Ferry from Palermo to Panarea

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Palermo and Panarea operate during the summer season. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees.

Ferry schedules from Palermo to Panarea

Is there a ferry from Palermo to Panarea?

Yes, you can travel from Palermo to Panarea thanks to the seasonal connections operated by Liberty Lines hydrofoils.

There is an indirect ferry route from Palermo to Panarea, active from June to September with a stopover with a ferry change in the Aeolian island of Lipari.

What’s the ferry schedule from Palermo to Panarea?

Ferries depart from the port of Palermo at 13:30 arriving at the port of Lipari around 17:15. You will then have to catch the ferry to Panarea from Lipari, which leaves at 18:15. Arrival in Panarea is scheduled for 18:45.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Palermo to Panarea?

The Palermo - Panarea ferry price is around €50. Keep in mind that the cost per person is fixed even in high season.


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


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel from Palermo to Panarea by ferry with lower-cost ferry tickets. The ferry company offers special discounts to children up to 11 years old. There are also discounts for permanent residents of the minor Sicilian Islands.

Note: infants and children up to 3 years old travel for free.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Palermo to Panarea?

The Palermo - Panarea crossing takes a total of 5 hr 15 min (including the stopover and waiting time).

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

The connection from the port of Palermo to that of Panarea is only operated by high-speed hydrofoils that take just over 5 hr to reach the island.

What’s the distance between Palermo and Panarea?

The distance between the port of Palermo and the Aeolian island of Panarea is 87 nautical miles (about 160 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Panarea from Palermo

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Palermo to Panarea:

  • During high season and on weekends, it is advisable to arrive at the port of Palermo early to avoid overcrowding.
  • Although Panarea is the smallest of the Aeolian islands, it is also the most popular destination. We therefore recommend that you book your trip well in advance.
  • Thinking of traveling to Panarea in the off-season? Even in winter, there are several direct ferry crossings to Panarea from the port of Milazzo. Check out the Milazzo - Panarea ferry route for more info!
  • From Panarea, you can continue your ferry adventure and also reach the other wonders of the Aeolian Islands, such as Salina, Stromboli and Vulcano!

Where to take the ferry from Palermo to Panarea

Usually, Liberty Lines hydrofoils to Panarea depart from Molo Crispi in the port of Palermo. The port of Palermo offers several services to its visitors, such as parking lots, shuttle buses, restaurants, shops, and a luggage room. Being close to the city center, you can also visit some of Palermo's main attractions.

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

No, you cannot embark your vehicle on the hydrofoils that serve the Palermo - Panarea route.

Ferry luggage

On the hydrofoils of Liberty Lines, each passenger 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.


There are no cabins on the Palermo - Panarea hydrofoils. Onboard seating is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

You can bring your pet to Liberty Lines' hydrofoils for an additional fee. Make sure to fill out the appropriate information as you book your tickets. A carrier or cage is required for small pets. As for larger pets, they must have a muzzle and a leash on.

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