The port of Naples in Italy

Ferry from Naples to Palermo

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

How to get from Naples to Palermo by ferry

Usually, there are 2 daily ferry routes from the port of Naples to Palermo. The journey takes about 10 hr 30 min. Find updated ferry schedules, get the best prices and book your trip from Naples to Palermo on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules from Naples to Palermo*

Is there a ferry from Naples to Palermo?

The Naples - Palermo ferry connection is usually served twice per day throughout the year. The route is normally operated by 2 ferry companies: Grandi Navi Veloci and Tirrenia.

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 10.5 hours 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?

There are usually 2 daily ferry crossings 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?

On Ferryhopper, you can book cheap ferry tickets online from Naples to Palermo at no extra cost. If you're planning to travel by ferry, you can see all available routes on our Map of ferries.

The dawn illuminating Palermo’s port in Sicily

The sunrise filling with light the Palermo Port in Sicily

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Naples to Palermo

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

  • Naples is an important city in Italy and its port can be quite busy. For that reason, it’s better to get to the port 90 min before boarding, especially if you are traveling with your vehicle.
  • The port of Palermo offers multiple connections with other Italian ports. Check the Ferryhopper Map of ferries and find all the available crossings from Sicily.
  • You can contact the Ferryhopper Customer Support Team for further information about your ferry trip or ferry tickets.

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.

Ferry Luggage

Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. Specifically:

  • Grandi Navi Veloci: The company has 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.
  • Tirrenia: The company 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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Daily ferries from Naples to Palermo