Ferry from Naples to Palermo
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Naples to Palermo?
Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change from season to season. You can check our fare search engine for the latest ferry timetables and book your ferry tickets with no extra fees.
How long is the ferry ride from Naples to Palermo?
The duration of the ferry trip from the port of Naples is approximately 10 hr 30 min. Please, keep in mind that travel time depends on weather conditions and the type of ferry.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Naples to Palermo?
No high-speed ferries are traveling from Naples to Palermo. The fastest conventional ferry takes about 10 hr to reach the port of Palermo.
How much is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?
Ferry prices from Naples to Palermo start at €32. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on vehicle and seat selection, as well as available discounts.
What’s the ferry schedule from Naples to Palermo?
The earliest ferry normally departs from the port of Naples at 20:00 and arrives in Palermo at around 07:00 the next day. The latest departure is usually at 20:15, with the ferry reaching Palermo at approximately 07:00.
What’s the distance between Naples and Palermo?
The distance between Naples and Palermo is approximately 167 nautical miles (about 309km).
Am I allowed to travel from Naples to Palermo?
Yes, you can travel from Naples to Palermo at the moment. However, travel guidelines may change. So, make sure to be informed about the latest Covid-19 travel requirements before your trip.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Naples to Palermo?
The sunrise filling with light the port of Palermo in Sicily
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Naples to Palermo
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Naples to Palermo:
- In the summer, we recommend you to arrive at least 90 min before your departure at the port of Naples to avoid overcrowding.
- The port of Palermo offers multiple connections with other Italian ports. Take a look at our Map of ferries and find all the available crossings from Sicily.
Where to take the ferry from Naples to Palermo
The port of Naples is located near the city center (Piazza Municipio) and is easily accessible by public transport: it is about 15km from Capodichino airport and only 10 min from the Naples central railway station.
Ferries to Palermo depart from both Beverello and Calata Porta Massa piers, depending on the ferry company. You can reach both piers by taking the bus from the Naples central railway station and stopping in Piazza Garibaldi.
Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. Specifically:
- On GNV ferries, there is no weight limit on luggage. The ferries also have lockers that are accessible throughout the journey. Keep in mind that you can carry up to 2 bags as personal luggage in addition to your handbags, provided that they don't obstruct passageways or occupy a seat.
- The ferry company of Tirrenia allows only carry-on luggage. The limit for carry-on luggage is up to 20kg for adults and 10kg for children.
Ferries traveling from Naples to Palermo have cabins as well as numbered seats. We recommend booking your cabin well in advance, as tickets can sell out quickly.
Can I travel on the ferry from Naples to Palermo with a car?
Yes, vessels for this route can transport vehicles. However, bear in mind that the car deck for vehicles may run out fast, so we suggest that you book your car or motorcycle ticket well in advance!
An average Naples - Palermo ferry price for a medium-sized car is around €40-€60, while for motorcycles it is approximately €32-€53.
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