Ferry from Genoa to Palermo (Sicily)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Genoa and Palermo (Sicily) run all year round. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper without hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Genoa to Palermo

Genoa Palermo Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 18:00 Last trip: 21:30 Average duration: 22h 22m Price range: 60.97 € - 619.04 €
Palermo Genoa Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 19:00 Last trip: 21:30 Average duration: 22h 22m Price range: 61.78 € - 681.47 €
Ferry companies GRANDI NAVI VELOCI

Is there a ferry from Genoa to Palermo (Sicily)?

Yes, you can catch a ferry from Genoa to Palermo all year round. The ferry company Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) operates on this route, and there is normally 1 direct crossing per day.

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time ferry schedules and ticket prices for the Genoa - Palermo crossing on Ferryhopper.

What’s the ferry schedule from Genoa to Palermo?

During the high season, the ferry usually departs from Genoa at 21:30 and arrives in Palermo at 18:15 the next day, but there are also a few departures at 18:00 and 19:00.

In the off-season, most ferries to Palermo from Genoa depart between 21:30 and 23:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Genoa to Palermo (Sicily)?

The cost of a single Genoa - Palermo ferry ticket starts at approximately €60. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat or cabin type, and vehicle selection.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Palermo from Genoa. Find real-time information about our ferry routes, compare fares and offers, and book your ferry tickets at the best prices.

Note that current offers are automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.


Traveling from Genoa to Palermo by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets. The ferry company offers discounts of up to 75% to the following passenger categories:

  • Children from 4 to 11 years old
  • Permanent residents of Sicily 

Note: infants and toddlers up to 3 years travel free of charge.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Genoa to Palermo?

The Genoa - Palermo ferry duration is usually 20-21 hr.

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Is there a high-speed ferry from Genoa to Palermo (Sicily)?

Ferries operating on the route from Genoa to Palermo are normally conventional. The fastest ferry to Palermo makes the trip in about 20 hr.

What’s the distance between Genoa and Palermo?

The distance between the ports of Genoa and Palermo is 519 nautical miles (around 960 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Palermo from Genoa

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

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Genoa at least 1 hr before your ferry trip, especially if you are bringing along your vehicle. 
  • For long journeys such as this one, we recommend booking a cabin. 
  • Check out our Palermo travel guide for holiday tips, useful information and local tips about the capital of Sicily.
  • During the summer, there are also ferries from Genoa to the Termini Imerese port, which is located 38 km from Palermo.
  • If you plan to stay several days in Palermo, you should take advantage of the summer ferry connections to the Aeolian Islands. Choose your favorite island and discover the wonderful Aeolian archipelago.

Where to take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo?

Usually, ferries to Palermo depart from the Ponte Biagio Assereto terminal in the port of Genoa.

It takes about 20 min to get from the Genova Piazza Principe railway station to the port's ferry terminals on foot. In the port area, there are various services like bars, hotels and parking lots.

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

Yes, ferries traveling from Genoa to Palermo can carry vehicles.

Ferry luggage

The ferry company Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) allows each passenger to board with up to 2 pieces of luggage.


The ferries operating the route from Genoa to Palermo offer different types of cabins: internal, external (with windows), suites, and accessible cabins.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Palermo from Genoa, as long as you include it in your booking. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

Your furry friend can travel with you in designated pet-friendly cabins or in their carrier. For more information on the documents and conditions required to travel with your pet, we recommend contacting the ferry company.

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