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There are 9 ways to get from Messina to Florence by bus, plane, train, bus and ferry, car ferry 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, fly to Florence  •  4 h 13 min

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

$72 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus Baltour  •  13 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica to Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza Baltour

$51 - $68

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Bus, fly to Pisa, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Catania Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Pisa (PSA) CTA - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$52 - $227

Bus, fly to Bologna, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Catania Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bologna (BLQ) CTA - BLQ
  3. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella

$65 - $328

Train  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola Fa
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station Na-To / ...

$152 - $245

Bus and ferry  •  10 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Florence

$65 - $95

Bus SAIS Autolinee  •  13 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Firenze Terminal Bus

$160 - $230

Car ferry, train  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Firenze Campo Marte Icn

$93 - $164

Car ferry, drive  •  9 h 32 min

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

$143 - $254

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Messina to Florence is to bus which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 13 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Florence is to bus and fly which costs 60€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 13 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Messina and arriving at Florence. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 50 min.

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The distance between Messina and Florence is 718 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Florence without a car is to train which takes 8 h 36 min and costs 130€ - 220€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Messina to Florence, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Messina to Florence is to train which takes 8 h 36 min and costs 130€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 140€ - 200€ and takes 13 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Florence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Messina to Florence bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Florence station.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Florence.
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  • Distance: 449 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Messina to Florence via Villa San Giovanni, Villa S.Giovanni, Napoli Afragola, and Napoli Afragola Station in around 8 h 36 min. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Messina to Florence once daily. Tickets cost $160 - $230 and the journey takes 13 h 15 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Catania to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Catania to Bologna via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Florence
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
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 Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
2 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Afragola Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
italotreno.it
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 Villa S.Giovanni to Firenze Campo Marte
Ave. Duration
12 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Firenze Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina to Florence
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica to Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
http://www.baltour.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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