Lipari
Messina
Ferries to Sicily
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Lipari Messina Ferry

The Lipari Messina ferry route connects Aeolian Islands with Sicily. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. The crossing operates up to 35 times each week with sailing durations from around 1 hour 45 minutes.

Lipari Messina sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Aeolian Islands to Sicily page.
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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Lipari to Messina is approximately 1h 45m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    The average price of a ferry from Lipari to Messina is approximately 71 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Lipari to Messina can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Lipari to Messina?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Lipari to Messina and this is
    • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Lipari to Messina?

    Ferries from Lipari to Messina are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Lipari to Messina with
    • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • How far is Messina from Lipari?

    Lipari to Messina is approximately 39 nautical miles distance apart.

Lipari Guide

The Italian island of Lipari is the largest of the Aeolian Islands and lies in the Tyrrhenian Sea, off the northern coast of Sicily. The island is located between Vesuvius and Etna and is around 30 km from Sicily. Lipari is a relatively small island, measuring just under 40 sq. km, with one main town, also called Lipari, and 4 other villages: Pianoconte, Quattropani, Acquacalda and Canneto. Lipari Town is a lovely place to take a stroll and has a number of elegant town houses, along with some more modest houses, with flower strewn balconies set along pretty little streets. The island's inhabitants are very welcoming to visitors and tend to have a cheery disposition. There are many souvenir shops on the island and a good selection of cafe's and restaurants serving good, local food and drink. There are traces of the island's history throughout the island with Greek tombs that lie open to the sky. However, perhaps the most impressive visitor attraction on the island is its castle.

Lipari is the most practical base for visiting the Aeolian Islands. Fast ferry connections from Sicily all stop here, and there are plenty of boats and hydrofoils 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.


Lipari to Messina Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-02-19 and 2024-02-25


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 06:20 08:05 1 hour 45 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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