There are 5 ways to get from Catania to Messina by train, bus, bus and ferry, car or rideshare

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Train  •  1 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale Ic / ...

$16 - $24

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Catania to Messina 59.8 miles

$6 - $10

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$15 - $23

Bus and ferry  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Messina Piazza della Repubblica

$65 - $95

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Catania to Messina 61.6 miles

$14 - $22

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The cheapest way to get from Catania to Messina is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Catania to Messina is to drive which takes 1 h 8 min and costs 12€ - 19€.

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The distance between Catania and Messina is 89 km. The road distance is 99 km.

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The train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale takes 1 h 15 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Catania Airport and arriving at Messina - Piazza Repubblica. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Catania Centrale and arriving at Messina Centrale. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Catania to Messina every 2 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Catania to Messina twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $23 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
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
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
$15 - $23
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Messina Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Catania to Messina
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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