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There are 11 ways to get from France to Messina by plane, bus, train, car ferry, night train, bus and ferry, car 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.

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Fly from Nice, bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Catania (CTA) NCE - CTA
  2. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$87 - $300

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Train to Genoa, fly, bus  •  9h 33m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponente
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Catania (CTA) GOA - CTA
  3. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$64 - $282

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Fly from Lyon, bus  •  7h 17m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Catania (CTA) LYS - CTA
  2. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$108 - $592

Fly from Paris CDG, bus  •  7h 40m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Catania (CTA) CDG - CTA
  2. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$92 - $435

Fly from Nantes, bus  •  7h 28m

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Catania (CTA) NTE - CTA
  2. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$147 - $575

Thello to Milan Linate, fly, bus  •  10h 49m

  1. Take the Thello from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Catania (CTA) LIN - CTA
  3. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$106 - $304

Train, car ferry  •  18h 35m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Napoli Afragola Station
  3. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$244 - $362

Night train, train  •  29h 37m

  1. Take the night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale En
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Messina Centrale Icn

$207 - $302

Bus  •  29h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Turin, Torino N729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Torino - Autostazione to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica

$262 - $397

Bus, bus and ferry  •  34h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Naples
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Naples to Messina

$162 - $327

Drive, ferry  •  28h 41m

  1. Drive from Paris to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo
  3. Drive from Palermo to Messina

$253 - $409

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The cheapest way to get from France to Messina is to train and fly and bus which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 9h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from France to Messina is to fly and bus which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 6h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Messina. However, there are services departing from Petit Pont and arriving at Messina - Piazza della Repubblica via Paris, Paris and Torino - Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 49m.

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The distance between France and Messina is 1457 km.

The best way to get from France to Messina without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 18h 35m and costs 210€ - 320€.

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It takes approximately 6h 38m to get from France to Messina, including transfers.

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France to Messina bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris, Paris station.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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France to Messina bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Messina - Piazza della Repubblica station.

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easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Nice Airport to Catania Airport.

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Map of how to get from France to Messina.
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  • Distance: 910.6 miles
  • Duration: 6h 38m

What companies run services between France and Messina, Italy?

You can take a bus from Paris to Messina via Ministere De L'economie Et Des Finances, Paris, Paris, Turin, Torino, and Torino - Autostazione in around 29h 49m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Nice to Catania via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $390
Flights from Lyon to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,200
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Nantes to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 7m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Nantes to Catania via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,200
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Nantes to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Nantes to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Nantes to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Nantes to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,400
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Nantes to Catania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $270
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 Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponente
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$18 - $22
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
thello.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Night train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Milano Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
16h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
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
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Torino - Autostazione to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
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 Paris, Paris to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Naples
Ave. Duration
25h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Naples to Messina
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $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
30m
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
30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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