Caronte & Tourist: Ferries, Tickets & Info

General info

Caronte & Tourist is an Italian ferry company founded in 2003 and based in Messina. With over 5,000,000 passengers every year, Caronte & Tourist operates ferry connections to/from Sicily. The main goal of the company is to attend to the maritime needs of Italy, all while providing high-quality and accessible services.

Caronte & Tourist ferry routes

Caronte & Tourist mainly operates ferry connections from/to the Strait of Messina and Campania in southwestern Italy.

Specifically, the ferry routes operated by Caronte & Tourist are the following: 

  • Villa San Giovanni - Messina
  • Salerno - Messina 

The ferry routes from/to Messina are active all year round with daily crossings

Caronte & Tourist fleet & ships

Caronte & Tourist has a fleet consisting of different types of 9 vessels for both passengers and vehicles. Some of the Caronte & Tourist ferries are Elio, Archimede and Giano on which you can embark with your vehicle. As for the fery connections between Salerno and Messina, the 2 Cartour ships are also equipped with cabins.

Caronte & Tourist discounts & offers

The Caronte & Tourist company offers special discounts for specific passenger categories, including:

  • Children
  • Permanent residents
  • Commuters

Note: keep in mind that on Caronte & Tourist ferries children up to 4 years old travel for free.

So, find all available offers and discounts, plan your trip online on Ferryhopper, and book cheap ferry tickets with Caronte & Tourist.

Caronte & Tourist special amenities & facilities

On all Caronte & Tourist vessels, you will find quality services for a comfortable ferry trip. Some ferries offer large lounge areas, boutiques, bars, cafés, and children's play areas. 

Most Caronte & Tourist ferries have specialized equipment for people with disabilities. Also, we suggest you get in touch with the company at least 48 hours before your ferry trip. The crew of Caronte & Tourist will assist you from the moment of boarding until the arrival at your destination.

As for pets, they are welcome on all Caronte & Tourist ferries. However, keep in mind that dogs should be on a leash and wear a muzzle during the ferry trip, while other small animals should be traveling in their carriers.

Also, Caronte & Tourist participates actively in campaigns for sea protection, and the eco-friendly ferry of Elio is the first LNG-powered ferry (using low-emission liquefied natural gas as a fuel) in the Mediterranean.

Find all  Caronte & Tourist ferry schedules and connections on Ferryhopper, compare prices and discounts, and book cheap ferry tickets hassle-free!

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