Ferry to Sicily

flower pots on a balcony in Sicily and Beautiful View Of The Coastline Taormina in the background
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An easy guide for how to get to Sicily by ferry, schedules and prices and recommendations for public transportation services. Explore the website and find all necessary details for the Ferry to Sicily; Connected Routes with departures and frequency, Accommodation options with real-time Availability and helpful tips for transfer opportunities in Sicily!

In the following lines, we have prepared a small user guide that will help passengers to reach Sicily as easily and pleasantly as possible.

Find useful information on how to get to Sicily by ferry, local public transportation options to reach your overnight hotel, port addresses and embarkation offices, ferry schedules and prices, and real-time departures and arrivals.

Ferry ports in Sicily

Public transportation options


The Railway is not always the best choice to move in Sicily using public transportation. Some parts of the railway network are old and trains move very slow. We always suggest to plan your trip in advance and to check the train timetable online. Trains can be a good option in the northeast of the island but in the southeastern part of Sicily, trains are suggested only on small sections. For longer distances, e.g. to move between Syracuse and Ragusa, the travel time is elongate and suggested only due to the panoramic view.
It's possible to buy the train tickets also online but it's necessary to print the tickets and validate them before you get on. It's also possible to buy tickets at the ticket office at the train stations, at automated ticket machines, at some Tobacco shops and travel agencies.

Public bus

Public buses are becoming the travel means of choice in Sicily!

  • AST has the largest network on the island
  • SAIS offers a service from Palermo to Messina, Enna, Catania, and Syracuse
  • Cuffaro links Palermo in the north with Agrigento in the south
  • Interbus has service between the cities of Catania, Messina, Taormina, and Syracuse
  • Salemi links Palermo to western Sicily (Trapani and Marsala)

In large cities, most buses stop at the main railway station.
Tickets for intercity services can be purchased right on the bus. However, in some routes, for example, from Palermo to Trapani or vice versa, you have to buy a ticket in advance at one of the local ticket offices.
In Palermo and Catania, you can buy a 24-hour bus ticket that can save you money if you plan to use the bus network extensively.
Note: both tickets bought on the bus and booked tickets are non-refundable.

Note: All above information for Sicily was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice.

Schedules, prices and availability to Sicily

Book your ferry to/from Sicily with any carrier that suits you better and enjoy your ferry trip to your destination! The “Easy-Way” booking system of go-ferry.com, allows the most reliable online ferry reservations and offers cheaper, faster and better services for your ticket to and from Sicily.

With go-ferry.com you are able to connect online with the reservation systems of the most shipping companies, to compare prices, to find information about routes and vessels, to look for alternative routes and to print instantly your prepaid ferry ticket. The schedules may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest cull of dates, schedules, prices and availability to/from Sicily by ferry. With so many accommodation options to cull from, you can be sure to find the best deal for the ferry ticket to and from Sicily at a price that fit your budget.

Departures to Sicily

All year round there are passenger and vehicle ferries that are running to Sicily.

Give a departure port and a date and find all possible itineraries to and from Sicily!

Note: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to or from Sicily. The biggest shipping companie announce the new schedules to/from Sicily by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!

Complete the under bellow fields and click on "search" to find timetables and to compare the prices of all ferry companies that run to and from Sicily port!

Book in advance your ferry to Sicily

Arrange your ferry journey in advance

It is very important that you have organized your ferry to or from Sicily in advance, having arranged all the details. You don't want something to go wrong, and you can achieve perfect holidays with a great organization. In addition to hotel accommodation and air-tickets, when you book the boat tickets to or from Sicily you know that everything is under control even before leaving home.

There are many reasons why you should arrange to book in advance your ferry tickets. Here are some of the most important:

Pay for hotel in Sicily without using it!
During the high season, and especially in July and August, it is likely that you won't find ferry tickets to popular destinations, such as Sicily, if you don't book them in advance. So, don't make the mistake to book your hotel in Sicily without having booked the ferry pass. The last thing you want is to get to the port and not find an available ferry!

