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Genoa Palermo 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:
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Genoa Palermo ferry Shipping companies, check-in and fares

The Genoa Palermo ferry provides a direct link between Northern Italy and Sicily all year round. The number of departures per week varies according to the season, from two in the low season to seven in the summer months. These departures take place in the evening hours, allowing passengers to spend the night on board the ferry and continue their journey to Sicily during the day, given the average crossing time of 23 hours. Many travellers choose this route every year to reach Italy's largest island, as it is a comfortable, on average more environmentally friendly and cheaper way to travel than the long car journey across the peninsula. Choose to travel in comfort on board the ferries of Grandi Navi Veloci, the only company operating on this route. Check prices and availability on MrFerry where you can compare offers and book your trip on ferries Genoa Palermo in just a few steps. As an alternative route, Traghettilines offers you the ferry to Palermo departing from Livorno, as the latter is about 2 hours from the port of Genoa.

Check-in and boarding
Once you have completed your booking, you will receive your Genoa Palermo ferry ticket from Mrferry, with which you can proceed to embarkation without having to check in at the port ticket office. Embarkation takes place at the following address: access via Varco Albertazzi (Genova Ovest) Ferry Terminal, P.le dei Traghetti Iqbal Masih, 5 16126 Genova.
Grandi Navi Veloci announces an arrival time of 90 minutes before departure for the Genoa-Palermo crossing in order to facilitate boarding. This information will appear both on your MrFerry booking summary and on the ticket you will receive.
Here is some useful information to help you plan your next trip on the Genoa Palermo ferries:

  • Make sure you have entered your passenger details correctly, as well as any other vehicle and pet details if they are included in your booking.

  • Arrive at the scheduled check-in time to allow for regular boarding procedure.

  • Bring all documentation required for boarding, i.e. your ticket and valid identification. Please note: These are required for all passengers, regardless of age.

Ferry fares
To get the best price for your Genoa Palermo ferry ticket, we recommend that you book well in advance. The company often offers promotions, especially in the months before the high season, which allow you to book at cheaper prices. Traghettilines will show you the best fares at the time of your request, automatically applying current promotions.
By booking a few months in advance, you also have a better chance of finding the most popular accommodation before it is no longer available.
Discounts are available on Genoa to Palermo ferry bookings for passengers who are residents and/or natives of Sicily. If you fall into this category, please tick the relevant box when making your booking. This fare will be extended to other passengers travelling with you up to a maximum of 5 people. Please note that on-board staff will verify the actual place of residence or place of birth of passengers on the basis of their identification documents. Reduced fares are also available on the Genoa Palermo ferry tickets for the following categories of passengers:

  • Children from 0 to 3 years travel free.

  • Children from 4 to 11 years travel at a reduced fare.

  • Children from 12 years of age are considered as standard passengers and pay the full fare.

Thanks to MrFerry, you can easily compare the different travel options and their fares and choose the travel solution that best suits your needs.

Genoa Palermo ferry Services on board

The ships on this route are among the most modern and well-equipped in the Grandi Navi Veloci fleet. Treat yourself to a pleasant journey on board the ferries between Genoa and Palermo, thanks to the numerous services available to passengers, which will allow you to reach your destination rested and ready to enjoy your holiday to the full.

🚗 Vehicles
All ferries on the Genoa to Palermo route are equipped with spacious garages for the transport of vehicles. For this reason, there are no restrictions on the size of vehicles, from motorcycles to cars with trailers: simply indicate the size of your vehicle when booking to receive a full quote.
On the MrFerry website you can also request a quote for commercial vehicles, as the Genoa Palermo ferries are authorised for this type of transport.

🍴Bar and extras
In addition to the traditional bars and restaurants where you can enjoy hot meals, snacks and drinks, the Genoa Palermo ferry offers various services to make your journey even more enjoyable. You'll be able to use the TV lounges, shop in the onboard shops and use the Wi-Fi service for a fee to surf the Internet. You can spend your time on the outside decks and in the air-conditioned lounges, which are equipped with free armchairs. There are several play areas for younger passengers to enjoy during the crossing.

💺 Accommodation
The Genoa Palermo ferry offers several accommodation options. You can choose between a deck passage (which gives you access to all the common areas during the crossing), a numbered seat in the internal lounges or an exclusive use cabin, which guarantees maximum comfort for the duration of the journey. There are different types of cabins: they are divided into inside and outside cabins according to the presence of windows and vary in size from two-bed cabins to family cabins and suites. They vary not only in size, but also in the level of comfort they offer.

🐾 Pets
Your pet is welcome on board the Genoa Palermo ferry. You can travel with your four-legged friend by choosing from the following options: booking a cabin with access for pets, placing your pet in the kennels on board or keeping it with you throughout the crossing by staying in the authorised outdoor and indoor areas.
Please note: your pet must not remain in the vehicle during the crossing and must be kept in a carrier or on a lead and muzzled throughout the crossing. We advise you to enquire about the documentation required to travel with your pet. As the number of seats for pets is limited, we recommend that you book your pet's ticket in advance.

Genoa Palermo ferries are equipped with all the services necessary to guarantee maximum comfort for passengers with reduced mobility. You will be able to request assistance from staff during boarding and disembarking from the ferry. book a cabin for the disabled and use the lifts and reserved parking spaces in the garages.

One of the advantages of travelling with your own car on the Genoa-Palermo ferry is that you can take an unlimited amount of luggage with you. On the other hand, passengers travelling without a vehicle are allowed to take a maximum of two pieces of luggage per person on board.

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Genoa Palermo ferry Frequently Asked Questions

The only shipping company operating on the route from Genoa to Palermo is Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV).

The average crossing time from Genoa to Palermo is around 23 hours, providing a direct link between Northern Italy and Sicily.

Absolutely yes, pets are welcome on board Genoa Palermo ferries. You can book a cabin with access for pets, place your pet in a kennel on board or have your pet with you for the entire crossing, respecting the rules on keeping your pet on a lead or in a carrier. It is advisable to book in advance as the number of places for pets is limited. It is also advisable to check the documentation requirements for travelling with pets.

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