To Sicily by ferry: how to book your trip

to Sicily by ferry

This ancient and beautiful island will be the destination of your next holiday. And you have decided to travel to Sicily by ferry. But you don’t know how. No problem: here you can find all information that you may need to book a trip.


The ports of departure

You can find here the list of the main ports from which ferries to Sicily depart:

  • Genova
  • Civitavecchia
  • Napoli
  • Salerno
  • Villa San Giovanni
  • Reggio Calabria
  • Cagliari

Throughout the day, there are several ferries that arrive from these ports to Sicily, with several departures especially during summer.


The ports of arrival

And these are the three most important Sicilian ports:

  • Palermo
  • Catania
  • Messina

They can be considered strategic destinations: from these three cities, you can easily reach every part of Sicily, especially if you have a car or motorcycle, carried on the ferry.



As already said, every day there are multiple departures to Sicily major ports. Departures distributed throughout the day, so you can choose the most suitable solution for you. To evaluate the different times, you can use the online reservation system, select the date you prefer, and check which ferries are available.


The duration of the trip

The duration of the trip varies depending on the port of departure and the port of arrival. EG:

  • Ferry from Genoa to Palermo: 20 hours
  • Ferry from Naples to Catania: 11 hours
  • Ferry from Cagliari to Palermo: 12 hours


How to book your ferry trip

It is recommend to book the ferry trip about two months before the date you desire. And book the ferry ticket to Sicily is really easy: all that you have to do is to fill the reservation form and specify route and date of departure. An email will be send to the email address specified during reservation.


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