Messina
Rinella
Ferry to Aeolian Islands
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Ferry from Messina to Rinella

There are usually 1 daily and 11 weekly sailings between Messina and Rinella. This ferry route is operated by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Messina Rinella ferries cost between £49 and £158, 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 Rinella ferries.

Messina Rinella Ferry Times

The earliest Messina Rinella ferry sailings typically depart Messina at around 06:45. The last ferry usually departs at 18:30.

How long is the ferry from Messina to Rinella?

Messina Rinella Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 3h 6m. The fastest sailings are approximately 2h 55m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Messina Rinella Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 1 daily sailings and up to 11 weekly ferry sailings from Messina to Rinella. These sailings are provided by Liberty Lines Fast Ferries. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Messina Rinella Ferry Prices

Messina Rinella ferry prices typically range between £49* and £158*. The average price is typically £101*. The cheapest Messina Rinella ferry prices start from £26*. The average price for a foot passenger is £101*.

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 Rinella?

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

Can I travel by car on the Messina Rinella ferry?

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

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

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

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

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Messina to Rinella 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 - Rinella Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
Average Price £101*
Average Daily Sailings 1
Average Weekly Sailings 11
Average Sailing Duration 3h 6m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 55m
First Ferry 06:45
Last Ferry 18:30
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 Messina to Rinella?

The ferry crossing time from Messina to Rinella is approximately 2h 55m. 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 Messina to Rinella?

Messina to Rinella ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Messina to Rinella is £101. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Messina to Rinella?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Messina to Rinella?

Book ferries from Messina to Rinella 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 Rinella?

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

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

No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

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

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 Rinella from Messina?

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

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.


Rinella Guide

Rinella is a small Italian village that is located on the island of Salina which is one of the Aeolian Islands. The island's full name is Santa Marina Salina and lies around 120 km to the north east of Palermo and 70 km to the north west of Messina. The island is well known for its black sandy beaches and its caves and also for its square which was used as a filming location for the movie "Volcano".

There are three areas on Salina: Santa Marina on the eastern coast, Malfa to the north and Leni to the south west and from Leni heading down to the coast is the village of Rinella. Located above the village of Leni is Valdichiesa in the island's centre. Other small villages on Salina are Capo Faro, Pollara and Lingua.

The village is home to the island's port where ferries can be taken to Palermo and Milazzo on the island of Sicily.


Messina to Rinella Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 10/06/2024 and 16/06/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 06:45 10:00 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 18:30 21:25 2 hours 55 minutes Everyday
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