The Aeolian Islands: sea connections

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The Aeolian Islands/in italian le Isole Eolie or Isole Lipari  forms a volcanic archipelago that consists of 6 islands:  Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea. The arcipelago has two active volcanoes. They are situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily.

The only way to reach the Aeolian Islands is by ferry or by hydrofoil.  The main port from which it is possible to reach the Aeolian Islands is from Milazzo port. You can check how to reach the Aeolian islands from Milazzo port here: Milazzo – The Aeolian Islands

In this article, however, we are going to talk about how to reach the Aeolian Islands from ports of  Palermo, Messina, Reggio Calabria and Naples.

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Map of the Aeolian islands

Palermo – the Aeolian Islands

1. Liberty lines

Liberty lines offers the connection between Palermo and the Aeolian Islands with the hydrofoils. Hidrofoils leave once a day (summer 2016). Alicudi island is the closest island to Palermo, it takes only 2 hours to arrive there.
You can check the timetable here (from  22/07/2016): Palermo – the Aeolian Islands
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Alicudi island

Messina – the Aeolian Islands

Liberty lines also offers connections between Messina and the Aeolian Islands
with the hydrofoils. Hydrofoils don’t leave for Filicudi e Alicudi. Stromboli, Salina and Vulcano are situted closer to Messina than other Aeolian islands, it takes around 2 hours to get there.

 You can check the timetable and destinations here (from 22/07/2016): Messina – the Aeolian Islands
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Stromboli island
  • Reggio Calabria – the Aeolian Islands

Liberty lines offers connections between Reggio Calabria and the Aeolian Islands only with hydrofoils. Hydrofoils don’t leave for Filicudi and Alicudi. Hydrofoils leave only once a day (summer 2016). Salina and Lipari are two islands that are situated closer to Reggio Calabria than others, you need 2 hours to reach them.

You can check the timetable here (from 22/07/2016): Reggio Calabria – the Aeolian Islands

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Salina island
  • Napoli – the Aeolian Islands

1. Siremar

Siremar offers night connections between Naples and the Aeolian Islands with ferries.  Average journey time between Naples and Stromboli (that is the closest island to Naples) is 10 hours, whilst between Naples nad Vulcano (that is the futherst island from Naples) is around 15 hours.  You can book tickets on the official website of  Siremar.

You can check the timetable here (from 01.01 to 31.01.16): Naples – the Aeolian Islands
2. SNAV
SNAV offers daily connection between Naples and the Aeolian Islands from 28.05 till 10.09.16 with high speed ferries. Ferries leaves from porto Mergellina in Naples.   The price is around 150 EUR.
You can check the timetable here: Naples – the Aeolian Islands
3. Alilauro 

Alilauro offers connections between Naples and the Aeolian Islands from  01.06.16 to 11.09.16. Ferries do not leave for Filicudi and Alicudi. In Naples ferries leave from porto  Mergellina. The ticket price starts from 100 EUR. The trip takes only 6 hours.

You can check the timetable here: Naples – the Aeolian Islands

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The Aeolian Islands: how to get there from Milazzo

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The Aeolian Islands/in italian le Isole Eolie or Isole Lipari  forms a volcanic archipelago that consists of 6 islands:  Lipari, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi, Alicudi, Panarea. The arcipelago has two active volcanoes. They are situated in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily.

The only way to reach the Aeolian Islands is by ship or by hydrofoils.  The main port from which it is possible to reach the Aeolian Islands is from Milazzo port.

Ships and hydrofoils leave to the Aeolian Islands also from the ports of Palermo, Messina, Reggio Calabria and  Naples but there are much less connections. You can check here how to reach the Aeolian Islands from ports of  Palermo, Messina, Reggio Calabria and Napoles.

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Map of the Aeolian Islands

  • Milazzo –the Aeolian Islands

1. Siremar

The ship company Siremar offers sea connections between Milazzo and the Aeolian Islands both with ships and hydrofoils. The price depends on the island destination. Trips to islands that are closer to Milazzo cost less, for example, to go from Milazzo to Lipari  costs 14,10 EUR (the average journey time is 2 hours). However, to go from Milazzo to Stromboli costs 18,26 EUR, as it is situated futher from Milazzo. (the average journey time is 7 hours)

You can check the timetable here (2016): Milazzo – the Aeolian Islands

You can book tickets online and check the prices on the official website of Siremar.

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Lipari

 2. Liberty Lines

Liberty Lines offers daily sea connections between  Milazzo and the Aeolian Islands only with the hydrofoils.

You can check the timetable here (valid from 22/07/2016): Milazzo – le isole Eolie

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Vulcano

3. NGI
The ship company NGI offers connection between Milazzo and the Aeolian Islands only with the hydrofoils as well.
In July and August 2016 such connections are made during the following days:

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You can check the timetable here:

July 2016: Milazzo – le isole Eolie

August 2016: Milazzo e le isole Eolie 

Please note that it is possible to acquire tickets on the official website of NGI only up to 3 days before the deputure.

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Panarea

Mestre Venice bus connections

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In order to reach Venice from Mestre with the public transport you can use train or bus. It is said that the most convenient way is to take a train. From Mestre to Venice leave direct trains, the average journey time is just 10 minutes. The tickets cost 1,25 EUR. The tickets can be bought in the ticket vending machines at the train station, in tabaccherie or in kiosk.

Mestre is also well connected with Venice by buses of the ACTV company. All buses stop in Venice at Piazzale Roma, that is situated near Venice train station Santa Lucia. The average journey time is 15-30 minutes depending on where you take a bus in Mestre. 

