There are 8 ways to get from Bari to Messina by bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry, night bus, 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 Ias Auto Linee  •  7 h 9 min

$28 - $40

Cheapest option

Night bus, train  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Bus
  2. Ic

$18 - $27

6 alternative options

Bus, train, car ferry  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Reg
  2. Reg / ...

$32 - $92

Bus Saj  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Baltour

$47 - $58

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 26 min

$66 - $122

Fly to Catania, bus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. BRI - CTA

$67 - $349

Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  7 h 9 min

  1. BRI - REG

$147 - $571

Fly to Palermo, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. BRI - PMO

$78 - $244

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bari and Messina is 343 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bari to Messina is to night bus and train which costs 15€ - 23€ and takes 8 h 1 min.

The quickest way to get from Bari to Messina is to fly and bus which takes 4 h 47 min and costs 55€ - 300€.

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.

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

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

You can take a bus from Bari to Messina via Cosenza, Cosenza - Autostazione-Corsia n.8, Rende - Quattr. Via Marconi- Staz.Serv.ERG, and RENDE-Viale Marconi Ex Erg in around 8 h 41 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
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 Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Bari to Reggio Calabria via Rome, Turin
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Bari to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
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 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $27
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
orario.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
Bus operators
Simet SPA
Phone
+39.0983.520315
Email
simetspa@simetspa.it
Website
simetspa.it
Bus from Bari to Cantinella
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
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
$25
Schedules at
saj.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from RENDE-Viale Marconi Ex Erg to MESSINA-Staz.Fs P.Repubblica
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night bus from Bari Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Ferry operators
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

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