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There are 7 ways to get from Messina to Bari by bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, train, 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.

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Bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina to Sibari 582
  2. Take the bus from Sibari to Bari

$28 - $44

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Bus and ferry, bus  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Bari Station

$90 - $114

Car ferry, train, bus  •  8 h 24 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola Reg / ...
  3. Take the train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari Reg
  4. Take the bus from Sibari to Bari

$33 - $105

Ferry, train  •  10 h 40 min

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

$62 - $101

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  •  4 h 18 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  •  7 h 26 min

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

$61 - $240

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The cheapest way to get from Messina to Bari is to bus which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 7 h 13 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 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Bari. However, there are services departing from Messina and arriving at Bari via Sibari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 13 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 13 min and costs 24€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Messina to Bari, including transfers.

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Messina to Bari bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Messina station.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 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, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Bari Airport.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Bari.
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  • Distance: 214.4 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 min

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

You can take a bus from Messina to Bari via Sibari in around 7 h 13 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Palermo to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Flights from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
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 Villa S.Giovanni to Paola
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
Train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
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 Reggio Di Calabria Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Messina to Sibari
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Bari Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
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 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it

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