Ferry from Messina to Salina

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between Messina and Salina operate all year long, reaching the 2 ports of Salina. Find updated info, compare ferry timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper online.

Ferry schedules from Messina to Santa Marina Salina

Messina Santa Marina Salina Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 06:45 Last trip: 18:30 Average duration: 3h 7m Price range: 33.56 € - 33.56 €
Santa Marina Salina Messina Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 05:15 Last trip: 16:50 Average duration: 3h 40m Price range: 28.56 € - 28.56 €
Ferry companies LIBERTY LINES

Is there a ferry from Messina to Salina?

The ferries that serve the route from Messina to Salina are daily. During summer, you can find up to 4 crossings per day

The ferry company that usually operates on this connection is Liberty Lines. During high season, you can travel from Messina to one of the 2 ports of Salina: the port of Santa Marina (on the east coast) or the port of Rinella (on the southwest coast).

What's the ferry schedule from Messina to Salina?

During the winter, the ferry to Salina departs from Messina at 14:45 and travels to both ports on the island. The ferries arrive in Rinella at 15:55 and then continue to Santa Marina, where they are scheduled to arrive at 16:10.

Beginning in June, additional ferry connections are added, with early morning departures from Messina to Salina's 2 ports (at 06:45).

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Messina to Salina?

The Messina to Salina ferry tickets start from €26. 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 Salina 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 Salina 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 Salina?

The Messina - Salina ferry duration is between 3 hr and 3 hr 25 min. This depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

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

Yes, you can travel exclusively with a high-speed hydrofoil from Messina to Salina. The fastest ferry services the Messina - Rinella route, taking 2 hr 55 min.

What's the distance between Messina and Salina?

The distance between the port of Messina and Salina is 72 nautical miles (approximately 135 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Messina to Salina

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

  • 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 Salina from the Sicilian ports of Milazzo and Palermo. Check out the Milazzo - Salina ferry crossing and the trip from Palermo to Salina by ferry.
  • The 2 ports of Salina are very close to each other: in approximately 10 min, you can travel by ferry from the port of Santa Marina to the port of Rinella.
  • Traveling by ferry from Salina to other Aeolian Islands is easy. Check our Map of Ferries and plan your island hopping to Stromboli, Vulcano or Panarea.
  • Check out our blog for useful information about your vacation in the Aeolian Islands.

Where to take the ferry from Messina to Salina

Hydrofoils to Salina 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 Salina with a car?

No, it is not possible to travel with your vehicle on the hydrofoils operating the Messina - Salina 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 - Salina ferry route. However, the numbered seat class of service is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

On Messina - Salina 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 Salina

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