There are 9 ways to get from Athens to Messina by plane, bus, ferry, train, bus and ferry, car ferry or car

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

Fly to Catania, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. ATH - CTA

$86 - $313

8 alternative options

Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  10 h 49 min

  1. ATH - REG

$171 - $1,825

Fly to Palermo, train  •  9 h 48 min

  1. ATH - PMO

$112 - $408

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26 h 45 min

$150 - $189

Train, bus and ferry  •  28 h 22 min

  1. 884
  2. Rv / ...
  3. Fa

$279 - $440

Bus and ferry, car ferry, bus  •  30 h 13 min

$154 - $310

Train, bus, car ferry  •  30 h 39 min

  1. Ic / ...

Bus, car ferry, train  •  32 h 39 min

  1. Ic

$140 - $256

Drive, car ferry  •  25 h 25 min

$140 - $267

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Messina, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Athens to Messina. However, you can take the subway to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Catania, take the walk to Catania Airport, then take the bus to Messina. Alternatively, you can take the subway to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, take the walk to Athens airport, fly to Reggio Calabria, take the walk to Reggio di Calabria - Airport, take the line 28 bus to Reggio di Calabria - Viale Zerbi Incrocio Boccioni, take the walk to Reggio Calabria, then take the ferry to Messina.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Athens to Reggio Calabria via Naples, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Athens to Reggio Calabria via Pisa, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Athens to Reggio Calabria via Lamezia Terme, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Athens to Reggio Calabria via Chania, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
Flights from Athens to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Athens to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Taranto to Reggio Di Calabria Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Train from Athens to Kiáto
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Brindisi to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Taranto via Porto Mercantile to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
saj.it
Bus from Brindisi to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
saj.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Messina FS
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
2671022281
Email
transportation@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Athens to Sami
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Kiáto to Patras
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bari Porto to Napoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
marinobus.it
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Red Star Ferries
Phone
+39.0831.575.654
Email
booking@seamedtrading.com
Website
albaniaferries.it
Car ferry from Sami, Kefalonia to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
13 h 7 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Schedules at
albaniaferries.it
Deck
$91
Aircraft-type seats
$109
Inside Cabin 2 berths
$189
Outside Cabin 2 berths
$219
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Kefallonia to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $190
Schedules at
europeanseaways.com
DECK
$84
AIRTYPE SEATS
$89
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$188
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$95 - $96
Aircraft-type seats
$107 - $108
2 bed inside cabin
$268 - $269
3 bed outside cabin
$220 - $270
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $30
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$3
Car
$29 - $30
Grimaldi Lines

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Athens and Messina is 715 km.

The cheapest way to get from Athens to Messina is to fly and bus which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 7 h 2 min.

The quickest way to get from Athens to Messina is to fly and bus which takes 7 h 2 min and costs 70€ - 270€.

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Messina. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Messina FS via Fier, Brindisi, Taranto via Porto Mercantile and Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 2 min to get from Athens to Messina, including transfers.