Ferries to Sicily


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You can use AFerry to book ferries to Sicily from various points in mainland Italy, Malta, Tunisia and to and from the Aegadian Islands which lay off the northwest coast of the island. Using AFerry, you will always get a great deal on your ferry to Sicily. See below for timetables and the latest special offers.

How much is the ferry to Sicily?

Route Price Fare Details
Livorno - Palermo
(Grimaldi Lines)
  • Booked: Monday, 17 August 2020
  • Travel: Friday, 16 October 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 2
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How to book your ferry to Sicily

Booking a ferry to or from Sicily couldn't be easier with AFerry. You can either use the booking form at the top left of the page. Or, if you see a price you like on the left, just select the number of passengers and click go.

More About Sicily

Sicily is a popular destination with tourists from all over the world who flock to Sicily's beautiful beaches and stunning views. Experience all that Sicily has to offer, from Arab-influenced architecture to the imposing Mount Etna.

Sicily Travel Guide

Home to Mt. Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe, Sicily is a rugged, Mediterranean island belonging to Italy, yet still remains its individuality in terms of art, architecture and cuisine (Sicily being among one of the great dessert-makers in Italy).

A ruggedly beautiful mountainous island to the south of Italy, Sicily boasts everything from volcanoes to picturesque villages to isolated beaches. The long history of being invaded by pretty much every regional superpower also means that it is a cultural melee of interesting influences.

Travel in Sicily

Getting around in Italy should pose no problem. The main roads are quick, easy and well constructed and, although the mountainous roads are somewhat more remote, they are none-the-less easily accessible to most tourists.

Public transport is good, with efficient buses and trains that run on regular timetables. Do be aware, however, that public transport services may be less frequent on Sundays than during the rest of the week. As with much of continental Europe, train tickets should always be validated on the platform before getting onto the train. A few of the bigger cities, notably Catania, have small underground networks.

Things to see in Sicily

The Valley of the Temples, south of modern day Agrigento, is well worth a visit. Here, you can discover the ruins of six ancient temples. There is an audio tour and a museum to help you better understand the amazing spectacle that you are seeing. Remember to take some bottled water if you are visiting in summer, for the weather takes no prisoners in Sicily!

The city of Catania lies at the base of Mount Etna, from where you can ascend one of southern Europe's last remaining active volcanoes. You can either choose to go with the normal tourists or, for a bit of extra cost, hire a volcanologist who will allow you to go a little bit more off the beaten path. The mountain is more than 3,000 metres above sea level, so it'll be cool even in the middle of summer - unless it is erupting, when it'll be considerably warmer!

A lot of food thought as being `Italian' is in actual fact from Sicily. This includes cannoli, ricotta and pine nut and almond biscuits. Much of this food comes with Arabic influences, thereby giving you the best of best worlds. Therefore, you should come to Sicily hungry and ready to be fed.

The city of Catania lies at the base of Mount Etna, from where you can ascend one of southern Europe's last remaining active volcanoes.

AFerry.co.uk offers the best way to find the cheapest ferry routes to Sicily with its easy to use booking form. Begin your holiday on a ferry and start relaxing straight away!


  • 08 Nov 2019
    A pain free experience
    • Helpful staff and good service combined to make our return trip to Messina a very pleasant experience

      Review by ANNE M

  • 20 Oct 2019
    Lovely efficient Ferry service
    • Locals had to help us find the actual Ferry

      Review by TERRY COPELAND

  • 20 Oct 2019
    trip to Sicily
    • great


  • 30 Sep 2019
    Enjoyable way to travel
    • Enjoyable journey that is much more fun than flying. The staff onboard were very friendly and helpful. Good value for money considering the yourney includes a nights accommodation. Good canteen and bar but a bit expensive, take drinking water with you before you board. The port in Trapani for the return journey had absolutely no facilities so be prepared especially as a foot passenger. Watching the sunset and sunrise from a ship on the Mediterranean sea is fabulous.

      Review by Dave

  • 30 Sep 2019
    Smooth as silk
    • Turned up in my car, confirmed my ticket with my phone, boarded the ferry, left my car in the capable hands of the crew and went up to the passenger deck. Half an hour later, went back to my car and drove off the ferry. No problem!

      Review by ROBERT FOX

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Sicily Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey to Sicily? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How much is the ferry to Sicily?

The cheapest price for Sicily found by AFerry customers recently is £130, on the Livorno - Palermo route for travel Friday, 16 October 2020 with Grimaldi Lines. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

Which ferries go to Sicily?

Ferries to Sicily are operated by Caronte & Tourist, Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines and Tirrenia di Navigazione.

Where can I get a ferry to in Sicily?

With AFerry you can book a ferry to Catania, Messina, Palermo and Termini Imerese.

How long is the ferry to Sicily?

It depends where and when you travel. The quickest crossing to Sicily is Villa San Giovanni - Messina with Caronte & Tourist and takes 20 min, while the longest crossing is Genoa - Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci and can take up to 23 hrs 15 min.