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Palermo to Cagliari Ferry

The Palermo Cagliari ferry route connects Sicily with Sardinia. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Grimaldi Lines. The crossing operates up to 1 times each week with sailing durations from around 12 hours.

Palermo Cagliari sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Sicily to Sardinia page.
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Palermo Cagliari Ferry reviews

  • "A lovely mini cruise"

    We had a wonderful trip on the Direct Ferries ferry from Palermo to Cagliari. We were delighted with the size and facilities of our outside cabin. It was a lovely comfortable bed, nice to see outside, though the windows were quite dirty, understandably of course. The dining facilities on board catered for everyone, and by the looks of it there were many and varied seating options. It was delightful to see all the people with their dogs. All and all a lovely mini cruise.

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  • "Night cruise to Sardinia "

    We took the overnighter from Palermo to Cagliari and was pleased in general. Signage to the ferry in Palermo arrival on foot could be better along with taxi connections at the Cagliari end but the ferry itself was great. Cabin had what we needed and was comfortable and clean.

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  • "Palermo to Cagliari "

    What an amazing experience we had booked a cabin luckily and had a great sleep which set us up nicely for our first day in Sardinia. We didn’t speak any Italian but it didn’t matter as the staff were amazing thank you

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  • "Lovely ship and cabin"

    We were very nervous about another ferry as our last one from Livorno to Palermo with Grimaldi was traumatic and unpleasant. However, this was a different experience with Tirrenia. Apart from a mix up at Palermo where inexperienced security did not understand how to scan our documents, the trip was a joy! The crew loading our large Motorhome were polite and well organized. The cabin was a great surprise-2 large single beds, a good shower/ bath, a large window and a Picasso print on the wall. Wonderful! The food and drink were reasonably priced and (although the Lasagna was Luke warm) served with a smile. The staff were most helpful and although we struggle with our Italian, explained everything patiently. Would always try to sail with them again.

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Palermo Guide

The Italian city of Palermo is located in the north west of Sicily, by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city has a reputation across the world for its history, gastronomy, culture and architecture with a its origins dating back over 2,700 years. Many visitors flock to the city and it has become Sicily's main hub for culture, commerce and tourism. The city's centre has many examples of fine palaces and churches which give way to areas whose way of life doesn't seem to have changed for centuries. This is perhaps most evident in the markets in Palermo, whose Arabic origins can still be seen today thanks to the noise, aromas, colours, narrow streets and with the excellent array of produce on offer and the general 'souk's atmosphere.

From the city's port, ferry services operate to destinations include Genoa, with a crossing time of 21 hours, Civitavecchia, 14 hour crossing time, Naples, 10 hours and 30 minutes, and Tunisia, 10 hours. It is recommended that foot passengers check in 1 hour prior to departure and vehicles 2 hours prior to departure. For all departures to Tunisia check in should be 4 hours prior to departure.

Cagliari Guide

The city of Cagliari is located on the Bay of Angels (Golfo degli Angeli) on the Italian island of Sardinia. The city was built on seven hills which identify the city's prehistoric neighbourhoods. The city's eight miles of coastline has a number of beaches with Poetto, perhaps being the most popular and has many restaurants and bars along the shoreline and is a popular place to socialise in the evenings. The city can trace its origins back to the 7th century when it was founded by the Phoenicians and has many fine examples of buildings that reflects its history.

A popular tourist attraction in the city is the castle which towers over the city and located between the harbour and the castle is the city's marina which is in the old harbour district in the city. Cagliari is a very green city and has a number of public gardens for its visitors to enjoy. Located on a hill covered in Pine and evergreen Oak is Monte Urpinu Park and is around 62 acres in size and is perhaps the most wooded of the city's parks. Also in the city is the Park of San Michele which has a medieval castle in it, and the Terramaini Park which has a pond that is popular with flamingos and other wading birds.

From the city's port, scheduled ferry services depart to Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and Trapani.

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