There are 6 ways to get from Salerno to Taormina by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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

Train, car ferry  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Salerno to Villa S.Giovanni Fa / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina Rv / ...

$52 - $121

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Salerno - Piazza Montpellier to VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - Staz. FS Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Villa San Giovanni, Villa San Giovanni to Taormina 582

$27 - $39

4 alternative options

Train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Salerno to Taormina Ic

$45 - $65

Bus and ferry, bus  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Salerno to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina Bus Terminal

$74 - $103

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Salerno to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Taormina

$74 - $150

Train, fly  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Salerno to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina

$44 - $185

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salerno to Taormina is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salerno to Taormina is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Salerno to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Salerno - Piazza Montpellier and arriving at Taormina via Villa San Giovanni, Villa San Giovanni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salerno and arriving at Taormina. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 5 min.

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The distance between Salerno and Taormina is 317 km.

The best way to get from Salerno to Taormina without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 40€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Salerno to Taormina, including transfers.

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Salerno to Taormina bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Salerno - Piazza Montpellier station.

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Map of how to get from Salerno to Taormina.
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  • Distance: 198 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Salerno to Taormina twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 6 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Salerno to Taormina via VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - Staz. FS and Villa San Giovanni, Villa San Giovanni in around 7 h 44 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Salerno to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Messina Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $10
Train from Salerno to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $10
Train from Catania Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
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 Salerno to Taormina
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Salerno - Piazza Montpellier to VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - Staz. FS
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Villa San Giovanni, Villa San Giovanni to Taormina
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Salerno to Catania
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
interbus.it
Book at
buscenter.travel
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$29 - $45

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