Naples to Palermo Ferry

The Naples Palermo ferry route connects Italy with Sicily and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Grandi Navi Veloci service runs up to 10 times per week with a sailing duration of around 11 hours 30 minutes while the Tirrenia service runs up to 9 times per week with a duration from 9 hr 15 min.

So that’s a combined 19 sailings on offer per week on the Naples Palermo route between Italy and Sicily. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Naples - Palermo Ferry Operators

  • Grandi Navi Veloci
    • 10 Sailings Weekly 11 hr 30 min
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  • Tirrenia
    • 9 Sailings Weekly 9 hr 15 min
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Naples Palermo Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Naples Palermo route is a car and 2 passengers.

Naples Palermo Ferry reviews

  • "Naples to Palermo"

    Great ferry, comfortable rooms. The only 2issues are parking at the port with a motorhome and directions for booking in was poor

    'Steven' travelled Naples Palermo with Tirrenia on Rubattino

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  • "Excellent journey"

    Having read previous reviews of this trip I had low expectations. However, the food in the bar was fine (toasties, sandwiches etc), and drinks both reasonably priced. Room in the bar to sit and eat. Our cabin was great, good sized double with clean bathroom and decent shower. Getting on and off was also straightforward. Really early arrival though!

    'Susan' travelled Naples Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on GNV Cristal

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  • "Palermo to Naples "

    Everything was good except the air conditioning which was way too cold.

    'David' travelled Naples Palermo with Tirrenia

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  • "Ferry to Palermo"

    Overall we had a pleasant trip but there were a few things which could have been improved on. Directions to parking our car for the wait to board the ship were non-existent. We asked many people and it took us almost an hour to find the right spot to line up. We were very early so we were lucky. Once we boarded we had trouble with the lights in our cabin for 4 and we had to find someone to open the upper beds. Those should have been open already. The trip was very smooth and the cafeteria was very good although you should not have to wait in a long line only for a drink or a cup of fruit. The beds were comfortable and the exit from the ship although not organized was quick. The bar and gift shop were run well. It would not hurt to have at least one person at the reception area that speaks English. There must be quite a few people that travel who speak English on this trip.

    'Richard' travelled Naples Palermo with Tirrenia on Florio

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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.