Ferry Palermo - Tunis

Tickets, Prices, Schedules & Times

You can travel between Palermo and Tunis all year round, with up to 3-4 weekly departures. Find detailed information about the route, the prices and the ferry timetables, and book your ferry trip between the Italian island of Sicily and Tunisia on Ferryhopper.

Ferry schedules

Palermo Tunis Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 02:30 Last trip: 12:30 Average duration: 10h 15m Price range: 30.00 € - 280.00 €
Tunis Palermo Trip frequency: 3 days per week First trip: 03:30 Last trip: 23:59 Average duration: 13h 23m Price range: 30.00 € - 188.00 €

Palermo - Tunis ferries, schedules and times

You can catch a ferry between Palermo and Tunis year-round, with up to 4 weekly ferry crossings in the high season. The route is mainly served by Grimaldi Lines and Grandi Navi Veloci.

Please note that Palermo - Tunis ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Palermo - Tunis crossing on Ferryhopper. 

The earliest ferry usually departs from Palermo at 10:30 and arrives in Tunis at around 20:30. The last scheduled trip to Tunis from Palermo is at 02:30, with the ferry arriving in the capital of Tunisia at 13:00.

When traveling from Tunis to Palermo, Sicily, the earliest departure is at 19:30, with the ferry arriving at 07:30 the following morning. The last ferry leaves Tunis at 03:30 at night and arrives in Sicily at 16:30.

Ferry tickets, discounts and offers

Palermo - Tunis ferry prices

The cost of a single Palermo - Tunis ferry ticket usually starts at €30-€40. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, vehicle selection, and the ferry company you've chosen.

Discounts & offers

Traveling between Palermo and Tunis by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets, thanks to the available year-round discounts. The ferry companies offer discounts of up to 50% to the following passenger categories:

  • Infants
  • Children from 3 to 11 years old
  • Large groups of travelers

Important: infants and children up to 3 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the ferry operator.

As for seasonal offers, you can browse and compare the best ferry deals on Ferryhopper and plan your ferry trip between Palermo and Tunis without hidden fees

Book Palermo - Tunis ferry ticket

You can easily book Palermo - Tunis ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare companies, departures and prices, and plan your ferry trip between Palermo and Tunis easily and quickly.

Useful FAQs about the ferry route

How long is the Palermo - Tunis ferry ride?

The Palermo - Tunis ferry trip duration ranges from around 10 hr to 14 hr, depending on the crossing.

Is there a high-speed ferry between Palermo and Tunis?

All Palermo - Tunis ferries are conventional. The fastest crossing lasts 10-12 hr.

What’s the distance between Palermo and Tunis? 

The distance between the port of Palermo in Italy and Tunis is 231 nautical miles (around 428 km).

Where do ferries depart from?

There are regular ferries departing for Tunis from Molo Piave, located at the Sicilian port of Palermo. The port is easily accessible (just 3 km from the nearest train station), while the city is also connected to various national airports in Sardinia, Lazio, Campania, Tuscany, and Liguria.

On the other hand, to travel to Italy from Tunisia by ferry, you can catch a ferry from the port of Tunis, the county’s capital. You can smoothly get there by motorway (follow the signs to "Port de la Goulette"), train or bus, as there stops close to the ferry terminals.

On-board services & facilities

Vehicle transportation

Yes, the ferries traveling between Palermo and Tunis are conventional vessels with garage spaces, allowing the transport of vehicles.

Ferry luggage

The ferry companies Grimaldi Lines and Grandi Navi Veloci are usually quite flexible when it comes to luggage size and weight. However, we recommend that you follow the guidelines below to ensure smooth boarding:

  • On GNV ferries, passengers can carry up to 2 luggage items.
  • Grimaldi Lines allows each passenger to board with one piece of luggage included in the ticket price that does not exceed 30 kg.

You can keep your luggage next to you or store your bags and suitcases in the designated luggage area on the Palermo - Tunis ferries.

Good to know: bear in mind that there is no check-in procedure for luggage items. 

Cabins and seating

The ferries operating on the route between Palermo and Tunis have cabins, as well as numbered seats, ensuring a comfortable ferry trip across the Mediterranean Sea.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry between Tunis and Palermo, depending on the company and type of vessel you’ve chosen. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your Palermo - Tunis ferry trip.

Extra tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip

Here are some travel tips for your trip between Palermo and Tunis: 

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Palermo or Tunis at least 1.5 hr before your ferry trip, especially if you are traveling with your vehicle. 
  • To travel between Palermo and Tunis by ferry, you should carry with you a valid passport
  • Consider booking a cabin to reach your destination well-rested!
  • From the ports of Palermo and Tunis, you can explore many different destinations by ferry. Check out our Map of ferries to discover more ferry connections from Italy and Tunisia, and plan your trip step-by-step.

About Palermo

The stunning and historical city of Palermo is found in Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean! As it’s the largest port city on the island, check out our Palermo travel guide and make the most of your time there!

About Tunis

The port city of Tunis is the breathtaking capital of Tunisia. Full of modern amenities and exciting sightseeing options, like the Lake of Tunis, there are plenty of things to do and see there, whether you’re vacationing in Tunis or simply waiting for your ferry.