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

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

Bus  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Cantinella
  2. Take the bus from Bivio Cantinella to Messina FS

$28 - $40

8 alternative options

Bus, train, car ferry  •  7 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Sibari
  2. Take the train from Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino Reg
  3. Take the train from Paola to Villa S.Giovanni Reg / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$32 - $105

Bus, bus and ferry  •  8 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Messina

$89 - $119

Train, car ferry  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Taranto Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Reggio Di Calabria Centrale Ic
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$61 - $137

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$66 - $137

Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Reggio Calabria (REG) BRI - REG
  2. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$140 - $569

Fly to Catania, train  •  5 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$68 - $354

Fly to Palermo, train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Palermo (PMO) BRI - PMO
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale

$66 - $244

Fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) BRI - SUF
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$82 - $421

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bari to Messina is to bus which costs 24€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bari to Messina is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 310€ and takes 5 h 11 min.

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The distance between Bari and Messina is 343 km.

It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Bari to Messina, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bari to Messina. However, there are services departing from Bari and arriving at Messina FS via Bivio Cantinella. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bari Airport to Reggio Calabria Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 40 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Bari to Messina.
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  • Distance: 214.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

What companies run services between Bari, Italy and Messina, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Bari to Messina. However, you can take the bus to Cantinella, take the walk to Bivio Cantinella, then take the bus to Messina FS. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bari to Messina via Sibari, Castiglione Cosentino, Paola, Villa S.Giovanni, and Villa San Giovanni in around 7 h 40 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Bari to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Bari to Lamezia Terme via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Bari to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Bari to Lamezia Terme via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$65 - $350
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bari to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Bari to Lamezia Terme via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Bari to Lamezia Terme via Turin
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Paola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
Train from Bari Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $36
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
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
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Phone
+39 098 3520 315
Email
info@fsbusitaliafast.it
Website
fsbusitaliafast.it
Bus from Bari to Cantinella
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
simetspa.it
Bus from Bari to Sibari
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
simetspa.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Bivio Cantinella to Messina FS
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24
Schedules at
saj.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Messina
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it

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