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Ferry from Naples to Palermo

  • 19 Weekly Sailings

  • Average Duration - 10h 22m

  • Average price - $307

The Naples Palermo ferry route connects Italy to Sicily and is available for booking with 3 ferry operators all year round. GNV provide 8 sailings per week, Tirrenia provide 5 sailings per week and Grimaldi Lines provide 3 sailings per week. Tirrenia offer the fastest ferry service in around 9 hours and 15 minutes, making it an essential transport link for those wishing to explore Sicily.

Direct Ferries helps you compare prices between 16 ferries from Naples to Palermo each week, with up to 3 sailings available per day. This ferry service allows passengers to bring their cars onboard including motorbikes and trailers. However, please remember that only 1 vehicle is permitted per booking due to limited garage space.

Prices for the Naples Palermo ferry service might change depending on the season you wish to travel. The cheapest ferry tickets usually come available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to keep updated with all the latest ferry discounts.

Naples to Palermo High Speed Ferry

There is not a high speed ferry from Naples to Palermo. The fastest ferry operating this route is with Tirrenia, which takes approximately 9 hours and 15 minutes depending on weather conditions.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Sicily page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

    The ferry crossing time from Naples to Palermo is approximately 10h 15m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

    Naples to Palermo ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Naples to Palermo is $202.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Naples to Palermo?

    There are 3 popular ferry operators for Naples to Palermo. These are
    • Tirrenia
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
    • Grimaldi Lines
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Naples to Palermo?

    Book ferries from Naples to Palermo through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Naples to Palermo with
    • Tirrenia
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Naples to Palermo with
    • Tirrenia
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • What is the distance from Naples to Palermo?

    The distance between Naples to Palermo is approximately 166 nautical Miles.

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.

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