Ferry from Messina to Panarea

Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules

Ferries between Messina and Panarea operate only during summer, with up to 2 daily crossings. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper online.

Ferry schedules

Messina Panarea Trip frequency: 5 days per week First trip: 07:00 Last trip: 15:00 Average duration: 3h Price range: 32.10 € - 32.10 €
Panarea Messina Trip frequency: 6 days per week First trip: 12:05 Last trip: 18:40 Average duration: 2h 7m Price range: 27.10 € - 27.10 €
Ferry companies LIBERTY LINES

Is there a ferry from Messina to Panarea?

The ferries that serve the route from Messina to Panarea are daily. From June to September, you can find up to 2 direct crossings per day. 

The ferry company that usually operates on this connection is Liberty Lines. During high season, there are also some indirect crossings between Messina and Panarea.

What's the ferry schedule from Messina to Panarea?

The Messina - Panarea ferry connection is frequent with up to 2 daily sailings in the summer months.

The earliest ferry departs from Messina around 07:00, while the latest scheduled trip to Panarea from Messina is around 15:00.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Messina to Panarea?

The Messina to Panarea ferry tickets start from €32. The final ticket price depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Panarea from Messina. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper online.


Traveling from Messina to Panarea is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry company offers special discounts for specific passenger categories, including:

  • Permanent residents
  • Children
  • Toddlers
  • Large groups of travelers

Note: infants up to 3 years old travel for free, paying only the port taxes.

Ferry route info

How long is the ferry ride from Messina to Panarea?

The Messina - Panarea ferry duration is approximately 2 hr. This depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Messina to Panarea?

Yes, there is. In fact, you can travel exclusively with a high-speed hydrofoil from Messina to Panarea.

What's the distance between Messina and Panarea?

The distance between the port of Messina and Panarea is 53 nautical miles (approximately 100 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Messina to Panarea

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Messina to Panarea

  • As the port of Messina gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hr before boarding. 
  • You can also catch a ferry to Panarea from the Sicilian ports of Milazzo and Palermo. Check out the Milazzo - Panarea ferry crossing and the trip from Palermo to Panarea by ferry.
  • There are also some indirect crossings. The Messina - Lipari - Panarea connection includes a 1 hr stop on the island of Lipari.
  • Travel by ferry from Panarea to other Aeolian Islands is easy. Check our Map of Ferries and plan your island hopping to Salina or Vulcano.
  • Check out our blog for useful information about your vacation in the Aeolian Islands.

Where to take the ferry from Messina to Panarea

Hydrofoils to Panarea from the port of Messina depart from the Rizzo dock. 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 gas 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 Panarea with a car?

No, it is not possible to board motor vehicles on the hydrofoils operating the Messina - Panarea connection. 

Please, keep in mind that the boarding of bicycles is also not allowed, except for resealable ones.

Ferry Luggage

On Liberty Lines hydrofoils, it is possible to carry up to 10 kg of hand luggage with dimensions of 60x40x20 cm.


There are no cabins in the hydrofoils operating the Messina - Panarea ferry route. However, the numbered seat class of service is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

On Messina - Panarea ferries, you can travel with your pet. 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.

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