Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Villa San Giovanni in Calabria 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

Is there a ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina?

Yes, you can catch a ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina thanks to the ferries of Caronte&Tourist and the hydrofoils of Blu Jet.

There are routes running all day, 7 days a week, from Calabria to Sicily. In fact, there are approximately 168 daily crossings to the Sicilian coast.

Am I allowed to travel from Villa San Giovanni to Messina?

Yes, ferry travel between Villa San Giovanni to 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 Villa San Giovanni to Messina?

Caronte&Tourist ferries from Villa San Giovanni to Messina run all day with departures every 20 min, while the first ferry departs at midnight.

As for Blu Jet hydrofoilis, the earliest ferry departs from Villa San Giovanni around 06:00, arriving in Messina around 06:20. The latest scheduled trip to Messina from Villa San Giovanni is around midnight.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina?

The cost of a single ferry ticket starts at €2.50 for passengers without a vehicle.

The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, vehicle type, and the time of the season.

Offers

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

Discounts

Traveling from Villa San Giovanni to Messina by ferry is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. The ferry companies offer special discounts for children up to 11 years old and for travelers with disabilities.

There are also passes for students and frequent passengers that allow you to save money on day tickets.

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

Ferry route info

How long is the ferry ride from Villa San Giovanni to Messina?

The ferry ride between Villa San Giovanni and Messina takes approximately 20 min.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina?

Yes, there are high-speed ferries traveling from Villa San Giovanni to Messina. The fastest ferry reaches Messina in 20 min.

What’s the distance between Villa San Giovanni and Messina?

The distance between the port of Villa San Giovanni and the port of Messina is 4.5 nautical miles (around 8 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Messina from Villa San Giovanni

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Villa San Giovanni to Messina:

  • We recommend that you arrive at the port of Villa San Giovanni at least 1 hr before your ferry trip, especially if you are traveling with your vehicle.
  • Check our Messina guide for more information and travel tips.
  • From Messina, you can easily travel to the Aeolian Islands and explore the Archipelago. Check out the Messina - Lipari and Messina - Vulcano routes and plan your ferry trip!

Where to take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina?

Usually, Caronte&Tourist ferries to Messina depart from Molo Ponente at the port of Villa San Giovanni. The Blu Jet hydrofoils depart from the Piazza Stazione pier.

There are also bars, restaurants, ATMs, supermarkets, and shops near the port.

Important info: the port of Villa San Giovanni is one of the main terminals for passenger ferry traffic and for the embarkation of railway trains. The railways extend into the ferries, to let trains continue their journey in Sicily. The Villa San Giovanni port is, in fact, connected to the train station, which can be reached directly.

Can I travel on the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina with a car?

Yes, you can transfer your vehicle Vehicles on conventional ferries but not on hydrofoils from Villa San Giovanni to Messina.

Ferry luggage

Each ferry company has a different baggage allowance policy:

  • The ferry company Caronte & Tourist allows each passenger to board 1 carry-on luggage that does not exceed 20 kg. Children paying half-price fare are entitled to half the allowance (10 kg). 
  • On Blu Jet hydrofoils, passengers can bring 1 free hand luggage of up to 10 kg with dimensions of 50x40x20 cm.

Cabins

On the Villa San Giovanni - Messina ferries, there are no cabins available.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on the ferry to Messina from Villa San Giovanni.

Make sure to register your pet when booking your tickets. A carrier or cage is required for small pets. As for larger pets, they must wear a muzzle and be on a leash.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Villa San Giovanni to Messina?

You can easily book ferry tickets to Messina on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings on our Map of ferries, compare itineraries and prices, and book your ferry to Messina from Villa San Giovanni in just a few clicks.

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