Ferry from Messina to Lipari
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Messina to Lipari?
The connections from the port of Messina to the island of Lipari are active with up to 5 daily crossings, depending on the period of the year.
The Messina - Lipari route is operated by Liberty Lines hydrofoils with several crossings during the high season.
Am I allowed to travel from Messina to Lipari?
Yes, you can travel from Messina to Lipari by ferry at the moment. However, travel guidelines may change. So, make sure to check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry traveling in Italy before your trip.
What’s the ferry schedule from Messina to Lipari
The Messina - Lipari route serves up to 5 daily crossings all year round. Usually, the ferry to Lipari leaves Messina shortly after 14:00 and arrives on the island at 16:00.
However, during the months of July and August, the ferry routes increase. The earliest ferry to Lipari leaves Messina at 07:00, arriving around 10:30. The latest ferry departs from Messina at 16:30, reaching the island of Lipari around 20:00.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Messina to Lipari?
The ferry price from Messina to Lipari is around €30.
On Ferryhopper, you can find the best offers for the ferry trip to Lipari from Messina. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest ferry prices for this route, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.
Toddlers and children up to 3 years can travel from Messina to Lipari for free. Children between 4 and 12 years can enjoy a discount of up to 50%. There are also discount tickets for residents of the Aeolian Islands.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Messina to Lipari?
The Messina - Lipari ferry time takes between 1 hr 25 min and 3 hr 35 min. The duration of the journey also depends on some intermediate stops on other Aeolian islands.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Messina to Lipari?
The connection from Messina to Lipari is operated only by hydrofoils. The fastest ferry from Messina to Lipari takes about 1 hr 25 min.
What’s the distance between Messina and Lipari?
The distance between the port of Messina and the Aeolian island of Lipari is 32 nautical miles (about 60km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Lipari from Messina
Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Messina to Lipari:
- In high season, we recommend you arrive early at the port of Messina to avoid delays.
- Lipari is a popular destination, so it's advisable to book your trip well in advance.
- There are also several direct ferry crossings from Messina to Stromboli and from Messina to Vulcano.
- Go island hopping from the port of Messina to the Aeolian Islands. Also, from the port of Lipari, you can reach the beautiful Salina and Vulcano by ferry!
- You can also reach the island of Lipari from the other Sicilian ports of Milazzo and Palermo. Take a look at the Milazzo - Lipari and Palermo - Lipari routes and choose the itinerary that's right for you!
Where to take the ferry from Messina to Lipari
Hydrofoils to Lipari from the port of Messina depart from the Rizzo pier. The port of Messina is located near the city center and is about 600 meters from the railway station.
In the port area, there are several bars, restaurants, private parking lots, car rental services and a petrol station. Moving towards the center, you can find several shops and some of the most beautiful attractions of Messina, such as the Cathedral of Messina and the famous city fountains.
Can I travel on the ferry from Messina to Lipari with a car?
No, it is not possible to board motor vehicles on the hydrofoils operating the Messina - Lipari connection.
Please, keep in mind that the boarding of bicycles is also not allowed, except for resealable ones.
On Liberty Lines hydrofoils, it is possible to carry up to 10kg of hand luggage with dimensions of 60x40x20cm.
There are no cabins in the hydrofoils operating the Messina - Lipari ferry route. However, onboard seating is included in the ticket price.
On Messina - Lipari ferries, you can bring your pet on board. Make sure to fill out the appropriate information as you book your tickets. A carrier or cage is required for small pets. As for larger pets, they must have a muzzle and be on a leash.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Messina to Lipari
You can book cheap ferry tickets from Messina to Lipari online on Ferryhopper. On our Map of ferries, you can see all the available ferry connections, compare ferry companies and fares, and book your ferry trip to Lipari with just a few clicks.