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There are 7 ways to get from Igoumenitsa to Messina by bus and ferry, car ferry, train, night bus, bus, ferry, car or plane

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Recommended option

Bus and ferry  •  21 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Igoumenitsa to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Messina

$150 - $217

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Car ferry, drive  •  16 h 11 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
  2. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$88 - $231

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Car ferry, train, night bus  •  23 h 48 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Taranto Reg / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Taranto to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  4. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Reg / ...
  5. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

Car ferry, bus  •  25 h 20 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
  2. Take the bus from Brindisi to Leverano 103
  3. Take the bus from Gallipoli - Piazza Cimitero to Cosenza
  4. Take the bus from Cosenza, Cosenza to Messina 582

$110 - $209

Car ferry, train, ferry  •  25 h 53 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
  2. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Taranto Reg / ...
  3. Take the train from Taranto to Reggio Di Calabria Centrale Ic
  4. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$134 - $353

Bus to Ioannina, fly, train  •  13 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Ioannina
  2. Fly from Ioannina (IOA) to Catania (CTA) IOA - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$90 - $336

Car ferry to Brindisi, fly, train  •  17 h 17 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
  2. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Catania (CTA) BDS - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$152 - $655

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Igoumenitsa to Messina is to car ferry and bus which costs 95€ - 190€ and takes 25 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Igoumenitsa to Messina is to bus and fly and train which costs 75€ - 300€ and takes 13 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Igoumenitsa to Messina. However, there are services departing from Igoumenitsa and arriving at Messina via Piazza U.Bassi and Ancona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 21 h 15 min.

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The distance between Igoumenitsa and Messina is 433 km.

The best way to get from Igoumenitsa to Messina without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 21 h 15 min and costs 130€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 21 h 15 min to get from Igoumenitsa to Messina, including transfers.

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Igoumenitsa to Messina bus services, operated by Portokalidis Tours, depart from Igoumenitsa station.

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There is no direct flight from Ioannina Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 13 h 30 min and has one stopover.

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Igoumenitsa to Messina bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Messina station.

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Messina is 1 h behind Igoumenitsa. It is currently 9:49 PM in Igoumenitsa and 8:49 PM in Messina.

Map of how to get from Igoumenitsa to Messina.
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  • Distance: 270.8 miles
  • Duration: 21 h 15 min

What companies run services between Igoumenitsa, Greece and Messina, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Igoumenitsa to Messina. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Ancona, take the walk to Piazza U.Bassi, take the bus to Stazione Fs-Rosselli, take the walk to Ancona, then take the bus and ferry to Messina. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Igoumenitsa to Messina via Bari, Bari-Porto, Bari, Bari Centrale, Taranto, Lamezia Terme Centrale, Villa S.Giovanni, and Villa San Giovanni in around 23 h 48 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Ioannina to Catania via Athens, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Ioannina to Catania via Athens, Rome
Ave. Duration
11 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Ioannina to Catania via Athens, Naples
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
15 h 35 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Ioannina to Catania via Athens, Sofia
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
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 Bari Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
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 Taranto to Reggio Di Calabria Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.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
Bus operators
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Igoumenitsa to Ancona
Ave. Duration
8 h 54 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Messina
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 Taranto to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
S.T.P. di Terra d' Otranto
Phone
0832-228441
Email
info@stplecce.it
Website
stplecce.it
Bus from Brindisi to Leverano
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
stplecce.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Gallipoli - Piazza Cimitero to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
saj.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 Cosenza, Cosenza to Messina
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Ferry operators
Ventouris Ferries
Phone
+30 210 4828001
Email
booking@ventourisferries.com
Website
ventourisferries.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Schedules at
ventourisferries.com
DECK
$69
AIRTYPE SEATS
$75
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$156
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Bari
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$92
Aircraft-type seats
$101
2 bed inside cabin
$244
3 bed outside cabin
$190 - $240
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
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Schedules at
europeanseaways.com
DECK
$69
AIRTYPE SEATS
$75
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$156
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it
Grimaldi Lines

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Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air and four other airlines offer flights from Ioannina Airport to Catania Airport.

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