Ustica
Palermo
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Ferry from Ustica to Palermo

There are usually 3 daily and 21 weekly sailings between Ustica and Palermo. 2 operators sail this route Liberty Lines Fast Ferries & Siremar and runs throughout the year. Ustica Palermo ferries cost between £42 and £158, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Ustica Palermo ferries.

Ustica Palermo Ferry Times

The earliest Ustica Palermo ferry sailings typically depart Ustica at around 06:30. The last ferry usually departs at 18:00.

How long is the ferry from Ustica to Palermo?

Ustica Palermo 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.

Ustica Palermo Ferry Operator Schedules

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

Ustica Palermo Ferry Prices

Ustica Palermo ferry prices typically range between £42* and £158*. The average price is typically £98*. The cheapest Ustica Palermo ferry prices start from £21*. The average price for a foot passenger is £98*.

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

How far is it from Ustica to Palermo?

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

Can I travel by car on the Ustica Palermo ferry?

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

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

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

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

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Ustica to Palermo 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 Ustica Island to Sicily page.
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Ustica - Palermo Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 2
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries & Siremar
Average Price £98*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 21
Average Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 06:30
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 Ustica to Palermo?

The ferry crossing time from Ustica to Palermo 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 Ustica to Palermo?

Ustica to Palermo ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Ustica to Palermo is £95. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ustica to Palermo?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Ustica to Palermo?

Book ferries from Ustica 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 Ustica to Palermo?

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

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

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

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Ustica 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
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries

How far is Palermo from Ustica?

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

Ustica Guide

The small Italian island of Ustica lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea, around 50 km to the north of Capo Gallo. It forms part of the Aeolic island chain and its land is actually the tip of a submerged volcano. The island's landscape is characterised by black volcanic rock with dashes of pink and red hibiscus flowers and green cacti. Located around the island's shores are many little grottoes and the island's waters are protected within the Area Marina Protetta Isola di Ustica (the Island of Ustica Protected Marine Area). The waters are kept naturally clear by the Atlantic currents and are, as a consequence, full of coral and fish. This makes the island popular with scuba divers and one of the best dive spots on the island is the Grotta del Gamberi, on the island's southern tip where there are many shipwrecks to see there. Also popular with scuba divers is Secca di Colobara on the northern coast where lots of sponges can be seen in crystal clear waters.

Both hydrofoils and conventional ferries use the port with services departing to Palermo's Stazione Marittima. The crossing takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes by ferry and around 1 hour by hydrofoil.


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.


Ustica to Palermo 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
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 10:00 11:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 15:00 16:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Siremar 16:00 19:00 3 hours Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 18:00 19:30 1 hour 30 minutes Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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