Ferry from Naples to Palermo (Sicily)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Naples and Palermo (Sicily) operate all year round. Find updated info, compare timetables and fees, and book your ferry tickets from Naples to Palermo on Ferryhopper without hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Naples to Palermo

Naples Palermo Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:45 Last trip: 23:59 Average duration: 10h 8m Price range: 21.00 € - 1,428.00 €
Palermo Naples Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:45 Last trip: 23:59 Average duration: 10h 7m Price range: 28.04 € - 429.00 €

Is there a ferry from Naples to Palermo (Sicily)?

Depending on the season, the Naples - Palermo ferry connection is usually served with 2-4 daily ferry crossings. The route is normally operated by 3 ferry companies: Grandi Navi Veloci, Tirrenia and Grimaldi Lines.

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change from season to season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Naples - Palermo (Sicily)
crossing on Ferryhopper.

What’s the ferry schedule from Naples to Palermo (Sicily)?

The earliest ferry normally departs from the port of Naples at 20:00, while the latest departure is usually at 22:30.

During the summer, schedules change, and there are also morning (08:45 or 09:00) and midnight departures from Naples Porta di Massa.

Is there an overnight ferry from Naples to Palermo (Sicily)?

Yes, there is. Ferries that depart from Naples between around 20:00 and midnight, travel overnight and arrive in Palermo the following day, from about 06:45 to 12:00.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Naples to Palermo (Sicily)? 

Ferry ticket prices from Naples to Palermo usually start at around €21. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on the operator, discounts, offers, seat type, and vehicle selection.


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Getting from Naples to Sicily (Palermo) by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts up to 50% to the following passenger categories:

  • Infants
  • Children (4-11 years old)
  • Sicily residents and those born in Sicily

Note: infants and toddlers up to 3 years travel for free.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Naples to Palermo?

The duration of the ferry trip from the port of Naples to Palermo ranges from about 8 hr 30 min to 12 hr. This depends on the company, the route and the weather conditions.

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

Ferries operating the route from Naples to Palermo are normally conventional. At the moment, there is no hydrofoil from Naples to Palermo.

The fastest ferry from Naples reaches Palermo in 8.5 hr.

What’s the distance between Naples and Palermo?

The distance between the Naples ferry port and the port of Palermo is approximately 167 nautical miles (about 300 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Palermo (Sicily) from Naples

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Naples to Sicily:

  • During peak season and on weekends, we recommend you arrive at the port of Naples well in advance to avoid overcrowding.
  • The Naples ferry port is centrally located and well connected: it is about 15 km from Capodichino airport, a few minutes from the highway exit, and only 10 min the from Naples Centrale train station.
  • Since the Naples - Palermo crossing is not very short, we recommend traveling in a cabin.
  • Find the best tips and ideas for your holidays in the capital of Sicily on our Palermo travel guide.
  • Ferries also depart from Naples to the Termini Imerese port, located approximately 38 km from Palermo. Choose the best port of arrival according to your needs.

Where to take the ferry from Naples to Palermo

Ferries to Palermo from the port of Naples depart from the Calata Porta Massa pier, specifically from Via Immacolatella Vecchia. You can reach the pier by taking the bus from the Naples central railway station and stopping in Piazza Garibaldi.

The entire port area is equipped and complete with basic services, including bars, restaurants, ATMs, bathrooms, and luggage storage.

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

Yes, it is possible to board motor vehicles on ferries operating the Naples - Palermo route.

Ferry Luggage

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 each passenger to board with one piece of luggage not exceeding 20 kg.
  • Grimaldi Lines, on the other hand, allows each passenger to board with one piece of luggage not exceeding 30 kg.


On board the Naples - Palermo ferries there are different types of cabins: internal, sea view, suites, and accessible cabins. There are also numbered seats.

Pet travel

On ferries operating from Naples to Palermo, you can also bring your pet on board. Just include it in your reservation and pay an additional fee. 

Pets can travel in special cabins or in their carrier. Make sure to carry along all necessary health certificates and any pet supplies you might need.

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