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There are 9 ways to get from Messina to Greece by bus, plane, shuttle, bus and ferry, car ferry, train, 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.

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Bus, fly to Heraklion  •  7 h 30 min

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

$117 - $495

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Bus, fly to Athens  •  6 h 7 min

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

$86 - $313

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Bus, fly to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 23 min

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

$119 - $386

Bus, fly to Chania, Private transfer  •  11 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Catania Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Chania (CHQ) CTA - CHQ
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani

$293 - $856

Bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, train  •  29 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Bari
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  5. Take the train from Kiato to Athens

$210 - $435

Bus and ferry, bus  •  28 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$207 - $291

Ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus  •  33 h 20 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
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  5. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$165 - $232

Bus, car ferry, bus and ferry  •  38 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina to Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano 582
  2. Take the bus from Spezzano albanese Terme to Bari Station
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Sami
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Sami to Athens

$144 - $247

Car ferry, drive  •  26 h 1 min

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

$138 - $289

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The cheapest way to get from Messina to Greece is to bus and fly which costs 75€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Greece is to bus and fly which costs 75€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Greece. However, there are services departing from Messina and arriving at Αγ.Γεωργιοσ via Stazione Fs - Rosselli, Ancona, Ioannina and Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 57 min.

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The distance between Messina and Greece is 566 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Greece without a car is to bus and ferry and bus and car ferry and train which takes 29 h 35 min and costs 180€ - 380€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 30 min to get from Messina to Greece, including transfers.

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

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Heraklion Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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Messina to Greece bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, arrive at Athens station.

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Messina. It is currently 4:42 AM in Messina and 5:42 AM in Greece.

Map of how to get from Messina to Greece.
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  • Distance: 353.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 30 min

What companies run services between Messina, Italy and Greece?

There is no direct connection from Messina to Heraklion. However, you can take the bus to Catania Airport, take the walk to Catania airport, fly to Heraklion, take the walk to Irakleion Airport, then take the line 6 bus to Heraklion. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Catania Airport, take the walk to Catania airport, fly to Athens, take the walk to Στ.Αεροδρομιου, then take the subway to Athens.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Malta
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Catania to Chania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Catania to Chania via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Verona
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $950
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Catania to Chania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Munich
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from Catania to Chania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Heraklion via Naples
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Rome, Belgrade
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
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2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $11
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$14 - $17
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$18 - $20
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 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
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 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
B&S Transfers
Phone
+30 697 32 04 923
Email
info@crete-taxi-service.com
Website
crete-taxi-service.com
Shuttle from Chania Airport to Kokkini Hani
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Schedules at
crete-taxi-service.com
Luxurious Taxi
$185
Minivan
$254
Minibus
$392
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina to Ancona
Ave. Duration
11 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h 11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
saj.it
Bus from Spezzano albanese Terme to Bari Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
saj.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
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 Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
+30 26710 22281
Email
info@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Sami to Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $106
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $264
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260
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
Ventouris Ferries
Phone
+30 210 4828001
Email
booking@ventourisferries.com
Website
ventourisferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Sami
Ave. Duration
19 h 52 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $150
Schedules at
ventourisferries.com
DECK
$65
AIRTYPE SEATS
$71
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$146
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
Grimaldi Lines

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