Lipari
Messina
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Lipari Messina Ferry

There are usually 3 daily sailings and up to 25 weekly between Lipari and Messina. This ferry route is operated by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Lipari Messina ferries.

Lipari Messina Ferry Times

The earliest Lipari Messina ferry sailings typically depart Lipari at around 06:10. The average sailing time is approximately 2h 30m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 45m.

Lipari Messina Ferry Prices

Lipari Messina ferry prices typically range between £22* and £98*. The average price is typically £63*. The cheapest Lipari Messina ferry prices start from £23*. The average price for a foot passenger is £63*. The average price for a car is £161*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Lipari to Messina?

The distance between Lipari to Messina is approximately 45.9 miles (73.9km) or 39.9 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Lipari Messina ferry?

No, ferry operators currently allow cars to travel onboard between Lipari and Messina

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Lipari to Messina?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Liberty Lines Fast Ferries between Lipari and Messina.

Lipari Messina Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries - 25 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Aeolian Islands to Sicily page.
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Lipari - Messina Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
Average Price £67*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 23
Average Sailing Duration 2h 27m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 45m
First Ferry 06:10
Last Ferry 18:15
Distance 39 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    The ferry crossing time from Lipari to Messina is approximately 1h 45m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    Lipari to Messina ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Lipari to Messina is £62. 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?

    Book ferries from Lipari to Messina through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Lipari to Messina?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger 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, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
  • How far is Messina from Lipari?

    The distance between Lipari to Messina is approximately 39 nautical Miles.

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

Ferry Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024


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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