Ferries to Ustica Island
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Ferry from Palermo to Ustica

Depending on the season their are usually 3 daily and 25 weekly sailings between Palermo and Ustica. 2 ferry operators sail between Palermo to Ustica, these include Liberty Lines Fast Ferries & Siremar. Palermo Ustica Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Palermo to Ustica Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Palermo to Ustica typically departs Palermo at about 06:30. The average sailing time of a Palermo Ustica ferry is approximately 1h 36m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 30m.

Palermo Ustica Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Palermo Ustica ferries typically range between €60* and €190*. The average price is around €119*. The cheapest ferry prices from Palermo to Ustica start from €23*. The average price for a foot passenger is €119*.

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

What is the distance between Palermo and Ustica?

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

Is there a Palermo Ustica car ferry?

No ferry operators currently provide a car ferry between Palermo and Ustica

Are foot passengers allowed on the Palermo Ustica ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Palermo to Ustica with Liberty Lines Fast Ferries, Siremar.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Sicily to Ustica Island page.
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Palermo - Ustica Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 2
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries & Siremar
Average Price 151 €*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 25
Average Sailing Duration 1h 36m
Fastest 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 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Palermo to Ustica?

The approximate duration for ferries from Palermo to Ustica is 2h 07m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Palermo to Ustica?

Palermo to Ustica is approximately 140 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Palermo to Ustica?

2 popular ferry companies travel from Palermo to Ustica. These ferry companies are
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • Siremar

How can I book ferry tickets from Palermo to Ustica?

Book Palermo to Ustica 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 Ustica?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Palermo to Ustica with
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • Siremar

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

Yes, you can travel with a car from Palermo to Ustica with the following operators
  • Siremar

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

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
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries

How far is Ustica from Palermo?

Palermo to Ustica is approximately 35 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.

Ustica Guide

The small Italian island of Ustica is located off the north coast of Sicily and boasts spectacular scenery both on land and underwater. The island, which is of volcanic origin, is a national marine park that features petrified black lava and crystal clear waters. Because of this Ustica is a popular destination with scuba divers who flock their to see first hand the submerged ancient city of Osteodos. The island is also a popular destination for overnight visitors as it is easy to get to. Popular attractions on the island include the prehistoric village of the 'Faraglioni' which is a large village with reinforced fortress walls that are about 1 meter high and six meters thick. The village along with 'Omo Morto' shows that during the Bronze Age, around 1450-1250 BC, Ustica benefited from its location along the Obsidian and other trade routes. The walls, built following the construction techniques of Mycenae and dating back to the Middle Bronze Age, are proof of the state of insecurity in which Sicily found itself following the arrival of the Mycenaeans.

You can take a ferry or hydrofoil from Palermo’s Stazione Marittima to Ustica. The crossing takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes by ferry and just over 1 hour by hydrofoil.

Palermo to Ustica Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 10/06/2024 and 16/06/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 07:00 08:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 11:00 12:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 15:30 17:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 17:30 19:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
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