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There are 5 ways to get from Isola Salina to Linosa Island by ferry, bus, train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Santa Marina Salina to Milazzo
  2. Take the bus from Milazzo Via dei Mille to Porto Empedocle Bus Station
  3. Take the ferry from Porto Empedocle to Linosa

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Ferry, train

  1. Take the ferry from Santa Marina Salina to Milazzo
  2. Take the train from Milazzo to Termini Imerese
  3. Take the train from Termini Imerese to Agrigento Centrale
  4. Take the ferry from Porto Empedocle to Linosa

Ferry, car ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Santa Marina Salina to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the bus from Villa San Giovanni to Porto Empedocle
  4. Take the car ferry from Porto Empedocle to Linosa

Ferry, train to Palermo, fly

  1. Take the ferry from Santa Marina Salina to Milazzo
  2. Take the train from Milazzo to Palermo Centrale
  3. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Lampedusa (LMP)
  4. Take the ferry from Lampedusa to Linosa

Ferry, train to Catania, fly

  1. Take the ferry from Santa Marina Salina to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
  3. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Lampedusa (LMP)
  4. Take the ferry from Lampedusa to Linosa

Isola Salina to Linosa Island by bus, ferry and walk

The journey time between Isola Salina and Linosa Island is around 11h 45m and covers a distance of around 591 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 48m. Operated by C.I.T.I.S., Liberty Lines S.P.A., Siremar and others, the Isola Salina to Linosa Island service departs from Malfa and arrives in Linosa. Typically nine services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

9 Weekly Services
11h 45m Average Duration
€57 Cheapest Price
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Isola Salina → Linosa Island
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Linosa Island is 1500.

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Last updated: 19 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Isola Salina to Linosa Island is to ferry and bus which costs €55 - €100 and takes 11h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Isola Salina to Linosa Island is to ferry and bus which costs €55 - €100 and takes 11h 45m.

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The distance between Isola Salina and Linosa Island is 347 km.

The best way to get from Isola Salina to Linosa Island without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 11h 45m and costs €55 - €100.

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It takes approximately 11h 45m to get from Isola Salina to Linosa Island, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Palermo Airport to Lampedusa Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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DAT Danish Air Transport offers flights from Palermo Airport to Lampedusa Airport.

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Map of how to get from Isola Salina to Linosa Island.
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  • Distance: 347.1 km
  • Duration: 11h 45m

What companies run services between Isola Salina, Italy and Linosa Island, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Isola Salina to Linosa Island. However, you can take the bus to Santa Marina Salina, take the walk to Santa Marina Salina, take the ferry to Milazzo, take the walk to Milazzo Via dei Mille, take the bus to Porto Empedocle Bus Station, take the walk to Porto Empedocle, then take the ferry to Linosa. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Malfa to Linosa Island via Santa Marina Salina, Santa Marina Salina, Milazzo, Milazzo, Termini Imerese, Agrigento Centrale, Agrigento, Porto Empedocle, and Porto Empedocle in around 13h 42m.

Airlines
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Palermo to Lampedusa
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €170
Flights from Catania to Lampedusa
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €350
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milazzo to Termini Imerese
Ave. Duration
2h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €21
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€19 - €21
Train from Termini Imerese to Agrigento Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Milazzo to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €26
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€23 - €26
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milazzo to Termini Imerese
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Train from Milazzo to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€12 - €18
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Milazzo Via dei Mille to Porto Empedocle Bus Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Villa San Giovanni to Porto Empedocle
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Ferry operators
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Phone
0923.873813
Email
callcenter@libertylines.it
Website
libertylines.it
Ferry from Santa Marina Salina to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Website
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Ferry from Porto Empedocle to Linosa
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €35
Website
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Ferry from Santa Marina Salina to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€21 - €28
Website
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Ferry from Lampedusa to Linosa
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Ferry from Santa Marina Salina to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€37
Website
Siremar
Car ferry from Porto Empedocle to Linosa
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€51
Website
Siremar
Navigazione Generale Italiana S.p.A
Phone
800 250000
Email
reclami@ngi-spa.it
Website
ngi-spa.it
Ferry from Santa Marina Salina to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17
Website
Navigazione Generale Italiana S.p.A
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €40
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
€2 - €7
Moto
€16 - €22
Car
€30 - €40

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