Ferry from Palermo to Tunis

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

You can travel from Palermo to Tunis all year round, with up to 3 weekly departures. Find detailed information about the route, the prices and the ferry timetables, and book your tickets to Tunis online on Ferryhopper.

Ferry Schedules

Palermo Tunis Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 02:30 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 8h 59m Price range: 30.00 € - 221.00 €
Tunis Palermo Trip frequency: 3 days per week First trip: 03:30 Last trip: 23:59 Average duration: 13h 15m Price range: 30.00 € - 437.50 €

Is there a ferry from Palermo to Tunis?

You can catch a ferry from Palermo to Tunis year-round. During the high season, there are up to 3 weekly ferry crossings. The route is serviced by Grimaldi Lines and Grandi Navi Veloci

Please note that 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. 

Am I allowed to travel from Palermo to Tunis?

Yes, ferry travel between Sicily and Tunisia is currently allowed. 

What’s the ferry schedule from Palermo to Tunis? 

There are 3 weekly departures from Palermo to Tunis all year round.

The earliest ferry usually departs from Palermo at 11:45 and arrives in Tunis at 22:15, while the latest scheduled trip to Tunis from Palermo is at 02:30, arriving at 13:00 in Tunis.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Palermo to Tunis?

The cost of a single ferry ticket usually starts at €45. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, vehicle selection, and the ferry company.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Tunis from Palermo. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.


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

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

Note: infants and children up to 3 years travel for free. However, keep in mind that available discounts may vary depending on the company you’re traveling with.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Palermo to Tunis?

The Palermo to Tunis ferry duration ranges from approximately 10.5 hr to 11.5 hr

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

Ferries operating the route from Palermo to Tunis are conventional. The fastest ferry to Tunis makes the trip in 10.5 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 428km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Tunis from Palermo

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

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Palermo at least 1.5 hr before your ferry trip, especially if you are traveling with your vehicle. 
  • To travel from Palermo to Tunis, you should carry with you a valid passport
  • For such long journeys, we recommend booking a cabin
  • From the port of Tunis, you can also cross by ferry to Salerno, Civitavecchia and Genoa. Check our Map of ferries to discover ferry connections from Tunis to these cities. 

Where to take the ferry from Palermo to Tunis

There are regular ferries departing from Molo Piave in the port of Palermo to Tunis.

Palermo is the largest port in Sicily and one of the most important in the Mediterranean. It is made up of three piers, Molo Santa Lucia, Molo Piave and Molo Vittorio Veneto. 

The port area offers various services, such as parking lots, shuttle buses, restaurants, shops, and a left-luggage office. Being close to the city center, you can visit some of the main attractions of Palermo. 

The port of Palermo is connected to various national airports in Sardinia, Lazio, Campania, Tuscany, and Liguria. It is also just 3km from Palermo train station

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

Yes, ferries traveling from Palermo to Tunis can carry 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 suitcases.
  • Grimaldi Lines allows each passenger to board with a 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 ferry from Palermo to Tunis.

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


The ferries operating the route from Palermo to Tunis have cabins as well as numbered seats

Pet travel 

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Tunis from 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 trip.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Palermo to Tunis? 

You can easily book Tunis ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare companies, itineraries and prices, and book your ferry to Tunis from Palermo with just a few clicks.

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