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There are 2 ways to get from Taormina to Lipari by train, ferry, bus or bus and ferry

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Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Taormina-Giardini to Messina Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari

21€ - 54€

1 alternative option

Bus, bus and ferry, ferry  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Giardini-Naxos to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Milazzo
  3. Take the ferry from Milazzo to Lipari

77€ - 130€

Taormina → Lipari
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lipari is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Taormina to Lipari is to train and ferry which costs 20€ - 55€ and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Taormina to Lipari is to train and ferry which costs 20€ - 55€ and takes 4h 25m.

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The distance between Taormina and Lipari is 74 km.

The best way to get from Taormina to Lipari without a car is to train and ferry which takes 4h 25m and costs 20€ - 55€.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Taormina 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 Taormina to Lipari.
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  • Distance: 74.4 km
  • Duration: 4h 25m

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

There is no direct connection from Taormina to Lipari. However, you can take the train to Messina Centrale, take the train to Milazzo, take the walk to Milazzo, then take the ferry to Lipari. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Taormina to Lipari via Giardini-Naxos - St John Church, Giardini-Naxos, Messina - Piazza della Repubblica, Messina Piazza della Repubblica, Milazzo, and Milazzo in around 5h 5m.

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 Taormina-Giardini to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
7€ - 8€
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 Taormina-Giardini to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 7€
Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Giardini-Naxos to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Milazzo
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
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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