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Piazzale Roma in Venice

 

Several ACTV buses timetable (updated on 01.07.16)

1. Line 2 VeniceMESTRE train station – VIA PIAVE – CARPENEDO – VIALE DON STURZO

2. Line  4 Venice – CORSO DEL POPOLO – Mestre center – VIA CA’ ROSSA – VIA SAN DONA’ – FAVARO VIA ALTINIA

3. Line  4L  VENEZIA – CORSO DEL POPOLO – MESTRE CENTRO

3. Line  80 Venice – MESTRE center – TRIVIGNANO – MAERNE – MARTELLAGO

4. Line  N1 Venice – V.LE S. MARCO – PIAZZA 27 OTTOBRE – VIA PIAVE – MESTRE train station –Venice (night line)

You can also be interested on how to get to Mestre from Venice airport or how to get to Lido di Jesolo.

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Rome Naples: train connections

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In order to arrive from Naples to Rome by the means of public transport, it is possible to use the bus or the train. You can check here how to get to Naples from Rome by bus: Rome Naples: bus connections.

As for the train there are two options: Italotreno and Trenitalia . The average journey time is 2 hours.

  • Italotreno

You can check the timetable of Italotreno here (from 12.06.16 to 10.12.16)*:Italotreno Rome Naples

*Before the depature always check the timetable on the official websote of ITALOTRENO.IT or at travel agencies.
  • Trenitalia

The first train to Napoli Centrale leaves from Roma Termini at 05.36, the last one at  22.40. The first train to Roma Termini leaves Napoli Centrale at 04.04, the  last one at  22.50.

You can check the timetable and book the tickets on the official website of Trenitalia.

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Rome Naples how to reach

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It’s possible to reach Naples from Rome by bus or by train. There are different bus companies that offer connections between Rome and Naples. If  you want to attive to Naples by train, please see here: Roma Napoli: train connections

  • Baltour

The bus company Baltour offers daily connection between Rome and Naples. There are two different lines. The average journey time is 3 hours. In Rome the bus leaves from Tiburtina bus terminal. In Naples the bus leaves and arrives to Corso Lucci – Metropark that is situated near the central train station of Naples on piazza Garibaldi. The avergae journey time is 3 hours. The cost is  12-15 EUR.

You can check the timetable here:

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2. Rome Naples

  • Flixbus

Flixbus offers daily connection between Rome and Naples. In Rome the bus arrives and leaves from  Tiburtina bus terminal.   In Naples the bus arrives and leaves from Corso Lucci – Metropark,that is situated near the central train station of Naples on piazza Garibaldi.  The average journey time is 3 hours. The cost is 7 – 5 EUR. You can book the tickets on the official website of Flixbus.

From Rome to Naples, timetable (from 05.07.16)

02:15

05:10

07:00

09.10

10:05

15:10
16.40
17.10
18.10
20.10
21.10
From Napoles to Rome, timetable (from 05.07.16)

08:15

08:40

10:10

11:15

11:40

13:15

14:50

19:15

21:15

22:00

23:59

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  • Buscenter.it

In Rome the bus arrives and lives from Tiburtina bus terminal.  In Naples the bus arrives and leaves from Corso Lucci – Metropark,that is situated near the central train station of Naples on piazza Garibaldi. The average journey time is 3 hours. The price is 9 EUR. It is possible to book the tickets online on the official webiste of Buscenter.

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  • T.T.I. srl 

Turismo Trasporti Internazionali (TTI) offers connections between Rome and Naples. In Rome the bus arrives and lives from Tiburtina bus terminal.  In Naples the bus arrives and leaves from Corso Lucci – Metropark,that is situated near the central train station of Naples on piazza Garibaldi.  The price is 11 EUR. The average journey time is 3 hours.

Note please that it is obligatory to book tickets in advance. 

You can check the timetable here (for July and August 2016): TTI Roma Napoli

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  • Megabus

Megabus offers connections between Rome and Napols. Prices start from 1 EUR. In Rome the bus arrives and lives from Tiburtina bus terminal.  In Naples the bus arrives and leaves from Corso Lucci – Metropark,that is situated near the central train station of Naples on piazza Garibaldi.  The average journey time is 3 hours.

You can check the timetable here (updated 05.07.16)

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Megabus Naples Rome

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How to get to the Amalfi coast from Rome: bus connections

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It is possible to reach the Amalfi coast from Rome by bus or by train.

  • By bus

The Marozzi Bus Journeys company carries out the ride from Rome to Amalfi.

The departure from Rome is at the bus station of Tiburtina Railway Station. Tickets can be purchased at the bus station Tiburtina. The cost is € 21,50 each way and € 37,50 for round-trip ticket. The journey time is approximately 5 hours.

The departure from Rome Tiburtina station is at 07:00 am, stops in: Pompei (How to reach Pompeii), Herculaneum (How to reach Herculaneum), Castellammare di Stabia, Vico Equense, Sorrento, Positano, Praiano and Amalfi.

The departure from Amalfi is at 15:25 and arrives in Roma Tiburtina station at 21:00.

For more information refer to the company’s Marozzi Bus Journeys

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  • By train

First you need to get to Naples central train station Garibaldi. You can check how to get to Naples from Rome here: Rome Naples.

From there you should take a train Circumvesuviana, direction Sorrento. Then in Sorrento you should take the bus of the company Sita Sud. The departure is from Piazza Giovanni Battista De Curtis, near the station of Circumvesuviana of Sorrento. The ride lasts about an hour and a half and the cost of the ticket is of  €6.80.

For timetables: Sorrento – Amalfi.

For more information, refer to the company’s SitaSud

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More information about connections with the Amalfi coast is here: Amalfi Coast bus connections

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