There are 5 ways to get from Messina to Cosenza by bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, train, rideshare or car

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  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Cosenza, Svincolo A/3 582

$11 - $45

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Messina to Cosenza 86.3 miles

$9 - $14

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Cosenza

$13 - $95

Carferry, train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the carferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Cosenza Reg

$17 - $74

Carferry, drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the carferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Cosenza

$29 - $84

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Messina - Piazza Repubblica and arriving at Cosenza, Svincolo A/3. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Messina and Cosenza is 137 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Cosenza without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs .

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The bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Cosenza, Svincolo A/3 takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Messina to Cosenza bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Messina - Piazza Repubblica station.

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Messina to Cosenza bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Cosenza, Svincolo A/3 station.

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Book your Messina to Cosenza bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 319+ hotels available in Cosenza. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Messina and Cosenza. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Cosenza.
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  • Distance: 85.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

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

SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Messina to Cosenza 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. FlixBus also services this route once daily.

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 Cosenza
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$25 - $30
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Cosenza, Svincolo A/3
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
saisautolinee.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 Cosenza, Cosenza
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Messina FS to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Messina to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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