Ferries to Sicily
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Ferries to Sicily

The largest of all the islands in the Mediterranean, Sicily has been home throughout the centuries to many different cultures and empires. With many unique cuisines, as well as a rich history, and idyllic backdrops, Sicily is the perfect place to visit at any time of the year.

7 ferry companies operate ferries to Sicily with 53 routes to choose from. Ferry duration can range between 20 minutes and 20 hours and 45 minutes depending on the route, operator and ship.

Sicily Ferry Schedules & Timetables

There are approximately 249 daily sailings to Sicily with a number of popular operators. GNV provide up to 3 daily sailings, Liberty Lines Fast Ferries provide up to 188 daily sailings, Caronte & Tourist NCI provide up to 54 daily sailings, Grimaldi Lines provide up to 12 weekly sailings and Tirrenia provide up to 12 weekly sailings.

Ports of Sicily

There are 9 ports in Sicily. Palermo port and Milazzo port are located on the north coast of Sicily and Catania ferry port is located on the east coast. Palermo ferry port is the most popular in Sicily, with 24 daily sailings and ferry connections from Genoa, Naples, Civitavecchia, Salerno and Livorno.

Naples to Palermo Ferry

Ferries from Naples to Palermo sail approximately 2 times per day with an average crossing time of 10 hours and 26 minutes. Naples to Palermo ferry prices can range between $31 and $625.

Genoa to Palermo Ferry

Ferries from Genoa to Palermo sail approximately 6 times per week with a crossing time of 21 hours and 9 minutes. Genoa to Palermo ferry prices can range between $61 and $1,103.

Sicily ferry connections

Italy, Tunisia, Malta and the Aeolian Islands.

You can take your car with you on certain ferry routes to Sicily, but not on all routes, and only certain operators are capable of supporting cars on their ferries, so it is advisable to check before you book that you can bring your vehicle with you.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Sicily?

Ferries to Sicily:
  • Tunis
  • Civitavecchia
  • Genoa
  • Naples
  • Salerno
  • Cagliari
  • Livorno
  • Valletta
  • Vulcano
  • Lipari
  • Salina
  • Rinella
  • Filicudi
  • Palermo
  • Milazzo
  • Ustica
  • Alicudi
  • Favignana
  • Levanzo
  • Marettimo
  • Pantelleria
  • Stromboli
  • Panarea
  • Lampedusa
  • Linosa
  • Reggio Calabria
  • Ginostra (Stromboli)
  • Vibo Valentia
  • Villa San Giovanni

What is the fastest ferry to Sicily?

The fastest ferry crossing to Sicily is via the Villa San Giovanni to Messina ferry, in approximately 20m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Sicily?

The cheapest ferry to Sicily is $18 on average via the Reggio Calabria to Messina route. Ferry prices for Sicily can vary depending on what season you decide to travel. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Sicily?

Sicily Ferry Ports:
  • Palermo
  • Palermo Termini Imerese
  • Catania
  • Pozzallo
  • Messina
  • Milazzo
  • Trapani
  • Porto Empedocle
  • Marsala

Can you take pets on the ferry to Sicily?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring pets onboard the ferries with certain ferry companies. However, please ensure that you have read all the operator guidelines on pets before travelling. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with the following operators

Sicily Ferry Map and Routes

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