Lipari
Messina
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Lipari Messina Ferries

Ferries from Lipari to Messina typically sail 3 times daily and up to 25 times weekly. The Lipari Messina ferry is operated by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Lipari Messina Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Lipari to Messina Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Lipari to Messina typically departs Lipari at about 06:10. The average sailing time of a Lipari Messina ferry is approximately 2h 30m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 45m.

Lipari Messina Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Lipari Messina ferries typically range between €22* and €98*. The average price is around €63*. The cheapest ferry prices from Lipari to Messina start from €23*. The average price for a foot passenger is €63*. The average price for a car ferry is €161*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

What is the distance between Lipari and Messina?

The distance between Lipari to Messina is approximately 45.9 miles (73.9km), or 39.9 nautical miles.

Is there a Lipari Messina car ferry?

No ferry operators currently provide a car ferry between Lipari and Messina

Are foot passengers allowed on the Lipari Messina ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Lipari to Messina with Liberty Lines Fast Ferries.

Lipari Messina Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries - 25 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings

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Lipari - Messina Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
Average Price 87 €*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 23
Average Sailing Duration 2h 27m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 45m
First Ferry 06:10
Last Ferry 18:15
Distance 39 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Lipari to Messina is 1h 45m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    Lipari to Messina is approximately 71 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Lipari to Messina?

    There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Lipari to Messina and this is
    • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Lipari to Messina?

    Book Lipari to Messina tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Lipari to Messina with
    • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • How far is Messina from Lipari?

    Lipari to Messina is approximately 39 nautical miles distance apart.

Lipari Guide

The Italian island of Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands and lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the northern coast of Sicily. The island is located between Vesuvius and Etna and is around 30 km from Sicily. Lipari is a relatively small island, measuring just under 40 sq. km, with one main town, also called Lipari, and 4 other villages: Pianoconte, Quattropani, Acquacalda and Canneto. Lipari Town is a lovely place to take a stroll and has a number of elegant town houses, along with some more modest houses, with flower strewn balconies set along pretty little streets. The island's inhabitants are very welcoming to visitors and tend to have a cheery disposition. There are many souvenir shops on the island and a good selection of cafe's and restaurants serving good, local food and drink. There are traces of the island's history throughout the island with Greek tombs that lie open to the sky. However, perhaps the most impressive visitor attraction on the island is its castle.

Lipari is the most practical base for visiting the Aeolian Islands. Fast ferry connections from Sicily all stop here, and there are plenty of boats and hydrofoils to the other islands.


Messina Guide

Messina is an Italian city and is sometimes referred to as 'the door of Sicily' and lies on the Strait of Messina in the north east of Sicily. The city's port has played an important role in the city's growth and fortunes and supports tourism for the city and surrounding area and is also home to commercial and military shipyards. Since 1548, Messina has been a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and Archimandrite and is also home to the University of Messina which was founded in 1548 by Ignatius of Loyola. A popular tourist attraction in the city is the 12th century cathedral which guards the remains of King Conrad who was ruler of Germany and Sicily during the 13th century. Following a huge earthquake in 1908 the cathedral had to be almost completely rebuilt between 1919-1920 and then again in 1943 following a fire that was caused by Allied bombing during the Second World War.

Ferry services from Messina operate to one of two ports in Calabria (Villa San Giovanni and Reggio Calabria) or on a longer ferry ride to Salerno, just south of Naples.


Lipari to Messina Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 08/04/2024 and 14/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 06:20 08:05 1 hour 45 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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