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There are 6 ways to get from Lecce to Taormina by bus and ferry, train, bus, car ferry, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus and ferry, train  •  9h 25m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Lecce to Messina
  2. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina Reg / ...

37€ - 96€

Cheapest option

Bus, car ferry, train  •  10h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Lecce to Villa San Giovanni 586
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina Reg / ...

30€ - 98€

4 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Lecce, Piazzale Carmelo Bene to Catania, Via D'Amico
  2. Take the bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina byzantine Tombs

44€ - 53€

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 42m

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

70€ - 140€

Fly from Brindisi, train  •  7h 9m

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Catania (CTA) BDS - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina

63€ - 447€

Train to Bari, fly, train  •  6h 5m

  1. Take the train from Lecce to Bari Centrale
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina

60€ - 334€

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The cheapest way to get from Lecce to Taormina is to bus which costs 40€ - 55€ and takes 10h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Lecce to Taormina is to train and fly which costs 60€ - 340€ and takes 6h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lecce to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Lecce, Piazzale Carmelo Bene and arriving at Taormina byzantine Tombs via Catania via Archimede. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 29m.

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The distance between Lecce and Taormina is 373 km.

The best way to get from Lecce to Taormina without a car is to bus and ferry and train which takes 9h 25m and costs 35€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 9h 25m to get from Lecce to Taormina, including transfers.

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Lecce to Taormina bus services, operated by SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro, depart from Lecce, Piazzale Carmelo Bene station.

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There is no direct flight from Brindisi Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 15m and has one stopover.

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Lecce to Taormina bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Taormina byzantine Tombs station.

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easyJet, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Brindisi Airport to Catania Airport.

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Map of how to get from Lecce to Taormina.
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  • Distance: 233.4 miles
  • Duration: 9h 25m

What companies run services between Lecce, Italy and Taormina, Italy?

You can take a bus from Lecce to Taormina via Catania, Via D'Amico and Catania via Archimede in around 10h 29m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Turin
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
50€ - 190€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 550€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 400€
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 Messina Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
6€ - 8€
Train from Catania Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
6€ - 8€
Train from Lecce to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 21€
Website
trenitalia.com
1st Class
17€ - 21€
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 Messina Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 17€
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lecce to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
trenitalia.com
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 Lecce to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Lecce to Messina
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Book at
autoservizisalemi.it
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Lecce, Piazzale Carmelo Bene to Catania, Via D'Amico
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina byzantine Tombs
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 9€
Schedules at
interbus.it
Book at
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FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lecce to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 3€
Car
24€ - 40€

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