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Sicily ferry

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 From June 1th to September 30th, The Concell Insular de Formentera regulates the entry of motor vehicles on the island. See more.
During the restricted period, access, circulation and parking are not allowed to the following vehicles:
- Rental vehicles which have not been rented in Formentera
- Quads
- Caravans and campers
Remember that it is mandatory to access to the formentera.eco page.

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Sicily ferries are used by thousands of tourists each year because of the many advantages they offer: you will have the opportunity to shorten your travel time, transport your vehicle to the island and enjoy a comfortable journey. Your vacation begins on the ferry to Sicily!
Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily is Italy's largest region, covering an area of almost 26,000 square kilometers. It also includes the archipelagos and smaller island groups such as the Aeolian Islands, the Aegadian Islands, the Pelagian Islands, Ustica and Pantelleria.

Thanks to its strategic location, history and attractions, Sicily is considered the pearl of the Mediterranean and is among the most popular destinations during the summer season in Italy and overseas.
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Ports and routes
Sicily is connected by sea with the Italian mainland, Sardinia, the smaller islands of the surrounding archipelagos, Malta and Tunisia. If you are planning on reaching Sicily from Italy know that Sicily ferries depart from Italy all year round. Choose the port closest to you between the port of Genoa in the north or Livorno and Civitavecchia in the center to Palermo or, if you are in the south of Italy, the ports of Naples and Salerno to Palermo or Milazzo, Villa San Giovanni to Messina.
If you want to visit both major islands of Italy, then the Palermo Cagliari route is definitely the ideal way to travel between Sicily and Sardinia.
If you are traveling from abroad, however, you can reach the port of Palermo from Tunisia. Sicily ferries depart throughout the year 3 times a week from the port of Tunis. Another foreign travel option is the one traveled almost every day of the year between the ports Pozzallo and La Valletta on the island of Malta.


  • The shortest route from the Italian mainland is offered by the Caronte&Tourist shipping company which crosses the Strait of Messina in 20 minutes only, from Villa San Giovanni to Messina.

  • The longest route is the Genoa Palermo, which takes around 22 hours and connects Sicily with northern Italy. It is ideal for avoiding a long car journey and relaxing during the trip. An alternative to this route is the Livorno Palermo connection, which is shorter and cheaper on average. It is worth bearing in mind that fuel costs can also have an impact on the travel budget and the ferry can be a more environmentally friendly alternative.

  • Sicily ferries, having numerous connections, are chosen by millions of passengers who wish to take their vehicles and as many luggage as they need without extra fees!

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These ferry crossings are mostly active during high season, which goes from June to September and are performed by hydrofoils mainly.
You can travel to the Favignana, Marettimo and Levanzo ports in the Aegadian Islands; to the ports of Lipari, Alcudi, Filicudi, Vulcano, Stromboli, Panarea, Ginostra and Salina in the Aeolians, to Lampedusa and Linosa which form the Pelagian archipelago, to Pantelleria and Ustica islands.

Plan your dynamic vacation with MrFerry! Compare prices and promotions of all the available connections between Sicily and its smaller islands to make sure you don't miss anything during your vacation. Ferry companies to Sicily Active all year round: Grandi Navi Veloci, Grimaldi Lines, Caronte&Tourist, Tirrenia, Siremar. Liberty lines and Virtu Ferries. Seasonal (from April to September): Liberty Lines hydrofoils from Palermo to Aeolians.

Sicily ferry Connections and travel options

On board Sicily ferries with the longest sailing times, you will find services on board that will allow you to enjoy the journey to the full, such as: restaurants, bars, games rooms and in some there are also swimming pools and discos.

Services on board

🚗 Vehicles
Travel with your car, motorcycle, bicycle, Rv or minibus on board all Sicily ferries.
Please Note: some of the smaller islands – such as Aeolians - experience significant traffic restrictions during the peak season, where the influx of vehicles to the islands is reduced to avoid pollution. MrFerry will allow you to book your ferry without requiring the necessary documentation to bring your vehicle to the island, but you will be asked to do so upon boarding. The shipping companies reserve the right to deny boarding if you do not have permission to take your vehicle on the islands.

💺 Accommodation
On board Sicily ferries you will find different types of accommodation: from the classic deck passage, which does not have an assigned seat but allows you to stay in the common areas of the ship, to the air seat, which can be the right middle ground for those who want their own seat without incurring major costs, to the cabin for exclusive use.

On board you’ll find assistance for passengers with reduced mobility. Remember to stand in the right-hand lane with the hazard lights on when boarding to inform the crew that you need assistance with embarkation or disembarkation procedures. The ferries to Sicily are equipped with elevators to allow wheelchair passengers to reach the upper decks with ease. If you choose to travel by hydrofoil, we advise you to check on the vessel that will operate the time booked since not all hydrofoils are suitable for transporting passengers with reduced mobility.

🐾 Pets
When booking your ferry to Sicily, remember to include your pet to your reservation! Your pet can travel with you on all the common areas of the ships, in the pet friendly cabins or in the on-board kennels.
Remember, in addition to the ticket, your pet will need to have the necessary health documentation, leash, muzzle or a pet carrier.

The demand for ferries to Sicily and between the islands is very high. Here are some tips to help you better organize your trip and save money at the same time:

  • If you live in Sicily or are from Sicily, remember to select the appropriate fare when booking to get the best deal for you.

  • Book all routes in advance to ensure the desired availability.

  • If possible, book midweek departures and the shortest route.

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Sicily Ferry Frequently Asked Questions

The shortest route is definitely the Strait of Messina, which takes 20 minutes.

You can reach the island from Genoa, Livorno, Naples, Salerno and Villa San Giovanni.

Thanks to Traghetti Lines, every day is the right day to make your booking! If you want to travel during the high season, we advise you to book well in advance.

Offers and special prices for large groups

Mr Ferry can calculate you some quotes for large groups with or without vehicle (bus, but also car or motorbike). If you are at least 10 people travelling, please ask for a special price by filling out the specific form. Our staff will contact you soon to calculate the best available offer!

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