Area: Sicilia
Place: Ustica

Port of Ustica

On this page you will find information on the port and the possibility to search all the Ferry Timetables by and for Ustica, easily bookable online.

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The Port of Ustica

Located in Cala Santa Maria, on the north eastern side of the island, the port of Ustica is equipped both for the landing of ferries and hydrofoils and for nautical pleasure.

From Palermo * territorial continuity is ensured all year round, while from the nearest Aeolian Islands sea ​​connections are made only during the summer.

As regards private boats, various services are guaranteed: mooring / unmooring assistance; waste collection; food supply; gas station; slide; mobile crane (for small boats) etcetera .

Travel times range from 2h 30min by ferry to 1h 30min by hydrofoil.

How to reach the port of Ustica

The port of Ustica can be reached by bus, taxi and by bike and scooter (useful information for those who are already on the island).

Bus: there is a public minibus service that covers the entire territory. 

Car: the rental service with driver (NCC) is active on the island. 

Scooter and bike: there are various bike & scooter rental activities. Furthermore, in synergy with the Metropolitan City of Palermo, a bike sharing service was activated. More info here (operation to be verified).

Parking near the Port of Ustica

In Contrada Petriera there is a public parking area. Several accommodation facilities have internal parking.

Services available on the Port of Ustica

  • Service stations
  • Diving center
  • Scooter rental
  • Bars, restaurants, trattorias
  • Food

Ticket offices on the Port of Ustica

The ticket office is located in Via Capitano Vincenzo di Bartolo at about 500mt. from the port.

Shops within (or near) the Port of Ustica

Near the port of Ustica there are various activities: fuel stations; diving center, scooter rental; bar; restaurants; groceries etcetera.

What to see near the port of Ustica

concentrate of beautyA wild territory (just 8 sq km), of clear volcanic nature, which, however, is counterbalanced by the great hospitality of its inhabitants. 

Ustica is especially famous among diving enthusiastsAccording to many, all around the island there are the most beautiful diving spots in the whole Mediterranean. However, even without cylinders, simply wearing a mask, fins and snorkel (snorkeling), you will be amazed by the richness of the underwater flora and fauna.

Not surprisingly, the coast and seabed * of Ustica are monitored and managed by a dedicated one Marine Protected Area, which has the task of preserving its integrity by regulating all activities practicable at sea. Including fishing which, together with tourism and agriculture , gives a living to the residents (just over 1000 inhabitants).

* Numerous caves: Blue Cave, Green Cave, boats Cave, Cave of the Shrimps etcetera.  

Special mention for the small historic center, with the facades of the houses decorated with characteristic muralsAlso worth seeing is the Archaeological Museum housed in the coastal tower of Santa Maria. Inside, numerous prehistoric and Roman remains.

Ferries to Ustica
Ferries from Ustica
Ustica ➜ Palermo
64Km Daily rides