To reach the Aeolian Islands you can travel by hydrofoil or by ferry.
The archipelago can be reached from the airports of Catania, Naples, Palermo and Reggio Calabria; by sea, by hydrofoil, from the ports of Naples, Messina, Milazzo, Palermo and Reggio Calabria and by ships from the ports of Naples and Milazzo.
From the Catania – Fontanarossa airport
From the Reggio Calabria airport
From the Palermo – Punta Raisi airport
If you land at Catania Airport, the companies Giuntabus and Alibrando / Garage delle Isole, offers a quick shuttle service from Catania Apt to Milazzo porto and Vice versa.
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No parking, average travel time 1 hour 50 minutes (From Milazzo there are frequent departures of ships and hydrofoils to the Aeolian Islands)
>From Messina you will need to reach the port of Milazzo on the motorway (1h),where you can take the first available car ferry to Lipari : Siremar-Caronte & Tourist Isole Minori spa or N.G.I.
>From Catania you will need to reach the port of Milazzo on the motorway (1,50h),where you can take the first available car ferry to Lipari : Siremar-Caronte & Tourist Isole Minori spa or N.G.I.
>From Palermo you will need to reach the port of Milazzo on the motorway (3h) ,where you can take the first available car ferry to Lipari : Siremar-Caronte & Tourist Isole Minori spa or N.G.I.
ON THE TRAIN
The nearest train station to the Aeolian Islands is Milazzo (ME). N.B. from the Milazzo station to the Port (where there are several departures to the Aeolian Islands) public service by bus or taxi (about 4 km).
> Siremar Caronte&Tourist Isole Minori S.p.A. (Naples – Aeolian Islands 13h) Tel. 081.4972999
> CARONTE & TOURIST (Naples – Catania) Tel. 800.627414 – 089.2582528
> TTTLINES (Naples – Catania 8h) Tel. 081.5752192 – 081.5802744
> GRANDI NAVI VELOCI (Naples – Palermo 11h) Tel. 010.2094591
> Siremar Caronte&Tourist Isole Minori S.p.A. (2h) Tel. 090.9283242
> NGI Aeolian Ferries (2.5h) Tel 090.9283415 – 090.9284091 – 800.250000
from Naples: > SNAV (7h) Tel. 0814285555
from Reggio Calabria: > LIBERTYLINES (2h) Tel. 096529568 – 3460116552
from Messina: > LIBERTYLINES (1.5h) Tel. 090364044
from Milazzo: > LIBERTYLINES (1h) Tel. 3409023731
from Palermo: > LIBERTYLINES (4h) Tel. 091324255
If you come to Lipari By car, it’s important to know that
From July 1st to September 30th only cars belonging to residents are allowed to enter Lipari island.
Bringing a car for a short period is not worthwhile: we suggest that you leave your car on Sicily mainland and rent another car as you get to the Island.
If you need to bring your own vehicle to Lipari ,you will need to show your advance booking for accommodation of at least 7 nights.
With advance room reservation ,we can issue a permit to allow you to purchase your ferry ticket for your vehicle.
Complete with maps and useful addresses immediately usable through geolocation, it contains all the information necessary to discover the charm of each island between nature trails and underwater routes.