Ferry from Messina to Panarea

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Messina and Panarea operate only during summer. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper online.

Ferry schedules from Messina to Panarea

Messina Panarea Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 06:45 Last trip: 15:00 Average duration: 3h 7m Price range: 31.83 € - 31.83 €
Panarea Messina Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 09:15 Last trip: 18:50 Average duration: 2h 50m Price range: 26.83 € - 26.83 €
Ferry companies LIBERTY LINES

Is there a ferry from Messina to Panarea?

The ferries that serve the route from Messina to Panarea are daily. From June to September, you can find up to 2 direct crossings per day. 

The ferry company that usually operates on this connection is Liberty Lines.

What's the ferry schedule from Messina to Panarea?

The earliest ferry departs from Messina around 06:45, arriving around 09:10. The latest scheduled trip to Panarea from Messina is around 15:00, reaching the island of Panarea around 17:30.

Keep in mind that the ferry makes a brief stop in the port of Stromboli before arriving in Panarea.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Messina to Panarea?

The Messina to Panarea ferry tickets start at €31. The final ticket price depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Panarea from Messina. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper online.


Toddlers and children up to 3 years can travel from Messina to Panarea for free. Children up to 11 years old 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 Panarea?

The Messina - Panarea ferry duration is approximately 2.5 hr. This depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

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

The connection from Messina to Panarea is operated only by fast hydrofoils. The fastest ferry from Messina to Panarea takes less than 3 hr.

What's the distance between Messina and Panarea?

The distance between the port of Messina and Panarea is 53 nautical miles (approximately 100 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Messina to Panarea

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Messina to Panarea

  • As the port of Messina gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hr before boarding. 
  • You can also catch a ferry to Panarea from the Sicilian ports of Milazzo and Palermo. Check out the Milazzo - Panarea ferry crossing and the trip from Palermo to Panarea by ferry.
  • There are also some indirect crossings. The Messina - Lipari - Panarea connection includes a 1 hr stop on the island of Lipari.
  • Travel by ferry from Panarea to other Aeolian Islands is easy. Check our Map of Ferries and plan your island hopping to Salina or Vulcano.
  • Check out our blog for useful information about your vacation in the Aeolian Islands.

Where to take the ferry from Messina to Panarea

Hydrofoils to Panarea from the port of Messina depart from the Rizzo pier. The port of Messina is located near the city center and is about 600 m from the railway station.

In the port area, there are several bars, restaurants, private parking lots, car rental services, and a gas 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 Panarea with a car?

No, it is not possible to board motor vehicles on the hydrofoils operating the Messina - Panarea connection. 

Ferry Luggage

On Liberty Lines hydrofoils, it is possible to carry up to 10 kg of hand luggage with dimensions of 60x40x20 cm.


There are no cabins in the hydrofoils operating the Messina - Panarea ferry route. However, the numbered seat class of service is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

On Messina - Panarea ferries, you can travel with your pet for an additional fee. 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.

Book ferry tickets from Messina to Panarea

You can easily book Panarea ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Find all available ferry crossings, compare companies, itineraries and prices, and book your ferry to Panarea from Messina easily and quickly.