Lipari ferries connect Aeolian Islands with Italy & Sicily with crossings available to Naples Mergellina, Reggio Calabria & Vibo Valentia (in Italy), Salina, Stromboli, Panarea, Ginostra, Rinella, Vulcano, Alicudi & Filicudi (in Aeolian Islands) & Palermo, Milazzo & Messina (in Sicily). Sailings from Lipari are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 95 ferry crossings daily from Lipari with sailing durations starting from 10 minutes. Our Lipari ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
The largest of the Aeolian Islands, an island group off the west coast of Sicily, Lipari is a volcanic archipelago with transport links to Sicily. The only ferry route out of Lipari typically lasts around an hour and heads to Milazzo on the island of Sicily.
Most visitors will opine Lipari as a relaxing holiday destination, but for those travelling from neighbouring Aeolian Islands it may seem like a busy, vibrant island. The main town hosts the ferry terminal, and around the harbour, tourists are offered the chance to sample authentic Italian cuisine at the many restaurants dotted around the charming, narrow streets. Aside from food, there are ample shops selling souvenirs and several vintage wine stores offering high quality wine at an affordable price.
The town is so aesthetically pleasing that many hours could be spent wandering around the quaint streets, decorated with colourful houses hosting friendly, welcoming locals. For a splash of culture, head to the highly regarded archaeology museum, or to the impressive churches and cathedrals residing around the area. Away from the town, there are rugged coastlines to be explored, hot thermal springs to enjoy and pebble and sand beaches perfect for a relaxing day bathing in the sun. Lipari’s desirability is in its ability to appease everyone who visits.
The vast majority of the hotels and apartments are in Lipari Town, therefore it is a relatively short walk to the ferry terminal. Most resorts will book a taxi to the port for their guests, or offer directions for any lost tourists.
Via Amendola Ten. M., Lipari, Me 98055
If you need to spend a night at or near Lipari ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Lipari Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!