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

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Train  •  1 h 15 min

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

$16 - $24

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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 to Messina - Piazza Repubblica A18

$15 - $22

Bus and ferry  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Messina

$65 - $95

Drive  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Catania to Messina 61.6 miles

$14 - $22

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Catania and arriving at Messina - Piazza Repubblica. Services depart hourly. 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 hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 15 min.

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The distance between Catania and Messina is 89 km. The road distance is 98.6 km.

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The best way to get from Catania to Messina without a car is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs .

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

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Catania to Messina bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Catania station.

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Catania to Messina train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Catania Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Catania to Messina is to train which takes 1 h 15 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Catania to Messina train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Messina Centrale station.

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  • Distance: 55.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 15 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Catania to Messina hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Catania to Messina hourly. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min.

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.

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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
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Messina
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Catania to Messina is 99 km. It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to drive from Catania to Messina.

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There are 679+ hotels available in Messina. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Catania and Messina. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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