Ferry from Messina to Vulcano

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the port of Messina and the island of Vulcano operate throughout the year. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules

Messina Vulcano Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 08:15 Latest ferry: 18:30 Average duration: 2h 27m Price range: 30.90 € - 30.90 €
Vulcano Messina Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 06:15 Latest ferry: 17:20 Average duration: 2h 27m Price range: 25.90 € - 25.90 €
Ferry companies LIBERTY LINES

Is there a ferry from Messina to Vulcano?

The connections from the port of Messina to the island of Vulcano are active, with up to 3 daily crossings.

The ferry route is operated all year round by Liberty Lines hydrofoils. However, there are more ferry crossings during the summer.

Am I allowed to travel from Messina to Vulcano?

Yes, you can travel from Messina to Vulcano 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 Vulcano

The Messina - Vulcano route serves up to 3 daily crossings all year round. During the winter, the ferry to Vulcano leaves Messina at around 14:00, arriving on the island at 15:40.

In summer, the earliest ferry to Vulcano leaves Messina at 08:15, arriving in Vulcano around 10:00. The latest ferry departs from Messina at 16:30, reaching the island of Vulcano around 20:15.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Messina to Vulcano?

The ferry price from Messina to Vulcano ranges between €27 and €31. The ticket cost varies depending on the season.

Offers

On Ferryhopper, you can find the best offers for the ferry trip to Vulcano 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.

Discounts

Toddlers and children up to 3 years can travel from Messina to Vulcano 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 Vulcano?

The Messina - Vulcano ferry time takes between 1 hr 30 min and 1 hr 45 min.

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

The connection from Messina to Vulcano is operated only by hydrofoils. The fastest ferry from Messina to Vulcano takes about 1 hr 30 min.

What’s the distance between Messina and Vulcano?

The distance between the port of Messina and the Aeolian island of Vulcano is 30 nautical miles (about 56km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Vulcano from Messina

Here are some useful tips for your ferry trip from Messina to Vulcano:

  • During the summer and on weekends, it is advisable to arrive at the port of Messina 90 min in advance to avoid delays.
  • Vulcano is a popular destination, so it's advisable to book your trip well in advance.
  • There are also several direct ferry crossings from Palermo to Vulcano and from Milazzo to Vulcano.
  • Go island hopping from the port of Messina to the Aeolian Islands. From Vulcano, you can also reach the beautiful Panarea, Alicudi and Filicudi by the sea!

Where to take the ferry from Messina to Vulcano

Hydrofoils to Vulcano 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 Vulcano with a car?

No, it is not possible to board motor vehicles on the hydrofoils operating the Messina - Vulcano 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 10kg of hand luggage with dimensions of 60x40x20cm

Cabins

There are no cabins in the hydrofoils operating the Messina - Vulcano ferry route. However, onboard seating is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

On Messina - Vulcano 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 Vulcano

You can book cheap ferry tickets from Messina to Vulcano 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 Vulcano with just a few clicks.

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