The ferry from Cagliari and Palermo (and or the other way around) is a direct crossing between the two Italian Islands sicily and Sardinia and is a popular ferry during summer months. The trip is about 11 hours and covers around 400 kms. Bringing your car on this ferry is possible, but be sure to book well in advance.
Ferry from Palermo (Sicily) to Cagliari (Sardinia)
This ferry sails in between the capital cities of Sicily and Sardinia, Palermo and Cagliari. On this crossing you'll be boarding one of the ferries of Grimaldi Lines. It is a popular crossing between the two Italian Islands. The ferry sails twice a week and the trip is close to 11 hours from coast to coast. It can be a day or a night crossing, depending on which direction you'll sail. In most of the cases you will leave the port in the early evening or morning to arrive at your point of destination the next morning or the same evening.
On this page you will find information and tips about these ferry routes to Cagliari and Palermo
Ferry Palermo – Cagliari
If you want to travel by ferry to Sardinia and specifically from Sicily, Palermo to Cagliari or the other way around you can expect the following prices.
- Tickets are available from €38,- Which is for 1 person without a car and a single journey. (excl. cabin +/- €40 per cabin – 4 beds)
- A crossing with a car and 2 people in will cost somewhere around €350,- (return), for the crossing.- (test booking in October). booking a cabin will cost about €40 extra for the trip so €80 in case of a return trip. Then the whole package will cost you about €430.-
The prices of the boat tickets are very dependent on the season and the crowds, as you can see above. Specifically, in the peak season (summer), prices rise sharply for the crossing to Cagliari and Palermo. Book early to get the best price and to be sure that you can bring your car, motorbike or camper on board. Also make sure to check the low-fare calendar, a handy tool that helps you save money.
Timetable – schedule ferry Palermo – Cagliari
This ferry sails 2 times per week between Palermo and Cagliari, located at the Southern tip of Sardinia. Twice a week there is a ferry leaving. From Cagliari to Palermo it is a night crossing and from Palermo to Cagliari (the other way) it is a day crossing. This ferry takes you in 11 hours over nearly 400 km (386 km) from one Island to another.
Tickets are available from around €35 (based on 1 person, single ticket). In general it is like the earlier you book, the less you will pay.
To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when arrived.
Via Sammuzzo, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Via Maddalena, 3, 09123 Cagliari CA, Italy
On board the ferry to Palermo and Cagliari
This (and more) can be expected on the ferries to and from Palermo and Cagliari
- Outside Deck
- Kids play area
- Sun deck
- Restaurants (self service + a la carte)
- Pet cabins
- Cabins for disabled people
Alternatives to the Palermo to Cagliari ferry
Travelling to or fron Sardinia? Then there are different crossings that will bring you there. If you want to sail to Cagliari you can depart and arrive from and to several ports like Civitavecchia, Naples or Palermo. Cagliari is located in the South of Sardinia. You could also sail to Olbia or Porto Torres for example when travelling from or to Sardinia. For example other ports and harbours to: Livorno – Olbia, Piombino Olbia and Genoa – Olbia or Genoa-Porto Torres. From Palermo and Naples, there are also ferries leaving to Cagliari. Depending on where you leave and where you depart you can take a look at the map on the page with ferries to Sardinia which alternatives you might be boarding as well.
Frequently Asked Questions ferry to Cagliari (Sardinia) and Palermo (Sicily)
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