Connections between Sicily and its Islands

HOW TO REACH THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS

(Alicudi, Filicudi, Vulcano, Salina, Lipari, Panarea, Stromboli)

You can reach the Aeolian Islands by ferry and hydrofoil from Sicily, Naples or Reggio Calabria.
The updated timetable is available on the website of the carriers companies:

-Ferries from Milazzo and Naples (passengers and cars):
SIREMAR Call Center: +39 081 4972999 or 091 7493315 (from Italy)

-Hydrofoils from Palermo, Cefalu’, Milazzo and Naples(passengers only):
USTICA LINES: Call Center: +39 0923 873813

From Milazzo
Milazzo (on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily, 40 km west of Messina) is the main departure point for the Aeolian Islands. Several ferries and hydrofoils leave daily throughout the year, and stop in several islands. It takes 1hr 30 minutes to reach Salina by hydrofoil (3hr 40 minutes by ferry). See USTICA LINES

From Palermo
Passenger Hydrofoil Crossings take 3.5 to 4 hours

USTICA LINES

twice daily from 1 June to 16 September only:
Departs Palermo 06.55 and 14.00
Departs Salina 08.05 and 16.55

on Mon, Fri and Sun from 1 Jan to 31 May and 17 Sep to 31 Dec:
Departs Palermo 14.00
Departs Salina 08.15

From Naples
SNAV: +39 081 4285555 (Naples port office)
Passenger Hydrofoil (1 June -30 September only):
Departs Naples 14.30 Arrives Salina 19.35
Departs Salina 08.00 Arrives Naples 13.05
(stops off at 5 islands – Stromboli/Panarea/Salina/ Lipari/Vulcano)
USTICA LINES +39 0923 873813 
Passenger hydrofoil (29 June – 30 September)
Departs Naples 0800 Arrives Salina 1315
Departs Salina 1545 Arrives Naples 2100
SIREMAR  run overnight car ferries from Naples to Salina generally on Tuesdays and Fridays (check with site for exact information).

From Cefalu
Passenger only Hydrofoil (from 15 June 2003 – 30 September 2003 only)
USTICA LINES
Departs Cefalu’ 0815 Arrives Salina 1100
Departs Salina 1655 Arrives Cefalu’ 2000

From Messina and Reggio Calabria
Both ferries and hydrofoils depart daily throughout the year.

NB all timings must be confirmed as they are subject to change and weather conditions.

Tickets offices are: in the Port, by the dock in Palermo; on the main road opposite the port entrance in Milazzo; in the main “piazza” by the port on the islands.

Booking Tickets
Although this isn’t necessary in low and medium seasons as there are several daily, we recommend booking between mid July and the end of August, especially at weekends.

HOW TO REACH THE EGADI ISLANDS

(Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo)

By Ferry from Trapani
Siremar runs daily car ferry services to Favignana
(45 minutes approx) all year round.

By Hydrofoil from Trapani
Siremar and Ustica Lines run several hydrofoils daily to Favignana (20 minutes), Levanzo (20 minutes), and Marettimo (1 hour approx), all year round.

Note that the Port of Trapani is less than an hour’s drive ( 81 Km) from Palermo airport.

SIREMAR
tel. +39 081 4972999 or 091 7493315 (from Italy)
Tickets office: Trapani, at the port, by the dock.

USTICA LINES
tel. +39 0923 873813
Tickets office: Trapani, via Staiti 23 (the main road opposite the port entrance).

Booking Tickets
Although this isn’t necessary in low and medium seasons as there are several daily, we recommend booking between mid July and the end of August, especially a weekends. Bookings may be made directly with the companies concerned. Alternatively, call our office and we will be happy to do it for you, for a fee of £25 per booking.

HOW TO REACH PANTELLERIA

By Air
MERIDIANA: +39 0789 52682
-Fly daily from Palermo to Pantelleria
dep. Palermo 14.35 arr. Pantelleria 15.15
dep. Pantelleria 16.05 arr. Palermo 16.45

AIR ONE
offer quite a range of flights to Pantelleria, including ones from Milan Linate and Rome Fiumicino, allowing the possibility of combining with other low-cost carriers from other European countries.
There are also 2 flights per day from Trapani, which cost €40 (one way+taxes)

By ferry from Sicily (passengers and cars):

-from Trapani, daily overnight ferries all year round.
Trapani- Pantelleria: Departure 23:59, Arrival 06:45
Pantelleria-Trapani: Departure 12:00, Arrival 17:15.

SIREMAR  tel. +39 081 4972999 or 091 7493315 (from Italy)   
Ticket office: Trapani, in the Port, by the dock

By Hydrofoil from Sicily (passengers only):

-from Trapani, daily from 10th June to 10th October.
Trapani- Pantelleria: Departure 18:00, Arrival 20:30
Pantelleria-Trapani: Departure 08:30, Arrival 11:00

-from Mazzara del Vallo daily from 1st July to 31st August.
Mazzara-Pantelleria: Departure 08:15, Arrival 10:00
Pantelleria Mazzara: Departure 18:00, Arrival 19:45

USTICA LINES +39 0923 873813 
Tickets office: Trapani, via Staiti 23 (the main road opposite the port entrance).

Booking boat tickets
Although this isn’t necessary in low seasons, we recommend booking between July and the end of August, especially for cars and cabins on the overnight passage. Please contact us for further information or help.

NB all timings must be confirmed as they are subject to weather conditions and timetables may change at short notice.