Naples to Palermo ferry

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Cheap ferry tickets from Naples to Palermo

Showing times and prices for 25 Jul

Cheapest

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.

Cheapest
Grimaldi
23:598h31
Naples
08:30Palermo
£231One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Gnv
20:0012h00
Naples
08:00Palermo
£421One-way
0 changes
Tirrenia
20:1510h30
Naples
06:45Palermo
£461One-way
0 changes

Naples to Palermo Ferry Timetables

OperatorDeparture TimeArrival TimeDurationSailing Days
Operator
Gnv
Departure Time
09:00
Arrival Time
21:00
Duration
12h00
Sailing Days
Sat
Operator
Gnv
Departure Time
18:30
Arrival Time
06:30
Duration
12h00
Sailing Days
Fri
Operator
Gnv
Departure Time
20:00
Arrival Time
08:00
Duration
12h00
Sailing Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun
Operator
Grimaldi
Departure Time
01:00
Arrival Time
10:15
Duration
9h15
Sailing Days
Sat
Operator
Gnv
Departure Time
23:59
Arrival Time
12:00
Duration
12h01
Sailing Days
Sat
Operator
Grimaldi
Departure Time
13:15
Arrival Time
23:30
Duration
10h15
Sailing Days
Mon
Operator
Grimaldi
Departure Time
23:59
Arrival Time
08:30
Duration
8h31
Sailing Days
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Operator
Tirrenia
Departure Time
20:15
Arrival Time
06:45
Duration
10h30
Sailing Days
Everyday

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Fast ferry times from Naples to Palermo

Showing times and prices for 25 Jul

Fastest Journey

8 h 31 m

Average

10 h 20 m

Ferries per day

3

Distance

312 km

Of the 3 ferries that leave Naples for Palermo every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Grimaldi
23:598h31
Naples
08:30Palermo
£231One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Tirrenia
20:1510h30
Naples
06:45Palermo
£461One-way
0 changes
Gnv
20:0012h00
Naples
08:00Palermo
£421One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Ferry from Naples to Palermo

distanceDistance193 miles
durationAverage ferry duration8 h 30 min
priceAverage ferry ticket price£38 (€43)
frequencyFerry frequency1 a day
changesDirect ferryYes, there is 1 direct ferry a day
carriersFerry operatorsGNV, Tirrenia, Grimaldi, Academy, Fred. Olsen Express or Alpha Lines
cabinsCabins:Yes
vehiclesVehicles:Yes
footPassengersFoot passengers:Yes

Ferries from Naples to Palermo cover the 193 miles long trip taking on average 8 h 30 min with our travel partners like GNV, Tirrenia, Grimaldi, Academy, Fred. Olsen Express or Alpha Lines. Normally, there is 1 ferry operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest ferry tickets for this trip for as low as £22, but the average price of ferry tickets is £38.

Ferry operators: GNV, Tirrenia and Grimaldi Naples to Palermo

You can travel by ferry to Palermo from Naples with GNV, Tirrenia and Grimaldi for as low as £22. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Fred. Olsen Express is a ferry company based in the Canary Islands, which operates passenger and vehicle ferries between the Canary Islands, the mainland of Spain and the African coast. They operate a fleet of high-speed catamarans and conventional vessels, with a total of 8 ships. The company has been in operation since 1848, and it's the oldest transport company in Spain. The company provides regular services to the islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife, as well as services to the port of Arrecife in the island of Lanzarote. They also have a service between the island of La Palma and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Ferries from Naples to Palermo

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.

How many ferries are there from Naples to Palermo?

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.

How long is the ferry from Naples to Palermo?

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.

Buying ferry tickets from Naples to Palermo

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..

What are the departure and arrival ports?

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.

Travelling by ferry from Naples to Palermo: FAQs

Can you book cars on ferries from Naples to Palermo?

No, cars are not accommodated on this route.

How can I make group bookings?

Bookings can be made for a group, but names, ages, and contact details will be required for each traveller.

When should I arrive at the port?

The check-in deadline is usually one hour before the scheduled departure time, so be sure to run on time before departure. 

Where are the ports?

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.

How do I get to the departure port?

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.

Do ferries stop running during off-peak season?

No, but the number of ferries running decreases to as little as one per day during off-peak seasons.

Do you need to bring identification?

Yes, the ticket and official identification must be produced if requested. This could be a passport or ID card.

FAQs: Naples to Palermo ferries

FAQs: Take the ferry from Naples to Palermo with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Naples to Palermo.
FAQs
Cheap ferry tickets from Naples to Palermo can start from as little as £22 when you book in advance. The average ferry ticket price for Naples to Palermo is £38; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by ferry from Naples to Palermo is 8 h 30 min   to travel the 193 mile long trip, with around there is 1 ferry per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first ferry from Naples to Palermo leaves at 18: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last ferry from Naples to Palermo leaves at 22: 30.
Yes, there is 1 direct ferry a day from Naples to Palermo with GNV or Tirrenia. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct ferries.
For the trip from Naples to Palermo you can take a ferry with GNV, Tirrenia, Grimaldi, Academy, Fred. Olsen Express or Alpha Lines. Be sure to check out all possible ferry operators that offer services between Naples and Palermo on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Naples, you have various port options to start your route from including Naples Beverello, Port of Naples and Pozzuoli. When arriving in Palermo, you can end your journey 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.

The cheapest month to travel from Naples to Palermo by ferry is September.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 4 ways to travel from Naples to Palermo including taking a ferry, train, coach or flight.

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