The best way to find a cheap ferry ticket from Naples to Palermo is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
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10 h 30 m
Ferries per day
Of the 2 ferries that leave Naples for Palermo every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Average ferry duration||8 h 30 min|
|Average ferry ticket price||£40 (€44)|
|Ferry operators||Tirrenia, Tirrenia, Alpha Lines, Grandi Navi Veloci, Fred Olsen, Grimaldi or Gnv|
Ferries from Naples to Palermo cover the 193 miles long route taking on average 8 h 30 min with our travel partners like Tirrenia, Tirrenia, Alpha Lines, Grandi Navi Veloci, Fred Olsen, Grimaldi or Gnv. There are direct ferry services available. You can get the cheapest ferry tickets for this route for as low as £34, but the average price of ferry tickets is £40.
Find the best ferries from Naples to Palermo with Omio's travel partners Grimaldi, Fred. Olsen Express and Tirrenia from £34. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci) is an Italian ferry company that operates a fleet of high-speed ferries and conventional ships that provide transportation services for passengers and vehicles across the Mediterranean Sea. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Genoa, Italy. GNV operates ferry services between Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Algeria, and Sardinia, Sicily, and the Aeolian Islands, and also to Morocco. They also offer additional services like accommodation, duty-free shopping, and onboard entertainment. GNV is known for its high-speed ferry services and also for the comfort and amenities on board of the ships, providing a luxury experience to the passengers.
Ferries are operated between Naples and Palermo, on weekdays, by two companies: GNV and Tirennia. All trips are direct and are either full-day or overnight journeys, putting these two glorious Italian cities within easy reach of one another.
GNV operates up to 10 trips a week, and Tirennia up to 11 trips each week. The number of trips each day varies from 1 to 4 depending on the season.
Ferries depart either in the morning, at approximately 8:00 a.m. or 9:30 a.m, or in the evening, at approximately 8:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. The direct journey is completed within about 11 hours 30 minutes (for GNV ferries) or 9 hours 15 minutes for Tirrenia ferries.
Tickets can be purchased online through Omio by selecting the desired ports and dates and finding the best price and time for you. Tickets can also be purchased at the ports with cash (the currency is the Euro) or credit/debit card..
The Naples port known as Molo Beverello is the departure point for Tirrenia ferries. GNV ferries depart from the Port of Naples.
Arrival for both operators is in the Port of Palermo.
No, cars are not accommodated on this route.
Bookings can be made for a group, but names, ages, and contact details will be required for each traveller.
The check-in deadline is usually one hour before the scheduled departure time, so be sure to run on time before departure.
The Port of Naples and Molo Beverello (the ferry port) are right within the Naples city centre and are easily accessible by car or public transport. Palermo port is about 30 minutes' walk from the Palermo town centre. A bus ride from the port to the town centre will take about 15 minutes.
Both departure ports are in central Naples and close to local hotels and attractions. The area is well-serviced by public transport and taxi services.
No, but the number of ferries running decreases to as little as one per day during off-peak seasons.
Yes, the ticket and official identification must be produced if requested. This could be a passport or ID card.
When departing from Naples, you have various port options to start your trip from including Naples Beverello and Port of Naples. When arriving in Palermo, you can end your route in ports like Port of Palermo and Port of Palermo Termini Imerese.
Passengers board the ferry most frequently from Naples Beverello, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the ferry at Port of Palermo, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.