Ferry to Messina

Tourists who arrive by ferry to Messina are being disembarked at a very important port of Italy also called “The Door Port of Sicily” and in a historical city!

People traveling to Messina show up in the third biggest city of Sicily after Palermo and Catania. It was firstly inhabited by the Greeks who also gave it the name "zancle" and means sickle (because of the port’s shape). The city (Citta di Messina) has many things to offer to its visitors but most of them travel to it in order to combine a relaxing vacation in the perfect Italian climate with some education as well. The port of Messina was always an important port of Sicily and Italy which lays its economy on tourism and agriculture. When in the city, there are several places that are worth a stop.

To start with, its main attraction, the Cathedral of Messina was built in 1551 and is impressive on the outside as in the inside part. Secondly, very close to the port and probably the first place people visit after the ship docks is the Piazza del Duomo with the stunning Bell Tower. It is a very lively square which contains most of the shops, bars, boutiques and restaurants of the city. The Regional Museum is for sure a place to stop, admire and learn more about the place’s background. For those who are seeking a nice beach to swim and sunbathe, a tour at Torre Faro which is located northeast of the main town, will be exciting since there are very impressive views of the Messina Strait too. Last but not least, the food in Messina is delicious and it is for sure an important factor of your stay.

Messina is the 13th largest city in Italy and has a population of approx. 230,000 inhabitants. Ferry routes Messina include the routes from and to Lipari, Rinella, Salina and Vulcano especially in summer months. It is facing Italy's southernmost part and the famous Strait of Messina between them. 

Messina Port

Messina port or Porto di Messina is one of the largest and is considered to be one of the most important in the Mediterranean in terms of passenger management with continuous growth over the years. Via Vittoria Emmanuele II is the city's main road, just a few meters outside the port and is the place where most hotels, bars and restaurants are situated.

Messina Center to Messina Port

Messina center abstains only a few meters from the port so reaching it is fast and easy. Please, check below your options in ordered to get transferred:


A very convenient and fast way of transportation. Please, check Messina Taxis so as to book one.

Reggio Calabria Airport to Messina Port

Reggio Calabria Airport in Italy's southwestern mainland is oppose to Sicily's Messina. From there, you are able to get to the port of Messina by taking advantage of the following:

Note that, in order to arrive Messina port, you will firstly have to take the Villa San Giovanni to Messina ferry. There is a frequent ferry connection between the two opposing ports that lasts not more than 30 minutes.

Taxi & Ferry

Take a taxi from the arrivals terminal to the port of Villa San Giovanni and from there, get on the ferry to Messina port. This is the fastest way to get transported with a total average time of 50 minutes. For further details, please visit Reggio Calabaria Airport Taxi.

Train & Ferry

The train station is just a few meters away form the airport. Get on the train to Villa San Giovanni port and use the ferry towards Messina port. Further details in Reggio Calabria Airport Train.

Bus & Ferry

Use the airport's line 28 bus until you reach Villa San Giovanni port and after, board the ferry to Messina port. Please, check Reggio Calabria Airport Bus.

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