Ferry to Aeolian Islands
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Ferry from Messina to Panarea

There are usually 3 daily and 19 weekly sailings between Messina and Panarea. This ferry route is operated by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Messina Panarea ferries cost between £54 and £200, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Messina Panarea ferries.

Messina Panarea Ferry Times

The earliest Messina Panarea ferry sailings typically depart Messina at around 06:45. The last ferry usually departs at 15:00.

How long is the ferry from Messina to Panarea?

Messina Panarea Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 2h 55m. The fastest sailings are approximately 2h 25m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Messina Panarea Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 3 daily sailings and up to 19 weekly ferry sailings from Messina to Panarea. These sailings are provided by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Messina Panarea Ferry Prices

Messina Panarea ferry prices typically range between £54* and £200*. The average price is typically £118*. The cheapest Messina Panarea ferry prices start from £28*. The average price for a foot passenger is £118*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Messina to Panarea?

The distance between Messina to Panarea is approximately 45.0 miles (72.5km) or 39.1 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Messina Panarea ferry?

No, ferry operators currently do not allow cars to travel on sailings between Messina and Panarea

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

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

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Messina to Panarea?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Messina to Panarea with Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Sicily to Aeolian Islands page.
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Messina - Panarea Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
Average Price £118*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 19
Average Sailing Duration 2h 55m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 25m
First Ferry 06:45
Last Ferry 15:00
Distance 39 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 Messina to Panarea?

The ferry crossing time from Messina to Panarea is approximately 2h 25m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

Which ferry companies operate between Messina to Panarea?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Messina to Panarea?

Book ferries from Messina to Panarea 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 Messina to Panarea?

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

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

No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

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

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

Messina Guide

The Italian city of Messina is the capital of, and located in, the Province of Messina and is the third largest city on the island of Sicily. It lies on the Strait of Messina, opposite Villa San Giovanni on the Italian mainland, in the north east of Sicily. The port in Messina is an important economic driver for the city's economy as it is a key component in the city and region's tourist infrastructure. It also supports both commercial and military shipyards. Agriculture is also important in the area and visitors exploring the countryside will often find oranges, lemons, mandarin oranges and olives growing. Since 1548, the city has had a Roman Catholic Archdiocese and Archimandrite seat and is home to the University of Messina which was also founded in 1548.

The city's port offers passengers ferry services across the Strait of Messina to the ports of Villa San Giovanni and Reggio Calabria in Calabria. There is also a longer crossing to Salerno, which is to the south of the city of Naples. Most ferries that arrive in Messina dock at either the Messina Marittima/Bluvia dock or at the Molo Norimberga docks on Via San Ranieri. Occasionally some ferries will dock at the Rada San Francesco di Paola I docks on the northern edge of the town.

Panarea Guide

Panarea is an Italian island that lies off the north eastern coast of the island of Sicily and is the second smallest of the Aeolian islands which are a group of volcanic islands. The island is popular with tourists who go there to enjoy its beaches and lovely scenery and for a small island, it is surprisingly well equipped. San Pietro on the island's east coast is the landing beach for the island and is also where most services and facilities are located. There is also a small port that caters for ships, hydrofoils, fishing vessels and pleasure boats.

Among the beaches on the island are Cala Junco, in the south of the island and is accessible both by sea and by land along a path that leads to the beach. Along the road to Cala Junco you can also reach the beach of Cala degli Zimmari. These are the only two beaches on the island accessible by land.

The small port accommodates ferries departing to Napoli and Milazzo.

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