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Genoa Palermo Ferry

There are approximately 6 weekly sailings between Genoa to Palermo. This ferry route is operated by Grandi Navi Veloci. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Genoa Palermo ferries.

Genoa Palermo Ferry Times

Genoa Palermo ferry sailings typically depart from Genoa at around 19:00. The average sailing time is approximately 20h 41m.

Genoa Palermo Ferry Prices

Genoa Palermo ferry prices typically range between £211* and £883*. The average price is typically £510*. The cheapest Genoa Palermo ferry prices start from £49*. The average price for a foot passenger is £308*. The average price for a car is £544*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Genoa to Palermo?

The distance between Genoa to Palermo is approximately 525.1 miles (845.1km) or 456.3 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Genoa Palermo ferry?

Yes, Grandi Navi Veloci allow cars on board for ferries between Genoa and Palermo. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Genoa and Palermo.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Genoa to Palermo?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Grandi Navi Veloci between Genoa and Palermo.

Genoa Palermo Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Grandi Navi Veloci - 6 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Genoa - Palermo Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Grandi Navi Veloci
Average Price £472*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 20h 43m
Fastest Sailing Duration 20h 30m
First Ferry 19:00
Last Ferry 23:00
Distance 456 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Genoa to Palermo?

    The ferry crossing time from Genoa to Palermo is approximately 20h 30m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Genoa to Palermo?

    Genoa to Palermo ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Genoa to Palermo is £274.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Genoa to Palermo?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Genoa to Palermo and this is
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Genoa to Palermo?

    Book ferries from Genoa to Palermo through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Genoa to Palermo?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Genoa to Palermo with
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Genoa to Palermo?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Genoa to Palermo with
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Genoa to Palermo?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • How far is Palermo from Genoa?

    The distance between Genoa to Palermo is approximately 456 nautical Miles.

Genoa Palermo Ferry reviews

  • "Recent trip to Barcelona"

    Unfortunately there was a problem when I paid for the trip and the ticket had only my name on it, so at Genova I had to change the ticket. As the terminal is being renovated I found it extremely difficult to get to the ticket office. Then there was a problem when we were about to get on board because we had apparently not checked in, but we had checked in and when I went yet again to another place to sort this out they told me we were chacked in and to go away. However, they did not want to let us onboard. In the end someone came and sorted it out over the telephone and we were allowed onboard. We have never had this problem before. It seemed like one person did not know what another one was doing. Once onboard everything was ok. It is unfortunate that if people have to pay for a sleeping seat, there are still people all over the various decks sleeping on the floor. This gives a very bad impression and does not make me feel safe.

    'Excellent' travelled on Excellent

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  • "GNV Excelsior Genoa -Palermo"

    Good. Cabins are quite small for 4 people but clean and comfortable Pool not functioning. Take books,games,movies in order not to get bored.

    'Excelsior' travelled on Excelsior

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  • "Ship was OK, but disgusting food"

    The food at the self-service was gross, meat and fish baked dry, sauces with weird off-flavours. Coffee served in plastic cups. The cabin was decent. The bars felt stuffy.

    'Excellent' travelled on Excellent

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  • "excelent service"

    I want to higligth the service, it was excelent, congratulations and thak for this nice trip

    'Excelsior' travelled on Excelsior

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Genoa Guide

The Italian city of Genoa lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is located in the Liguria region of Italy. The city's old town, which has a long and rich history in art, music, architecture and gastronomy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Additionally the city was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2004 and is also the birthplace of Niccolo Paganini and Christopher Columbus.

The maze of squares and narrow streets make up Genoa's historic centre. The city has influences of the medieval about it, along with 16th century and Baroque influences (San Matteo square and the ancient via Aurea, now via Garibaldi). Visitors can still see remains of the 17th century walls near to San Lorenzo Cathedral, which happens to be the most attended place of worship in Genoa.

Genoa's port is Italy's largest commercial and industrial port, and one of Europe's busiest ports in the Mediterranean Sea. The ferry terminal, located in the Calata Chiappella, between Ponte Asserto and Ponte Colombo, is on many levels and is accessible by passengers in wheelchairs. On the terminal's top level visitors will find waiting rooms and a shopping centre. Ferries operating from the port generally depart towards Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Spain, Tunisia and Morocco.

Palermo Guide

The city of Palermo is located on the Italian island of Sicily and lies on the island's north west coast and has a large and strategically important natural port, next to the Monte Pellegrino. The city is typically Mediterranean and can trace its history back to the 8th century and is today known for its Norman buildings, fabulous palaces and the hustle and bustle of its markets. Palermo's historic centre is the Quattro Canti district, which means 'Four Corners' and is where a number of the city's most spectacular attractions can be found. These include the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The cathedral's sheer size and lovely architecture really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Also popular in the city is the medieval Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi and the 12th century Castello della Zisa. For visitors who enjoy the performing arts there is also the Teatro Massimo which is a recently refurbished theatre that puts on regular performances.

Ferries from the city's port depart to Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples and Tunisia.

Genoa to Palermo Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 04/12/2023 and 10/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Grandi Navi Veloci 02:00 21:30 19 hours 30 minutes Sat
Grandi Navi Veloci 23:00 21:15 22 hours 15 minutes Sat
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