Napoli to Palermo Ferry

The Napoli Palermo ferry route connects Italy with Sicily and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Grandi Navi Veloci service runs up to 11 times per week with a sailing duration of around 10 hours 30 minutes while the Tirrenia service runs up to 7 times per week with a duration from 10 hr 15 min.

So that’s a combined 18 sailings on offer per week on the Napoli Palermo route between Italy and Sicily. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Napoli to Palermo Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Sicily page.

Napoli - Palermo Ferry Operators

  • Grandi Navi Veloci
    • 11 Sailings Weekly 10 hr 30 min
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  • Tirrenia
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 10 hr 15 min
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Napoli Palermo Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Napoli Palermo route is a car and 2 passengers.

Napoli Palermo Ferry reviews

  • "Comfy beds, good food and good service!"

    Had our own room for an overnight ferry for a very reasonable price, left 5 minutes late. A lot of choice for food and drinks on board. Beds were very comfortable.

    'Elizabeth' travelled Napoli Palermo with Grandi Navi Veloci on SNAV Sardegna

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  • "Don't pay for meals before"

    Nowhere was it explained that we needed to carry our paper ticket with us to meals to show we paid upfront (we had the printed ticket and 4 other tickets we got dockside-very confusing). Even when we did the cashier complained it wasn't like the tickets he usually gets. Other than that our trip was uneventful and easy.

    'Sam' travelled Napoli Palermo with Tirrenia on Florio

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  • "Comfortable voyage to start the holiday"

    We travelled as a family of two adults and two teenage children as foot passengers. At Naples the system of getting the boarding card from the prebooked tickets was simple once we found the building, though this wasn't that easy to find in the large dock area and was a short walk away from the boarding area. However the ship and staff were welcoming from the outset with good escalators to get up to the hotel like reception area to pick up our room key. We were all very pleased with the size and comfort of the room & beds including a good shower. Big lounge area with some live entertainment but get in early as those without rooms "booked" many of the sofa's and were sleeping over them from fairly early on. Very easy process for getting off the ship at 7.00am, 30 mins after docking. A great start to our short time in Sicily.

    'Derek' travelled Napoli Palermo with Tirrenia on Florio

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  • "Most enjoyable sail "

    The sail went smooth on the Rubattino. It is a beautiful ship, the play area was very enjoyable for my kids.

    'Shimon Shay' travelled Napoli Palermo with Tirrenia on Rubattino

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Napoli Guide

The Italian city of Naples, or Napoli as it is also called, is located in the Campania region of the country and lies on the Gulf of Naples, on southern Italy's west coast. The city is located in an enviable position between two volcanic areas, Mount Vesuvius and the Campi Flegrei. The Roman ruins of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae, which were destroyed the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, are located close to the city as is the city of Sorrento and the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Also located close to Naples are the former parts of the Roman naval facility of Portus Julius, namely the port towns of Pozzuoli and Baia which are both to the north of Naples. The city is adorned with medieval, Baroque and Renaissance churches, castles and palaces and has long been an important centre for the arts and architecture. In the 18th century, Naples went through a period of neoclassicism, following the discovery of the remarkably intact Roman ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii.

The port of Naples is home to several ferry, hydrofoil and SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) catamaran services, linking numerous locations in both the Neapolitan province, including Capri, Ischia and Sorrento, and the Salernitan province, including Salerno, Positano and Amalfi. Ferry services also operate to Sicily, Sardinia, Ponza and the Aeolian Islands.

Palermo Guide

The city of Palermo is located on the Italian island of Sicily and lies on the island's north west coast and has a large and strategically important natural port, next to the Monte Pellegrino. The city is typically Mediterranean and can trace its history back to the 8th century and is today known for its Norman buildings, fabulous palaces and the hustle and bustle of its markets. Palermo's historic centre is the Quattro Canti district, which means 'Four Corners' and is where a number of the city's most spectacular attractions can be found. These include the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The cathedral's sheer size and lovely architecture really needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. Also popular in the city is the medieval Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi and the 12th century Castello della Zisa. For visitors who enjoy the performing arts there is also the Teatro Massimo which is a recently refurbished theatre that puts on regular performances.

Ferries from the city's port depart to Genoa, Civitavecchia, Naples and Tunisia.