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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.

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Route Price Fare Details
Villa San Giovanni - Messina
(Caronte & Tourist)
  • Booked: Thursday, 19 September 2019
  • Travel: Monday, 14 October 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 4

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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

Caronte & Tourist

Messina - Molo Norimberga, 98122 Messina, Italy

Caronte & Tourist

Rada S. Francesco, , Italy

Liberty Lines

Molo d'imbarco Rizzo - Via Luigi Rizzo , 98122 (ME) , Italy


  • 22 Aug 2019
    • Loads of queuing and queue jumping by locals in Sicily to get on board. Not enough female toilets on ferry. Beautiful view from the ship.

      Review by Anon

  • 15 Aug 2019
    Overnight trip to Sicily
    • Everything went smoothly. Check in at Villa S Giovanni had been much improved since our last visit.

      Review by BARRY SHORTHOUSE

  • 12 Aug 2019
    Quick easy efficient crossing
    • Organised and friendly staff. No waiting. Good quality and range of food and drinks on board. Spacious too.

      Review by Anon

  • 07 Aug 2019
    Travelled July 2019
    • Overall a good service, staff were helpful at the check in at Villa san Giovanni. Pre booking a ticket worked well, you will need to have the confirmation page with you either printed out or on your phone with the booking reference number. We arrived early and were able to board an earlier ferry both ways. On board facilities are what you expect for a short crossing. You will need cash if you want to buy food or drink, our ferry did not take cards. Would use the service again.

      Review by Anon

  • 06 Aug 2019
    Ferry to Sicily
    • at value and easy to navigate

      Review by GREGORY VANNOY

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