Ferry from Vibo Valentia to Lipari

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the Calabrian port of Vibo Valentia and Lipari in the Aeolian Islands operate only a few months of the year. Find detailed information about fares, schedules and the trip duration, and plan your trip to Lipari by ferry on Ferryhopper!

Ferry schedules from Vibo Valentia to Lipari

Vibo Valentia Lipari Trip frequency: Once per week First trip: 16:00 Last trip: 16:00 Average duration: 3h 10m Price range: 36.36 € - 36.36 €
Lipari Vibo Valentia Trip frequency: 2 days per week First trip: 09:15 Last trip: 09:15 Average duration: 3h 25m Price range: 31.36 € - 31.36 €
Ferry companies LIBERTY LINES

Is there a ferry from Vibo Valentia to Lipari?

Yes, you can travel from Vibo Valentia to Lipari in the Aeolian Islands by ferry. The connections are seasonal and are operated by the ferry company Liberty Lines.

The ferry crossings are usually active from June to September with 2 connections per week (Thursday and Sunday).

What’s the ferry schedule from Vibo Valentia to Lipari?

There is usually 1 daily crossing from Vibo Valentia to Lipari. Ferries usually depart from the port at 16:00, arriving in Lipari at around 19:10.

Keep in mind that the ferry route also includes a short stop at some ports in the Aeolian Islands before reaching Lipari.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Vibo Valentia to Lipari?

The price of the Vibo Valentia - Lipari ferry is around €36. While the cost per person is fixed even in the high season, it is always advisable to plan your trip in advance, as there might be limited availability.


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Children up to 3 years old travel free of charge, while children up to 11 years old are entitled to discount tickets. There are also discount tickets for residents of the Aeolian Islands.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Vibo Valentia to Lipari?

The Vibo Valentia - Lipari ferry route lasts around 3 hr 10 min.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Vibo Valentia to Lipari?

Only hydrofoils operate on the route from Vibo Valentia to Lipari, with an estimated travel time of 3 hr 10 min.

What’s the distance between Vibo Valentia and Lipari?

The distance between Vibo Valentia and Lipari is around 72 nautical miles (approximately 133 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Lipari from Vibo Valentia

Discover our top travel tips for your ferry trip to Lipari:

  • We recommend arriving at the port of Vibo Valentia at least half an hour in advance to avoid potential delays and overcrowding, especially in the high season.
  • Discover our detailed Lipari travel guide and take your holidays in the Aeolian Islands to the next level!
  • From the port of Lipari, you can discover other islands in the Aeolian archipelago! Check out the Lipari - Vulcano and Lipari - Salina routes!
  • If you need a beginner’s guide for the archipelago, discover the Aeolian Islands on Ferryhopper and find detailed vacation tips!

Where to take the ferry from Vibo Valentia to Lipari

Normally, ferries to Lipari depart from the pier located in Corso Michele Bianchi 32 in the port of Vibo.

There are several visitor amenities and rental services within the port area. You can also find bars and restaurants nearby.

The Vibo Valentia train station is about 10 min away by car from the port. If you wish to get there by plane, the airport reference point is Lamezia Terme (about 30 km away).

Can I travel on the ferry from Vibo Valentia to Lipari with a car?

No, it is not possible to bring along your car on the hydrofoils to Lipari.

Ferry luggage

On the hydrofoils of Liberty Lines, you can carry up to 10 kg of hand luggage with maximum dimensions of 60x40x20 cm. Younger travelers that are entitled to discount tickets are allowed to carry up to 5 kg.


The hydrofoils that operate the crossing from Vibo Valentia to Lipari do not have cabins, as the duration of the trip is relatively short. Alternatively, onboard seating is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

On all Vibo Valentia - Lipari ferries, you can travel with your pet by including it in your booking and paying an additional fee. Small pets must travel in a carrier or cage. As for those of medium/large size, they must be leashed and wear a muzzle.

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