Naples to Palermo ferry
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There is one daily ferry from Naples to Palermo. Traveling by ferry from Naples to Palermo usually takes around 10 hours and 30 minutes, but some ferries might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.
|Distance||195 mi (314 km)|
|Shortest duration||10h 30m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||Tirrenia|
What ferry companies travel from Naples to Palermo?
There is one ferry company that operates from Naples to Palermo. Tirrenia 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.
|Ferry||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
Book Tirrenia from Naples to Palermo from $56. Typically there is one Tirrenia schedule per day from Naples to Palermo and you can expect on average to pay for a Tirrenia ticket to Palermo. In Naples, Tirrenia departs to Palermo from Ferry Terminal . In Palermo, Tirrenia arrives at Ferry Terminal .
An average trip on Tirrenia from Naples to Palermo takes 10 hours and 30 minutes .
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by ferry from Naples 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 Naples to Palermo?
The ferry usually takes around 10 hours and 30 minutes to cover the 195 miles (314 kilometers) from Naples to Palermo. 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 Naples to Palermo?
The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Naples to Palermo is on Wednesday. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Tuesday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Tuesday is the way to go.
When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Naples?
There is usually only one ferry per day from Naples to Palermo. Therefore, the 8:00pm ferry is both the earliest and latest ferry.
How many ferry departures serve Palermo each day?
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Image credit: Unsplash
Image credit: Unsplash
Founded by the Greeks in the second millennium BC, Naples is one of the oldest cities in Europe. As Southern Italy's largest city, here you'll find an authentic flavor of Italy in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius. If that mountain sounds familiar, you may know it as the volcano that destroyed the nearby Roman town of Pompeii. One of the best day trips from Naples is traveling to Pompeii and walking through this town preserved in ash.
With its over 2,500 years of history, Naples is naturally home to a diverse range of architectural styles. As you walk around, see if you can identify the influences of different eras and foreign rulers.
If the city's singular style isn't enough to tempt you, then perhaps learning that Naples is famous as the birthplace of pizza will. Visit any of the many local restaurants to try an authentic Neapolitan pizza with pillowy sourdough crust, buffalo mozzarella, and fresh tomato sauce. Finish your meal at a local cafe to experience Neapolitan coffee culture, complete with elaborate barista performance and scientific preparation techniques.
Get to Naples from many major European cities and even global travel hubs via the city's international airport. Alternatively, travel by rail into Napoli Centrale - Piazza Garibaldi Station from cities across the country. Many national and international bus services also provide access to Naples, often stopping at the central train station for easy transfers.
Where does the ferry leave from in Naples?
Main departure station: Ferry Terminal
Most ferries depart from the main station in Naples.
All ferry stations in Naples:
Where does the ferry arrive in Palermo?
Main arrival station: Ferry Terminal
All ferries from Naples arrive at one main station in Palermo.
All ferry stations in Palermo:
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