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

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Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  9h 11m

  1. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi 1
  2. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Lipari

23€ - 84€

2 alternative options

Train, ferry via Milazzo  •  10h 33m

  1. Take the train from Sorrento to Napoli P. Garibaldi 1
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Milazzo Ic
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari

49€ - 90€

Bus, ferry  •  12h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Sorrento to Napoli Piazza Garibaldi
  2. Take the bus from Napoli - Corso A. Lucci Parcheggio Metropark to VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - Staz. FS
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari

94€ - 153€

Sorrento → Lipari
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sorrento to Lipari is to train and ferry which costs 23€ - 85€ and takes 9h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Sorrento to Lipari is to train and ferry which costs 23€ - 85€ and takes 9h 11m.

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The distance between Sorrento and Lipari is 245 km.

The best way to get from Sorrento to Lipari without a car is to train and ferry which takes 9h 11m and costs 23€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 9h 11m to get from Sorrento to Lipari, including transfers.

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There are 337+ hotels available in Lipari. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Sorrento to Lipari.
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  • Distance: 244.9 km
  • Duration: 9h 11m

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

There is no direct connection from Sorrento to Lipari. However, you can take the train to Napoli P. Garibaldi, take the walk to Piazza Garibaldi, take the subway to Mergellina, take the walk to Napoli Mergellina, then take the ferry to Lipari. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sorrento to Lipari via Napoli P. Garibaldi, Napoli Centrale, Milazzo, and Milazzo in around 10h 33m.

Train operators
Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l.
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 Milazzo
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
28€ - 40€
Bus operators
Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l.
Phone
+39 800 211 388
Email
b@eavsrl.it
Website
eavsrl.it
Bus from Sorrento to Napoli Piazza Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Ente Autonomo Volturno S.r.l.
2nd Class
4€ - 6€
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Napoli - Corso A. Lucci Parcheggio Metropark to VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - Staz. FS
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 27€
Website
Baltour
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 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
16€ - 70€
Website
Siremar
Ferry from Milazzo to Lipari
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
16€ - 40€
Website
Siremar
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
Once daily
Estimated price
16€
Website
Navigazione Generale Italiana S.p.A

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