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Ferry from Tunis to Palermo

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

Tunis to Palermo Ferry Times

Ferries from Tunis to Palermo typically depart from Tunis at around 03:30. The average sailing time of a Palermo Tunis ferry is approximately 13h 5m.

Tunis Palermo Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Tunis Palermo ferries typically range between €34* and €357*. The average price is around €155*. The cheapest ferry prices from Tunis to Palermo start from €27*. The average price for a foot passenger is €86*. The average price for a car ferry is €246*.

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

What is the distance between Tunis and Palermo?

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

Is there a Tunis Palermo car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Tunis Palermo ferry?

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Tunisia to Sicily page.
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Tunis - Palermo Route summary
Departure Country Tunisia
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 2
Operators Grandi Navi Veloci & Grimaldi Lines
Average Price 197 €*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 13h 5m
Fastest Sailing Duration 11h 30m
First Ferry 03:30
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 199 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 Tunis to Palermo?

The approximate duration for ferries from Tunis to Palermo is 13h 08m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Tunis to Palermo?

Tunis to Palermo is approximately 108 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Tunis to Palermo?

2 popular ferry companies travel from Tunis to Palermo. These ferry companies are
  • Grimaldi Lines
  • Grandi Navi Veloci

How can I book ferry tickets from Tunis to Palermo?

Book Tunis 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 Tunis to Palermo?

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

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

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

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Tunis 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
  • Grimaldi Lines
  • Grandi Navi Veloci

How far is Palermo from Tunis?

Tunis to Palermo is approximately 199 nautical miles distance apart.

Tunis Guide

Tunis is the largest city in Tunisia and its capital and is located on a large Mediterranean Sea gulf, the Gulf of Tunis, behind the Lake of Tunis and the port of La Goulette. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Carthage, perhaps one of the most important archaeological sites ever found, is located around 12 km from Tunis. Many artefacts and the site of the ancient city have been unearthed including early Punic artefacts and Roman, Byzantine and Vandal buildings. The city has an eclectic mix of architectural styles, wide streets and narrow alleyways that are sometimes criss-crossed by tramways.

Although the old stone walls of the 9th century Medina no longer exist but the narrow streets, mosques, souks and historic structures remain and have also been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are a number of festivals held in the city each year the largest being the Carthage International Festival which takes place during July and August. The festival, which was established in 1964, attracts visitors from around the world and much of it is held in the old amphitheatre of Carthage and hosts performances by singers, musicians, actors, dancers and shows films on outdoor screens.

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.

Tunis to Palermo Ferry Timetables

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

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Grimaldi Lines 03:30 16:30 13 hours Mon
Grimaldi Lines 19:30 07:30 12 hours Fri
Grandi Navi Veloci 23:59 14:45 14 hours 46 minutes Sun
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