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Sicily. How to cross the Strait of Messina? Here’s how much it costs, times and how to do it

Crossing the Strait of Messina is the only way to go from Calabria to Sicily and vice versa. The train is also made to pass on the ferries. The ferries that sail on the canal are useful both for residents who travel for work but also for tourists who reach Sicily from the mainland and vice versa. Here is some useful information to organize the crossing of the Strait of Messina.

How long does the crossing of the Strait of Messina last?

The duration of the trip on the Strait of Messina is about 20 minutes on the Rada San Francesco – Villa San Giovanni route.

How much is the ferry from Messina to Villa San Giovanni?

The cost of the one-way ticket is € 2.50, round trip € 4.50 for passengers without a car.

How much does it cost to cross the Strait of Messina by car?

For those traveling with a vehicle in tow, the cost of a one-way ticket is € 39 and if you return within the next 24 hours the return price will be € 40. For the costs concerning the crossing by other means see this link.

Is it possible to pay for the ferry with the Telepass?

Sure! To pay for the ferry with the telepass, take the lane. Choose the yellow Telepass lane and approach the column without getting out of the vehicle. Collect your ticket. Pay automatically in seconds thanks to your Telepass device. Get on board and continue your journey!

What are the times for the crossings?

The crossings take place throughout the day and also during the night. At this link you can see all the timetables available and always updated.

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