Palermo to Cagliari Ferry
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7 crossings weekly16 hr 15 min
Getting the best price for your Palermo to Cagliari ferry
With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Palermo to Cagliari. 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 Palermo to Cagliari 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 Palermo to Cagliari ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Palermo to Cagliari is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.
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.
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.
20 Oct 2016Never Again
1) Too crowded, nowhere to sit as the foot passengers had grabbed all the public space including the restaurant seating! 2) Food was expensive and poor quality. No provision for those with allergies eg gluten free. 3) Cabin was reasonable, with plenty of hot water, but I hate plastic shower curtains. Only space for one chair, but not enough headroom to sit on the beds. The cabin was for four people! 4) Thankfully the crossing was calm and on-time
Review by Anon
14 Jun 2016Extraordinary value (eg. compared to channel crossing)
This was a relatively no frills vessel but with good and efficient loading of our two motorcycles and a smooth and enjoyable crossing. The voucher was accepted without hesitation but I would recommend an early check in in case there is a queue. We wished we had booked a cabin as the reclining chairs were not too comfortable and the quiet room although adequate was slightly squalid by the standards we wish to aspire to although at the price, I cant complain.
Review by Stuart
11 Oct 2014Ferry Foursome from Australia
The ferry trip from Palermo to Cagliari was a satisfactory experience. There were no issues with boarding and the cabin while clean and compact was adequate for the purpose. Entry into Cagliari was within walking distance to the old town and the bus to the airport.
Review by JeffAnnGrahamJen
06 Oct 2014Avoid this route and ferry, especially if you're on a motorbike
Palermo port itself was dirty and disorganised the ferry was slightly worse. No clear instructions on where to park. Once on the boat the motorbikes were tied down with rope to anchor chains fixed to the deck. The recliners were uncomfortable, no alternative for a cabin and food and refreshments abysmal. Not even worth the one star I have had to select, certainly not worth the ticket price. Look for an alternative.
Review by Roy Heath
17 May 2013Ferry trip Palermo to Cagliari - Food not great
The escallator was great for getting luggage aboard. The cabin was fine. The food wasn't that good, nor was the selection (in the cafeteria).
Review by Anon
Palermo to Cagliari Popular Questions
Want to know more about your journey from Palermo to Cagliari? 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 Palermo to Cagliari take?
The average journey time by ferry between Palermo to Cagliari is 12 hrs 44 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 Palermo to Cagliari travel?
The fastest journey time by ferry from Palermo to Cagliari is 12 hrs 1 min, with Tirrenia di Navigazione.
What time does the first ferry from Palermo to Cagliari leave?
The first ferry from Palermo to Cagliari leaves at 19:30 with Tirrenia di Navigazione. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
What time does the last ferry from Palermo to Cagliari leave?
The last ferry from Palermo to Cagliari leaves at 23:59 with Tirrenia di Navigazione. Times may vary depending on the time of year.
Which ferry companies operate between Palermo to Cagliari?
Ferries travelling from Palermo to Cagliari are operated by Tirrenia di Navigazione.
Looking for more information?
If you're looking for the return journey, check out Cagliari to Palermo.