Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina?
Yes, there are several connections throughout the day all year round. The ferry company that operates the Reggio Calabria - Messina ferry route is Liberty Lines.
There are about 16 daily ferries from Reggio Calabria to Messina. However, on weekends and holidays, there are fewer ferry connections.
Note: the Blu Jet company also operated the Reggio Calabria - Messina ferry crossing until September 2023.
What’s the ferry schedule from Reggio Calabria to Messina?
There is almost 1 ferry every hour departing from Reggio Calabria to Messina.
The earliest ferry leaves the port of Reggio at 06:30 and reaches the port of Messina around 07:05. The latest departure is usually at 23:30, with the ferry arriving in Messina shortly after midnight.
Keep in mind that on weekends and holidays, there are fewer ferries. In this case, the earliest ferry to Messina usually leaves Reggio Calabria at 07:10.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina?
The price of a single ticket to travel by ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina starts at €4. However, there are offers and discounts for different passenger categories.
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On the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina, children up to 3 years old travel for free while there are discounts for children up to 11 years old. There are also discounts for people with disabilities, large groups, regular travelers, commuters, and students.
Additionally, if you book a return trip on the same day, the total ticket price for the Reggio Calabria - Messina ferry trip is only €7.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Reggio Calabria to Messina?
The ferry trip between Reggio Calabria and Messina lasts around 35 min.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina?
The connections from Reggio Calabria to Messina are operated by high-speed hydrofoils.
What’s the distance between Reggio Calabria and Messina?
The distance between Reggio Calabria and Messina is 5.6 nautical miles (about 10 km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Messina from Reggio Calabria
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Reggio Calabria to Messina:
- We advise you to get to the port of Reggio Calabria well in advance, especially on weekends and in high season.
- Keep in mind that the time of departure and arrival may vary depending on the port traffic and weather conditions.
- Travelers with reduced mobility will have to inform the company of their specific needs during the purchase of the ticket in order to get assistance on board.
- You can find ferries traveling to Sicily also from another Calabrian port: Villa San Giovanni. Check out the Villa San Giovanni - Messina ferry route for more info.
- Explore our Messina travel guide and discover what to do and see in this beautiful Sicilian town!
- From Reggio Calabria, you can also travel to the gorgeous Aeolian Islands, thanks to Liberty Lines' seasonal routes. Check the Reggio Calabria - Lipari ferries and the Reggio Calabria - Salina ferries or take a look at all available connections on our Map of ferries!
Where to take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina?
Liberty Lines hydrofoils traveling from Reggio Calabria to Messina depart from the pier in Via Candeloro.
In the area around the port, you will find bars, restaurants, hotels, car rentals, and private parking lots. Reggio Calabria train station is about 3 km from the port and can be reached by bus in 20 min.
Can I travel on the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina with a car?
No, it’s not possible to board your car on the fast ferries traveling from Reggio Calabria to Messina.
If you arrive in Reggio Calabria by car, you can always use the parking lots near the port.
On Liberty Lines hydrofoils you can carry hand luggage with maximum dimensions of 60x40x20 cm and a maximum weight of 10 kg. Young people traveling with a discounted ticket are allowed to board with 5 kg luggage.
Given the short duration of the crossing, there are no cabins on the ferries traveling from Reggio Calabria to Messina.
On the Reggio Calabria - Messina ferry route you can bring your pet on board by including it in your reservation. Keep in mind that there is usually a small fee for it.
Small pets must travel in a pet carrier or cage, while the bigger ones must be kept on a leash and be muzzled during the ferry trip to Messina.
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