Ferries to Aeolian Islands


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You can use AFerry to book ferries to the Aeolian Islands including Salina, Lipari, Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli from Italy. AFerry offers a variety of ferries to the Aeolian Islands, see below for timetables and the latest special offers.

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How to book your Aeolian Islands ferry

Booking an Aeolian Islands ferry couldn't be easier with AFerry. You can either use the booking form at the top left of the page.

About the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea. These islands are famous tourist destinations known for the perfect weather and fascinating landscape.

Don't forget that there are routes available from The Aeolian Islands that you can book with AFerry, with ferries to Italy.

Aeolian Islands Travel Guide

The Aeolian Islands comprise a volcanic archipelago just off the northern coast of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The islands are a popular destination for summer tourists, attracting up to 200,000 visitors every year.

By curbing urban development, the Aeolian Islands have preserved their beautiful natural state. Retaining a rustic Italian landscape, this will make your visit all the more unique.

By curbing urban development, the Aeolian Islands have preserved their beautiful natural state

The seven islands emerged from the sea over two million years ago. Never being far from the coast, there is a vast amount of fish close by, the most common being anchovies, sardines, mackerels, molluscs and crustaceans.

Travel in the Aeolian Islands

You can travel to the Aeolian islands by ferry from Napoli (Naples) in Italy. Travel between the islands is by hydrofoil; communication between the islands is good and regular crossings make the trips between the islands and the mainland.

Things to see

Each of the islands has its own distinct character, and much to offer their visitors. As such, the Aeolian islands offer something for all tastes. Lipari is the largest island and the Aeolian islands are often referred to as the Lipari islands because of this. Vulcano is the southernmost island, its volcano last erupted in 1890; visiting the crater you can experience the smell of the pungent gas that it emits. Vulcano is famed for its mud baths and hot springs.

Salina is the second largest of the Aeolian Islands; it is a fertile and green island where grapes, capers and olives grow. Salina is perfect for a relaxing holiday. Panarea is the smallest of the islands; in Panarea you can enjoy the beautiful coastline and beaches, swim or dive in the crystal clear waters or enjoy the magnificent views of Stromboli that Panarea provides. Stromboli is the furthest island from the mainland; it is home to the only volcano is Europe with permanently eruptive activity. The islands of Filicudi and Alicudi are the oldest of the Aeolian Islands.

The Aeolian Islands are famous for their clear blue seas, which make them ideal for diving and snorkelling. Courses and equipment can be booked locally.


  • 27 Jun 2018
    Ginostra Stromboli and neighbouring islands
    • The Aeolian Islands did not disappoint and the means of transport too. Island-hopping made easy, speedy and with an amenable crew.

      Review by ANTONIO FORTE

  • 08 Nov 2017
    SIRE MAL ferry - Make sure to know your rights they cheat you!!!
    • Left us one day without having noticed the delay in the ticket office. We could have cancelled the ticket for free, however they kept telling lies about the departure until one hour prior, when then again they wanted to get some money for a cancellation that should be FREE, because they did not departure on the day of the purchased ticket but the following day!!! We had to pay extra money for a hotel, got stressed, HORRIBLE treatment!

      Review by Belen

  • 19 Jun 2017
    Long journey but comfortable
    • The journey was long for more than 3 hours and not arrived on time. It was an expensive trip as well. But the facilities on board were good and the staff were helpful. Therefore, I would suggest and give a 5 star rating.

      Review by Anon

  • 20 May 2017
    Off to climb Stromboli
    • The Liberty Libes website was down for maintenance so I was pleased that I was able to use AFerry to book our tickets. We had a tight schedule and needed to ensure we had our hydrofoil tickets so we could confirm all other arrangements. By the way, why do you not include Milazzo to Stromboli when that was the service we used? It calls at Ginostra but that is not the final destination.

      Review by Eric Scott

  • 05 Oct 2015
    • Everything is good, I recommend. Quick, Clean Ship.

      Review by PETAR DEYANOV

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the Aeolian Islands Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey to the Aeolian Islands? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

Which ferries go to The Aeolian Islands?

Ferries to The Aeolian Islands are operated by SNAV.

Where can I get a ferry to in The Aeolian Islands?

With AFerry you can book a ferry to Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Stromboli and Vulcano.

How long is the ferry to The Aeolian Islands?

It depends where and when you travel. The quickest crossing to The Aeolian Islands is Naples - Stromboli with SNAV and takes 4 hrs 30 min, while the longest crossing is Naples - Lipari with SNAV and can take up to 6 hrs 30 min.