There are 13 ways to get from France to Messina by plane, train, car ferry, night train, bus, 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, train  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Catania (CTA) NCE - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$89 - $305

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Train to Genoa, fly, train  •  9 h 20 min

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

$66 - $287

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Fly from Lyon, train  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Catania (CTA) LYS - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$110 - $597

Fly from Paris CDG, train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Catania (CTA) CDG - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$94 - $440

Fly from Paris Orly, train  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Catania (CTA) ORY - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$80 - $432

Train to Stuttgart, fly, train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Catania (CTA) STR - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$139 - $407

Train, train to Turin, fly  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Breil-sur-Roya
  2. Take the train from Breil Sur Roya to Torino Porta Nuova
  3. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Catania (CTA) TRN - CTA
  4. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$79 - $282

Train to Geneva, fly, train  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
  2. Fly from Geneva (GVA) to Catania (CTA) GVA - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$124 - $328

Train, carferry  •  18 h 44 min

  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 carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$244 - $362

Thello, train  •  29 h 33 min

  1. Take the Thello from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale 221
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Messina Centrale Icn

$222 - $302

Bus  •  29 h 41 min

  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  •  34 h 45 min

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

$162 - $327

Drive, ferry  •  28 h 41 min

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

$253 - $409

Questions & Answers

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 29 h 41 min.

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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 carferry which takes 18 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min 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 2 h.

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

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Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Nice Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 679+ hotels available in Messina. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from France to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from France to Messina.
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  • Distance: 910.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 29 min

What companies run services between France and Messina, Italy?

You can take a bus from Paris to Messina via Gare De Bercy - Popb, Paris, Paris, Turin, Torino, and Torino - Autostazione in around 29 h 41 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Turin to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Nice to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Lyon to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,200
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $750
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,700
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $750
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $750
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $950
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $2,800
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lyon to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $950
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lyon to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Geneva to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Turin to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Turin to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Geneva to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Train operators
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
16 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $65
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$35 - $45
1st Class
$55 - $70
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $270
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Strasbourg to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
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
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$18 - $22
Train from Breil Sur Roya to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $25
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.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Breil-sur-Roya
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $26
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Lyon-Part-Dieu to Genève
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Torino Porta Susa Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 37 min
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
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Night train from Gare de Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 46 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $140
Website
thello.com
Bus operators
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 Paris, Paris to Turin, Torino
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Torino - Autostazione to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
17 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Naples
Ave. Duration
25 h
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
7 h 10 min
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45

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