Ustica
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Ustica to Palermo Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 3 daily and 21 weekly sailings between Ustica and Palermo. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Ustica to Palermo, Liberty Lines Fast Ferries & Siremar. Ustica Palermo Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Ustica Palermo Ferry Times

The earliest Ustica Palermo ferry typically departs Ustica at about 06:30. The average sailing time of a ferry from Ustica to Palermo is approximately 1h 30m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 30m.

Ustica to Palermo Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Ustica to Palermo typically range between $80* and $301*. On average the Ustica Palermo ferry is $187*. The cheapest Ustica Palermo ferry prices start from $40*. The average price for a foot passenger is $187*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Palermo from Ustica?

The distance between Ustica and Palermo is approximately 40.8 miles (65.6km), or 35.4 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Ustica to Palermo?

No, currently there is no car ferry from Ustica to Palermo.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Ustica Palermo ferry?

Yes, Ustica Palermo ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Ustica to Palermo with Liberty Lines Fast Ferries, Siremar.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Ustica Island to Sicily page.
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Ustica - Palermo Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 2
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries & Siremar
Average Price A$186*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 21
Average Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 06:30
Last Ferry 18:00
Distance 35 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Ustica to Palermo?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Ustica to Palermo is approximately 2h 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 Ustica to Palermo?

The average price of a ferry from Ustica to Palermo is approximately 111 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Ustica to Palermo?

Ustica to Palermo is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • Siremar

How can I book ferry tickets from Ustica to Palermo?

Ferries from Ustica 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 Ustica to Palermo?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Ustica to Palermo with
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • Siremar

Can you take your car on the ferry from Ustica to Palermo?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Ustica to Palermo with
  • Siremar

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Ustica to Palermo?

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Ustica 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
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries

How far is Palermo from Ustica?

The distance between Ustica to Palermo is approximately 35 nautical miles.

Ustica Guide

The small Italian island of Ustica lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea, around 50 km to the north of Capo Gallo. It forms part of the Aeolic island chain and its land is actually the tip of a submerged volcano. The island's landscape is characterised by black volcanic rock with dashes of pink and red hibiscus flowers and green cacti. Located around the island's shores are many little grottoes and the island's waters are protected within the Area Marina Protetta Isola di Ustica (the Island of Ustica Protected Marine Area). The waters are kept naturally clear by the Atlantic currents and are, as a consequence, full of coral and fish. This makes the island popular with scuba divers and one of the best dive spots on the island is the Grotta del Gamberi, on the island's southern tip where there are many shipwrecks to see there. Also popular with scuba divers is Secca di Colobara on the northern coast where lots of sponges can be seen in crystal clear waters.

Both hydrofoils and conventional ferries use the port with services departing to Palermo's Stazione Marittima. The crossing takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes by ferry and around 1 hour by hydrofoil.


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.


Ustica to Palermo Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/7/2024 and 21/7/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 07:30 09:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 10:00 11:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 15:00 16:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Siremar 16:00 19:00 3 hours Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 18:00 19:30 1 hour 30 minutes Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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