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  • Timetables in force from 00:00 on 11/09/2023
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Strait of Messina automobiles

50 years have passed and Caronte & Tourist S.p.A. has upgraded, optimised and increased the speed of all ships and their relative services. This guarantees connections between Sicily and the Continent a good 168 times a day, maintaining the service active 24 hours per day.

Timetables in force from 00:00 on 11/09/2023

From Messina to Villa San Giovanni
00.4002.0003.2004.4005.2006.00
06.4007.2008.0008.4009.2010.00
10.4011.2012:0012.4013:2014.00
14.4015.2016.0016.4017.2018.00
18.4019.2020.0020.4022.0023.20
From Villa San Giovanni to Messina
00.0001.2002.4004.0005.2006.00
06.4007.2008.0008.4009.2010.00
10.4011.2012:0012.4013:2014.00
14.4015.2016.0016.4017.2018.00
18.4019.2020.0020.4021.2022.40
From Messina to Villa San Giovanni
00.40
02.00
03.20
04.40
05.20
06.00
06.40
07.20
08.00
08.40
09.20
10.00
10.40
11.20
12:00
12.40
13:20
14.00
14.40
15.20
16.00
16.40
17.20
18.00
18.40
19.20
20.00
20.40
22.00
23.20
From Villa San Giovanni to Messina
00.00
01.20
02.40
04.00
05.20
06.00
06.40
07.20
08.00
08.40
09.20
10.00
10.40
11.20
12:00
12.40
13:20
14.00
14.40
15.20
16.00
16.40
17.20
18.00
18.40
19.20
20.00
20.40
21.20
22.40

Options for passengers with accompanying vehicles

Ticket type Up to 5 passengers with
accompanying motor vehicle
Up to 5 passengers with
accompanying camper
Passengers with
accompanying motorcycle
Passenger with
accompanying scooter
One Way€ 36,50€ 53,00€ 15,00€ 15,00
Same-day return€ 39,50€ 56,00€ 17,50€ 17,50
Return within 3 days€ 45,00€ 66,00€ 25,00€ 25,00
Return within 90 days€ 72,00€ 92,50€ 27,00€ 27,00

Passengers not falling under the above categories will incur an additional cost of € 2.50 each way.

Passengers with an accompanying Camper having a length over 9 metres will be required to pay the rate for Commercial Vehicles in accordance with the length of the vehicle.

Passengers with a trailer in tow having a length equal to or greater than 6 metres shall be required to pay the same price as passengers travelling with an accompanying car.

Top Client card holders must show an identification document at the time of purchase, when embarking, and upon they revalidation of the return ticket stubs.

The return ticket stubs can only be utilised before midnight on the day of issue.

Ticket stubs for “Same-day return” tickets can be used by 2:00 am on the day following the date of issue.

Non-utilised return stubs can be reimbursed by way of a reduction in the amount paid for the outbound journey.

Purchase prices

Ticket type Up to 3.50 ML From 3.51 to 5.50 ML From 5.51 to 6.50 ML From 6.51 to 7.50 ML From 7.51 to 8.50 ML
One Way€ 16,50€ 40,50€ 63,50€ 73,50€ 83,50
Same-day return€ 19,00€ 43,00€ 66,00€ 76,00€ 86,00
Return within 3 days€ 27,00€ 49,00€ 87,00€ 97,00€ 107,00
Return within 90 days€ 29,00€ 80,00€ 122,00€ 132,00€ 142,00

Trailers with a length of more than 9.00 metres will have to pay the price for Commercial Vehicles in relation to the meterage.

Coach prices

Metres One Way Return voyage Round Trip
Up to 11.00 MTL€ 119,10€ 87,60€ 206,70
Over 11.00 MTL€ 213,60€ 145,60€ 359,20

* Price reserved for coaches in possession of a discount voucher issued upon purchasing the one-way ticket.

The price of passengers on board the coach is included in the price for the vehicle.
The coaches in transit with a trailer behind will be required to purchase two tickets, one for the vehicle and another for the trailer.
The ticket price of the trailer will be established in relation to the linear metres of the trailer.

The distance travelled between the Strait of Messina is 3.3 nautical miles.

Prices for passengers without accompanying vehicles

Ticket type One-Way Roundtrip Season ticket 1 month* Season ticket 3 months*
Full-price€ 2.50€ 5.00€ 60.00-
Full price University students€ 2.50€ 5.00€ 59.00-
Reduced**€ 2.50€ 5.00€ 40.00-
Reduced University students**€ 2.50€ 5.00€ 38.00-
Armed Forces€ 2.50€ 5.00€ 18.00-
Unimecard holders---€ 80.00

* Limited usability, with the passenger being able to take advantage of no. 4 accesses daily, two in and two out respectively. The input/output or output/input sequence may also occur at a distance of a few minutes, with exception for the specific conventions in force in this regard.
** Fee reserved for those who have a family income of less than € 25,000 per year.

Single trip tickets are valid until midnight on the day of issue.
Round Trip tickets have a limitation in the direction and an expiration of seven days after issue.

Rates for passengers with accompanying bicycles

Ticket type Price
One Way€ 3.00
Same-day return€ 6.00

Ticket stubs for “Same-day return” tickets can be used by 2:00 am on the day following the date of issue.
Non-utilised return stubs can be reimbursed by way of a reduction in the amount paid for the outbound journey.

Tickets cannot be modified or deferred.