Ferry from Palermo to Ustica

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries from Palermo to Ustica are available year-round with multiple daily connections. Find updated information about timetables, companies and ferry prices, and book your tickets on Ferryhopper easily!

Ferry schedules

Palermo Ustica Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 07:15 Latest ferry: 19:00 Average duration: 1h 30m Price range: 26.69 € - 36.09 €
Ustica Palermo Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 07:15 Latest ferry: 18:15 Average duration: 1h 30m Price range: 24.69 € - 34.09 €
Ferry companies LIBERTY LINES

Is there a ferry from Palermo to Ustica?

 Yes, you can travel from Palermo to Ustica throughout the year. There are 2 to 5 daily connections, operated by 2 companies: Siremar and Liberty Lines. The itineraries usually increase during the high season months.

Am I allowed to travel from Palermo to Ustica?

Yes, traveling from Palermo to Ustica 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 Ustica

The first departure from Palermo is scheduled for 07:00 in the morning, arriving at the port of Ustica at around 08:30. The last ferry in winter leaves from the port of Palermo at 15:00 and arrives in Ustica at around 16:30.

Reminder: in high season, there are more daily crossings, with the last departure from Palermo to Ustica being scheduled for 19:00.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Palermo to Ustica?

The price of the tickets for the Palermo - Ustica ferry is around €18-27. The final cost may vary depending on seasonality, operator and type of vessel.


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Toddlers can travel from Palermo to Ustica for free but are not entitled to onboard seating. There are also discount tickets for children and residents of the Aeolian Islands.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Palermo to Ustica?

The Palermo - Ustica ferry crossing usually lasts 1.5-3 hr, depending on the type of vessel you’ve chosen.

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

The connection from the port of Palermo to that of Ustica is also operated by fast hydrofoils which take about 1 hr 30 min to reach the island.

What’s the distance between Palermo and Ustica?

The distance between Palermo and Ustica is 36 nautical miles (about 65km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Ustica from Palermo

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

  • In high season, we recommend arriving early at the port of Palermo to avoid delays and overcrowding. The same applies to trips on weekends. 
  • The small island of Ustica is an excellent choice for day trips in Italy!
  • We highly recommend visiting Ustica in May, where the Feast of the Madonna dei Pescatori is celebrated. It’s one of the most evocative Sicilian traditions and takes plan on the last Sunday of May.

Where to take the ferry from Palermo to Ustica

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

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

Yes, you can bring along your vehicle from Palermo to Ustica, unless you’re traveling by hydrofoil.

Reminder: in August, the circulation of motor vehicles in Ustica is usually prohibited for non-residents.

Ferry luggage

With Siremar, each passenger can carry 1 piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 20kg.

With Liberty Lines, passengers 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.


On the Palermo - Ustica ferries and hydrofoils, there are no cabins available. Instead, onboard seating is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

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

On the ferries of Siremar, there are kennels and areas specially reserved for passengers with pets.

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