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There are 3 ways to get from Positano to Lipari by ferry, train or bus and ferry

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  •  8 h 50 min

  1. Take the ferry from Sorrento to Naples
  2. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Lipari

$54 - $100

2 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  11 h 15 min

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

$104 - $143

Bus and ferry, ferry  •  13 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Salerno to Milazzo
  2. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari

$82 - $128

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Positano to Lipari is to ferry which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Positano to Lipari is to ferry which costs 45€ - 90€ and takes 8 h 50 min.

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The distance between Positano and Lipari is 244 km.

The best way to get from Positano to Lipari without a car is to train and ferry which takes 11 h 15 min and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 50 min to get from Positano to Lipari, including transfers.

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There are 413+ hotels available in Lipari. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Positano to Lipari.
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  • Distance: 152.2 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 50 min

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

There is no direct connection from Positano to Lipari. However, you can take the drive to Sorrento, take the ferry to Naples, take the drive to Napoli Mergellina, then take the ferry to Lipari. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Positano to Lipari via Castellammare Di Stabia, Napoli Garibaldi, Napoli Centrale, Messina Centrale, Milazzo, and Milazzo in around 11 h 15 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Napoli Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Salerno to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
7 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Alilauro S.p.A.
Phone
+39 081 497 2222
Email
alilauro@alilauro.it
Website
alilauro.it
Ferry from Sorrento to Naples
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
alilauro.it
Standard
$16 - $23
Ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Lipari
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
alilauro.it
Standard
$35 - $50
Navigazione Libera del Golfo
Phone
081 552 07 63
Email
info@navlib.it
Website
navlib.it
Ferry from Sorrento to Naples
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
navlib.it
Adults
$17 - $23
SNAV
Phone
+39 081 428 5555
Email
booking@snav.it
Website
snav.it
Ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Lipari
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
www.snav.it

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