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Tunis Palermo Ferry

Typically ferries from Tunis to Palermo sail 2 times a week. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Tunis to Palermo, Grandi Navi Veloci & Grimaldi Lines. Tunis Palermo Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Tunis Palermo Ferry Times

Tunis Palermo ferries typically depart from Tunis at around 03:30. The average sailing time of the ferry from Palermo to Tunis is approximately 12h 54m.

Tunis to Palermo Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Tunis to Palermo typically range between $59* and $738*. On average the Tunis Palermo ferry is $350*. The cheapest Tunis Palermo ferry prices start from $50*. The average price for a foot passenger is $223*. The average price for a Tunis Palermo car ferry is $498*.

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 Tunis?

The distance between Tunis and Palermo is approximately 229.4 miles (369.2km), or 199.4 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Tunis to Palermo?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Tunis Palermo ferry?

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

Tunis Palermo Ferry Operator Schedules

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

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Tunis - Palermo Route summary
Departure Country Tunisia
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 2
Operators Grandi Navi Veloci & Grimaldi Lines
Average Price A$390*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 12h 52m
Fastest Sailing Duration 4h 30m
First Ferry 03:30
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 199 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 Tunis to Palermo?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Tunis to Palermo is approximately 13h 08m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Tunis to Palermo?

    The average price of a ferry from Tunis to Palermo is approximately 108 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Tunis to Palermo?

    Tunis to Palermo is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • Grimaldi Lines
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Tunis to Palermo?

    Ferries from Tunis to Palermo are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Tunis to Palermo?

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

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

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Tunis to Palermo. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • Grimaldi Lines
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • How far is Palermo from Tunis?

    The distance between Tunis to Palermo is approximately 199 nautical miles.

Tunis Guide

Tunis is the largest city in Tunisia and its capital and is located on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf, the Gulf of Tunis, behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Carthage, perhaps one of the most important archaeological sites ever found, is located around 12 km from Tunis. Many artefacts and the site of the ancient city have been unearthed including early Punic artefacts and Roman, Byzantine and Vandal buildings. The city has an eclectic mix of architectural styles, wide streets and narrow alleyways that are sometimes criss-crossed by tramways.

Although the old stone walls of the 9th century Medina no longer exist but the narrow streets, mosques, souks and historic structures remain and have also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a number of festivals held in the city each year the largest being the Carthage International Festival which takes place during July and August. The festival, which was established in 1964, attracts visitors from around the world and much of it is held in the old amphitheatre of Carthage and hosts performances by singers, musicians, actors, dancers and shows films on outdoor screens.


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.


Tunis to Palermo Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 19/2/2024 and 25/2/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Grimaldi Lines 06:00 16:30 10 hours 30 minutes Mon
Grandi Navi Veloci 23:59 16:10 16 hours 11 minutes Sun
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