Ferry from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Palermo

Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules

Ferries between the coastal town of Civitavecchia and Palermo in Sicily operate throughout the year. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules

Civitavecchia Palermo Schedules frequency: Once per week Earliest ferry: 19:00 Latest ferry: 19:00 Average duration: 14h 30m Price range: 47.30 € - 214.20 €
Palermo Civitavecchia Schedules frequency: Once per week Earliest ferry: 18:00 Latest ferry: 18:00 Average duration: 14h 30m Price range: 62.30 € - 277.20 €
Ferry companies GRANDI NAVI VELOCI

Is there a ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo?

Yes, thanks to GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci) ferries you can travel from Civitavecchia to Palermo city all year round. The Civitavecchia - Palermo connection runs once per week, usually on Fridays.

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Civitavecchia - Palermo crossing on Ferryhopper. 

Am I allowed to travel from Civitavecchia to Palermo?

Yes, traveling from Civitavecchia to Palermo by ferry is allowed. Check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Italy and get ready for your trip.

What’s the ferry schedule from Civitavecchia to Palermo? 

Normally, ferries to Palermo depart from the port of Civitavecchia at 19:30 and arrive at the capital of Sicily around 09:15 the following morning.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo?

The cost of a single ferry ticket starts at around €59. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, and vehicle selection.

Offers

On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Palermo from Civitavecchia. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Discounts

Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo with lower-cost ferry tickets. The ferry company offers discounts up to 50% to the following passenger categories:

  • Children
  • Toddlers
  • Natives and residents in Sicily
  • Large families

Note: infants up to 3 years travel for free.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Civitavecchia to Palermo?

The duration of the ferry journey to Palermo from Civitavecchia varies between 13.5 to 14.5 hours.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo?

The ferries operating on the Civitavecchia - Palermo route are conventional. The fastest ferry to Palermo takes less than 14 hours to reach the port.

What’s the distance between Civitavecchia and Palermo? 

The distance between Civitavecchia and Palermo is 248 nautical miles (approximately 460 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Palermo from Civitavecchia

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Civitavecchia to Palermo: 

  • During high season and on weekends, we recommend that you arrive at the port of Civitavecchia well in advance, especially if you are transferring your vehicle. 
  • We also recommend booking a bed cabin, as the Civitavecchia to Palermo crossing is quite long.
  • Sometimes, the schedules of ferries that depart from the port of Rome may change. Make sure to confirm your ferry’s departure time. You can also track your ferry in real-time on the Ferryhopper app!
  • If you plan to stay more days in Palermo, you should take advantage of the summer connections to the Aeolian Islands. Gather inspiration on our Map of ferries and discover this wonderful archipelago.

Where to take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo?

Ferries to Palermo depart from the Calata Laurenti Maritime Station at the port of Civitavecchia. 

You can reach Civitavecchia from Roma Termini train station in about 1 hr! From the train station you can then reach the port by bus or on foot. The Varco Fortezza entrance is about 600 meters away. The other 2 pedestrian entrances to the port are Varco Vespucci and Porta Livorno.

Can I travel on the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo with a car?

Yes, ferries traveling to Palermo allow the transport of motor vehicles.

Ferry luggage

On GNV ferries, passengers are allowed to take up to 2 suitcases on board.

Cabins

On board the Civitavecchia - Palermo vessels there are different types of cabins: inside, sea view, suites, and also cabins for your four-legged friends.

Pet travel 

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Palermo from Civitavecchia. In order to be allowed on board, you should book a pet ticket prior to departure. Smaller animals must be kept in special carriers, while large-sized animals should wear a muzzle or a leash.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Civitavecchia to Palermo? 

You can easily book Palermo ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Browse all available ferry schedules, compare ticket prices and travel from Civitavecchia to Palermo at the same price with the ferry companies!

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