ferries to and from Tunisia are, with but one exception, combined
person/car ferries. They all origin in one of the following european
from North to South: Genova, Livorno, Civitavecchia (near
Rome), Salerno (near Naples), Palermo and Trapani.
In addition, there is one line from and to the island of Malta, but it
is always just a stopover on the way from/to Genova/Tunis.
only person ferry
runs the line Mazara del Vallo (Southwest Sicily)-Island
Pantelleria-Sousse. It is a speed boat, and it
takes only 5 hours for
the whole route (incl. 30 Minutes stopover on the island of
Pantelleria); the price for a one-way route is ca. 90
Euro/Person. The ferry leaves in Italy on mondays, wednesdays
and fridays at 09:00 and in Tunesia
on the following days at the same time.
This list is
complete, there are no other ferries to or from
Tunisia at all!
prices are depending on various factors
(type of accomodation, size of the car, date of travel and return,
etc.). As an example, we assume that 1 person will travel with an
average car (length 4-5m) off season (October-May). This person will
sleep in a sleeping-chair or on deck:
ca. 700,00 €
route has always a stopover in Palermo and includes therefore
the price for Palermo-Tunis-Palermo)
Salerno-Tunis-Salerno: ca. 310,00€
Palermo-Tunis-Palermo: ca. 180,00-215,00€
fee for a person is, roughly estimated, one third of this price, so add
1/3 for each additional person travelling. The fees are significantly
higher in the season months (June-September) and can amount up to the
double of the above listed prices.
the summer months, there are these additional lines as well:
(1 per week) and
The ferry companies are:
Nationale Maritime Corse
Tunisienne de Navigation, Tunisia
Navi Veloci, Italy Grimaldi, Grimaldi
Gruppo, Italy (only
in the summer months of June-September)
ferry, car ferry Trapani-Sousse und Trapani-Tunis)