Genoa to Palermo ferry

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Journey Information

There is one daily ferry from Genoa to Palermo. Traveling by ferry from Genoa to Palermo usually takes around 21 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Grandi Navi Veloci ferry can make the trip in 20 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance491 mi (791 km)
Shortest duration20h 30m
Cheapest price$98.43
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGrandi Navi Veloci
Ferry lines1

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What ferry companies travel from Genoa to Palermo?

There is one ferry company that operates from Genoa to Palermo. Grandi Navi Veloci is the only company to provide ferry transportation at the moment. It only operates one ferry trip per day, which really narrows down the options.

FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Grandi Navi Veloci121h 8m$101.38
  • Grandi Navi Veloci

    Grandi Navi Veloci

    Book Grandi Navi Veloci from Genoa to Palermo from $98. There are 1 Grandi Navi Veloci schedules from Genoa to Palermo and you can expect on average to pay for a Grandi Navi Veloci ticket to Palermo. In Genoa, Grandi Navi Veloci departs to Palermo from Traghetti Genova and no other station. In Palermo, Grandi Navi Veloci arrives at Ferry Terminal and no other station.

    An average trip on Grandi Navi Veloci from Genoa to Palermo takes 21 hours and 8 minutes , while the fastest available Grandi Navi Veloci trip will get you to Palermo in 20 hours and 30 minutes .

    On weekends, Grandi Navi Veloci offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway trip to Palermo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by ferry from Genoa to Palermo during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the ferry or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the ferry ride from Genoa to Palermo?

The ferry usually takes around 21 hours and 8 minutes to cover the 491 miles (791 kilometers) from Genoa to Palermo. However, the fastest ferry only takes 20 hours and 30 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the ferry. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

What is the busiest day to travel by ferry from Genoa to Palermo?

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Genoa to Palermo is on Sunday. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Thursday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Thursday is the way to go.

When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Genoa?

There is usually only one ferry per day from Genoa to Palermo. Therefore, the 10:00pm ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.

How many ferry departures serve Palermo each day?

There is usually only one ferry per day from Genoa to Palermo. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct ferry, meaning that you do not have to get on a different ferry at any point during your trip.

City Information


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Once the richest city in the world, Genoa is a prominent Italian port city. A perfect blend of contradictions, the city's impressive architecture tells of its former glory, while its large student population keeps the city lively and fresh.

Upon arriving, take a walk through the old town to explore a unique mixture of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque architecture along Genoa's caruggi, or "narrow alleys." Experience Genoa's iconic street food at any of the city's many cafes and stalls, and try local treats like farinata, focaccia, and fried fish. Visit the Strada Nuova Museums to be transported back in time to the city's opulent past, or the Galata Museo del Mare to learn of Genoa's extensive maritime history.

To discover Genoa's contemporary culture and vibrant nightlife scene, definitely plan for a night on the town. Genoa is the perfect place to dance the night away with an array of cocktail bars, nightclubs, and jazz clubs.

Genoa's transport connections include the Aeroporto di Genova, which provides several daily flights from many major European cities. Train routes connect Genoa to other Italian destinations, as well as some French cities. In addition, FlixBus, Itabus, and others offer bus transport from several major international destinations.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Genoa?

Main departure station: Traghetti Genova

Most ferries depart from the main station in Genoa.

All ferry stations in Genoa:

  • Traghetti Genova

Where does the ferry arrive in Palermo?

Main arrival station: Ferry Terminal

All ferries from Genoa arrive at one main station in Palermo.

Ferry stations in Palermo:

  • Ferry Terminal

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