Ferry from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Palermo

Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules

Ferries between the coastal town of Civitavecchia and Palermo in Sicily operate throughout the year. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Rome (Civitavecchia) to Palermo

Rome (Civitavecchia) Palermo Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 19:00 Last trip: 19:00 Average duration: 12h 45m Price range: 66.35 € - 324.90 €
Palermo Rome (Civitavecchia) Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 18:00 Last trip: 18:00 Average duration: 13h 15m Price range: 62.22 € - 302.15 €
Ferry companies GRANDI NAVI VELOCI

Is there a ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo?

Yes, thanks to GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci) ferries you can travel from Civitavecchia to Palermo city all year round. The Civitavecchia - Palermo connection runs once per week, usually on Fridays.

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 Civitavecchia - Palermo crossing on Ferryhopper.

What’s the ferry schedule from Civitavecchia to Palermo? 

There is at least 1 weekly ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo throughout the year. 

Most ferries from Civitavecchia to Palermo usually depart at around 19:00 and arrive in Palermo at around 07:45 in the morning. Timetables may change, however, depending on the season.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo?

The cost of a single ferry ticket starts at around €66. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, and vehicle selection.


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


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo with lower-cost ferry tickets. The ferry company offers discounts of up to 50% to the following passenger categories:

  • Children
  • Toddlers
  • Natives and residents in Sicily
  • Large families

Note: infants up to 3 years travel to Palermo for free.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Civitavecchia to Palermo?

The duration of the ferry journey to Palermo from Civitavecchia varies between 12 hr 45 min to 13 hr 45 min.

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

The ferries operating on the Civitavecchia - Palermo route are conventional. The fastest ferry to Palermo takes less than 13 hours to reach the port.

What’s the distance between Civitavecchia and Palermo? 

The distance between Civitavecchia and Palermo is 248 nautical miles (approximately 460 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Palermo from Civitavecchia

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

  • During high season and on weekends, we recommend that you arrive at the port of Civitavecchia well in advance, especially if you are transferring your vehicle. 
  • We also recommend booking a bed cabin, as the Civitavecchia to Palermo crossing is quite long.
  • Sometimes, the schedules of ferries that depart from the port of Rome may change. Make sure to confirm your ferry’s departure time. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!
  • If you plan to stay more days in Palermo, you should take advantage of the summer connections to the Aeolian Islands. Gather inspiration on our Map of ferries and discover this wonderful archipelago.

Where to take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo?

Ferries to Palermo depart from the Calata Laurenti Maritime Station at the port of Civitavecchia. 

You can reach Civitavecchia from Roma Termini train station in about 1 hr! From Civitavecchia train station you can then reach the port by bus or on foot. The Varco Fortezza entrance is about 600 meters away. The other 2 pedestrian entrances to the port are Varco Vespucci and Porta Livorno.

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

Yes, ferries traveling to Palermo allow the transport of motor vehicles.

Ferry luggage

On GNV ferries, passengers are allowed to take up to 2 suitcases on board.


On board the Civitavecchia - Palermo vessels there are different types of cabins: internal, sea view, suites, and also cabins for your furry friends.

Pet travel 

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Palermo from Civitavecchia. In order to be allowed on board, you should book a pet ticket prior to departure. Smaller animals must be kept in special carriers, while large-sized animals should wear a muzzle or a leash.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Civitavecchia to Palermo

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