Ferry from Palermo to Ustica

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries from Palermo to Ustica are available year-round with multiple daily connections. Find updated information about timetables and ferry prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper easily!

Ferry schedules from Palermo to Ustica

Palermo Ustica Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:30 Last trip: 18:00 Average duration: 1h 30m Price range: 27.45 € - 38.03 €
Ustica Palermo Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:30 Last trip: 18:00 Average duration: 1h 30m Price range: 24.45 € - 35.03 €
Ferry companies LIBERTY LINES

Is there a ferry from Palermo to Ustica?

Yes, you can travel from Palermo to Ustica throughout the year. There are 3 to 6 daily connections, operated by 2 companies: Siremar and Liberty Lines. Ferry frequency is usually increased during the summer months.

What’s the ferry schedule from Palermo to Ustica

The earliest departure from Palermo is scheduled for 07:00 in the morning, arriving at the port of Ustica at around 08:30. The last scheduled departure leaves from the port of Palermo at 18:00 and arrives in Ustica at around 19:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Palermo to Ustica?

The price of the tickets for the Palermo - Ustica ferry is around €20-€40. The final ferry cost may vary depending on seasonality, operator and type of vessel.


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Toddlers up to 3-4 years old can travel from Palermo to Ustica for free. There are also discount tickets for children up to 11 years and residents of the smaller islands of Sicily.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Palermo to Ustica?

The Palermo - Ustica ferry crossing usually lasts 1.5-3 hr, depending on the type of vessel you’ve chosen.

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

The connection from the port of Palermo to that of Ustica is also operated by fast hydrofoils which take about 1 hr 30 min to reach the island.

What’s the distance between Palermo and Ustica?

The distance between Palermo and Ustica is just 36 nautical miles (about 65 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Ustica from Palermo

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

  • In high season, we recommend arriving early at the port of Palermo to avoid delays and overcrowding. The same applies to trips on weekends. 
  • The small island of Ustica is an excellent choice for day trips in Italy! Learn more about day trips from Palermo to Ustica!
  • A great idea is to visit Ustica in May, where the Feast of the Madonna dei Pescatori is celebrated. It’s one of the most evocative Sicilian traditions and takes place on the last Sunday of May.
  • We recommend that you check our Ustica travel guide to get some ideas.

Where to take the ferry from Palermo to Ustica

Hydrofoils to Ustica from Palermo depart from Banchina Crispi. 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 Ustica ferry with a car?

Yes, you can bring along your vehicle from Palermo to Ustica, unless you’re traveling by hydrofoil.

Reminder: in August, the circulation of motor vehicles in Ustica is usually prohibited for non-residents. Read more about the vehicle transport regulations for the Italian islands.

Ferry luggage

Regarding your Palermo - Ustica trip, have in mind the following luggage allowance policies:

  • With Siremar, each passenger can carry 1 piece of luggage with a maximum weight of 20 kg.
  • 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 - Ustica ferries and hydrofoils, there are no cabins available.

Pet travel

On ferries operating the Palermo - Ustica route you can bring along your pet by paying an extra fee. 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 the ferries of Siremar, there are kennels and areas specially reserved for passengers with pets.

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