Ferry from Palermo to Vulcano

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries from Palermo to Vulcano are available in the summer with 1 direct connection per day. Find detailed information about the itinerary, timetables and ferry prices, and plan your trip to the Aeolian Islands on Ferryhopper with ease!

Ferry schedules

Palermo Vulcano Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 13:30 Last trip: 13:30 Average duration: 4h Price range: 48.94 € - 48.94 €
Vulcano Palermo Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 07:30 Last trip: 07:30 Average duration: 4h 5m Price range: 46.44 € - 46.44 €
Ferry companies LIBERTY LINES

Is there a ferry from Palermo to Vulcano?

You can easily travel from Palermo to Vulcano by hydrofoil. The ferry route is normally available from June to August with 1 daily sailing, operated by Liberty Lines.

As the Palermo - Vulcano route is seasonal, ferry timetables are subject to change. 

What’s the ferry schedule from Palermo to Vulcano

The Palermo - Vulcano route is active with 1 daily crossing in the summer months.

The hydrofoil from Palermo departs at around 13:30 and arrives at the port of Vulcano at about 17:30. The same hydrofoil goes around the archipelago and stops at neighboring ports.

Tip: keep in mind that ferry timetables may change. Therefore, we recommend checking the latest ferry schedules on Ferryhopper and tracking your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Palermo to Vulcano?

The price of the Palermo - Vulcano ferry is around €51. The tickets usually cost the same even in high season.

Tip: as tickets tend to sell out quickly, we recommend planning your trip 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 cheap ferry tickets on Ferryhopper online.


Toddlers can travel from Palermo to Vulcano 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 Vulcano?

The duration of the Palermo - Vulcano ferry ride is approximately 4 hr.

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

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

What’s the distance between Palermo and Vulcano?

The distance between Palermo and Vulcano is 78 nautical miles (about 142 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Vulcano from Palermo

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

  • 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 get to Vulcano, you can explore the rest of the Aeolian Islands through island hopping! You can easily reach the islands of Panarea, Stromboli, Alicudi and Filicudi!
  • The Aeolian Islands are usually a bit more pricey in high season. To save money, we suggest you book your tickets and find accommodation in Vulcano well in advance.
  • You can travel to the island of Vulcano even in winter, as there are departures from the town of Milazzo, right across the Aeolian archipelago! Take a look at the Milazzo - Vulcano ferry route here.
  • Make sure to check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Italy as you plan your trip.

Where to take the ferry from Palermo to Vulcano

Hydrofoils to Vulcano 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 Vulcano ferry with a car?

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

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

Ferry luggage

With Liberty Lines, passengers 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.


On the Palermo - Vulcano 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.

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On Ferryhopper, you can find detailed info and the best tips to plan your ferry trip from Palermo to Vulcano. 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!

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