Messina Ferries


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Book a ferry to Messina with AFerry. Ferries to Messina, in Sicily, are available from Italy and the Aeolian Islands. You can take a ferry to Messina from Salerno and Villa San Giovanni.

Messina Ferry Companies

Ferries to and from Messina are operated by Caronte & Tourist and Liberty Lines. Because 2 ferry companies operate in and out of Messina, comparing can be very useful to help you find the best price at the best time for you. When you search for a ferry to Messina, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Catania, Palermo and Termini Imerese to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.

Messina ferries with Caronte & Tourist and Liberty Lines are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Messina will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.

Latest prices

Route Price Fare Details
Villa San Giovanni - Messina
(Caronte & Tourist)
  • Booked: Wednesday, 17 July 2019
  • Travel: Saturday, 17 August 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 2

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About Messina

Messina in the northeast Sicily is the third largest city on the island just a few kilometres from the Italian mainland. Shipyards, cruise tourism and agriculture are the main resources of the city. Messina is famous for wine production and lemon cultivation. For centuries it has been a major transport hub and today it's an important gateway to and from Sicily.

Messina is a city of wide boulevards and elegant turn-of-the-century buildings of both religious and military architecture. You can visit many churches like the beautiful Church of the Annunziata dei Catalani or the historic gate of Porta Garzia at the fort Real Cittadella. Walking around the city you will also see lovely fountains, for example the Fountain of Orion near the cathedral is worth a visit.

Ferries to and from Messina

Caronte & Tourist operates ferry crossings from port of Salerno and Villa San Giovanni in mainland Italy to Messina. Passengers will travel on comfortable fast catamarans which offers nice views of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Ustica Lines runs a fleet of 25 high-speed vessels, each ship equipped with air-conditioned rooms, TV, music, reclining seats and an onboard bar serving refreshments and snacks. The fastest ships can reach speeds of 36 knots.

Messina Port Facilities

Caronte & Tourist Ferry terminal in Messina is not part of main port in the city hence facilities are basic.

Getting to Messina: Molo Norimberga - Zona Falcata

Messina ferry port is 1500m away from Messina Centrale train station. Messina lies on 2 main Sicilian train lines Messina - Taormina - Catania - Siracusa and Messina - Trapani - Palermo.

If travelling by car, take route SS113 from Palermo or SS114 from Catania. Please exit the motorway at "Messina Centro" and follow signs to "imbarchi per (boardings to) Salerno".

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Port Addresses


  • 07 Jul 2019
    Welcome to Sicily
    • It was easy to find...we arrived early and was able to board an earlier ferry which was much appreciated.

      Review by Anon

  • 06 Jul 2019
    excellent service
    • We were late for our ferry and the crew was friendly and let us on the next ferry for no extra cost. Great guys

      Review by Anon

  • 11 May 2019
    Ferry Review
    • Excellent service all round. Would use again in the future.

      Review by JANUSZ OSTROWSKI

  • 08 Sep 2018
    Horrendous and horrific queuing
    • Simple fact is that we queued from 1pm til 9pm... 8 hours of queuing. No toilet or refreshment facilities although police did bring a bottle of water around once. A truly horrendous and horrific experience. Not the fault of but passengers should be warned about the completely inadequate and pathetic queuing and boarding arrangements. Never again we will go by ferry to Sicily.

      Review by CHRIS THOMAS

  • 24 Jul 2018
    A pleasure cruise..with our car!
    • I pre-booked, online, the ferry crossing for my family and our rental car. Our scheduled crossing was 1520 but we arrived at the Villa san Giovanni port just after 1410. I handed the ticket agent my confirmation number and he gave me my barcoded ticket. Since we were early, I figured I'd casually drive down the ramp and we'd wait an hour for our booked ferry crossing. A couple of cars zipped past me and I quickly realized they were trying not to miss their 1420 ferry. I ended up in line behind those two cars as a gentleman had to scan their tickets before they could drive onto the ferry boat. He scanned our ticket and waved us onto the boat, an hour earlier than our booking! I drove up the ferry ramp and it literally closed behind our car as I came to a stop. We got out of our car to enjoy the beautiful, simultaneous views of Italy and Sicily. It seems like such a simple thing but I found the whole ferry experience to be quite memorable!

      Review by ROBERT SAPORITO