There are 6 ways to get from Bari to Taormina by plane, train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, night bus 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, train  •  4 h 25 min

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

$55 - $339

Cheapest option

Night bus, train  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bari Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Taormina Ic / ...

$22 - $35

4 alternative options

Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 3 min

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

$30 - $52

Bus, train, carferry  •  9 h 19 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 carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina Reg / ...

$34 - $111

Bus Ias Auto Linee  •  9 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Cantinella
  2. Take the bus from Bivio Cantinella to Taormina

$30 - $43

Drive, carferry  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Taormina

$74 - $149

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Bari to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Bari and arriving at Taormina via Sibari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

More details

The distance between Bari and Taormina is 387 km.

The best way to get from Bari to Taormina without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 3 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 25 min to get from Bari to Taormina, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

Search flights

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

More details

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

Search flights

There are 2526+ hotels available in Taormina. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Bari to Bari Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

More details

Map of how to get from Bari to Taormina.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 241.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 25 min

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

You can take a bus from Bari to Taormina via Sibari in around 8 h 3 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
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 Catania Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
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
$25 - $29
Train from Messina Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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 Lamezia Terme Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Sibari to Taormina
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus from Bari to Cantinella
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Bivio Cantinella to Taormina
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
iasautolinee.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
Night bus from Bari Centrale to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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

Want to know more about travelling around Italy

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.