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Naples to Palermo Ferry

  • 19 Weekly Sailings

  • Average Duration - 10h 22m

  • Average price - $307


The Naples to Palermo ferry route is provided by 3 operators and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Naples to Palermo takes approximately 10 hours and 40 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Naples to Palermo ferry duration can range between 9 hours 15 minutes and 11 hours 30 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.

Naples to Palermo Ferry Schedule

There are around 25 ferry weekly sailings from Naples to Palermo. GNV provide up to 10 sailings per week, Tirrenia provide up to 12 sailings per week and Grimaldi Lines provide 3 sailings per week.. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Naples to Palermo Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves Naples port at approximately 08:45 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 23:59. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Naples to Palermo

The fastest ferry from Naples to Palermo is with Tirrenia.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Naples to Palermo with GNV and Grimaldi Lines.

Can I bring pets on the Naples Palermo ferry?

Yes, GNV welcome pets onboard all their ferries travelling from Naples to Palermo. Please ensure that your pet is fully vaccinated before travelling and that you have your pet's medical certificate at hand.

How much luggage can I bring on the Naples to Palermo ferry?

Passengers travelling with NLG can bring only 1 piece of baggage with them free of charge. This must be a maximum size of 50x30x15 cm and a maximum weight of 5kg. Meanwhile, Tirrenia have no strict luggage policy so you can bring as much luggage as you can leave in your vehicle.

Naples to Palermo Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Naples - Palermo can vary between $87 and $558 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $275, prices can range from $93 and $558. The average price with a car is $294. Car prices can range from $151 and $513. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Naples to Sicily Ferry Tickets

Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability.

With 2 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative routes to explore if you require additional flexibility.


Naples Port Guide

The port of Naples has 3 different passenger terminals. Ferries and large cruise ships arrive and depart from the Beverello port and the Calata Porta di Massa pier. For passengers travelling by hydrofoil, you should go to Mergellina Pier. The terminals have a range of facilities available including luggage offices, ATMs, pharmacies, restaurants, cafes and bars. There is even a shuttle bus service within the port.


For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Sicily page.
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Naples - Palermo Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 3
Operators Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines & Tirrenia
Average Price $302*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 17
Average Sailing Duration 10h 35m
Fastest Sailing Duration 8h 31m
First Ferry 08:45
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 166 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Naples to Palermo is approximately 10h 15m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

    The average price of a ferry from Naples to Palermo is approximately $202. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Naples to Palermo can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Naples to Palermo?

    There are currently 3 popular ferry operators travelling from Naples to Palermo. The following operators that provide this service are
    • Tirrenia
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
    • Grimaldi Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Naples to Palermo?

    Ferries from Naples to Palermo are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • How far is Palermo from Naples?

    Naples to Palermo is approximately 166 nautical miles distance apart.

Naples Guide

The Italian city of Naples, or Napoli as it is also called, is located in the Campania region of the country and lies on the Gulf of Naples, on southern Italy's west coast. The city is located in an enviable position between two volcanic areas, Mount Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei. The Roman ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae, which were destroyed the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, are located close to the city as is the city of Sorrento and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Also located close to Naples are the former parts of the Roman naval facility of Portus Julius, namely the port towns of Pozzuoli and Baia which are both to the north of Naples. The city is adorned with medieval, Baroque and Renaissance churches, castles and palaces and has long been an important centre for the arts and architecture. In the 18th century, Naples went through a period of neoclassicism, following the discovery of the remarkably intact Roman ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii.

The port of Naples is home to several ferry, hydrofoil and SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) catamaran services, linking numerous locations in both the Neapolitan province, including Capri, Ischia and Sorrento, and the Salernitan province, including Salerno, Positano and Amalfi. Ferry services also operate to Sicily, Sardinia, Ponza and the Aeolian Islands.


Palermo Guide

The city of Palermo is located on the Italian island of Sicily and lies on the island's north west coast and has a large and strategically important natural port, next to the Monte Pellegrino. The city is typically Mediterranean and can trace its history back to the 8th century and is today known for its Norman buildings, fabulous palaces and the hustle and bustle of its markets. Palermo's historic centre is the Quattro Canti district, which means 'Four Corners' and is where a number of the city's most spectacular attractions can be found. These include the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The cathedral's sheer size and lovely architecture really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Also popular in the city is the medieval Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi and the 12th century Castello della Zisa. For visitors who enjoy the performing arts there is also the Teatro Massimo which is a recently refurbished theatre that puts on regular performances.

Ferries from the city's port depart to Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples and Tunisia.


Naples to Palermo Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2/19/2024 and 2/25/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Grandi Navi Veloci 20:00 07:30 11 hours 30 minutes Tue, Thu, Sat
Grandi Navi Veloci 20:00 08:00 12 hours Wed, Fri, Sun
Tirrenia 20:00 08:00 12 hours Sun
Grandi Navi Veloci 20:15 06:45 10 hours 30 minutes Mon
Tirrenia 20:15 06:45 10 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Grimaldi Lines 22:30 07:00 8 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
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