Ferry from Messina to Lipari
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Messina to Lipari?
Yes, you can travel from Messina to Lipari almost every day of the week thanks to the ferry routes operated by Liberty Lines.
The connections from the port of Messina to the island of Lipari are active with up to 3 daily crossings, depending on the period of the year.
What’s the ferry schedule from Messina to Lipari
During the winter, the ferry to Lipari departs from Messina at 12:45 and arrives on the island at 15:15.
In summer, the earliest ferry from the port of Messina departs at 06:45 and arrives at the port of Lipari at 10:35. The latest ferry departs at 18:15 with an estimated arrival in Lipari at 20:45.
Keep in mind that the ferry also makes a stop at some of the Aeolian ports before reaching Lipari.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Messina to Lipari?
The ferry price from Messina to Lipari starts at €27. The final ticket cost varies depending on the season as well as any available offers and discounts.
On Ferryhopper, you can find the best available 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 hassle-free.
Take advantage of the available discounts and travel from Messina to Lipari by ferry with lower-cost ferry tickets. Toddlers and children up to 3 years old can travel from Messina to Vulcano for free.
Children up to 11 years old 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 takes around 2.5 hr.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Messina to Lipari?
The connection from Messina to Lipari is only operated by high-speed hydrofoils that take less than 3 hr to reach the island.
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 60 km).
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.
- Check out our Lipari travel guide to plan your trip in the best possible way!
- You can also reach the island of Lipari from the Sicilian ports of Milazzo and Palermo. Take a look at the Milazzo - Lipari ferry and Palermo - Lipari ferry connection, and choose the sailing that’s right for you!
- Go island hopping from the port of Lipari to the other Aeolian Islands. For the best tips, check out our article on island hopping in the Aeolian Islands.
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 m 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.
On Liberty Lines hydrofoils, it is possible to carry up to 10 kg of hand luggage with dimensions of 60x40x20 cm. Young travelers who are entitled to discount tickets can carry up to 5 kg of luggage.
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 for an additional fee. 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.
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 prices and book your ferry trip to Lipari.