Trapani ferries connect Sicily with France, Italy, Aegadian Islands, Pantelleria Island & Ustica Island with crossings available to Toulon & Nice (in France), Naples (in Italy), Favignana, Levanzo & Marettimo (in Aegadian Islands), Pantelleria (in Pantelleria Island) & Ustica (in Ustica Island). Trapani Ferry crossings are operated by Corsica Sardinia Ferries & Liberty Lines Fast Ferries and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 22 ferry crossings daily.
There are up to 22 ferry crossings daily from Trapani with sailing durations starting from 30 minutes. Our Trapani ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Trapani is a city in the west coast of Sicily in Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Trapani.
The ancient name of Trapani was Drépanon or Drepana, the Greek word for "sickle", because of the shape of its harbour which curves out into the Mediterranean Sea. The city was built to serve as port of the nearby city of Erice (Eryx), which overlooks it from Monte San Giuliano. Two ancient legends tell of mythical origins for the city. In the first legend, Trapani stemmed from the sickle fallen from the hands of the prosperity goddess Demetra while she was seeking for her daughter Persephone, who had been kidnapped by Hades. The second myth features Saturn, god of the sky, who eviscerated his father Chronos with a sickle which, falling into the sea, created the city. In ancient times Saturn was the god-protector of the Trapani. Today Saturn's statue stands in a piazza in the centre of the city.