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Ferry from Vulcano to Messina

Depending on the season their are usually 2 daily and 13 weekly sailings between Vulcano and Messina. The Vulcano Messina ferry is operated by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Vulcano Messina Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Vulcano to Messina Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Vulcano to Messina typically departs Vulcano at about 06:25. The average sailing time of a Vulcano Messina ferry is approximately 1h 40m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 30m.

Vulcano Messina Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Vulcano Messina ferries typically range between €23* and €154*. The average price is around €82*. The cheapest ferry prices from Vulcano to Messina start from €22*. The average price for a foot passenger is €82*.

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

What is the distance between Vulcano and Messina?

The distance between Vulcano to Messina is approximately 44.2 miles (71.2km), or 38.4 nautical miles.

Is there a Vulcano Messina car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Vulcano Messina ferry?

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

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Aeolian Islands to Sicily page.
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Vulcano - Messina Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
Average Price 104 €*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 13
Average Sailing Duration 1h 40m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 06:25
Last Ferry 16:15
Distance 38 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 Vulcano to Messina?

The approximate duration for ferries from Vulcano to Messina is 1h 30m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Vulcano to Messina?

Vulcano to Messina is approximately 79 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Vulcano to Messina?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Vulcano to Messina?

Book Vulcano 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 Vulcano to Messina?

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

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

No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Vulcano 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 Vulcano?

Vulcano to Messina is approximately 38 nautical miles distance apart.

Vulcano Guide

The small Italian volcanic island of Vulcano lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea and is around 25 km to the north of Sicily, and is the most southerly of the eight islands that make up the Aeolian Islands. The island is only around 21 sq. km and its highest point is just under 500 m above sea level. There are a number of volcanos on the island, and includes one of four active, non-submarine, volcanoes in Italy. The most recent volcanic activity is the Gran Cratere at the top of the Fossa cone, the cone having grown in the Lentia Caldera in the middle of the island, and has had at least 9 major eruptions in the last 6,000 years. However, the island's volcanoes have been quiet since around 1890 when Fossa erupted and deposited around 5 meters of pyroclastic material on the summit. The island is also famous for its hot springs which are located a short walk from the harbour. For the brave, visitors are able to walk to the crater of a volcano where you can observe smoke coming out of the ground!

Hydrofoil and ferry services connect Vulcano to the other Aeolian Islands and to Sicily and the mainland. Access from Milazzo in Sicily is convenient, as Vulcano is the boat's first stop from there as they continue 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.

Vulcano to Messina Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 22/07/2024 and 28/07/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 06:25 07:55 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 11:00 12:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 16:15 18:25 2 hours 10 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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