Palermo to Genoa Ferry

The Palermo Genoa ferry route connects Sicily with Italy. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Grandi Navi Veloci. The crossing operates up to 7 times each week with sailing durations from around 21 hours.

Palermo Genoa sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Palermo to Genoa Ferry Alternatives

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

Palermo - Genoa Ferry Operators

  • Grandi Navi Veloci
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 21 hr
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Palermo Genoa Average Prices

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

Palermo Genoa Ferry reviews

  • "Good cabin, no issues apart from wifi"

    Wifi should be much cheaper to buy, or made free altogether, especially after paying for a cabin with wifi already in place and reachable/available. a Strong minus regarding this. Otherwise very satisfied with the service.

    'Andrew' travelled Palermo Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Superba

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  • "Above all expectations!"

    we had the most pleasant journey with this company. I have actually nothing to complain about.

    'Anonymous' travelled Palermo Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Suprema

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  • "October 2014"

    Having used this ferry route previously, I knew what to expect, and as usual it was clean, on time, and the trip was a pleasant one. I only had one annoying moment, and on the route from Palermo to Genoa, we had a good meal, well presented in the a la carte restaurant, unfortunately on requesting a coffee, and a liquer, the coffee arrived cold. We informed the waiter who told us he thought it may be as the machine had been broken since the day before. Instead of apologising, and making a coffee in the kitchen, getting one from the bar, or just heating it up in the microwave, which was situated next to the defunct coffee machine, we were told there was no coffee available. On paying our bill, I thought that in lieu of a coffee, that the liquer would have been offered free by way of compensation. No, it was not, and both waiters were by now being rude. A senior member of staff arrived, and took us through to the bar, and sorted out a complimentary coffee, at the same time as agreeing with us that the matter could and should have been handled better. I will use the ferry again, but if the same staff are in the a la carte restaurant, I shall not be utilising it. The remainder of the staff were helpful and pleasant through out both trips.

    'Richard' travelled Palermo Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Superba

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  • "Arrived early, but long, long wait to disembark"

    The Palermo-Genoa service is generally a good one -- the cabins are clean, if a little old-fashioned, the restaurant food is OK and the staff are polite. However, I do think that the disembarcation procedures need looking at. We were asked to leave our cabin at 5.30 for a projected 7.00pm arrival (2 hours early due to very calm seas)and then had to sit in a very crowded bar until 7.30, eventually getting off the boat at about 8.00pm. It does not seem very efficient, but perhaps that is due to the multiple vehicle decks.

    'Carl' travelled Palermo Genoa with Grandi Navi Veloci on La Superba

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Palermo Guide

The Italian city of Palermo is located in the north west of Sicily, by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city has a reputation across the world for its history, gastronomy, culture and architecture with a its origins dating back over 2,700 years. Many visitors flock to the city and it has become Sicily's main hub for culture, commerce and tourism. The city's centre has many examples of fine palaces and churches which give way to areas whose way of life doesn't seem to have changed for centuries. This is perhaps most evident in the markets in Palermo, whose Arabic origins can still be seen today thanks to the noise, aromas, colours, narrow streets and with the excellent array of produce on offer and the general 'souk's atmosphere.

From the city's port, ferry services operate to destinations include Genoa, with a crossing time of 21 hours, Civitavecchia, 14 hour crossing time, Naples, 10 hours and 30 minutes, and Tunisia, 10 hours. It is recommended that foot passengers check in 1 hour prior to departure and vehicles 2 hours prior to departure. For all departures to Tunisia check in should be 4 hours prior to departure.

Genoa Guide

The port city of Genoa is located in the Liguria region of Italy and lies on the Mediterranean Sea coast. Genoa's historic centre is a maze of narrow alleys that open up onto small squares and is where visitors can't fail to appreciate the history and culture that embodies the city. Architecturally there are many different styles sitting side by side with a medieval wall acting as a base for a 14th century building on Gothic loggias. Genoa really is a place where the past literally forms the foundations of the present.

The city's old port, redesigned by Renzo Piano in 1992, is a popular draw for tourists who go there to take in all the sites the old port area has to offer. A popular site located close to the pier is the city's lighthouse where lovely views of Genoa and its Gulf can be had.

Genoa's ferry terminal is located in the Calata Chiappella and ferries depart towards Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Spain, Tunisia and Morocco. The terminal building has all of the usual passenger facilities and is also wheelchair friendly.