Ferry from Palermo to Lipari

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Palermo and Lipari in the Aeolian Islands are seasonal. Find all the updates regarding the crossing, timetables and ferry prices, and plan your trip to the Aeolian Islands on Ferryhopper!

Ferry schedules

Palermo Lipari Trip frequency: 6 days per week First trip: 13:30 Last trip: 13:30 Average duration: 3h 45m Price range: 53.43 € - 53.43 €
Lipari Palermo Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:50 Last trip: 07:50 Average duration: 3h 45m Price range: 47.43 € - 47.43 €
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 April to September with 2 to 7 weekly departures, operated by Liberty Lines.

What’s the ferry schedule from Palermo to Lipari

The Palermo - Lipari route is usually active with 1 daily crossing during the high season.

The ferry from Palermo departs at 13:30 and arrives at the port of Lipari around 17:15. Keep in mind that the ferry goes around the archipelago and makes a stopover at various ports.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Palermo to Lipari?

The cost of a single ferry ticket for the Palermo - Lipari crossing usually starts at around €49. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, and the season.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Lipari from Palermo. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper without any hidden fees.


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel from Palermo to Lipari by ferry with lower-cost ferry tickets. The ferry company offers special discounts to children up to 11 years old. There are also discounts for permanent residents of the minor Sicilian Islands.

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

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Palermo to Lipari?

The duration of the Palermo - Lipari ferry crossing is approximately 3 hr 45 min.

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

The Palermo - Lipari route is only operated by high-speed hydrofoils that reach the island in less than 4 hr.

What’s the distance between Palermo and Lipari?

The distance between Palermo and Lipari is around 76 nautical miles (about 140 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Lipari from Palermo

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

  • During peak season months, we recommend arriving at the port of Palermo well in advance, to avoid delays and overcrowding. The same applies to trips on weekends.
  • The Aeolian Islands can be more expensive in the summer. We recommend that you book your ferry and hotel in Lipari well in advance to save money.
  • Still don't know what to do and see in Lipari? Read our travel guide!
  • Embark on an island hopping adventure in the Aeolian Islands! Once you reach Lipari, you can easily explore the rest of the Aeolian Islands, as the ferry trips from here are relatively short.

Where to take the ferry from Palermo to Lipari

Usually, hydrofoils to Lipari depart from Molo Crispi at the port of Palermo. 

The port of Palermo offers various services, such as parking lots, shuttle buses, restaurants, shops, and a luggage room. Being close to the city center, it is also possible to visit some of Palermo's main attractions.

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

No, it is not possible to embark your vehicle on the Palermo - Lipari hydrofoils.

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

Ferry luggage

On the hydrofoils of Liberty Lines, each passenger can carry up to 10 kg of hand luggage with maximum dimensions of 60x40x20 cm. Young travelers who are entitled to discount tickets can carry up to 5 kg of luggage.


There are no cabins on the Palermo - Lipari hydrofoils. However, 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.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Palermo to Lipari

On Ferryhopper, you can book your tickets to Lipari from Palermo quickly and easily. 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!