Salerno ferries connect Italy with Sicily, Tunisia & Gulf of Napoli with crossings available to Palermo & Messina (in Sicily), Tunis (in Tunisia), Amalfi & Positano (in Italy) & Capri (in Gulf of Napoli). Salerno Ferry crossings are operated by Grimaldi Lines, Caronte & Tourist, NLG, Alilauro & Travelmar and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 18 ferry crossings daily.
There are up to 18 ferry crossings daily from Salerno with sailing durations starting from 35 minutes. Our Salerno ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Salerno is a town and a province capital in Campania, south-western Italy, located on the gulf of the same name on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Salerno's history dates from its establishment as a Roman town in about 194 BC after the wars with Hannibal the Great. It is situated on a natural harbor which has facilitated trade from ancient times to the present, and which was used by the allied forces as a landing place during the Italian campaign in World War II. Behind the city is a high rock surmounted by an ancient castle, the Castle of Arechi, which commands a view overlooking the city and the Bay. Like other cities and towns in southern Italy, Salerno has been washed over by succeeding dynasties and empires, all of which have had an influence on the evolution of the city, physically and culturally. After the Romans, the Samnites, followed by the Saracens and Lombards, and of course the Byzantines and Normans.
From Naples take the A3 and turn off at 'Vietri sul mare' then follow directions 'porto turistico'. From the South, take the A3 Reggio Calabria – Salerno, turn off at Salerno and then follow 'porto turistico'.
The train station at Salerno is called Piazza Vittorio Veneto and is well connected to all the main Italian cities. There are ticket machines at the station or you can queue up for assistance at any of the ticket counters. A train ticket should cost you around 5 Euros per person. The station is just 2km from the port.
Piazza della Concordia, 84010 Maiori, Salerno (Campania), Italy
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Salerno Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Salerno Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!