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Ferry from Messina to Salina

Depending on the season their are usually 2 daily and 16 weekly sailings between Messina and Salina. The Messina Salina ferry is operated by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Messina Salina Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Messina to Salina Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Messina to Salina typically departs Messina at about 06:45. The average sailing time of a Messina Salina ferry is approximately 3h 10m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 3h 0m.

Messina Salina Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Messina Salina ferries typically range between €52* and €210*. The average price is around €112*. The cheapest ferry prices from Messina to Salina start from €26*. The average price for a foot passenger is €112*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Messina and Salina?

The distance between Messina to Salina is approximately 53.6 miles (86.3km), or 46.6 nautical miles.

Is there a Messina Salina car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Messina Salina ferry?

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Sicily to Aeolian Islands page.
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Messina - Salina Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
Average Price 142 €*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 16
Average Sailing Duration 3h 10m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 0m
First Ferry 06:45
Last Ferry 18:30
Distance 46 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Messina to Salina?

The approximate duration for ferries from Messina to Salina is 3h. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Messina to Salina?

Messina to Salina is approximately 116 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Messina to Salina?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Messina to Salina and this is
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Messina to Salina?

Book Messina to Salina 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 Messina to Salina?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Messina to Salina with
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries

Can you take your car on the ferry from Messina to Salina?

No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Messina to Salina?

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 Salina from Messina?

Messina to Salina is approximately 46 nautical miles distance apart.

Messina Guide

The Italian city of Messina is the capital of, and located in, the Province of Messina and is the third largest city on the island of Sicily. It lies on the Strait of Messina, opposite Villa San Giovanni on the Italian mainland, in the north east of Sicily. The port in Messina is an important economic driver for the city's economy as it is a key component in the city and region's tourist infrastructure. It also supports both commercial and military shipyards. Agriculture is also important in the area and visitors exploring the countryside will often find oranges, lemons, mandarin oranges and olives growing. Since 1548, the city has had a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and Archimandrite seat and is home to the University of Messina which was also founded in 1548.

The city's port offers passengers ferry services across the Strait of Messina to the ports of Villa San Giovanni and Reggio Calabria in Calabria. There is also a longer crossing to Salerno, which is to the south of the city of Naples. Most ferries that arrive in Messina dock at either the Messina Marittima/Bluvia dock or at the Molo Norimberga docks on Via San Ranieri. Occasionally some ferries will dock at the Rada San Francesco di Paola I docks on the northern edge of the town.

Salina Guide

The Italian island of Salina is one of the Aeolian Islands and is a destination of nature lovers who will fall in love with the island's beautiful landscape that is made up of volcanic rocks and slopes of olive trees and capers. The island is less crowded that Lipari and is the greenest and most fertile of all the Aeolian Archipelago islands and is known for its charming villages where the progress of time seems to have stopped. For example, in Rinella, there is a lovely small harbour which is the perfect place to watch the beautiful sunsets and the way the locals decorate their houses always seems to catch the attention of tourists. In the east of the island is the village of Pollara where if you take the winding stairway down to the sea you will find the famous coastline where the famous Italian film director Massimo Troisi filmed the movie Il Postino (The Postman). This is Salina's most beautiful beach where visitors will find shallow, warm, clear waters filled with sponges, Moray Eels and Groupers. this is also a good spot for scuba diving and has some excellent underwater photography opportunities.

The island can be reached by hydrofoil and SNAV ferry from Messina on the island of Sicily.

Messina to Salina Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 06:45 09:45 3 hours Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 08:05 11:25 3 hours 20 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 12:15 15:15 3 hours Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 18:30 21:40 3 hours 10 minutes Everyday
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