Ferry from Genoa to Tunis

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Take the ferry from Genoa to Tunis and enjoy a comfortable journey. Compare carriers, find the best deals and book your ferry tickets as early as possible!

How to get from Genoa to Tunis by ferry?

Choose a ferry company

When making your selection, consider pricing, travel time, onboard amenities (restaurants, bars, etc.) and departure hours.

Book your ferry ticket

Once you've decided on a carrier, you may purchase your ferry ticket in just a few steps through our online booking system.

Check passport & visa requirements

Make that your passport is valid for at least six months after your trip date and that you have the requisite visa. Visa requirements may change, so verify with the Tunisian embassy or consulate in your home country well in advance of your travel.

Pack for the journey

Prepare the essentials having in mind it is a long journey. The boat ride from Genoa to Tunis normally takes roughly 22 hours. Pack comfortable clothing, toiletries, sunscreen, a cap and a book or two to keep you interested during the trip.

Check-in at the port

Arrive at Genoa's port well ahead of your scheduled departure time. Have your passport and ferry ticket available. You may also be required to undergo security checks.

Enjoy your ferry trip

Relax on board and take use of the onboard amenities. Some ships often have restaurants, bars, stores and even swimming pools. The journey provides an excellent opportunity to unwind and admire the sights of the Mediterranean Sea.

Disembarkation in Tunis

When the ferry arrives in Tunis, you will need to disembark and go through customs and immigration. Once you have cleared customs, you can collect your luggage and make your way into Tunis.

What is the distance between Genoa & Tunis?

The distance between the two cities is around 547 nautical miles (847 kilometers).

What is the travel time of the ferry ride from Genoa to Tunis?

The ferry ride usually takes from 22 to 25 hours, depending mostly on the vessel and weather conditions.

Tips for your journey

Before you depart

  • Book ahead of time: Ferries fill up quickly, especially during high season. Booking your ticket in advance assures that you receive a place and potentially a better rate
  • Select your accommodation: Choose between a cabin (for more privacy and comfort) and a reclining seat (for a lower cost). When making a decision, consider issues such as travel time and finances
  • Pack smart: Pack for a 20-hour travel with comfortable clothing, temperature layers, toiletries, prescriptions, sunscreen, a cap, and entertainment (books, games, etc.). Don't forget your passport and any essential visas
  • Bring entertainment: Download a movie or an ebook, in case the ferry's WiFi is limited or expensive
  • Check currency exchange: Look into exchanging some currency for Tunisian dinars (TND) before departure or check if the ferry has exchange services available

Onboard the ferry

  • Pack snacks: While meals may be included in your ticket or available for purchase onboard, having additional snacks on hand might be useful, especially if you have dietary requirements or if you find the ship's products expensive
  • Eliminate seasickness: If you're prone to seasickness, bring medicine or natural cures like ginger candies or acupressure wristbands
  • Enjoy the fresh air: Take some time to relax on deck and take in the sights of the Mediterranean
  • Relax & unwind: This is your time to unwind after the hustle and bustle of traveling. Read a book, listen to music, or take a nap

Additional tips

  • Learn some fundamental Tunisian words: A few simple phrases may go a long way toward demonstrating respect and enriching your stay in Tunis
  • Check the weather forecast: Pack for the predicted weather in Tunis when you arrive
  • Prepare for customs: Make sure your passport and any other relevant papers are ready for customs checks in Tunis
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