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Ferry from Salina to Messina

Depending on the season their are usually 3 daily and 24 weekly sailings between Salina and Messina. The Salina Messina ferry is operated by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Salina Messina Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Salina to Messina Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Salina to Messina typically departs Salina at about 05:15. The average sailing time of a Salina Messina ferry is approximately 3h 5m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 35m.

Salina Messina Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Salina Messina ferries typically range between €24* and €107*. The average price is around €63*. The cheapest ferry prices from Salina to Messina start from €23*. The average price for a foot passenger is €63*.

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

What is the distance between Salina and Messina?

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

Is there a Salina Messina car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Salina Messina ferry?

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Aeolian Islands to Sicily page.
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Salina - Messina Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
Average Price 80 €*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 24
Average Sailing Duration 3h 5m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 35m
First Ferry 05:15
Last Ferry 16:50
Distance 46 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Salina to Messina?

The approximate duration for ferries from Salina to Messina is 2h 40m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Salina to Messina?

Salina to Messina is approximately 74 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Salina to Messina?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Salina to Messina?

Book Salina 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 Salina to Messina?

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

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

No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Salina 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 Salina?

Salina to Messina is approximately 46 nautical miles distance apart.

Salina Guide

Forming one of the Aeolian group of islands, Salina lies just to the north of Sicily and is the second largest island in the archipelago. The island is divided into three distinct areas. Santa Marina which is on the eastern coast, Malfi in the north and Leni in the south west. With a history that can be traced back to the 4th century, Salina began as a Greek settlement which at the time was called Didyme, which is a Greek name that means "twins" in reference to the two mountains on the island. However, the island was inhabited as far back as the Bronze Age and since then has been developed and abandoned many times. The island is popular with visitors and one of the most popular sights is the salt lake at Lingua which was once the site for the production of sea salt, hence the name Salina ("salt mill" in Italian). Also popular attractions are the Roman tombs that are located on the slopes of Fossa and the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Terzito, located between Malfi and Leni. This is the religious centre of the island and attracts many pilgrims on the main feast day of July 23rd each year.

Salina has two ports, Santa Marina and Rinella, served by ferries and hydrofoils from Hydrofoil service is active from Naples, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Messina and Milazzo.

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.

Salina to Messina Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 27/05/2024 and 02/06/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 05:15 07:55 2 hours 40 minutes Mon, Sun
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 05:30 08:05 2 hours 35 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 09:50 12:30 2 hours 40 minutes Mon, Sun
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 11:30 14:25 2 hours 55 minutes Mon, Sun
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 15:20 18:25 3 hours 5 minutes Mon, Sun
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 16:50 21:30 4 hours 40 minutes Mon, Sun
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