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

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Recommended option

Bus and ferry, bus  •  7 h 29 min

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

$87 - $111

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina to Rossano 582
  2. Take the bus from Rossano to Taranto 587
  3. Take the bus from Taranto to Brindisi Station

$31 - $51

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Ferry, train  •  10 h 38 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 Brindisi Reg / ...

$59 - $96

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 39 min

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

$68 - $139

Bus, fly to Brindisi  •  6 h 16 min

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

$82 - $495

Bus, fly to Bari, train  •  5 h 39 min

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

$84 - $375

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Messina to Brindisi is to bus which costs 26€ - 45€ and takes 10 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Brindisi is to car ferry and drive which costs 55€ - 130€ and takes 5 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Brindisi. However, there are services departing from Messina and arriving at Brindisi via Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 29 min.

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The distance between Messina and Brindisi is 340 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Brindisi without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 7 h 29 min and costs 75€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Messina to Brindisi, including transfers.

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Messina to Brindisi bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Messina station.

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Brindisi Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Messina to Brindisi bus services, operated by Saj, arrive at Brindisi station.

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

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Map of how to get from Messina to Brindisi.
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  • Distance: 212.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 29 min

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

You can take a bus from Messina to Brindisi via Rossano and Taranto in around 10 h 57 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
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.

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
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 Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
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 Bari Centrale to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
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 Messina to Rossano
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rossano to Taranto
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Società Trasporti Pubblici Brindisi SpA
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
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
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

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