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There are 2 ways to get from Messina to Castro by bus, ferry or car

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Maglie Megapark Via Otranto

Ferry, drive

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

Messina to Castro by bus and walk

21 Weekly Services
9h 41m Average Duration
€36 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Messina to Castro is to bus which costs €35 - €50 and takes 9h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Castro is to ferry and drive which costs €65 - €110 and takes 6h 24m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Castro. However, there are services departing from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica and arriving at Castro via Maglie. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 41m.

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The distance between Messina and Castro is 320 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Castro without a car is to bus which takes 9h 41m and costs €35 - €50.

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It takes approximately 9h 41m to get from Messina to Castro, including transfers.

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Messina to Castro bus services, operated by SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro, depart from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica station.

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Messina to Castro bus services, operated by SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro, arrive at Maglie Megapark Via Otranto station.

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There are 467+ hotels available in Castro. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Castro.
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  • Distance: 319.5 km
  • Duration: 9h 41m

What companies run services between Messina, Italy and Castro, Apulia, Italy?

SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro operates a bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Maglie Megapark Via Otranto 3 times a day. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 7h 50m.

Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Maglie Megapark Via Otranto
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Ferry operators
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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