Ferry from Salerno to Messina

Tickets, Prices, Times & Schedules

Ferries between Salerno and Messina in Sicily operate throughout the year. Find all info regarding routes, schedules and prices on Ferryhopper.

Ferry schedules from Salerno to Messina

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.

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 are also some ferries that depart from Salerno at 14:30, arriving at the Sicilian port around 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 €52. The final ticket price depends on discounts, offers, seat type, and the time of year.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Messina from Salerno. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper hassle-free.


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel from Salerno to Messina by ferry with lower-cost ferry tickets. 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 289 km).

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:

  • In July and August, and on weekends, we recommend that you arrive at the port of Salerno well in advance to avoid overcrowding.
  • Check out our Messina travel guide for holiday tips, useful information and local tips about the city.
  • From Messina, you can easily travel to the Aeolian Islands and explore the Archipelago. Check out the Messina - Lipari or Messina - Salina ferry routes and plan your ferry trip!
  • If you want to travel to Sicily from Salerno, you should consider the port of Palermo in addition to Messina. The Salerno to Palermo ferry operates daily with various routes.

Where to take the ferry from Salerno to Messina?

Usually, ferries to Messina depart from Molo di Ponente (West Pier) of the port of 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 20 kg. Children paying half-price fare are entitled to half the allowance (10 kg).


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.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Salerno to Messina

Currently, online booking for the Salerno - Messina ferry crossing isn't available. However, you can always check our Map of ferries and discover all the other available routes to Sicily. Compare prices and schedules, and plan your trip on Ferryhopper easily and quickly!