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Coronavirus ferry travel advice
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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.
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".
Caronte & Tourist
Messina - Molo Norimberga, 98122 Messina, Italy
Caronte & Tourist
Rada S. Francesco, , Italy
Molo d'imbarco Rizzo - Via Luigi Rizzo , 98122 (ME) , Italy
08 Nov 2019A pain free experience
Helpful staff and good service combined to make our return trip to Messina a very pleasant experience
Review by ANNE M
20 Oct 2019Lovely efficient Ferry service
Locals had to help us find the actual Ferry
Review by TERRY COPELAND
20 Oct 2019trip to Sicily
Review by STASYS ZDANEVICIUS
30 Sep 2019Smooth as silk
Turned up in my car, confirmed my ticket with my phone, boarded the ferry, left my car in the capable hands of the crew and went up to the passenger deck. Half an hour later, went back to my car and drove off the ferry. No problem!
Review by ROBERT FOX
21 Sep 2019Ferry journey
It did what it was meant to. Such a short trip, didn't have time to use any facilities apart from the toilet, which was fine. Very helpful people at check-in which was actually a bit complicated, but that was maybe due to our lack of Italian! All in all, ok
Review by CAROLE MAXWELL