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There are 8 ways to get from Bari to Messina by bus, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, 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.

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Bus  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Sibari
  2. Take the bus from Sibari to Messina 582

$27 - $43

7 alternative options

Bus, train, car ferry  •  7 h 35 min

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

$31 - $102

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, ferry  •  10 h 9 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 ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$62 - $100

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 Catania, train  •  4 h 48 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 Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  6 h 30 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 Palermo, train  •  7 h 54 min

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

$61 - $244

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bari to Messina is to bus which costs 23€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 18 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 4 h 48 min.

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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 via Sibari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 18 min.

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The distance between Bari and Messina is 343 km.

The best way to get from Bari to Messina without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 18 min and costs 23€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Bari to Messina, including transfers.

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Bari to Messina bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., depart from Bari station.

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The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Bari to Messina bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Messina station.

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Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Bari Airport to Catania Airport.

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Map of how to get from Bari to Messina.
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  • Distance: 214.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 18 min

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

You can take a bus from Bari to Messina via Sibari in around 7 h 18 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bari to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Bari to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Bari to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Bari to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Train operators
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 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 Castiglione Cosentino to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
Train from Bari Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
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 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sibari to Messina
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
$25
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
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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The best way to get from Bari to Bari Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 5€.

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