Cagliari to Palermo Ferry

The Cagliari Palermo ferry route connects Sardinia with Sicily. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Tirrenia. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 12 hours.

Cagliari Palermo sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Cagliari - Palermo Ferry Operators

  • Tirrenia
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 12 hr
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Cagliari Palermo Average Prices

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

Cagliari Palermo Ferry reviews

  • "very pleasant trip at night"

    Lovely experience by boat from Sardinia to Sicily. Everyone recommended to do this at night, very efficient. Only problem is that you are in southern Europe where no one speaks or understands English. If that's all... Boarding went well, for both cars and foot passengers. On board, however, little amusement and entertainment, as opposed to our boat trip from the mainland to Sardinia. If this is not an issue for you then no problem. Food is only from a buffet table and we found this a bit of a problem. The cabin was really well prepared and spacious. For families consisting of two adults and two children, there's more than enough space. The beds were long and wide enough, and so was the bathroom. All in all a very successful trip with excellent facilities. Language, buffet and fun onboard should be improved.

    'Joost' travelled Cagliari Palermo with Tirrenia on Dimonios

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  • "Superb"

    Perfect

    'Marko' travelled Cagliari Palermo with Tirrenia on Dimonios

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  • "Beautiful ship on a non daily connection "

    Modern very good and clean ship. The only thing was that on departure we were given an inside room where we booked a room with an outside view. Luckily not all rooms were given away when we reclamed at reception.

    'David' travelled Cagliari Palermo with Tirrenia on Dimonios

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  • "Cagliari to Palermo"

    recently made the overnight crossing in a four berth cabin. Room clean and tidy, bar and restaurant more than adequate for the journey. Probably the worst part as a foot passenger was waiting in a cold gusty wind until just before we were allowed to board about 30 minutes before departure.

    'John' travelled Cagliari Palermo with Tirrenia on Dimonios

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Cagliari Guide

The Sardinian capital city of Cagliari lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is regarded as one of the greenest Italian cities as it has a number of public gardens that visitors are able to enjoy. The most wooded site in the city is the 62 acre Monte Urpinu Park and is located on a low hill that is covered in pine and evergreen oak. Also in the city is the Park of San Michele, along with its medieval castle, and the Terramaini Park that has a pond which is home to flamingos and other wading birds.

The city can trace its history back to prehistoric times and has at various points in its past been under the rule of several civilisations. Of interest to many visitors to the city are the prehistoric domus de jenas, which are prehistoric chamber tombs that date back to between 3,400 and 2,700 BC. There is also a Roman amphitheatre, three Pisan-era towers, a large Carthaginian era necropolis and a Byzantine basilica.

The port of Cagliari is divided in two sector, the old port and the new international container terminal. The port has scheduled services by passenger ship to Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and Trapani.

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.