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Palermo Tunis Ferries

There are around 2 weekly ferry sailings from Palermo to Tunis. 2 ferry operators sail between Palermo to Tunis, these include Grandi Navi Veloci & Grimaldi Lines. Palermo Tunis Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Palermo to Tunis Ferry Times

Ferries from Palermo to Tunis typically depart from Palermo at around 02:30. The average sailing time of a Tunis Palermo ferry is approximately 10h 52m.

Palermo Tunis Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Palermo Tunis ferries typically range between €70* and €771*. The average price is around €343*. The cheapest ferry prices from Palermo to Tunis start from €33*. The average price for a foot passenger is €151*. The average price for a car ferry is €463*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

What is the distance between Palermo and Tunis?

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

Is there a Palermo Tunis car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Palermo Tunis ferry?

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

Palermo Tunis Ferry Operator Schedules

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Sicily to Tunisia page.
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Palermo - Tunis Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Tunisia
No. of Operators 2
Operators Grandi Navi Veloci & Grimaldi Lines
Average Price 255 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 10h 54m
Fastest Sailing Duration 10h 0m
First Ferry 02:30
Last Ferry 12:30
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 Palermo to Tunis?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Palermo to Tunis is 10h 30m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Palermo to Tunis?

    Palermo to Tunis is approximately 127 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Palermo to Tunis?

    2 popular ferry companies travel from Palermo to Tunis. These ferry companies are
    • Grimaldi Lines
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Palermo to Tunis?

    Book Palermo to Tunis 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 Palermo to Tunis?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Palermo to Tunis with
    • Grimaldi Lines
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Palermo to Tunis?

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

    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
    • Grimaldi Lines
    • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • How far is Tunis from Palermo?

    Palermo to Tunis is approximately 199 nautical miles distance apart.

Palermo Guide

The Italian city of Palermo is located in the north west of Sicily, by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city has a reputation across the world for its history, gastronomy, culture and architecture with a its origins dating back over 2,700 years. Many visitors flock to the city and it has become Sicily's main hub for culture, commerce and tourism. The city's centre has many examples of fine palaces and churches which give way to areas whose way of life doesn't seem to have changed for centuries. This is perhaps most evident in the markets in Palermo, whose Arabic origins can still be seen today thanks to the noise, aromas, colours, narrow streets and with the excellent array of produce on offer and the general 'souk's atmosphere.

From the city's port, ferry services operate to destinations include Genoa, with a crossing time of 21 hours, Civitavecchia, 14 hour crossing time, Naples, 10 hours and 30 minutes, and Tunisia, 10 hours. It is recommended that foot passengers check in 1 hour prior to departure and vehicles 2 hours prior to departure. For all departures to Tunisia check in should be 4 hours prior to departure.


Tunis Guide

The city of Tunis is the capital of Tunisia and is located in the north of the country, close to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said. The city has a lovely mix of architectural styles, wide roads and narrow alleyways which capture the spirit of the southern and northern Mediterranean. The stone walls of the city's 9th century Medina no longer exist, but its narrow streets, souks, mosques and other historic buildings still do exist and have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, in stark contrast to the old town, the Ville Nouvelle (New Town) is orderly and has a colonial elegance that was built by the French. In the centre of the city there are now some lovely buildings including an art nouveau theatre, Franco-Arabic market buildings and a cathedral built in a Roman Byzantine style. A popular pastime, especially to escape the heat of the midday sun, is to relax on a seat in the shady terrace of the Belvedere Park Cafe terrace. Alternatively one of the city's museums, such as the Dar Ben Abdallah or the Musee National du Bardo, are great places to visit at all times but perhaps especially so when it is particularly hot.


Palermo to Tunis Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 08/04/2024 and 14/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Grandi Navi Veloci 12:30 22:30 10 hours Sun
Grimaldi Lines 12:30 23:00 10 hours 30 minutes Sun
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