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Naples Palermo Ferry

There are usually 2 daily sailings and up to 18 weekly between Naples and Palermo. 3 operators sail this route Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines & Tirrenia. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Naples Palermo ferries.

Naples Palermo Ferry Times

The earliest Naples Palermo ferry sailings typically depart Naples at around 08:45. The average sailing time is approximately 10h 34m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 8h 31m.

Naples Palermo Ferry Prices

Naples Palermo ferry prices typically range between £84* and £452*. The average price is typically £250*. The cheapest Naples Palermo ferry prices start from £24*. The average price for a foot passenger is £146*. The average price for a car is £286*.

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 Naples to Palermo?

The distance between Naples to Palermo is approximately 192.1 miles (309.1km) or 166.9 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Naples Palermo ferry?

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

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

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines, Tirrenia between Naples and Palermo.

Naples Palermo Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Tirrenia - 7 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Grandi Navi Veloci - 7 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Grimaldi Lines - 3 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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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 £234*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 17
Average Sailing Duration 10h 35m
Fastest Sailing Duration 8h 31m
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 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

    The ferry crossing time from Naples to Palermo is approximately 10h 15m. 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 £178.
  • 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.
  • 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 04/12/2023 and 10/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Grandi Navi Veloci 20:00 07:30 11 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Grandi Navi Veloci 20:00 08:00 12 hours Sun
Tirrenia 20:15 06:45 10 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Grimaldi Lines 22:30 07:00 8 hours 30 minutes Wed, Thu
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