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Ferry from Naples to Palermo

Depending on the season their are usually 2 daily and 19 weekly sailings between Naples and Palermo. 3 ferry operators sail between Naples to Palermo, these include Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines & Tirrenia. Naples Palermo Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Naples to Palermo Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Naples to Palermo typically departs Naples at about 08:45. The average sailing time of a Naples Palermo ferry is approximately 10h 26m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 8h 30m.

Naples Palermo Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Naples Palermo ferries typically range between €76* and €396*. The average price is around €218*. The cheapest ferry prices from Naples to Palermo start from €25*. The average price for a foot passenger is €126*. The average price for a car ferry is €273*.

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

What is the distance between Naples and Palermo?

The distance between Naples to Palermo is approximately 192.1 miles (309.1km), or 166.9 nautical miles.

Is there a Naples Palermo car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Naples Palermo ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Naples to Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines, Tirrenia.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Sicily page.
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Naples - Palermo Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 3
Operators Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines & Tirrenia
Average Price 277 €*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 19
Average Sailing Duration 10h 26m
Fastest Sailing Duration 8h 30m
First Ferry 08:45
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 166 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 Naples to Palermo?

The approximate duration for ferries from Naples to Palermo is 9h 55m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

Naples to Palermo is approximately 205 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Naples to Palermo?

3 popular ferry companies travel from Naples to Palermo. These ferry companies are
  • Tirrenia
  • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Grimaldi Lines

How can I book ferry tickets from Naples to Palermo?

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

How far is Palermo from Naples?

Naples to Palermo is approximately 166 nautical miles distance apart.

Naples Guide

The Italian city of Naples, or Napoli as it is also called, is located in the Campania region of the country and lies on the Gulf of Naples, on southern Italy's west coast. The city is located in an enviable position between two volcanic areas, Mount Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei. The Roman ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae, which were destroyed the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, are located close to the city as is the city of Sorrento and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Also located close to Naples are the former parts of the Roman naval facility of Portus Julius, namely the port towns of Pozzuoli and Baia which are both to the north of Naples. The city is adorned with medieval, Baroque and Renaissance churches, castles and palaces and has long been an important centre for the arts and architecture. In the 18th century, Naples went through a period of neoclassicism, following the discovery of the remarkably intact Roman ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii.

The port of Naples is home to several ferry, hydrofoil and SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) catamaran services, linking numerous locations in both the Neapolitan province, including Capri, Ischia and Sorrento, and the Salernitan province, including Salerno, Positano and Amalfi. Ferry services also operate to Sicily, Sardinia, Ponza and the Aeolian Islands.


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.


Naples to Palermo Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Grandi Navi Veloci 20:00 07:30 11 hours 30 minutes Tue
Grandi Navi Veloci 20:00 08:00 12 hours Wed, Fri, Sun
Grandi Navi Veloci 20:00 10:15 14 hours 15 minutes Mon
Tirrenia 20:15 06:45 10 hours 30 minutes Everyday
Grandi Navi Veloci 22:00 08:20 10 hours 20 minutes Thu
Grimaldi Lines 22:30 07:00 8 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat
Grandi Navi Veloci 23:00 09:15 10 hours 15 minutes Sat
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