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Ferry to Ustica Island
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Ferry from Palermo to Ustica

There are usually 3 daily and 21 weekly sailings between Palermo and Ustica. 2 operators sail this route Liberty Lines Fast Ferries & Siremar and runs throughout the year. Palermo Ustica ferries cost between £53 and £186, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Palermo Ustica ferries.

Palermo Ustica Ferry Times

The earliest Palermo Ustica ferry sailings typically depart Palermo at around 07:00. The last ferry usually departs at 18:00.

How long is the ferry from Palermo to Ustica?

Palermo Ustica Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 1h 30m. The fastest sailings are approximately 1h 30m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Palermo Ustica Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 3 daily sailings and up to 21 weekly ferry sailings from Palermo to Ustica. These sailings are provided by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries & Siremar. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Palermo Ustica Ferry Prices

Palermo Ustica ferry prices typically range between £53* and £186*. The average price is typically £117*. The cheapest Palermo Ustica ferry prices start from £23*. The average price for a foot passenger is £117*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Palermo to Ustica?

The distance between Palermo to Ustica is approximately 40.8 miles (65.6km) or 35.4 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Palermo Ustica ferry?

No, ferry operators currently do not allow cars to travel on sailings between Palermo and Ustica

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

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Liberty Lines Fast Ferries, Siremar between Palermo and Ustica.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Palermo to Ustica?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Palermo to Ustica with Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Sicily to Ustica Island page.
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Palermo - Ustica Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 2
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries & Siremar
Average Price £117*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 21
Average Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 07:00
Last Ferry 18:00
Distance 35 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Palermo to Ustica?

The ferry crossing time from Palermo to Ustica is approximately 2h 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 Palermo to Ustica?

Palermo to Ustica ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Palermo to Ustica is £120. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Palermo to Ustica?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Palermo to Ustica. These are
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • Siremar

How can I book ferry tickets from Palermo to Ustica?

Book ferries from Palermo to Ustica 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 Palermo to Ustica?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Palermo to Ustica with
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • Siremar

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

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Palermo to Ustica with
  • Siremar

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Palermo to Ustica?

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
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries

How far is Ustica from Palermo?

The distance between Palermo to Ustica is approximately 35 nautical Miles.

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.


Ustica Guide

The small Italian island of Ustica is located off the north coast of Sicily and boasts spectacular scenery both on land and underwater. The island, which is of volcanic origin, is a national marine park that features petrified black lava and crystal clear waters. Because of this Ustica is a popular destination with scuba divers who flock their to see first hand the submerged ancient city of Osteodos. The island is also a popular destination for overnight visitors as it is easy to get to. Popular attractions on the island include the prehistoric village of the 'Faraglioni' which is a large village with reinforced fortress walls that are about 1 meter high and six meters thick. The village along with 'Omo Morto' shows that during the Bronze Age, around 1450-1250 BC, Ustica benefited from its location along the Obsidian and other trade routes. The walls, built following the construction techniques of Mycenae and dating back to the Middle Bronze Age, are proof of the state of insecurity in which Sicily found itself following the arrival of the Mycenaeans.

You can take a ferry or hydrofoil from Palermo’s Stazione Marittima to Ustica. The crossing takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes by ferry and just over 1 hour by hydrofoil.


Palermo to Ustica Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 07:30 09:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Siremar 08:30 11:30 3 hours Mon, Thu, Sat, Sun
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 11:00 12:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 15:30 17:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 18:00 19:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
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