There are 10 ways to get from Messina to Florence by train, plane, bus and ferry, bus, 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

Train to Catania, fly to Florence  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Florence (FLR) CTA - FLR

$64 - $197

Cheapest option

Train to Catania, fly to Pisa, train  •  5 h 50 min

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

$44 - $224

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Train to Catania, fly to Bologna, train  •  5 h 56 min

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

$66 - $323

Train to Palermo, fly to Pisa, train  •  7 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
  2. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Pisa (PSA) PMO - PSA
  3. Take the train from Pisa C.Le to Firenze Smn

$60 - $208

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 / ...

$153 - $246

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 - $240

Car ferry, train  •  13 h 22 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

Bus Baltour  •  13 h 41 min

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

$51 - $69

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 train and fly which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The distance between Messina and Florence is 718 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Messina to Florence, including transfers.

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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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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 - $240 and the journey takes 13 h 15 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Florence via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Catania to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Palermo to Pisa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Catania to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Palermo to Pisa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 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
$30 - $40
Trenitalia Frecce
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
$16 - $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 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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Firenze Campo Marte
Ave. Duration
11 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Firenze Terminal Bus
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$160 - $240
Schedules at
saisautolinee.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
$29 - $45

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