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 Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 13:50 Latest ferry: 13:50 Average duration: 4h 10m Price range: 52.35 € - 52.35 €
Vulcano Palermo Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 07:25 Latest ferry: 07:25 Average duration: 4h 20m Price range: 47.35 € - 47.35 €
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 available from mid-June to early September with 1 daily sailing, operated by Liberty Lines.

Am I allowed to travel from Palermo to Vulcano?

Yes, traveling from Palermo to Vulcano 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 Vulcano

The Palermo - Vulcano route is active with 1 daily crossing from mid-June to September.

The hydrofoil from Palermo departs shortly before 14:00 and arrives at the port of Vulcano around 18:00. The same hydrofoil goes around the archipelago and stops at neighboring ports.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Palermo to Vulcano?

The price of the Palermo - Vulcano ferry is around €52. 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.


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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 10 min.

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 142km).

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, as the ferry trips from one island to another are relatively short. 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 that 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. Its port is located right across the Aeolian archipelago!

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 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 - 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 on.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Palermo to Vulcano

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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