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ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

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ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

I need to know how long the ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina takes - the Siremar website gives no information on arrival times, just departures. I'm hoping the ever helpful Vagabonda will be able to assist. Thanks.

Here & There
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1. Re: ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

Welcome to Sicily wychwoodsal!

Click on “Milazzo-Salina” for schedules – The ferry (TRAGHETTO) would take between 03h05 and 03h20 between Milazzo and salina.

www.siremar.it/AreaPasseggeri/linee.aspx

Best wishes!

Vagabonda

Witney, United...
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2. Re: ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

Thank you! I may be in touch again because I'm finding it quite difficult planning our itinerary.

Here & There
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3. Re: ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

Happy to assist wychwoodsal!

Kind regards,

Vagabonda

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4. Re: ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

We too are planning a trip in May 2013 to Salina......but there are no timetables available yet. Is it easy to get frmo Palermo airport to the port of Milazzo?

Here & There
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5. Re: ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

Welcome to Sicily ekmoat!

The journey from Palermo’s airport to Milazzo’s port isn’t challenging, but it is time consuming.

You would first take the Prestia e Comandè bus from Palermo’s airport to Palermo – Exit Arrivals, turn right and you will see the buses.

http://194.243.81.201/zephyros_prestia/

Click on “Aereoporto Falcone Borsellino – Palermo”:

http://194.243.81.201/zephyros_prestia/?idPlugin=20000&idx=317

Then take Trenitalia from Palermo Centrale to Milazzo – This service is notoriously late!

www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

And then take the AST urbano bus from Milazzo’s train station to Milazzo’s port (not Sundays) – Arrive at the port an hour prior to your departure.

SERVIZIO URBANO COMUNE DI MILAZZO LINEA 5

http://www.aziendasicilianatrasporti.it/

Vagabonda

Cambridge
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6. Re: ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

Wow thank you. I've since discovered that it's perhaps possible to get a hydrofoil from Palermo directly to Salina....but the website doesn't seem to work! We may well be travelling on a Sunday too, will this cause problems? thnaks SO much!

Here & There
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7. Re: ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

Prego ekmoat,

The direct Ustica Lines hydrofoil service from Palermo to the Aeolians is seasonal service beginning in June. You won't be able to hydrofoil directly from Palermo in May.

Vagabonda

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8. Re: ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

I stumbled across this page while searching for information on ferry timetables. I hope Vagabondo is still available to give excellent advice. Is it easy to get from Catania's airport to Milazzo? We arrive in Catania about 22:30 hrs on 2 April and want to travel to Salina for few days. Is there only a 0700 hrs ferry to Salina? I saw that you recommend arriving an hour before departure, so I assume we should stay in Milazzo on the night before.

Here & There
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9. Re: ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

Welcome to Sicily Whyallagirl!

Giuntabus runs seasonal direct service from Catania’s airport to Milazzo’s port. This service will begin on 1 April - Il servizio sarà riattivato a partire dal 1° Aprile 2013. However there wouldn’t be any transport at 22.30, nor would are there crossings that late.

http://www.giuntabus.com/orari.htm

You might also consider the combined SAIS Autolinee/Giuntabus Trasporti (not Giuntabus) service from Catania’s airport to Milazzo’s port. Take SAIS Autolinee from Catania’s airport (Aeroporto Catania) to Milazzo, and then take the Giuntabus Trasporti bus service from Messina to Milazzo.

www.giuntabustrasporti.com/index.asp…

Ustica Lines runs hydrofoil service from Messina or Milazzo to Salina in addition to the Siremar service. Ustica Lines runs crossings at 7. 20, 9.30, 14.30, 16.20, 18.00, and 19.00.

http://www.usticalines.it/

http://www.usticalines.it/en/default.asp

Public transport doesn’t run late in Sicily.

Spend your first night in Catania. You’re also arriving too late for transport to Milazzo or Taormina, even by train.

Take the Alibus 457 from the airport to Catania. If you don’t plan to hire a car, your only other option is a prearranged transfer from the airport to the port.

Best wishes!

Vagabonda

Here & There
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10. Re: ferry crossing from Milazzo to Salina

Correction above - Take SAIS Autolinee from Catania’s airport (Aeroporto Catania) to MESSINA (not Milazzo), and then take the Giuntabus Trasporti bus service from Messina to Milazzo.

And one other consideration - If you were to prearrange a transfer from the airport to Milazzo's port, Navigazione Generale Italiana (NGI) runs very late service from Milazzo’s port to the Aeolian Islands, but schedules haven't posted for April.

http://www.ngi-spa.it/eolie/destination.asp

Vagabonda