Save time in Sicily!
Although we charge a commission for acquiring bookings to/from Sicily, this allows you not only to secure your ferry tickets but also to save time in Sicily; besides receiving a service and attention of first.

Have a bigger choice of ferry tickets!
Buying in advance gives you a better chance of getting the ferry tickets, on the ferry you prefer and at the schedule you want. It does not make sense that your trip to/from Sicily is interrupted by not finding available departures, but it is possible.

Find more ferry routes!
If you want to organize your vacations to or from Sicily, it is wise to check all the possible routes and timelines in order to make the right combinations between Sicily and other destinations as well as between the air and the ferry tickets. Online, you can have an overview of all the routes going to or from Sicily.

Get the best deal!
Ferry tickets to Sicily can be expensive, so it’s natural to want to get the best deal on them. It has become a regular practice for ferries to announce special rates and deep discounts for booking ferry tickets up to 3-6 months in advance.

Feeling great having the ferry ticket in your pocket!
You will feel a great feeling when having the ferry confirmation to or from Sicily in your hands. The reservation with us will allow you to secure your ferry to/from Sicily, you will be relieved to have the confirmation in your hands or on your smartphone!

Accommodation options on the ferry to Sicily

Book your ideal accommodation option on the ferry to Sicily and arrive fresh and rested to your destination! Comfortable armchairs, business class comfort seats, outside and inside cabins or economy deck chairs. There is a range of accommodation options to choose for a day or night ride to or from Sicily port.

About Sicily

When planning a vacation to Sicily, you can look forward to a diverse range of activities and experiences. From exploring ancient ruins to indulging in delicious cuisine, Sicily offers something for every type of traveler. Here are some recommendations for what to do during your vacation in Sicily.

Explore Historical Sites

Sicily is rich in history, and you can spend days exploring its ancient ruins, such as the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Greek Theatre in Taormina, and the archaeological park of Selinunte. These sites offer a fascinating glimpse into Sicily's past and are a must-visit for history enthusiasts.

Relax on beautiful beaches

Sicily is home to some of the most stunning beaches in the Mediterranean. From the white sands of San Vito lo Capo to the volcanic black sands of Giardini Naxos, there are plenty of options for beach lovers. You can also take a boat tour to the Aeolian Islands and explore secluded coves and crystal-clear waters.

Indulge in Sicilian cuisine

Sicily is a food lover's paradise, and no visit is complete without indulging in the local cuisine. From arancini (stuffed rice balls) to cannoli (crispy pastry tubes filled with sweet ricotta), Sicilian food is a delicious blend of Italian and Mediterranean flavors. Be sure to visit local markets and family-run trattorias to sample authentic Sicilian dishes.

Visit Mount Etna

As one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mount Etna is a must-see attraction in Sicily. You can take a guided tour to explore the lunar-like landscapes, visit lava caves, and even take a cable car ride to get a closer look at the volcano's craters. For adventurous travelers, hiking to the summit of Mount Etna is an unforgettable experience.

Discover charming towns

Sicily is dotted with charming towns and villages that are worth exploring. From the baroque architecture of Ragusa and Noto to the medieval streets of Erice, each town has its own unique charm and history. Take the time to wander through narrow alleyways, visit local shops, and immerse yourself in the laid-back Sicilian way of life.

Experience local festivals

Sicily is known for its vibrant festivals and celebrations, which are deeply rooted in tradition and culture. Depending on the time of year, you may have the opportunity to witness colorful processions, lively music performances, and traditional folk dances. The Feast of Saint Agatha in Catania and the Infiorata flower festival in Noto are just a few examples of the many festivals held throughout the year.

Go wine tasting

Sicily has a long tradition of winemaking, and the island is home to some excellent vineyards and wineries. Take a wine tour to sample local varietals such as Nero d'Avola and Grillo, and learn about the winemaking process from knowledgeable sommeliers. Many wineries also offer stunning views of the countryside, making for a memorable wine tasting experience.

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