Ferry from Salerno to Messina

Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules

Ferries between Salerno and Messina in Sicily run all year round. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules

Salerno Messina Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 07:00 Latest ferry: 18:30 Average duration: 2h 30m Price range: 31.10 € - 31.10 €
Messina Salerno Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 06:40 Latest ferry: 18:05 Average duration: 2h 22m Price range: 26.10 € - 26.10 €
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Is there a ferry from Salerno to Messina?

Yes, you can catch a ferry from Salerno to Messina all year-round. There is at least 1 daily departure and the ferry company that mainly operates on this route is Caronte&Tourist.

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Salerno - Messina crossing on Ferryhopper.

Am I allowed to travel from Salerno to Messina?

Yes, ferry travel between Salerno and Messina is currently allowed. Check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Italy and get ready for your trip.

What’s the ferry schedule from Salerno to Messina?

The earliest ferry usually departs from Salerno at 13:30 and arrives in Messina at 22:30. However, there also some ferries that depart from Salerno at 14:30 and arrive in Messina at 23:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Salerno to Messina?

The cost of a single ferry ticket ranges between €29 and €50. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, and the time of the season.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Messina from Salerno. Find real-time information about our ferry routes, compare fares and offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at the best price.


Traveling from Salerno to Messina by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry company Caronte&Tourist offers discounts up to 50% to children up to 11 years old.

Note: infants and children up to 4 years travel for free.

Ferry route info

How long is the ferry ride from Salerno to Messina?

The Salerno to Messina ferry duration is approximately 9 hr.

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

No, ferries operating the route from Salerno to Messina are conventional. 

What’s the distance between Salerno and Messina?

The distance between the port of Salerno and Messina is 156 nautical miles (around 289km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Messina from Salerno

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Salerno to Messina:

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Salerno at least 1.5 hr before your ferry trip, especially if you are traveling with your vehicle.
  • From Messina, you can easily travel to the Aeolian Islands and explore the Archipelago. Check out the Messina - Lipari or Messina - Salina routes and plan your ferry trip!
  • If you want to travel to Sicily from Salerno, you could also choose the port of Palermo, as there are every day ferry connections on the Salerno to Palermo route.
  • For such long journeys, we recommend booking a cabin.

Where to take the ferry from Salerno to Messina?

Usually, ferries to Messina depart from the Molo di Ponente in Salerno.

There are several services and parking lots within the port area, as well as hotels and restaurants nearby.

Can I travel on the ferry from Salerno to Messina with a car?

Yes, ferries traveling from Salerno to Messina can carry vehicles.

Ferry luggage

The ferry company Caronte&Tourist allows each passenger to board with 1 luggage that does not exceed 20kg. Children paying half-price fare are entitled to half the allowance (10kg).


The ferries operating on the Salerno - Messina route offer different types of cabins: internal, external (with windows), suites, and accessible cabins.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Messina from Salerno. Make sure to carry along the necessary certificates, tickets and any pet supplies you may need for your trip.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Salerno to Messina?

You can easily book Messina ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings on our Map of Ferries, compare itineraries and prices, and book your ferry to Messina from Salerno with just a few clicks.

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