Trapani ferry port in Sicily is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Toulon, Favignana, Levanzo, Marettimo & Pantelleria available. With a selection of up to 36 Sailings Daily, the port of Trapani connects Sicily with France, Aegadian Islands & Pantelleria Island.
Sailing durations range from 25 minutes on the Levanzo service to 21 hours on the Toulon 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 Trapani fare search.
Trapani is a city in the west coast of Sicily in Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Trapani.
The ancient name of Trapani was Drépanon or Drepana, the Greek word for "sickle", because of the shape of its harbour which curves out into the Mediterranean Sea. The city was built to serve as port of the nearby city of Erice (Eryx), which overlooks it from Monte San Giuliano. Two ancient legends tell of mythical origins for the city. In the first legend, Trapani stemmed from the sickle fallen from the hands of the prosperity goddess Demetra while she was seeking for her daughter Persephone, who had been kidnapped by Hades. The second myth features Saturn, god of the sky, who eviscerated his father Chronos with a sickle which, falling into the sea, created the city. In ancient times Saturn was the god-protector of the Trapani. Today Saturn's statue stands in a piazza in the centre of the city.