Pantelleria lies to the South of Sicily, to which it is connected with the ferries Pantelleria thanks to Siremar and Ustica Lines that, with a daily service, ensure territorial continuity.
L’island of Pantelleria It is also called the island ’ of the wind, This is because being in open sea, is subject to winds coming from all directions.
Connections with the ’ Italy depart mainly from Sicily and, specifically, from Trapani, but also by Pelagie Islands, namely the world famous Lampedusa and Linosa.
Clearly the system more convenient to go on ’ island is the ’ plane, but the ferry is undoubtedly more convenient especially if you want to bring the car and lots of baggage ’.
The journey from Trapani or Mazara del Vallo lasts all ’ about a couple of hours and takes you straight into the heart of Pantelleria while, for those who want to connect ferries Pantelleria by Linosa and Lampedusa, the journey lasts approximately three hours, This despite the fast ferries used for this destination.
The stretch of sea that separates the Tunisia from Italy ’ (specifically from Sicily) It's called Strait of Sicily and Pantelleria is right in the middle of this channel.
To be more precise it is close to the African coast, which is about 70 kilometers while, from Italian territory, It is about 110 km.
Ferries Pantelleria: timetables, rates and ferries to Pantelleria
The routes to reach the island with ’ ferries Pantelleria are as follows:
- Trapani – Pantelleria
- Pantelleria – Trapani
Children's rate: valid from 0 a 4 years of age.
Regarding rates and bids the company Ustica Lines offers the following conditions during the period from 20/06/2012 to the 10/09/2012
First of all, and this very interested families, children up to 4 years of age are free of charge and by 4 to 12, Here too old, can get a discount on the official rate 50%, clearly excluding taxes.
The ferry to Pantelleria at 13.20 and arrives at 15.50 and the cost of the ticket is 34 € per passenger, taxes and fees not included.
The problem of Ustica Lines is that they don't embark vehicles then, If you want to go on the ’ island with the ’ car, You must necessarily use the Siremar ferries to Pantelleria.
A nice video on Pantelleria
Map of Pantelleria
The site of ferries Pantelleria of Siremar
What can I do?
What can I do when I arrive to Pantelleria?
Actually it's a bit out of the way, but it's a fantastic place.