Cagliari to Palermo Ferry
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Getting the best price for your Cagliari to Palermo ferry
With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Cagliari to Palermo. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.
If you're not sure if the Cagliari to Palermo route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Cagliari to Palermo ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Cagliari to Palermo is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
Casteddu is the Sardinian name for Cagliari which means Castle. The old part of the city is curiously called Castello (Castle - although no castle was ever built there) lies on top of a hill overlooking the Gulf of Cagliari.
From here you can see the entire city guarded by the still intact city walls and the white lime stone towers- the Pancras Tower and the Elephant tower built by the Pisans in the 11th century. You can explore the picturesque old part of the city dominated by the beautiful medieval architecture.
If you are travelling from Cagliari, visit the largest fish market in Italy famous for the vast variety of fish available for sale to both public and trade.
The Gulf of Cagliari also known as the Angels Gulf is aptly called because of the fabulous panoramic views it offers and as an icing on the cake Cagliari has one of the longest beaches in Italy called the Poetto beach which is 13 kms of fine white grained sand.
Palermo has been the capital of Sicily since long before the Ancient Greeks. It reached its cultural height during the Arab occupation, when it became known for the high quality of its mosques and palaces and their vibrant gardens, many of which are still worth a visit today. Today, it is also the home of several important wine makers.
29 Oct 2017Péssimas instalações.
Paguei primeira classe. Mas as acomodações foram péssimas. Poltronas desconfortáveis, não reclinação. Luzes acesas o tempo todo. Tv ligada sem necessidade. Ninguém assistia TV, só queríamos descansar. O local era de passagem. A cada três minutos alguém passava falando alto, pouco se importando com quem queria descansar. Ora, se é considerado primeira classe, deveria ser isolada de tudo. Péssima experiência.
Review by SERGIO MORITZ
11 Oct 2014Probably the worst ferry trip of my life
The ship provides a wonderful escalator for foot passengers. That's it! The ship is totally overcrowded - probably because it sails only once a week. Insufficient cabins mean people 'set up camp' as soon as they board. Looks like a refugee boat. Staff appear bored, hostile and rude but, for the most part, manage to ignore customers except to hassle the few who find a seat in the bar and doze off at 3am! Small deck provides no peace or sanctuary from the heavy smokers and African drummers! High proportion of toilets out of use; the few available being well overused and unsanitary. Oh yes, the best thing of all - the escalator getting off!
Review by Anon
04 Oct 2014Good alternative to flying
Travelling on the ferry from Cagliari to Palermo enabled us to complete our stay in Cagliari with a full day as the ferry did not leave till sunset. The ferry cabin was small but adequate for one nights stay and saved us the cost of a hotel, had we flown. The ferry arrived early the next morning so we were able to again have a full day enjoying the sites, rather than being delayed at an airport. The food on the ferry is not gourmet, but good basic Italian food at reasonable cost. We had a great experience and would certainly recommend travelling on this ferry route.
Review by Dick Vernon
16 Jul 2014Noisy night on the seas
Our cabins were situated adjacent to a life boat which meant we had no view. Hey, we came all the way from Australia to see an orange lifeboat? I don't think so. The cabins were also directly above the engine which meant we vibrated all night listening to the irregular sounds of a rumbling engine, not the gentle throbbing we have experienced on previous ferries. Not good value for an 'exernal cabin'. Again, we had to request another towel. Is it usual for two people to share a towel or what? Staff were brusque and served up cold coffee in the morning.
Review by Ms Janice Simpson
21 May 2014Trouble Free Italian Island Hopping
The evening departures are always a pleasure with lovely views of Cagliari. The boat had decent coffee and we packed a picnic for supper. The ferry office in Cagliari keeps limited hours and the line moved at an Italian pace.
Review by Christopher Dennis
Cagliari to Palermo Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Cagliari to Palermo? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.
How long does the ferry from Cagliari to Palermo take?
The average journey time by ferry between Cagliari to Palermo is 12 hrs 40 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.
How fast does the ferry from Cagliari to Palermo travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Cagliari to Palermo is 12 hrs, with Tirrenia di Navigazione.
What time does the first ferry from Cagliari to Palermo leave?
The first ferry from Cagliari to Palermo leaves at 10:30 with Tirrenia di Navigazione. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Cagliari to Palermo leave?
The last ferry from Cagliari to Palermo leaves at 19:30 with Tirrenia di Navigazione. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Cagliari to Palermo?
Ferries travelling from Cagliari to Palermo are operated by Tirrenia di Navigazione.
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If you're looking for the return journey, check out Palermo to Cagliari.