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Getting to the Islands

We suggest hereunder some Tips & tricks to make esier your travel to our Islands. There are frequent car ferries and much quicker hydrofoils from Milazzo and Messina on Sicily , and from Reggio di Calabria and Vibo Valenzia on the mainland, to and between the islands. Most call first at Lipari, and then proceed to the other islands. Ferries are frequent in summer and spring, during autumn and winter are little bit reduced . Are also available ferries and hydrfoils from Naples.

It is important to check the timetables and , if possible, buy the thickets in advance, mostly during the high season. The Aeolian Islands are quite remote, which is part of their appeal. No air travel is available to the archipelago, except for the helicopter service which runs during high season from the Catania airport. Most international travellers, will arrive at the airport of Catania in Sicily, or Reggio di Calabria and Lamezia Terme , on Calabria.

HYDROFOIL

From Milazzo:

Daily connections to/from Aeolian Islands managed by LibertyLines. Low season, annual and daily connections from 07.00 to 19.10 . High season , from 06.30 to 19.30

From Messina:

Daily connections to/from Aeolian Islands managed by Liberty Lines. Low Season, daily connection at 14.00 , except on Saturday . High season, daily connections from 07.00 to 18.30

From Palermo:

Daily connections to/from Aeolian Islands managed by Liberty Lines from 20 June to 03 September. Low Season: no connections.

From Reggio Calabria:

Daily connections to/from Aeolian Islands managed by Liberty Lines. Low Season, no direct connections to/from Aeolian Islands. You can take the hydrofoil to Messina and then take the connection at 14.00 High Season: daily connection to Aeolian Islands at 13.40

From Vibo Valentia:

Connections to/from Aeolian Islands managed by Liberty Lines. Low Season: no connections. High Season: connections on Thursday and Sunday

From Naples:

Daily connections ( from May 31 to September 09 ) to/from Aeolian Islands managed by Snav. From August 04 to August 25 ( on Saturday ), it’s scheduled and additional connection from Naples to Lipari at 09.00. Then from Lipari you can reach the smaller islands of Filicudi and Alicudi taking the hydrofoil from Lipari at 16.25.

SHIP

From Milazzo:

Daily connections to/from Aeolian Islands managed by Siremar and NGI

From Napoli:

Twice weekly annual connections to/from Aeolian Islands managed by Siremar.

From Salerno:

Connection Salerno to Messina managed by Caronte&Tourist. Once arrived in Messina, take the highway A20 to Milazzo (Palermo direction ). Then you will find ship connections managed by Siremar and NGI



Please verify schedules and availability in the companies website www.siremar.it - www.ngi-spa.it - www.carontetourist.it
During the High Season is advisable to buy the tickets in advance. Please note that in order to embark your car/moto is necessary to show a booking reservation of 1 week minimum stay.

BY FLIGHT

From Catania International Airport:

Direct connections by Bus from Catania airport to Milazzo managed by ADIGE Asking in advance for a reservation, the transfer will be managed within 1 hour from the landing.

From Reggio Calabria Airport:

The airport is about 20 minutes far from Reggio Calabria port. ( we suggest to take a taxi ). From Reggio Calabria port the connections to/fron Aeolian Islands are managed by Liberty Lines. Low Season, no direct connections to/from Aeolian Islands. You can take the hydrofoil to Messina and then take the connection at 14.00 High Season: daily connection to Aeolian Islands at 13.40

From Lamezia Terme Airport:

The airport is about 30 minutes far from Vibo Valentia port. From the port where you can find hydrofoil connections to Aeolian Islands managed by Liberty. Lines. Low season: no connections. High Season: weekly connection.

HELICOPTER

Air Panarea:

Air Panarea is a service company that is headquartered in the Aeolian Islands with operational base in Panarea and operates in the field of passenger transport with helicopters using carriers that meet the current standards in the field of JAR OPS 3.
Air Panarea making connections between the airports of southern Italy, allowing you to reach any destination in the shortest time.


Please verify the service availability and booking service in the companies website www.airpanarea.com

BY CAR

From Milan/Rome:

Highway A1 and A3 direction E45 to Villa S. Giovanni. Once arrived in Villa S. Giovanni take the ferry to Messina managed by Caronte&Touris. Once arrived in Messina, take the highway A20 to Milazzo (Palermo direction ). Then you will find ship connections managed by Siremar and NGI.


please verify schedules and availability in the companies website. www.siremar.it - www.ngi-spa.it - www.carontetourist.it
During the High Season is advisable to buy the tickets in advance Please note that in order to embark your car/moto is necessary to show a booking reservation of 1 week minimum stay.