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Timetables and fares: Strait of Messina - Automobiles


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For 40 years Caronte & Tourist S.p.A. has renovated, optimised and modernised all its ferry boats and their services. It links Sicily to the mainland 168 times a day, 24/7 service.

Timetable

Diurnal routes: from 05:00 am to 10:00 pm

Messina - Villa San Giovanni
- 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 22:00 - -
Villa San Giovanni - Messina
- 05:20 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 22:00 22:40 -

Nocturnal routes: from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am

Messina - Villa San Giovanni
23:10 00:10 01:20 02:20 03:30 04:40 - - -
Villa San Giovanni - Messina
23:40 00:40 01:50 03:00 04:10 - - - -

ATTENTION
The timetable is merely approximate, the operations of boarding finish a few minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Passengers holding a return journey ticket who need to check in shall go straight to the square where to board the ferry. The ticket is to be shown on request or before boarding.

FARES FOR PASSENGERS WITH VEHICLES


Pax (max 9)
+ Auto
Pax (max 9)
+ Caravan
(fino a 9mt **)
Pax (max 2)
+ Moto
Pax (max 2)
+ Scooter
Pax (max 9)
+ Furgone finestrato
(fino a 6.0mt)
One Way
Ticket
€ 37,00 € 55,00 € 13,00 € 13,00 € 37,00
Daily Ticket
(daily return ticket)**
€ 37,00 € 55,00 € 13,00 € 13,00 € 37,00
Super Ticket
(3 days return ticket) **
€ 42,00 € 66,00 € 20,00 € 20,00 € 42,00
Retunr Ticket
(90 days return ticket)
€ 73,00 € 93,00 € 22,00 € 22,00 € 73,00

The passengers owning the Top Client card shall be asked to show their Identity Card while buying the ticket, embarking and endorsing the return counterfoil.

* The lapse of time when to use the return counterfoil will be shown in brackets
** The price of the tickets for caravan longer than 9 m. will be the same as commercial vehicles fare and will vary according to their length and the time slot of purchase.

N.B. The one-way counterfoils are valid up to midnight of the issuing day.
The return counterfoil of ‘Daily’ ticket is valid up to 4 a.m. of the following day of the purchase
Non-cash payments will be charged 1% fee of the ticket price
If the ticket has been used just on one route, the price of the return counterfoil refunded will be reduced from the total amount of the single route

Reservation with car or caravan, whose driver does not live in the provinces of Reggio Calabria and Messina, will involve the application of the EcoPass Ticket, in accordance with Ordinanza del Comune di Messina of 22/04/11 and subsequent modifications and additions.

TROLLEY FARES


Up to
3,50 ML
From 3,50
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 Ticket € 13,00 € 37,00 € 60,00 € 70,00 € 80,00
Daily Ticket
(daily return ticket)*
€ 13,00 € 37,00 € 60,00 € 70,00 € 80,00
Super ticket
(3 days return ticket) *
€ 20,00 € 42,00 € 80,00 € 90,00 € 100,00
Return ticket
(90 days return ticket)
€ 22,00 € 73,00 € 115,00 € 125,00 € 135,00


The price of the tickets for TROLLEYS longer than 8.5 m. will be the same as commercial vehicles fare and will vary according to their length and the time slot of purchase.

PULLMAN FARES

MTL One-way Return journey* Return ticket
Up to 11,00 MTL € 100,00 € 70,00 € 170,00
More than 11,00 MTL € 190,00 € 125,00 € 315,00


At the ticket office ‘Mare’ at the ambarking area on the square where to board the ferry in Villa S. G. the fares will be charged 8.00 € * Price reserved to pullmans benefiting from the ticket reduction when buying the one-way ticket.

The price of the passengers onboard is included.
The pullman driver carrying a trolley shall purchase two tickets for both the pullman and the trolley.
The fare of the trolley varies according to its length.
The fares do not include the Ecopass fee.

Due to logistical difficulties at the ambarking area on the square where to board the ferry in Villa S. G. the fares for cars will be charged € 3,00 and the fares for heavy vehicles will be charged € 8,00.
Hence the customers are required to purchase tickets without any price rise at the following ticket offices:
service area AGIP – Rosarno Ovest, on the motorway Salerno ‐ Reggio di Calabria and at the end of the motorway junction of Villa San Giovanni.

The distance covered by the ferry boats on the Strait of Messina is 3.3 nautical miles


FARES FOR PASSENGERS WITHOUT VEHICLES

  Single route Return ticket Season ticket 1 month*
Intero 2,50 € 5,00 € 60,00 €
Full price ticket 2,50 € 5,00 € 40,00 €
Police force 2,50 € 5,00 € 18,00 €

* Time Use Limit (it is possible to transit at least two hours after the first transit)
Passengers can transit maximum 4 times a day
** Fare reserved to families whose income is less than € 25,000 gross per year

One-way tickets are valid up to midnight of the issuing day.
Return tickets have a restriction in direction and are valid up to seven days from the issuing day.

FARES FOR PASSENGERS WITH BICYCLES

One-way Ticket 3,00 €
Daily Ticket
(daily return ticket)*
6,00 €

* The lapse of time when to use the return counterfoil will be shown in brackets
The return counterfoil of ‘Daily’ ticket is valid up to 4 a.m. of the following day of the purchase
Non-cash payments will be charged 1% fee of the ticket price
If the ticket has been used just on one route, the price of the return counterfoil refunded will be reduced from the total amount of the single route.
Tickets cannot be modified nor extended.

INFORMATION ABOUT ASSISTANCE TO PERSONS WITH REDUCED MOBILITY