitavecchia to Barcelona operates up to 6 times a week with crossings ranging from 21.5 to 25 hours.
  • Genoa - Barcelona ferry: the Genoa - Barcelona ferry route has up to 3 weekly departures with crossings taking from 20 to over 23 hours.
  • Porto Torres - Barcelona ferry: the connection from the Sardinian town of Porto Torres to Barcelona runs from 1 to 4 times a week depending on the period, with crossings of around 13.5 hours.

Read more about Italy - Spain ferry routes and offers and plan your Mediterranean trip!

Italy - Malta ferry routes in 2024

If you’re wondering how to reach Malta from Italy by ferry in 2024, you should know that the only available routes depart from Sicily.

Specifically, the port of Pozzallo (in the province of Ragusa) is connected all year round to Valletta, the capital of Malta. Depending on the time of year, the operator Virtu Ferries provides from 1 to 3 departures per day. The Pozzallo - Malta ferry trip takes only 1 hour 45 minutes.

Note: until September 2022, it was also possible to reach Malta from the small port of Augusta, in the province of Syracuse, in Sicily.

Sunset over historic buildings in downtown Valletta, Malta

Valletta's beautiful old town at sunset

Ferries from Italy to France and Corsica in 2024

If you dream of a vacation in France and also want to visit Corsica, you should know that you can reach both from Italy by ferry.

Italy - France routes include departures from the port of Porto Torres in Sardinia, which is connected to 2 ports on the French peninsula: Nice and Toulon

As for Italy - Corsica ferries, you can travel from as many as 8 Italian ports (Livorno, Piombino, Elba Island, Genoa, Savona, Santa Teresa Gallura, Porto Torres, and Golfo Aranci) to Bastia, Ajaccio, Bonifacio, Porto Vecchio, and L'Île-Rousse.

These routes are usually operated by Moby Lines, Corsica Ferries and Ichnusa Lines with annual, seasonal and occasional crossings. 

Check out the most popular ferries from Italy to France and Corsica:

Useful info: Moby Lines has announced the new 2024 Genoa - Ajaccio ferry line, which be active from the 4th of June to the 30th of September with 9-hour overnight trips. Moby ferries will also operate the Piombino - Bastia route starting from late June 2024.

Ferries from Italy to Morocco and Tunisia in 2024

Did you know that ferries to North Africa depart from Italy as well? You can take the ferry to Tunis from Palermo, or choose one of the sailings to Tunis from Genoa, Salerno or Civitavecchia.

Being located further south than the others, Palermo is the closest port to Tunisia, and the shortest crossing to Tunis takes a bit over 10 hours.

As for Italy - Morocco routes, the Genoa - Tangier ferry remains available for 2024, operating all year round. Keep in mind that the crossing to Tangier from Italy is not short and some routes include a stopover in Barcelona.

The GNV company also offers the occasional Civitavecchia - Tangier route, which will be available for only 3 days in 2024 (June 20, July 18, and August 15).

Useful info: note that all ferries to Tunisia and Morocco can also carry vehicles. Traveling with your own vehicle by ferry will allow you to carry more luggage and move around more freely once you arrive. Read more about ferry travel between Italy and Tunisia by car.

Sea view from the blue and white houses in the village of Sidi Bou Said, near Tunis

The beautiful coastal village of Sidi Bou Said, near Tunis

Ferry companies operating in Italy in 2024

In Italy, more than 50 ferry companies operate the routes between major coastal cities, islands and archipelagos, providing maritime transport services throughout the country.

The most well-known operators offering routes in Sardinia and Sicily are Tirrenia, GNV, Grimaldi Lines, Liberty Lines, Siremar, and Caronte & Tourist.

As for the Gulf of Naples, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, routes will continue to be operated in 2024 by the ferries of SNAV, Ippocampo, Medmar, Positano Jet, Seremar, Coast Lines, Travelmar, Caremar, and Alilauro.

Among the most popular ferry companies operating the routes to the Tuscan archipelago and the Tremiti Islands are Moby Lines, Toremar, Blu Navy, Aquavision, and Gruppo Armatori Garganici, while the routes to the Pontine Islands are mostly operated by hydrofoils of NLG (Navigazione Libera del Golfo), Laziomar, Pontina Navigazione, and Vetor.

Ferries to other countries including Greece, Albania, Croatia, Malta, and Corsica are operated by the companies Minoan Lines, Ventouris Ferries, Star Lines, Corsica Ferries, Ichnusa Lines, Adria Ferries, Anek Lines, Virtu Ferries, and Jadrolinija.

Italy ferry companies schedules for 2024

Check out some of the most popular companies ferry schedules and routes announced for 2024:

Useful info: usually, ferry companies in Italy plan the dates and times of their routes based on seasonality. Routes that operate all year round are usually announced towards the end of the summer, while seasonal connections can be announced shortly before they actually start operating. 

Read our top tips to plan a stress-free ferry trip in Italy!

Positano Jet ferry sailing in the Gulf of Naples in Italy

A Positano Jet ferry heading toward Capri

Discounts and offers for 2024 ferry lines in Italy

Usually, ferry companies operating domestic and international routes offer standard discounts for children, groups, families, students, seniors, residents, and people with disabilities.

In most cases, children up to 3 years of age travel for free and there are discounts of up to 50% for passengers up to 12-14 years old. Residents of Sicily, Sardinia or the smaller islands of Italy usually benefit from a special resident discount when presenting valid documentation.

All students with an ISIC Card (International Student Identity Card) and passengers with disabilities are also entitled to a discount on Italian ferry tickets.

And for those who enjoy camping and road trips, many companies offer promotions on vehicle tickets. Exploring Sardinia in a camper could be a great idea!

Keep in mind that depending on the time of year, ferry operators are launching limited-time special offers not to be missed.

Visit our page dedicated to ferry offers in Italy to get the latest updates!

White camper parked on a scenic spot overlooking the sea in Sardinia, Italy

Exploring Sardinia by campervan

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