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.