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Crossing Italy ⇔ Sicily
Destination(s) 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇮🇹 Sicily
Sailings Once per day
Distance 193 miles, 310 km
Duration 10h 30 mins., 11h 30 mins.
Operated by GNV, Grimaldi Lines, Tirrenia
2p+Car+Return In our estimation € 220
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The Naples-Palermo ferries sail in 10h 30 minutes or 11h 30 minutes between Naples and Sicily. This route is operated by GNV, Tirrenia and Grimaldi Lines.

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Ferry to Palermo and Naples

If you want to take the ferry from Naples to Sicily, you can choose from 3 ferry companies that operate the Naples-Palermo route. Prices start at €32 (GNV).

  • Tirrenia sails up to 12 times per week (fastest)
  • GNV sails up to 10 times per week (cheapest)
  • Grimaldi lines sail up to 3 times per week

For a good comparison, using Direct Ferries' booking module is handy.

Tickets and Booking Palermo – Naples ferry

The three ferry companies have a wide range of sailings. you can opt for both a day trip and a night trip. GNV is usually the cheapest, but it's best to make a comparison yourself by filling in the fields below.

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Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Naples and Sicily is currently operated by GNV, Grimaldi Lines and Tirrenia.

How long does the Naples-Sicily crossing take?

The travel time of the Naples-Palermo ferry is around 10 and a half hours when you sail with Tirrenia. The crossings with GNV or Grimaldi Lines take 11 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 Naples-Palermo ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Naples to Sicily (or the ferry from Sicily to Naples) up to 27 times per week. 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 Naples and Palermo?

The distance between Naples and Palermo is approximately 193 miles or 310 km.