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There are 7 ways to get from Naples to Lipari by ferry, train, bus 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.

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Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Lipari

Cheapest option

Fly to Catania, train, ferry

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA)
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari

5 alternative options

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Messina Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari

Train, ferry via Messina

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Naples to Messina
  2. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari

Ferry via Ginostra

  1. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Ginostra
  2. Take the ferry from Ginostra to Lipari

Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Reggio Calabria (REG)
  2. Take the ferry from Reggio di Calabria to Lipari

Naples to Lipari by bus, walk and ferry

The journey time between Naples and Lipari is around 8h 40m and covers a distance of around 323 km. This includes an average layover time of around 8 min. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 58m. Operated by Azienda Napoletana Mobilita, SNAV and Siremar, the Naples to Lipari service departs from Garibaldi and arrives in Lipari. Typically nine services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
8h 31m
Layover time:
8 min
Total time:
8h 40m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
6h 58m
Journey distance:
323 km
Services per week:
9
Cheapest price:
€42
Carbon emissions:
8 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:51
Last service departs at:
19:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Naples to Lipari bus, walk and ferry schedules

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Naples to Lipari is to bus and ferry, which costs €40 - €70 and takes 10h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Naples to Lipari is to ferry which costs €40 - €75 and takes 7h 55m.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Naples to Lipari. However, there are services departing from Napoli Mergellina and arriving at Lipari via Ginostra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 35m.

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The distance between Naples and Lipari is 272 km.

The best way to get from Naples to Lipari without a car is to ferry which takes 7h 55m and costs €40 - €75.

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It takes approximately 7h 55m to get from Naples to Lipari, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Naples Airport to Reggio Calabria Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 25m and has one stopover.

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Volotea, Blue Air and Alitalia offer flights from Naples Airport to Reggio Calabria Airport.

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There are 592+ hotels available in Lipari. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Naples to Naples Airport is to bus which takes 5 min and costs €1 - €3.

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Map of how to get from Naples to Lipari.
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  • Distance: 271.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 55m

What companies run services between Naples, Italy and Lipari, Italy?

SNAV operates a ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Lipari twice daily. Tickets cost €40 - €60 and the journey takes 6h 30m. Siremar also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €260
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €260
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €260
Flights from Naples to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €160
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €260
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €150
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€26 - €40
Train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€26 - €40
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
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 Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€26 - €75
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€28 - €40
Smart Low Cost
€26 - €40
Smart Flex
€50 - €75
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
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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Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Naples to Messina
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
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.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Lipari
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€68
Website
Siremar
Ferry from Milazzo to Lipari
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€36
Website
Siremar
Ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Ginostra
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€61
Website
Siremar
Ferry from Ginostra to Lipari
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€36
Website
Siremar
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Phone
0923.873813
Email
callcenter@libertylines.it
Website
libertylines.it
Ferry from Milazzo to Lipari
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Ferry from Ginostra to Lipari
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Ferry from Reggio di Calabria to Lipari
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €30
Website
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Navigazione Generale Italiana S.p.A
Phone
800 250000
Email
reclami@ngi-spa.it
Website
ngi-spa.it
Ferry from Milazzo to Lipari
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14
Website
Navigazione Generale Italiana S.p.A
Ferry from Ginostra to Lipari
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Website
Navigazione Generale Italiana S.p.A
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
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.
For more information, please visit this page

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