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.
Click here and book now wwith Alibrando. Instant confirmation, payments by credit card / Paypal.
No parking, average travel time 1 hour 50 minutes (From Milazzo 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 – 081.5802744GRANDI 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
How to move on the island of Lipari
The URSO BUS company offers connections from Lipari to different locations of the isle and, in particular, to the beaches, up to Canneto. From Canneto there are water taxis up to the different beaches.
The URSO BUS also offers a direct bus connection from Lipari to Canneto and the Lipari-Canneto-Cave di Pomice (Pumice quarries)-Acquacalda link.
There is also a shuttle-water taxi service to reach the most beautiful beaches, with no time restrictions, with the shuttles of LUANA (cell. 331 5040066),
SONIA (cell 327 0683519/368 7783089) and UNCISBALLO LIDO-BEACH (cell 33 31977562)
A taxi service is also available: Mr. ANTONIO (tel 334 1132477).
Mr. Simone (phone 333 3143066/348 0062273), Mr. Rino (phone: 339 6996071)Car and scooter rental from Mr. Mandarano Onofrio (339 8683714 or 090 9880044 or 360 651395).
Other car, boat and scooter rentals: Nautic Center by Mr. Luca Finocchiaro, via M. Garibaldi, 125 Canneto, Lipari 090 9811656 cell. 368 668535 and «DA LUIGI» via Mariano Amendola 98055 Lipari 3220.127.116.114
CAICCO BEACH AND BOAT HIRE by ERICA (cell. 334 2245536)
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.
If you come to Lipari By car, it’s important to know that …..
From July 1st 2018 to September 30th 2018 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.
Anyway, If you want to reach Lipari with your own vehicle ( car,motorcycle…) it’s necessary to show your house reservation
for at least 7 days booked in advanced.
With this reservation we can issue in advance a permission to let you reach Lipari with your own vehicle.