Ferry from Naples to Palermo
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Naples to Palermo?
The Naples - Palermo ferry connection is usually served with 2-5 daily ferry crossings throughout the year. 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 crossing on Ferryhopper.
What’s the ferry schedule from Naples to Palermo?
The earliest ferry normally departs from the port of Naples at 08:45 and arrives in Palermo at around 18:00. The latest departure is usually at 23:59, with the ferry reaching Palermo at 08:30 or 11:30, depending on the operator.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?
Ferry ticket prices from Naples to Palermo usually start at around €37. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on the operator, discounts, offers, seat type, and vehicle selection.
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Traveling from Naples to 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:
- Children (4-11 years old)
- Sicilian 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 8.5 hr to 14 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 conventional. The fastest ferry reaches Palermo in 8.5 hr.
What’s the distance between Naples and Palermo?
The distance between Naples and Palermo is approximately 167 nautical miles (about 309 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Palermo from Naples
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Naples to Palermo:
- During peak season and on weekends, we recommend you to arrive at the port of Naples well in advance to avoid overcrowding.
- Since the Naples - Palermo crossing is not very short, we recommend traveling in a cabin.
- 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
The port of Naples is located near the city center (Piazza Municipio) and is easily accessible by public transport: it is about 15 km from Capodichino airport and only 10 min from the Naples central railway station.
Ferries to Palermo from 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.
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 has no limits to the weight and dimensions of luggage.
- 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.
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 own carrier. Make sure to carry along all necessary health certificates and any pet supplies you might need.
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