Ustica Ferry

Ustica ferry port in Ustica Island is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Palermo & Trapani available. With a selection of up to 36 Sailings Weekly, the port of Ustica connects Ustica Island with Sicily.

Sailing durations range from 1 hour 30 minutes on the Palermo service to 2 hours 35 minutes on the Trapani service.

Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Ustica fare search.


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Ustica Ferry Services

  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
    • 5 Sailings Daily 1 hr 30 min
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  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
    • 1 Sailing Weekly 2 hr 35 min
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Ustica Guide

Ustica is an island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, 32 miles north of Capo Gallo, Italy. The island is connected to Palermo by regular ferry and hydrofoil services.

The tiny volcanic island of Ustica has a length of only 6 miles across and is the summit of a large submerged volcano. As a reflection to both the island’s origin and the blackness of its lava, the name Ustica derives from the Latin word Ustum meaning ‘burnt’.

The main town on the island can be reached from a single road leading up to various flights of steps. Here you will see the peculiar local houses with their external walls all painted with unique murals of landscapes, portraits and much more.

The island has a jagged coastline which shelters a range of wonderful caves, bays and creeks. Another feature of the island’s volcanic origin is its relatively deep dives which makes Ustica a perfect place for scuba diving.