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Messina Salina Ferry

There are usually 3 daily sailings and up to 21 weekly between Messina and Salina. 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 Messina Salina ferries.

Messina Salina Ferry Times

The earliest Messina Salina ferry sailings typically depart Messina at around 06:45. The average sailing time is approximately 3h 8m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 3h 0m.

Messina Salina Ferry Prices

Messina Salina ferry prices typically range between £53* and £160*. The average price is typically £105*. The cheapest Messina Salina ferry prices start from £26*. The average price for a foot passenger is £105*. The average price for a car is £222*.

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 Messina to Salina?

The distance between Messina to Salina is approximately 53.6 miles (86.3km) or 46.6 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Messina Salina ferry?

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

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

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

Messina Salina Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries - 15 weekly sailings, 2 daily sailings

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Messina - Salina Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
Average Price £111*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 19
Average Sailing Duration 3h 9m
Fastest Sailing Duration 3h 0m
First Ferry 06:45
Last Ferry 18:30
Distance 46 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 Messina to Salina?

    The ferry crossing time from Messina to Salina is approximately 3h. 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 Salina?

    Messina to Salina ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Messina to Salina is £99. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Messina to Salina?

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

    Book ferries from Messina to Salina 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 Salina?

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

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

    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 Salina from Messina?

    The distance between Messina to Salina is approximately 46 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.

Salina Guide

The Italian island of Salina is one of the Aeolian Islands and is a destination of nature lovers who will fall in love with the island's beautiful landscape that is made up of volcanic rocks and slopes of olive trees and capers. The island is less crowded that Lipari and is the greenest and most fertile of all the Aeolian Archipelago islands and is known for its charming villages where the progress of time seems to have stopped. For example, in Rinella, there is a lovely small harbour which is the perfect place to watch the beautiful sunsets and the way the locals decorate their houses always seems to catch the attention of tourists. In the east of the island is the village of Pollara where if you take the winding stairway down to the sea you will find the famous coastline where the famous Italian film director Massimo Troisi filmed the movie Il Postino (The Postman). This is Salina's most beautiful beach where visitors will find shallow, warm, clear waters filled with sponges, Moray Eels and Groupers. this is also a good spot for scuba diving and has some excellent underwater photography opportunities.

The island can be reached by hydrofoil and SNAV ferry from Messina on the island of Sicily.

Messina to Salina Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 04/03/2024 and 10/03/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 12:45 16:10 3 hours 25 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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