Genoa to Palermo ferry

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The cheapest ferries from Genoa to Palermo

Showing times and prices for Jun 18


The best way to find a cheap ferry ticket from Genoa to Palermo is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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Genoa to Palermo Ferry Timetables

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Fastest ferry times from Genoa to Palermo

Showing times and prices for Jun 18

Fastest Journey

20 h


20 h

Ferries per day



791 km

Of the 1 ferries that leave Genoa for Palermo every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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Overview: Ferry from Genoa to Palermo

distanceDistance490 miles (790 km)
durationAverage ferry duration18 h 30 min
priceAverage ferry ticket price$75 (€66)
changesDirect ferryYes
carriersFerry operatorsGNV, Academy or Fred. Olsen Express
footPassengersFoot passengers:Yes

Ferries from Genoa to Palermo cover the 490 miles (790 km) long journey taking on average 18 h 30 min with our travel partners like GNV, Academy or Fred. Olsen Express. There are direct ferry services available. You can get the cheapest ferry tickets for this route for as low as $63 (€55), but the average price of ferry tickets is $75 (€66).

Ferry operators: GNV, Academy and Fred. Olsen Express from Genoa to Palermo

GNV, Academy and Fred. Olsen Express ferries will get you between Genoa and Palermo from $63 (€55). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best ferry times and tickets for your trip.

GNV (Grandi Navi Veloci) is an Italian ferry company that operates a fleet of high-speed ferries and conventional ships that provide transportation services for passengers and vehicles across the Mediterranean Sea. The company was founded in 1997 and is based in Genoa, Italy. GNV operates ferry services between Italy, Spain, Tunisia, Algeria, and Sardinia, Sicily, and the Aeolian Islands, and also to Morocco. They also offer additional services like accommodation, duty-free shopping, and onboard entertainment. GNV is known for its high-speed ferry services and also for the comfort and amenities on board of the ships, providing a luxury experience to the passengers.

GNV from Genoa to Palermo ferry information:

  • Average Duration: 20 h 30 min
  • Cheapest Price: $63

Ferries from Genoa to Palermo

Taking a ferry is a relaxing way to travel between Genoa and Palermo, with the stunning sea views and a sea breeze to enjoy from the deck. The Genoa–Palermo ferry route connects mainland Italy with Sicily. There is currently one ferry that offers services on this route: Grandi Navi Veloci. While crossing takes about 21 hours, the ferry will save a traveler a lot of money (e.g. in toll taxes and gas). The ferry operates up to seven times a week.

Timetable of ferries from Genoa to Palermo

The timetable of the Genoa Palermo ferry is almost always consistent. A ferry leaves Genoa every day with departures mostly available in the evening, both in high and low season. The estimated time taken for the ferry to make the crossing is 20 hours and 30 minutes. It is advisable to do a live check to get the most up to date information.

What do you need to know to travel by ferries from Genoa to Palermo?

Thanks to Grandi Navi Veloci, you can travel to Palermo every day. The best way to get to Genoa’s ferry port from the northern side of Italy is to use the A26 or A7 motorway. From the eastern side, use the A12 motorway and A10 from western Italy. Use the exit by the name Genoa Ovest and follow the road signs to Porto. You can also get to the ferry port via train. There are two train stations in the city – Genoa Piazza Principe and Genoa Brignole. Genoa Piazza Principe is about 1.7km from the ferry port, while Genoa Brignole is about 7km away.

FAQs: Ferry from Genoa to Palermo

FAQs: Take the ferry to Palermo easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Genoa to Palermo.
Cheap ferry tickets from Genoa to Palermo can start from as little as $63 (€55) when you book in advance. The average ferry ticket price for Genoa to Palermo is $75 (€66); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The ferry time between Genoa and Palermo is on average 18 h 30 min   for the 490 mile (790 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Genoa and Palermo by ferry can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first ferry from Genoa to Palermo leaves at 6: 00 PM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last ferry from Genoa to Palermo leaves at 10: 59 PM.
Yes, you can book a cabin on sailings from Genoa to Palermo with GNV or Fred. Olsen Express
Yes, travelling with a vehicle from Genoa to Palermo is possible with GNV or Fred. Olsen Express.
Yes, travelling as a foot passenger from Genoa to Palermo is possible with with GNV or Fred. Olsen Express. We recommend arriving at least one hour before the trip if you are travelling on foot but please check specific times for each route. If you need book your travel to the departure port check our trains, buses and flight options on Omio.
For the journey from Genoa to Palermo you can take a ferry with GNV, Academy or Fred. Olsen Express. Be sure to check out all possible ferry operators that offer services to Palermo from Genoa on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Passengers board the ferry most frequently from Port of Genoa, which is located around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the ferry at Port of Palermo, located 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a ferry from Genoa to Palermo is June.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 4 ways to travel between Genoa and Palermo including taking a train, bus, flight or ferry.

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