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Salina Messina Ferry

There are usually 3 daily sailings and up to 26 weekly between Salina 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 Salina Messina ferries.

Salina Messina Ferry Times

The earliest Salina Messina ferry sailings typically depart Salina at around 05:15. The average sailing time is approximately 3h 7m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 25m.

Salina Messina Ferry Prices

Salina Messina ferry prices typically range between £25* and £109*. The average price is typically £68*. The cheapest Salina Messina ferry prices start from £24*. The average price for a foot passenger is £68*. The average price for a car is £64*.

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 Salina to Messina?

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

Can I travel by car on the Salina Messina ferry?

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

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

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

Salina Messina Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Liberty Lines Fast Ferries - 20 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings

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Salina - Messina Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Liberty Lines Fast Ferries
Average Price £64*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 24
Average Sailing Duration 3h 7m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 25m
First Ferry 05:15
Last Ferry 16:50
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 Salina to Messina?

    The ferry crossing time from Salina to Messina is approximately 2h 40m. 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 Salina to Messina?

    Salina to Messina ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Salina to Messina is £77. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Salina to Messina?

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

    Book ferries from Salina 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 Salina to Messina?

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

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

    The distance between Salina to Messina is approximately 46 nautical Miles.

Salina Guide

Forming one of the Aeolian group of islands, Salina lies just to the north of Sicily and is the second largest island in the archipelago. The island is divided into three distinct areas. Santa Marina which is on the eastern coast, Malfi in the north and Leni in the south west. With a history that can be traced back to the 4th century, Salina began as a Greek settlement which at the time was called Didyme, which is a Greek name that means "twins" in reference to the two mountains on the island. However, the island was inhabited as far back as the Bronze Age and since then has been developed and abandoned many times. The island is popular with visitors and one of the most popular sights is the salt lake at Lingua which was once the site for the production of sea salt, hence the name Salina ("salt mill" in Italian). Also popular attractions are the Roman tombs that are located on the slopes of Fossa and the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Terzito, located between Malfi and Leni. This is the religious centre of the island and attracts many pilgrims on the main feast day of July 23rd each year.

Salina has two ports, Santa Marina and Rinella, served by ferries and hydrofoils from Hydrofoil service is active from Naples, Palermo, Reggio Calabria, Messina and Milazzo.

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.

Salina to Messina Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Liberty Lines Fast Ferries 05:30 08:05 2 hours 35 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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