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Salina to Messina Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 3 daily and 19 weekly sailings between Salina and Messina. The Salina to Messina ferry is operated by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Salina Messina Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Salina Messina Ferry Times

The earliest Salina Messina ferry typically departs Salina at about 05:15. The average sailing time of a ferry from Salina to Messina is approximately 3h 6m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 35m.

Salina to Messina Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Salina to Messina typically range between $46* and $208*. On average the Salina Messina ferry is $126*. The cheapest Salina Messina ferry prices start from $44*. The average price for a foot passenger is $126*.

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 Salina?

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

Is there a car ferry from Salina to Messina?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Salina Messina ferry?

Yes, Salina Messina ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger 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 A$126*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 19
Average Sailing Duration 3h 6m
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 2024-07-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Salina to Messina?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Salina to Messina is approximately 2h 40m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Salina to Messina?

The average price of a ferry from Salina to Messina is approximately 74 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Salina to Messina?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Salina to Messina?

Ferries from Salina 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 Salina to Messina?

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

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

No, cars are not allowed on this ferry route.

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

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Salina 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 Salina?

The distance between Salina to Messina is approximately 46 nautical miles.

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 15/7/2024 and 21/7/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 05:15 07:55 2 hours 40 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 09:50 12:30 2 hours 40 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 11:30 14:25 2 hours 55 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 15:20 18:25 3 hours 5 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 16:50 21:30 4 hours 40 minutes Everyday
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