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How to reach the Aeolian Islands

aeolian islands mapsIn this page we will try to clarify the use of transport means towards the Aeolians. It is good to highlight that none of the islands has an airport, and the unique way to reach them are hydrofoils and ferries. The only exception are the helicopters because some of the companies provide transfer service, connecting the archipelago with the airports of Catania, Reggio Calabria, and Palermo. The main port of the Aeolian Islands is that of Milazzo. In the ports of Palermo, Messina, Reggio Calabria, and Naples there are some connections with the archipelago, but they occur with less frequency. As for the cars, not all the islands have suitable for vehicles streets, and those which have them, i.e. Lipari, Vulcano, Salina, and Filicudi, can be liable to limitations, especially during summer periods. We inform you that the area near the Port of Milazzo has a good guarded parking, for those who want to reach the Aeolians from Milazzo.

Hydrofoils  to Aeolian Islands

hydrofoil- to aeolian islands
  • Siremar: making connections from Naples and Milazzo
  • Snav: making connections with Naples (from 01/06/2013)
  • Ustica Lines: make connections with Milazzo, Messina and Palermo
  • Alilauro: making connections with Naples

Ferries to Aeolian Islands

Ferry boat to aeolian islands
  • Ngi: making connections from Milazzo
  • Siremar: making connections from Naples and Milazzo

Airports to Aeolian Islands

fly to aeolian islands

  • Fontanarossa airport in Catania
  • Airport of the Straits of Reggio Calabria
  • Airport Falcone and Borsellino Palermo
  • Birgi airport of Trapani Airport
  • Naples International
  • International airport of Lamezia Terme

Helicopter to Aeolian Islands

helicopter to aeolian islands
  • Airpanarea: connections by helicopter from the airports of Catania, Reggio Calabria, Palermo, Lamezia Terme
  • Icarus: Helicopter connections to the airports of Catania, Reggio Calabria, Palermo and Lamezia Terme


Bus to the Aeolian

bus to aeolian islands
  • Giuntabus: connections from Messina and Catania airport for Milazzo
  • Sais Autoline: links from Messina throughout Italy
  • Garage of the Aeolian Islands: performs services transfer from Catania airport to the port of Milazzo