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Naples Palermo Ferry

The ferry from Naples to Palermo typically sails 2 times daily and up to 18 times weekly. 3 ferry operators provide ferries from Naples to Palermo, Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines & Tirrenia. Naples Palermo Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Naples Palermo Ferry Times

The earliest Naples Palermo ferry typically departs Naples at about 08:45. The average sailing time of a ferry from Naples to Palermo is approximately 10h 34m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 8h 31m.

Naples to Palermo Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Naples to Palermo typically range between $160* and $859*. On average the Naples Palermo ferry is $475*. The cheapest Naples Palermo ferry prices start from $46*. The average price for a foot passenger is $278*. The average price for a Naples Palermo car ferry is $544*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Palermo from Naples?

The distance between Naples and Palermo is approximately 192.1 miles (309.1km), or 166.9 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Naples to Palermo?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Naples to Palermo provided by Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines, Tirrenia. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Naples and Palermo.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Naples Palermo ferry?

Yes, Naples Palermo ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Naples to Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines, Tirrenia.

Naples Palermo Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Tirrenia - 7 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Grandi Navi Veloci - 7 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings
  • Grimaldi Lines - 3 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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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 A$453*
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. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

    The average price of a ferry from Naples to Palermo is approximately 205 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Naples to Palermo?

    Naples to Palermo is operated by 3 ferry companies. The 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, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • How far is Palermo from Naples?

    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.


Naples to Palermo Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 26/2/2024 and 3/3/2024


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, Sat
Grimaldi Lines 22:30 07:00 8 hours 30 minutes Sat
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