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Naples to Palermo Ferry

The Naples to Palermo ferry is available with 3 operators and runs all year round. The ferry route from Naples to Palermo takes around 10 hours and 29 minutes on most ferries operating this crossing. The duration for the Naples to Palermo ferry can vary between 8 hours 30 minutes and 11 hours 30 minutes depending on the operator that you choose to book with.

Naples to Palermo Ferry Schedules

There are 25 weekly sailings from Naples to Palermo. Tirrenia offer up to 12 weekly sailings, GNV offer up to 10 weekly sailings and Grimaldi Lines offer up 3 weekly sailings. Please keep in mind that the number of sailings often increase during the high season.

Naples to Palermo Ferry Times

The earliest ferry departs Naples at 09:00 and the final ferry depart at 23:59. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

Fast Ferry Naples to Palermo

Tirrenia provide the fastest ferry from Naples to Palermo in 9 hours and 15 minutes.

How much is a fast ferry from Naples to Palermo?

A fast ferry from Naples to Palermo costs approximately £218.

Is there an overnight ferry from Naples to Palermo?

There are overnight sailings available from Naples to Palermo. The first overnight sailing from Naples departs at 01:30.

Can you book cabins on ferries from Naples to Palermo?

Yes, cabins are available on ferries that sail from Naples to Palermo with Grimaldi Lines and GNV.

Are pets allowed on the ferry from Naples to Sicily?

GNV welcome pets onboard all their ferries travelling from Naples to Palermo. Please ensure that your pet is fully vaccinated before travelling and that you have your pet's medical certificate at hand.

How much luggage can you take on the Naples to Sicily ferry?

Those sailing with NLG can bring only 1 piece of baggage with them at no additional cost. This must be a maximum size of 50x30x15 cm and a maximum weight of 5kg. Meanwhile, Tirrenia don't have a strict luggage policy so you can bring as much luggage as you can leave in your vehicle.

Naples to Palermo Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Naples - Palermo can vary between £23 and £485 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £130, prices can range from £23 and £219. The average price with a car is £283. Car prices can range from £45 and £462. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days. Please be aware that prices do not include booking fees.

Cheap Ferries from Naples to Palermo

Discover the cheapest ferry tickets available by using our deal finder. We suggest that you book in advance to secure the best possible prices and availability.

How to get from Naples to Sicily

The best way to get from Naples to Palermo is by ferry. With 2 sailings per day, you are guaranteed to find the perfect ferry crossing to fit your travel plans. However, there is an alternative ferry to Palermo if you require additional flexibility including the Salerno to Palermo ferry.

Can you travel in first class from Naples to Palermo?

First class is available on ferries from Naples to Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci and Grimaldi Lines.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Sicily page.
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Naples - Palermo Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 3
Operators Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines & Tirrenia
Average Price £218*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 19
Average Sailing Duration 10h 26m
Fastest Sailing Duration 8h 30m
First Ferry 08:45
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 166 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

The ferry crossing time from Naples to Palermo is approximately 9h 55m. 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 Naples to Palermo?

Naples to Palermo ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Naples to Palermo is £219. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Naples to Palermo?

There are 3 popular ferry operators for Naples to Palermo. These are
  • Tirrenia
  • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Grimaldi Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Naples to Palermo?

Book ferries from Naples 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 Naples to Palermo?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Naples to Palermo with
  • Tirrenia
  • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Grimaldi Lines

Can you take your car on the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Naples to Palermo with
  • Tirrenia
  • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Grimaldi Lines

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Naples 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 Naples?

The distance between Naples to Palermo is approximately 166 nautical Miles.

Naples Palermo Ferry reviews

  • "Easy, pleasant journey "

    I'd read some horror stories about this trip so was a little concerned. The cabin was basic but clean and comfortable with a good shower, we left and arrived promptly and had a great night's sleep. We didn't eat on board, just had a overpriced and not great coffee in the morning. Only thing that was challenging was getting to the ferry terminal as foot passengers, no signage and a lot of lorry dodging but there were plenty of stewards to steer us in the right direction.

    'Rubattino' travelled on Rubattino

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  • "Excellent Trip"

    Slept in one of the cabins - overall the ferry was mostly clean, very comfortable, lots of food and drink options. The walls are thin if you have someone loud in the cabin next to you, and I wish they would stop making announcements every 30 minutes that the self service station is open. Yes, we heard you the prior 10x and we’ve all been onboard for over 2 hours already. 

    'Florio' travelled on Florio

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  • "Great trip"

    They should swap the mattresses because the lower bed are very used but the upper beds are not

    'Florio' travelled on Florio

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  • "Naples to Palermo"

    Great ferry, comfortable rooms. The only 2issues are parking at the port with a motorhome and directions for booking in was poor

    'Rubattino' travelled on Rubattino

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Naples Guide

The Italian city of Naples, or Napoli as it is also called, is located in the Campania region of the country and lies on the Gulf of Naples, on southern Italy's west coast. The city is located in an enviable position between two volcanic areas, Mount Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei. The Roman ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae, which were destroyed the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, are located close to the city as is the city of Sorrento and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Also located close to Naples are the former parts of the Roman naval facility of Portus Julius, namely the port towns of Pozzuoli and Baia which are both to the north of Naples. The city is adorned with medieval, Baroque and Renaissance churches, castles and palaces and has long been an important centre for the arts and architecture. In the 18th century, Naples went through a period of neoclassicism, following the discovery of the remarkably intact Roman ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii.

The port of Naples is home to several ferry, hydrofoil and SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) catamaran services, linking numerous locations in both the Neapolitan province, including Capri, Ischia and Sorrento, and the Salernitan province, including Salerno, Positano and Amalfi. Ferry services also operate to Sicily, Sardinia, Ponza and the Aeolian Islands.

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.

Naples to Palermo Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Grandi Navi Veloci 20:00 08:00 12 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Grandi Navi Veloci 20:00 10:15 14 hours 15 minutes Mon
Tirrenia 20:15 06:45 10 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Grimaldi Lines 22:30 07:00 8 hours 30 minutes Thu, Sat
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