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Ferries to Sicily - Prices from £63

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.

Sicily Routes

Sicily Special Offers

40% Discount to Sicily with GNV

40% Discount to Sicily with GNV
Book by 06/05/2019. Travel from 01/05/2019 to 30/11/2019.
Routes: Genoa-Palermo. Limited availability.

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.

Mount Etna on Sicily
Mount Etna is one of the most active volcanos in Europe

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!

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  • 23 Nov 2018
    Plus ca change etc.
    • GNV's had a monopoly here for years now and the Livorno to Palermo ferry is on a disgusting ship and puts GNV in a good light. Compared to the massive drive with fuel and accommodation and ferry and inconvenience, there's no real choice unless you love long journeys by car. You're still treated a level above steerage, and when they turf you out of your cabin you paid for an hour and a half before arrival so they can clean for the next journey, they now lay on entertainment in the lounges. Waiting around to be called to the garage can be another hour or two!! No choice but chill. I believe you can now pay 25 euro more to get priority disembarking. This is what an italian monopoly looks like (which of course exists on the other route I use from Amsterdam to Newcastle). However, GNV do not hike their prices in summer quite so outrageously.

      Review by Anon

  • 08 Sep 2018
    Overnight with GNV Naples to Palermo
    • This was all very easy booked with aferry.co.uk the port wS fairly hard to find on foot in Naples but once we established where it was the rest of the journey was great w had a cabin clean comfortable smooth cruising food typical ferry fodder overpriced ed and unhealthy! Staff very helpful my daughter left her phone in the cabin and we returned for it and they had it! No issues recommend easy to walk Into Palermo when you arrive in Sicily!

      Review by Anon

  • 07 Sep 2018
    Horrendous and horrific queuing
    • Simple fact is that we queued from 1pm til 9pm... 8 hours of queuing. No toilet or refreshment facilities although police did bring a bottle of water around once. A truly horrendous and horrific experience. Not the fault of aferry.co.uk but passengers should be warned about the completely inadequate and pathetic queuing and boarding arrangements. Never again we will go by ferry to Sicily.

      Review by CHRIS THOMAS

  • 23 Jul 2018
    A pleasure cruise..with our car!
    • I pre-booked, online, the ferry crossing for my family and our rental car. Our scheduled crossing was 1520 but we arrived at the Villa san Giovanni port just after 1410. I handed the ticket agent my confirmation number and he gave me my barcoded ticket. Since we were early, I figured I'd casually drive down the ramp and we'd wait an hour for our booked ferry crossing. A couple of cars zipped past me and I quickly realized they were trying not to miss their 1420 ferry. I ended up in line behind those two cars as a gentleman had to scan their tickets before they could drive onto the ferry boat. He scanned our ticket and waved us onto the boat, an hour earlier than our booking! I drove up the ferry ramp and it literally closed behind our car as I came to a stop. We got out of our car to enjoy the beautiful, simultaneous views of Italy and Sicily. It seems like such a simple thing but I found the whole ferry experience to be quite memorable!

      Review by ROBERT SAPORITO

  • 27 Jun 2018
    Speedy transfer
    • Virtu ferries provided an efficient and speedy means of travelling to Sicily without the delays experienced at airports.

      Review by CHARLES CROWTHER