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Ferry from Genoa to Palermo

There are around 6 weekly sailings from Genoa to Palermo. The Genoa Palermo ferry is operated by Grandi Navi Veloci. Genoa Palermo Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Genoa to Palermo Ferry Times

Ferries from Genoa to Palermo typically depart from Genoa at around 18:00. The average sailing time of a Palermo Genoa ferry is approximately 21h 10m.

Genoa Palermo Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Genoa Palermo ferries typically range between €155* and €784*. The average price is around €423*. The cheapest ferry prices from Genoa to Palermo start from €48*. The average price for a foot passenger is €217*. The average price for a car ferry is €471*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Genoa and Palermo?

The distance between Genoa to Palermo is approximately 525.1 miles (845.1km), or 456.3 nautical miles.

Is there a Genoa Palermo car ferry?

Yes, Grandi Navi Veloci offer a car ferry from Genoa to Palermo. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Genoa and Palermo.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Genoa Palermo ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Genoa to Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Sicily page.
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Genoa - Palermo Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Grandi Navi Veloci
Average Price 537 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 6
Average Sailing Duration 21h 10m
Fastest Sailing Duration 20h 30m
First Ferry 18:00
Last Ferry 23:30
Distance 456 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Genoa to Palermo?

The approximate duration for ferries from Genoa to Palermo is 20h 45m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Genoa to Palermo?

Genoa to Palermo is approximately 494 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Genoa to Palermo?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Genoa to Palermo and this is
  • Grandi Navi Veloci

How can I book ferry tickets from Genoa to Palermo?

Book Genoa to Palermo tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Genoa to Palermo?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Genoa to Palermo with
  • Grandi Navi Veloci

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

Yes, you can travel with a car from Genoa to Palermo with the following operators
  • Grandi Navi Veloci

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

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • Grandi Navi Veloci

How far is Palermo from Genoa?

Genoa to Palermo is approximately 456 nautical miles distance apart.

Genoa Guide

The Italian city of Genoa lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast and is located in the Liguria region of Italy. The city's old town, which has a long and rich history in art, music, architecture and gastronomy was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006. Additionally the city was declared the European Capital of Culture in 2004 and is also the birthplace of Niccolo Paganini and Christopher Columbus.

The maze of squares and narrow streets make up Genoa's historic centre. The city has influences of the medieval about it, along with 16th century and Baroque influences (San Matteo square and the ancient via Aurea, now via Garibaldi). Visitors can still see remains of the 17th century walls near to San Lorenzo Cathedral, which happens to be the most attended place of worship in Genoa.

Genoa's port is Italy's largest commercial and industrial port, and one of Europe's busiest ports in the Mediterranean Sea. The ferry terminal, located in the Calata Chiappella, between Ponte Asserto and Ponte Colombo, is on many levels and is accessible by passengers in wheelchairs. On the terminal's top level visitors will find waiting rooms and a shopping centre. Ferries operating from the port generally depart towards Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Spain, Tunisia and Morocco.

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.

Genoa to Palermo Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 20/05/2024 and 26/05/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Grandi Navi Veloci 01:15 21:45 20 hours 30 minutes Wed
Grandi Navi Veloci 21:00 18:30 21 hours 30 minutes Sat
Grandi Navi Veloci 21:00 19:30 22 hours 30 minutes Thu
Grandi Navi Veloci 22:30 19:15 20 hours 45 minutes Wed
Grandi Navi Veloci 23:00 19:30 20 hours 30 minutes Fri
Grandi Navi Veloci 23:00 20:45 21 hours 45 minutes Sun
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