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How to reach Salina

To reach this wonderful piece of paradise, the closest airports are Catania, Palermo, and Naples.

Catania Fontanarossa (CTA) is the closest and suggested airport. From Catania, you will need to take a bus (approx 1,5hours), and finally, a hydrofoil /Aliscafo (approx 1,5 hours). To ensure you catch the last departing boat to Salina, the arrival time of your flight should not be later than 3 pm. On your day of departure, please make sure to book your flight after 11 am to ensure enough time to get off the island and reach the airport. If you manage to depart in the afternoon, you will have a more comfortable commute.

Below all the links for transportation from the closest airports:

FROM CATANIA

The best port from where to depart is Milazzo, as it offers many options to the island.

Public Bus from airport to Milazzo (1h45) or Private shared shuttle to Milazzo (1h45)
+ Hydrofoil from Milazzo to Salina SM (1h30)

Train from downtown to Milazzo via Messina (no direct train) (1h30h approx)
Hydrofoil from Messina (2h30) or from Milazzo to Salina SM (1h30)

Helicopter / up to 5 pax

FROM PALERMO

During high season (June- Sept) there is a direct hydrofoil from Palermo directly to Salina SM Marina.

–  Hydrofoil from Palermo to Salina SM (once a day / 3h30)

Train from to Milazzo (2h30h approx)
+ Hydrofoil from Milazzo to Salina SM (1h30)

Helicopter / up to 5 pax

 

FROM NAPLES

From May till September there are hydrofoils, otherwise the overnight ferry is twice a week

Hydrofoil from Naples to Salina (6h)
Helicopter / up to 5 pax

Ship (twice a week / overnight)

 

questions?

Do I need a car on the island?

It could be useful, but it is very unflexible to bring it along as hydrofoils are for passengers only.
Overall just know Salina is approx 27sq km. It is not very big but it is very up and down if you would like to walk around the main streets are beautiful and often with not much traffic. To move around more comfortable we suggest you rent either a car or a motorbike in loco - our Reception can help. Another way to go around is the taxi and the public bus, which connects every single town and runs approx every hour.

Which one is the recommended airport?

Catania Fontanarossa (CTA) is the closest and suggested airport because there are many options to reach Salina from it: private, public and mostly many rides of hydrofoils (over 8 a day) which allows you to have some flexibility in case of delays or last-minute changes.

Are there direct hydrofoils from Palermo?

Yes, from June till September. For the rest of the year, you will need to reach Milazzo from Palermo (via train or private car) and then catch the hydrofoil from there.

Please note, there is only one ride Palermo-Salina (approx at 2 pm and departing at approx 8 am). To assure you will have a comfortable time to reach the port from the airport and vice-versa, make sure to double-check the hydrofoil departing time on the Liberty Lines website before purchasing your flight ticket.

Are there direct hydrofoils from Naples?

Yes, from June till September there is a speed hydrofoil that takes approx 6 hours. For the rest of the year, there is only an overnight ferry departing twice a week and also carrying cars.
The overnight ferry is a fun experience, it cruises around the islands before getting to Salina.

To assure you will have a comfortable time to reach the port from the airport and vice-versa, make sure to double-check the hydrofoil/ferry departing time before purchasing your flight ticket.

What is the best possible way to reach you?

Ahah. I know, it can look complex - but we promise you: it isn't ! You just need to be flexible.
It is important to know your way around, feel free to write us and let us take care of it. We love to do it and we don't charge anything extra for the service.
So you can enjoy your holiday from the moment you land - as it should be!

NOT SURE HOW TO REACH SALINA?

WE LOVE TO HELP!

You are visiting Sicily and plan few days in the islands? You just want to just chill and be stress-free?

Raise your hand if you think a holiday does not include stress to plan transfers!

That’s why we are here: We know how each holiday is unique and special. We always suggest you share with us your plan, so we can direct you further on how to reach Salina in the most efficient way.

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