Ferry to Italy
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Ferry to Italy

Italy is a southern European country located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. This historic region has left an indelible mark on Western culture from Renaissance architecture to Neoclassical art. Remarkably, Italy still preserves many of its notable treasures including the Leaning Tower of Pisa, The Pantheon and The Colosseum. These iconic attractions bring millions of tourists from Sicily, Spain, Greece, Sardinia, Corsica and Algeria every year, making it one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe.

There are over 28 destinations providing ferries to Italy, including ferries within Italy, the Aeolian Islands, Croatia, Greece, Slovenia, and many of the different groups of islands within the Mediterranean, and there are up to 12706 ferries running per week across 350 different routes, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

Passengers travelling by ferry to Italy have a choice of several different ports across the country. These routes are provided by 6 main ferry operators throughout the year. NLG offer up to 96 daily crossings, SNAV Aliscafi offer up to 34 daily crossings, Caremar offer up to 64 daily crossings, Liberty Lines Fast Ferries offer up to 552 daily crossings, Positano Jet offer up to 29 daily crossings and Grimaldi Lines offer up to 12 daily crossings.

Ferry to Italy from UK

Unfortunately, there is no direct ferry route from the UK to Italy. You can alternatively take the ferry to Spain and depart to Italy via the Barcelona port.

Ferry to Italy from Ireland

There is no direct ferry connection from Ireland to Italy. However, you can travel via Spain instead.

Ferries from Greece to Italy

  • Igoumenitsa to Brindisi Ferry
  • Igoumenitsa to Ancona Ferry
  • Igoumenitsa to Bari Ferry
  • Igoumenitsa to Venice Ferry
  • Patras to Ancona Ferry
  • Patras to Bari Ferry
  • Patras to Venice Ferry

Facilities Onboard

Book a ferry to Italy through Direct Ferries for the chance to travel onboard a variety of modern vessels with brilliant facilities to keep you entertained throughout your journey. Passengers can expect restaurants, duty-free shopping, TV lounges, snack bars and children’s playrooms. There is also the option of upgrading to a premium cabin on longer ferry routes like Greece to Italy.

Car ferry to Italy

Grimaldi Lines and Caremar allow passengers to bring their own vehicles onboard most of their ferry crossings to Italy. However, please check the garage availability before booking your ferry ticket.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Italy?

Ferries to Italy:
  • Bastia
  • Portoferraio
  • Golfo Aranci
  • Ile Rousse
  • Olbia
  • Cavo
  • Ajaccio
  • Tunis
  • Barcelona
  • Durres
  • Palermo
  • Porto Torres
  • Tangier Med
  • Palermo Termini Imerese
  • Corfu
  • Cagliari
  • Igoumenitsa
  • Ischia
  • Ischia (Casamicciola)
  • Procida
  • Split
  • Lipari
  • Panarea
  • Ponza
  • Salina
  • Stromboli
  • Ventotene
  • Vulcano
  • Zadar
  • Dubrovnik
  • Sami
  • Messina
  • Patras
  • Capraia
  • Rio Marina
  • Pianosa
  • Giglio
  • Capri
  • Rovinj
  • Piran
  • Porec
  • Milazzo
  • Mali Losinj
  • Rinella
  • San Domino (Tremiti)
  • Sorrento
  • Naples
  • Castellammare di Stabia
  • San Nicola (Tremiti)
  • Amalfi
  • Positano
  • Salerno
  • Pula
  • Umag
  • Forio
  • Ginostra (Stromboli)
  • Cetara
  • Maiori
  • Minori
  • Vietri sul mare
  • Novalja
  • Seiano
  • Vlora
  • Saranda

What is the fastest ferry to Italy?

The fastest ferry crossing to Italy is via the Minori to Amalfi route, with a crossing time of approximately 05m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Italy?

The cheapest ferry to Italy is £13 from Messina to Reggio Calabria. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Italy?

Italy Ferry Ports:
  • Livorno
  • Piombino
  • Savona
  • Genoa
  • Bari
  • Naples
  • Salerno
  • Brindisi
  • Pozzuoli
  • Ancona
  • Venice
  • Porto Santo Stefano
  • Sorrento
  • Castellammare di Stabia
  • Reggio Calabria
  • Trieste
  • Vibo Valentia
  • Termoli
  • Vieste
  • Terracina
  • Amalfi
  • Positano
  • San Felice Circeo
  • Cetara
  • Maiori
  • Minori
  • Vietri sul mare
  • Peschici
  • Rodi Garganico
  • Cesenatico
  • Pesaro
  • Seiano
  • Villa San Giovanni
  • Portici
  • Torre del Greco
  • Piano di Sorrento
  • Monte di Procida

Can you take pets on the ferry to Italy?

Yes, you can bring your pets onboard the ferries. Where pets are allowed on the ferries depends on the ferry company. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Corsica Ferries
  • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Grimaldi Lines
  • Medmar
  • SNAV
  • Adria Ferries
  • Minoan Lines
  • Jadrolinija
  • Ventouris Ferries
  • Caronte & Tourist
  • SNAV Aliscafi
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • NLG
  • Alilauro
  • Blu Navy
  • Travelmar
  • Navi Tremiti
  • Gomo Viaggi
  • Caremar
  • Caremar (Hydrofoil)
  • Positano Jet

Italy reviews

  • "With mobile home on the ferry"

    My wife and I had a nice journey on the ferry from Barcelona to Genoa.Good food, comfortable beds and a nice memory.

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  • "Bastia to Livorno Ferry Ride"

    We had a smooth and enjoyable ride on the ferry. The ship was clean and the food was good. It was a nice way to make the trip.

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  • "Great trip"

    I can only say it was a great trip assisted by trained and very professional and friendly staff.

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  • "Beautiful reception"

    Well prepared and very kind staff, very clean ship, definitely do this journey again with this company for the next trip.

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Italy Ferry Map and Routes