Rinella
Messina
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Rinella to Messina Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 2 daily and 15 weekly sailings between Rinella and Messina. The Rinella to Messina ferry is operated by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Rinella Messina Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Rinella Messina Ferry Times

The earliest Rinella Messina ferry typically departs Rinella at about 05:30. The average sailing time of a ferry from Rinella to Messina is approximately 3h 0m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 20m.

Rinella to Messina Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Rinella to Messina typically range between $47* and $207*. On average the Rinella Messina ferry is $116*. The cheapest Rinella Messina ferry prices start from $45*. The average price for a foot passenger is $116*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Messina from Rinella?

The distance between Rinella and Messina is approximately 56.2 miles (90.4km), or 48.8 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Rinella to Messina?

No, currently there is no car ferry from Rinella to Messina.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Rinella Messina ferry?

Yes, Rinella Messina ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Rinella to Messina with Liberty Lines Fast Ferries.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Aeolian Islands to Sicily page.
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Rinella - Messina Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
Average Price A$114*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 15
Average Sailing Duration 3h 0m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 20m
First Ferry 05:30
Last Ferry 16:35
Distance 48 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 Rinella to Messina?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Rinella to Messina is approximately 2h 25m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Rinella to Messina?

The average price of a ferry from Rinella to Messina is approximately 70 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Rinella to Messina?

There is 1 ferry operator for Rinella to Messina and this is
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Rinella to Messina?

Ferries from Rinella to Messina are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Rinella to Messina?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Rinella to Messina with
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries

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

No, cars are not allowed on this ferry route.

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

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Rinella to Messina. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries

How far is Messina from Rinella?

The distance between Rinella to Messina is approximately 48 nautical miles.

Rinella Guide

The small village of Rinella is located on the island of Salina, or Santa Marina Salina to give it its full name. Forming one of the Aeolian islands, it is around 140 km to the north east of Palermo and 70 km to the north west of Messina. Known for its caves and black beaches, and its square which was a filming location for the movie "Volcano", Rinella is also home to the island's second port.

The island is divided into three regions/towns. Santa Marina is on the eastern coast, Malfa is to the north and Leni is in the south west of the island. Rinella is located down towards the sea from Leni. Located above the village of Leni is Valdichiesa in the island's centre. Other villages on the island include Capo Faro, Pollara and Lingua.

Ferry services from the small harbour depart to Palermo and Milazzo on the island of Sicily.


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.


Rinella to Messina Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 17/6/2024 and 23/6/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 05:30 07:55 2 hours 25 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 10:05 12:30 2 hours 25 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 16:35 21:30 4 hours 55 minutes Everyday
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