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Messina is linked with Ginostra/Stromboli, Lipari, Panarea, Rinella/Salina, Santa Marina/Salina, Stromboli and Vulcano (Aeolian Islands) and Reggio Calabria and Salerno (Italy) and Milazzo (Sicily). The between Messina and any other destination lines are covered by the sailing companies Caronte & Tourist and Liberty Lines offering 169 weekly sailings and travel times ranging from 30 min to 9 hours (frequent, all day boardings). On this route you can choose between the high-speed boats provided by Liberty Lines and the cargo capacity of the other companies, that allow you to carry your car, motorbike or camper.

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The port of Messina is located on the western shore of the Strait of Messina and is one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean, with over 10 million passengers passing through every year. Since ancient times, the port has influenced the economic, commercial and political development of the city, which prides itself on its ancient maritime traditions.

The port of Messina has all kinds of goods passing through daily, there are ships of all types and sizes for which the port provides specialized services. The port has eleven docks suitable for logistics and piers connected to the road and railway networks. In the port area of ​​Messina the dock of Rada San Francesco is used for the embarkation of the cars on the ferries to Villa San Giovanni.  The docks of Tremestieri are used for boarding heavy vehicles towards Villa San Giovanni and Reggio Calabria. And Marina del Nettuno has mooring for 160 boats.  For ferries to Salerno, the dock is Molo di Nuremberg, reachable directly from the E45 road (Via S. Raineri), the pier is about 2km from the Messina Central Station.

How to reach the port of Messina

By car travel along the A / 20 Messina-Palermo to the port of Messina, the Messina Boccetta highway exit is recommended. Along the Viale Boccetta, turn left onto Viale della Libertà towards the Rada San Francesco to get to the ferry.

The railway services crossing the Strait are served by the Messina Marittima Station, adjacent to the Central Station of Messina. The railway station of Messina is located in Piazza della Repubblica just a few hundred meters from the RFI maritime terminal, near the Rizzo quay. It is equipped with railway links that can guarantee fast boarding of the railway carriages on the RFI ferries. Messina does not have an airport, the nearest is that of Reggio Calabria, which is only thirty kilometers away along the E 190 road.

Address: Molo Norimberga, Zona Falcata, 98100 Messina ME
Directions: Google Map @ Messina, port


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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
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Which ports are connected to MESSINA?

MESSINA is connected to Ginostra/Stromboli, Lipari, Panarea, Rinella/Salina, Santa Marina/Salina, Stromboli and Vulcano (Aeolian Islands) and Reggio Calabria and Salerno (Italy) and Milazzo (Sicily).

Which ferry companies operate from MESSINA?

The routes from MESSINA are served by Caronte & Tourist and Liberty Lines.


How do I get to MESSINA port?

MESSINA port is located on Molo Norimberga, Zona Falcata, 98100 Messina ME. Directions to the port can be found here Google Map @ Messina, port.

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