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

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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Bus Ias Auto Linee  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina FS to Bivio Cantinella
  2. Take the bus from Cantinella to Bari

$27 - $40

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Bus FlixBus  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina to Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano 582
  2. Take the bus from Spezzano albanese Terme to Bari Station

$34 - $43

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Bari

$63 - $139

Bus to Catania, fly to Bari  •  4 h 8 min

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

$67 - $349

Train to Palermo, fly to Bari  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
  2. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Bari (BRI) PMO - BRI

$66 - $240

Bus to Catania, fly to Brindisi, train  •  8 h

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Catania Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Brindisi (BDS) CTA - BDS
  3. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale

$99 - $521

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Messina to Bari is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 7 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Bari is to bus and fly which costs 55€ - 310€ and takes 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Bari. However, there are services departing from Messina FS and arriving at Bari via Cantinella. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 9 min.

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The distance between Messina and Bari is 343 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Bari without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 9 min and costs 23€ - 35€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 9 min to get from Messina to Bari, including transfers.

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Messina to Bari bus services, operated by Ias Auto Linee, depart from Messina FS station.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Messina to Bari bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., arrive at Bari station.

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Volotea offers flights from Catania Airport to Bari Airport.

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The nearest airport to Bari is Bari (BRI) Airport which is 8 km away. Other nearby airports include Brindisi (BDS) (104.1 km) and Dubrovnik (DBV) (198.8 km).

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There are 783+ hotels available in Bari. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Bari.
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  • Distance: 214.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 9 min

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

You can take a bus from Messina to Bari via Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano and Spezzano albanese Terme in around 8 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Flights from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Genoa
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Pisa
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
Bus operators
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Messina FS to Bivio Cantinella
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Phone
+39 098 3520 315
Email
info@fsbusitaliafast.it
Website
fsbusitaliafast.it
Bus from Cantinella to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
simetspa.it
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Messina to Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Spezzano albanese Terme to Bari Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
saj.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Catania Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
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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