Palermo to Cagliari Ferry

The Palermo Cagliari ferry route connects Sicily with Sardinia. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Tirrenia. The crossing operates up to 2 times each week with sailing durations from around 12 hours.

Palermo Cagliari sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Palermo - Cagliari Ferry Operators

  • Tirrenia
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 12 hr
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Palermo Cagliari Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Palermo Cagliari route is a car and 2 passengers.

Palermo Guide

The Italian city of Palermo is located in the north west of Sicily, by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city has a reputation across the world for its history, gastronomy, culture and architecture with a its origins dating back over 2,700 years. Many visitors flock to the city and it has become Sicily's main hub for culture, commerce and tourism. The city's centre has many examples of fine palaces and churches which give way to areas whose way of life doesn't seem to have changed for centuries. This is perhaps most evident in the markets in Palermo, whose Arabic origins can still be seen today thanks to the noise, aromas, colours, narrow streets and with the excellent array of produce on offer and the general 'souk's atmosphere.

From the city's port, ferry services operate to destinations include Genoa, with a crossing time of 21 hours, Civitavecchia, 14 hour crossing time, Naples, 10 hours and 30 minutes, and Tunisia, 10 hours. It is recommended that foot passengers check in 1 hour prior to departure and vehicles 2 hours prior to departure. For all departures to Tunisia check in should be 4 hours prior to departure.

Cagliari Guide

The city of Cagliari is located on the Bay of Angels (Golfo degli Angeli) on the Italian island of Sardinia. The city was built on seven hills which identify the city's prehistoric neighbourhoods. The city's eight miles of coastline has a number of beaches with Poetto, perhaps being the most popular and has many restaurants and bars along the shoreline and is a popular place to socialise in the evenings. The city can trace its origins back to the 7th century when it was founded by the Phoenicians and has many fine examples of buildings that reflects its history.

A popular tourist attraction in the city is the castle which towers over the city and located between the harbour and the castle is the city's marina which is in the old harbour district in the city. Cagliari is a very green city and has a number of public gardens for its visitors to enjoy. Located on a hill covered in Pine and evergreen Oak is Monte Urpinu Park and is around 62 acres in size and is perhaps the most wooded of the city's parks. Also in the city is the Park of San Michele which has a medieval castle in it, and the Terramaini Park which has a pond that is popular with flamingos and other wading birds.

From the city's port, scheduled ferry services depart to Civitavecchia, Naples, Palermo and Trapani.