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Ferry to Sicily

How to travel to Sicily by ferry

Cagliari-Palermo

Sardinia ⇔ Sicily
237 miles, 380 km
11 Hours
2 times per week
From: 38,00

Pozzallo-Valletta

Malta ⇔ Sicily
59 miles, 95 km
1h 45 mins.
Up to 2 Times p/day
From: 69,00

Palermo-Tunis

Tunisia ⇔ Sicily
193 miles, 310 km
11 Hours
2 times per week
From: 33,00

Villa San Giovanni-Messina

Italy ⇔ Sicily
4.5 miles, 7 km
20 Minutes
54 times per day
From: 6,00
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How to get to Sicily

You can book a ferry to Sicily from many places. The shortest crossing is from Villa San Giovanni. That is also the most economical option.  However, for this ferry, you first have to drive all the way to the southernmost part of Italy and not everyone has the time for that.

The longest route to Sicily departs from Genova. This route is ideal for those who prefer the comfort of the ferry to the highways. The costs of this ferry are not too bad if you think of the petrol and accommodation costs that you save with this crossing. The ferry sails at night.

There are also many options for those who want to leave a little further south in Italy. Departure is possible from Rome (Civitavechhia), Naples and Salerno. Many ferries depart from these ports to both Palermo and Messina.

What we also find a very interesting route for island holidays is the crossing between Sardinia and Sicily. That way you can visit several islands within one holiday. Malta-Sicily is also possible.

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Map with all ferry routes to Sicily

The map above clearly shows that there are many options if you want to take the ferry to Sicily. Also for people who fly to the island, nice destinations are within reach thanks to the ferries.

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Travel tip: Book far in advance

The popular routes can fill up quickly. This increases prices and you even run the risk that the boat is full if you do not book in time.

Ferry from Italy to Sicily

If you want to book a ferry from Italy (mainland) to Sicily you have multiple options along Italy's west coast.

Villa San Giovanni-Messina

Italy ⇔ Sicily
20 Minutes
54 times per day
From: 6,00

Salerno-Messina

Italy ⇔ Sicily
9 hours
Up to 2 Times p/day
From: 36,00

Naples-Palermo

Italy ⇔ Sicily
10h 30 mins., 11h 30 mins.
Once per day
From: 32,00

Naples-Palermo Termini Imerese

Italy ⇔ Sicily
8h 30 mins.
Once per week
From: 32,00
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Ferry from Malta to Sicily

The Malta-Sicily ferry is quite popular since you can combine two islands in one holiday. This crossing only takes 1 hour and 45 minutes. This makes the ferry also suitable for people who want to make a day trip. You can plan these yourself, but there are also ready-made tours available. You can find more information about this in our Malta to Sicily ferry guide.

1 Virtu Ferries
From: 69,00
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Ferry from Tunis to Sicily

1 grimaldi gnv
From: 33,00
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Frequently Asked Questions

The costs for a crossing are very dependent on the boarding point. The low ferry goes over the Messina Strait. You can book these from a few euros / pound. The more expensive crossings go from the north of Italy. For a return trip by car you will have to pay about 600 euros (including overnight stay).
The shortest crossing to Sicily departs from Villa San Giovanni and goes to the port city of Messina. The crossing is only 4.5 Miles 7km.

Genoa-Sicily is the longest crossing to the island. The distance is 493 miles / 793 km and the ferry takes a bit over 20 hours to complete the route.

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