Ferry from Messina to Salina

Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules

Ferries between Messina and Salina operate all year long, with up to 6 daily crossings reaching the 2 ports of Salina. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper online.

Ferry schedules

Messina Santa Marina Salina Trip frequency: 5 days per week First trip: 07:00 Last trip: 18:30 Average duration: 2h 40m Price range: 28.85 € - 33.85 €
Santa Marina Salina Messina Trip frequency: 4 days per week First trip: 05:30 Last trip: 17:20 Average duration: 3h 25m Price range: 28.85 € - 40.70 €
Ferry companies LIBERTY LINES

Is there a ferry from Messina to Salina?

The ferries that serve the route from Messina to Salina are daily. During summer, you can find up to 6 crossings per day

The ferry company that usually operates on this connection is Liberty Lines. During high season, you can travel from Messina to one of the 2 ports of Salina: the port of Santa Marina (on the east coast) or to the port of Rinella (on the southwest coast).

What's the ferry schedule from Messina to Salina?

The Messina - Salina ferry connection is frequent with up to 6 daily sailings in the summer months.

The earliest ferry departs from Messina around 07:00, while the latest scheduled trip to Salina from Messina is around 18:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Messina to Salina?

The Messina to Salina ferry tickets start from €28. 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 Salina 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 Salina 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 Salina?

The Messina - Salina ferry duration is between 2 hr 20 min and 3 hr. This depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

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

Yes, there is. In fact, you can travel exclusively with a high-speed hydrofoil from Messina to Salina. The fastest ferry to Salina reaches the port of Santa Marina in 2 hr 20 min.

What's the distance between Messina and Salina?

The distance between the port of Messina and Salina is 72 nautical miles (approximately 135 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Messina to Salina

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

  • As the port of Messina gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hour before boarding
  • You can also catch a ferry to Salina from the Sicilian ports of Milazzo and Palermo. Check out the Milazzo - Salina ferry crossing and the trip from Palermo to Salina by ferry.
  • The 2 ports of Salina are very close to each other: in approximately 10 min, you can travel by ferry from the port of Santa Marina to the port of Rinella.
  • Traveling by ferry from Salina to other Aeolian Islands is easy. Check our Map of Ferries and plan your island hopping to Stromboli, Vulcano or Panarea.
  • Check out our blog for useful information about your vacation in the Aeolian Islands.

Where to take the ferry from Messina to Salina

Hydrofoils to Salina 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 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 Salina with a car?

No, it is not possible to travel with your vehicle on the hydrofoils operating the Messina - Salina 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 - Salina ferry route. However, the numbered seat class of service is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

On Messina - Salina 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.

Book ferry tickets from Messina to Salina

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