Ferry from Palermo to Lipari

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

In summer, there is one daily ferry running from Palermo to Lipari in the Aeolian Islands. Find all the updates regarding the itinerary, timetables, companies and ferry prices, and plan your trip to the Aeolian Islands on Ferryhopper!
Palermo Lipari Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 13:50 Latest ferry: 13:50 Average duration: 3h 55m Price range: 52.90 € - 52.90 €
Lipari Palermo Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 07:45 Latest ferry: 07:45 Average duration: 4h Price range: 47.90 € - 47.90 €
Ferry companies LIBERTY LINES

Is there a ferry from Palermo to Lipari?

You can easily travel from Palermo to Lipari by hydrofoil. The ferry route is available from mid-June to early September with 1 daily sailing, operated by Liberty Lines.

Am I allowed to travel from Palermo to Lipari?

Yes, traveling to Lipari from Palermo is allowed. As you start planning your holidays, we suggest you take a look at the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Italy, including all the documents required for your ferry trip.

What’s the ferry schedule from Palermo to Lipari

The Palermo - Lipari route is active with 1 daily crossing from mid-June to September.

The hydrofoil from Palermo departs shortly before 14:00 and arrives at the port of Lipari around 17:45. The same hydrofoil goes around the archipelago and stops at various ports.

How much is the ferry from Palermo to Lipari?

The price of the ferry tickets for the Palermo - Lipari crossing is around €50. The tickets usually cost the same even in high season.

Tip: as there might be limited availability, we recommend booking your tickets early in advance.


On Ferryhopper, you can discover the best available offers for the crossing you’re interested in. Find real-time information about our ferry routes, compare prices and offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.


Toddlers can travel from Palermo to Lipari for free, while there are discount tickets for children and residents of the Aeolian Islands.

How long is the ferry ride from Palermo to Lipari?

The duration of the Palermo - Lipari ferry crossing is approximately 4 hr.

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

The connection from the port of Palermo to Lipari is operated only by fast hydrofoils that reach the island in 4 hr.

What’s the distance between Palermo and Lipari?

The distance between the port of Palermo and that of Lipari is 76 nautical miles (about 140km).

The port and the stronghold of Lipari

The characteristic port of Lipari with the stronghold of the island in the background

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Lipari from Palermo

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

  • In high season, we recommend arriving early at the port of Palermo to avoid delays and overcrowding. The same applies to trips on weekends.
  • Once you reach Lipari, you can explore the rest of the Aeolian Islands, as the ferry trips from one island to another are relatively short.
  • The Aeolian Islands are usually a bit more pricey in high season. To save money, we suggest that you book your tickets and find accommodation in Lipari well in advance.

Where to take the ferry from Palermo to Lipari

Hydrofoils to Lipari from Palermo depart from Molo Santa Lucia. The port of Palermo offers various services, such as parking lots, shuttle buses, restaurants, shops and a left-luggage office.

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

No, you cannot embark your vehicle on the hydrofoils that serve the Palermo - Lipari route. You can board resealable bicycles, however.

Tip: you can leave your vehicle at a parking lot close to the port before departing for Lipari.

Ferry luggage

On the hydrofoils of Liberty Lines, each passenger can carry up to 10kg of hand luggage with maximum dimensions of 60x40x20cm. Young travelers who are entitled to discount tickets can carry up to 5kg of luggage.


There are no cabins on the Palermo - Lipari hydrofoils. Onboard seating is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

On the hydrofoils of Liberty Lines. you can bring your pet on board. Make sure to fill out the appropriate information as you book your tickets. A carrier or cage is required for small pets. As for larger pets, they must have a muzzle and a leash on.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Palermo to Lipari

On Ferryhopper, you can find detailed info and the best tips to plan your ferry trip from Palermo to Lipari. And if you wish to explore the rest of the Aeolian Islands, have a look at our Map of ferries and gather inspiration for your next trip!

Daily ferries from Palermo to Lipari

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