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Crossing Italy ⇔ Sicily
Destination(s) 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇮🇹 Sicily
Sailings Once per day
Distance 493 miles, 793 km
Duration 20h 30 mins.
Operated by GNV
2p+Car+Return in our estimation: €440
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The Genoa-Palermo ferry sails in 20 hours and 30 minutes between the north of Italy and Sicily. This route is operated by GNV.

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Ferry to Palermo (Sicily) and Genoa

The ferry from Genoa to Palermo, Sicily is a crossing that saves you a very long car journey through Italy. From Genoa to Villa San Giovanni (the shortest crossing to Sicily departs here) is an 1168 km long ride. That's at least 12 hours

The nice thing is that you can book this route quite cheaply if you leave the car behind and do not book a cabin for the night. You then only pay €63 for a single journey. You then just sleep in your chair (which is quite comfortable).

Would you rather spend the night in your own cabin? We can imagine that very well! Fortunately, these are also very advantageous compared to other ferries. For a small additional charge, you have a 1-person cabin. The presidential suite is € 299 but can often be found cheaper on offer.

Even if you want to board a car during the busy summer period, the costs are not too bad. A round trip for two people with a car cost us €440. That included a cabin.

What are the disadvantages?
The ferry gets pretty mixed reviews. The journey goes smoothly for some, but that is not the case for everyone. In any case, bring a good book or other entertainment.

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Genoa and Sicily is currently operated by GNV.

How long does the Genoa-Sicily crossing take?

The travel time of the Genoa-Palermo ferry is around 20 hours and 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbour and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Genoa-Palermo ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Genoa to Sicily (or the ferry from Sicily to Genoa) once per day. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Genoa and Palermo?

The distance between Genoa and Palermo is approximately 493 miles or 793 km.


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