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Book a ferry to Palermo with AFerry. Ferries to Palermo, in Sicily, are available from Italy, Sardinia and Tunisia. You can take a ferry to Palermo from Cagliari, Civitavecchia, Genoa, Livorno, Napoli, Salerno and Tunis.
Palermo Ferry Companies
Ferries to and from Palermo are operated by Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines and Tirrenia di Navigazione. Because 3 ferry companies operate in and out of Palermo, comparing can be very useful to help you find the best price at the best time for you. When you search for a ferry to Palermo, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Catania, Messina and Termini Imerese to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.
Palermo ferries with Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines and Tirrenia di Navigazione are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Palermo will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.
|Genoa - Palermo
(Grandi Navi Veloci)
Historic Palermo, the capital of Sicily, is a busy port and thriving city. Palermo possesses an exciting mix of cultures shaped by its history of occupation whether Arabic or East Germanic. 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.
Ferries to and from Palermo
You can compare and find the cheapest ferry crossings available from Palermo with our easy to use booking form. The ferry companies that operate out of Palermo are Grandi Navi Veloci, SNAV and Tirrenia. Below, you can find all the Palermo ferry timetables, journey times as well as our latest and best prices.
Grandi Navi Veloci ferries, founded in 1992, is an Italian ferry operator which connects Italy and Sicily with Sardinia, Spain, Tunisia, Malta and Morocco. They operate an impressive fleet of conventional and cruise ferries. They offer a wide selection of cabins, including disabled cabins, all with en suite facilities. On board you will typically find full and self-service restaurants, a snack bar and shops. On board some larger ships you might also find a cinema, swimming pool and even a gym. From Porto Torres, they go to Genoa, Livorno and Malta.
SNAV ferries is a major ferry company in the Mediterranean connecting Italy, Greece and Croatia. From Palermo, SNAV ferries go to Civitavecchia and Naples. SNAV has the latest and the fastest fleet in the Mediterranean largely made up of hydrofoils and catamarans capable of high speeds while still offering comfortable journeys. On board all SNAV catamarans and hydrofoils you will find cafes and snack bars.
Tirrenai ferries has a fleet of ships is mainly made up of brand new super fast ferries that can travel comfortably at very high speeds. From Palermo their ferries go to Naples on the Italian mainland. All Tirrenia ferries provide a wide range of on board facilities including a bar, full and self service restaurants and shops. On board you will also find spacious cabins furnished to high standards and a wide variety of seating options.
Book your ferry to Italy, Tunisia or Malta from Sicily's historic capital simply and securely with AFerry.
Palermo is the largest port on the island of Sicily and offers regular connections between Sicily, mainland Italy and north Africa. All ferries from Palermo can be booked online through AFerry.
Palermo port facilities
Palermo port offers a basic level of facilities. It is also set in the heart of the town, meaning you are never more than five minutes walk away from a cafe or restaurant serving an excellent quality of food and drinks.
Getting to Palermo
Palermo is well served by fast trains and buses to destinations all over Sicily. It is also well sign-posted from across the island.
Grandi Navi Veloci
Calata Marinai D'Italia, 90139 Palermo, Italy
Molo Vittorio Veneto Nord, 90133, Sicily
Banchina Quattro Venti , I-90142 Palermo, Sicily
Tirrenia di Navigazione
Calata Marinai d'Italia Porto, 90139 Palermo, Italy
Molo Crispi 2 e 3, 90133 Palermo, Sicily, Italy
15 Sep 2019Back home
Definitely will use the service and highly recommend.
Review by RAYMOND ZAMMIT
04 Aug 2019Naples-Palermo and back
Convenient way to get to and from Palermo. Pay extra to get the sleeper cabins. They are small but acceptable. Staff was friendly enough but they do start to roust you 2 hours before you actually need to get off the boat. We went with a car and the loading and unloading process seems disorganized but it works for them.
Review by NAZARIO P
18 May 2019Genoa to Palermo
Not a bad deal, relaxing crossing. Recommended for all travelers to Palermo. The prepaid food is limited
Review by IAN DAWES
14 May 2019Tirrenia is a good reliable choice for the Naples to Palermo crossing
I was impressed. We make this crossing several times a year for work. This spring our cabin was newly refurbished with a comfy mattress and the bathroom in particular was very clean and new with lots of hot water. We had a nice meal in the canteen too.
Review by Caspin Journeys tour guide
24 Nov 2018Plus 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