FAQ about Messina to Villa San Giovanni ferry

Ferry from Messina to Villa San Giovanni

Is the Messina ferry port very crowded?
Yes, Messina ferry port is very busy place and in the most cases it is very chaotic too. A lot of people travel between Messina and Villa San Giovanni every day, so expect to spend some time there.

Is there a ferry between Messina and Villa San Giovanni every day?
There's a ferry every 20 minutes between both ports.

Is there a ferry for people who don’t have a car? How much money and how long does it take if there is one?
Yes, there is. Passengers without cars can also take the regular car ferry from Messina to Villa San Giovanni. The crossing takes only 20 minutes and the ferries depart every 40 minutes all day and night. Pedestrian fare is 2.50 euro per person.

Do I need to buy the ferry tickets for the ferry between Messina and Villa San Giovanni in advance?
There is no need for reservations or any advance ticket purchase. All you need to do is to buy your ferry ticket at the departure place.

From where can I buy tickets for the ferry Messina – Villa San Giovanni in advance?
In case you want to buy your tickets in advance, you can buy them from most of the gas stations along the Autostrada near Messina. Take a look at the advertisements and signs around the highway.

If I buy tickets for the ferry in advance, can I enter directly on the ferry with my car?
Yes, in case you already have tickets, you can just go inside the ferry. This will save you a lot of time – you can enter the ferry for less than 5 minutes.

How much cost the tickets for 4 people and a car?
In the summer of 2013, the ticket for 4 people and a car was 60 EUR per direction. Prices can vary slightly.

From where can I see the prices for the ferry?
You can see them here: Messina to Villa San Giovanni ticket prices


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