Palermo ferries connect Sicily with Tunisia, Italy, Sardinia, Aeolian Islands & Ustica Island with crossings available to Tunis (in Tunisia), Genoa, Napoli, Civitavecchia, Salerno & Livorno (in Italy), Cagliari (in Sardinia), Vulcano, Lipari, Salina, Rinella, Alicudi & Filicudi (in Aeolian Islands), Milazzo (in Sicily) & Ustica (in Ustica Island). Sailings from Palermo are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 20 ferry crossings daily from Palermo with sailing durations starting from 1 hour 25 minutes. Our Palermo ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Palermo is the principal city and administrative seat of the autonomous region of Sicily, Italy as well as the capital of the Province of Palermo. It was founded in the 8th century BC by Phoenician tradesmen around a natural harbour on the north-western coast of Sicily. The Phoenician name for the city may have been Zîz, but Greeks called it Panormus, meaning all-port, because of its fine natural harbour. It should be noted however that the city was never Greek. Palermo is widely considered to be the most conquered city in the world. The long history of the city assures that there is a lot to see, although the city as a whole, as well as some of the sights, are in need of repair. Today Palermo is a fast, brash and exciting city. The mix of arabic and viking influences is one of the strangest and unexpected surprises the city has to offer. Buildings dating from the 11th and 12th century, the heyday of Medieval Sicily, offer this peculiar quality.
If you are coming from Catania, from Viale Regione Siciliana take the exit at Via Giafar and follow the road along the sea to the port.
If you are coming from Trapani, from Viale Regione Siciliana take the exit at Via Belgio, then turn right into Via Restivo, and then left via Notarbartolo. Then follow the signs to the the port.
Nearest train station to the port is Palermo Centrale train station. From here the port is around 10 minutes away by taxi.
From Palermo Centrale train station bus no. 139 takes you to the port.
Via Calata Marinai d'Italia, 90133 Palermo
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