Directions from Messina to Greece

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Recommended option

Train to Catania, fly to Athens  •  6 h 42 min

  1. CTA - ATH

$88 - $318

9 alternative options

Train to Catania, fly to Irakleion  •  8 h 47 min

  1. CTA - HER

$119 - $500

Train to Catania, fly to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 1 min

  1. CTA - SKG

$148 - $428

Train to Palermo, fly to Athens  •  8 h 46 min

  1. PMO - ATH

$101 - $405

Bus, bus and ferry  •  26 h 11 min

$149 - $184

Train, bus and ferry  •  28 h 26 min

  1. Fa
  2. Rv / ...
  3. 885

$281 - $437

Car ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus  •  28 h 43 min

  1. Ic
  2. Reg / ...

$166 - $254

Car ferry, train, bus  •  30 h 59 min

  1. Fb / ...

Bus, car ferry, bus and ferry  •  37 h 8 min

$130 - $253

Car ferry, drive  •  25 h 56 min

$138 - $269

What companies run services between Messina, Italy and Greece?

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

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Athens via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Bari
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Verona
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Bari, Athens
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Palermo to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Palermo to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Venice Treviso, Budapest
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $300
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Geneva
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Budapest
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$100 - $370
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Travel Service
Website
travelservice.aero
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Zurich
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Reggio Di Calabria Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
7 h 12 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$35 - $45
Train from Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalampáka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Train from Kiáto to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Bus operators
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
Bus and ferry from Messina FS to Bivio Cantinella
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Bus from Cantinella to Bari
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
saj.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 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 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Napoli to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patras to Kiáto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
KTEL Kefallonia
Phone
2671022281
Email
transportation@ktelkefalonias.gr
Website
ktelkefalonias.gr
Bus and ferry from Sami to Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
ktelkefalonias.gr
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $30
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$3
Car
$29 - $30
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
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$95 - $96
Aircraft-type seats
$107 - $108
2 bed inside cabin
$268 - $269
3 bed outside cabin
$220 - $270
Ventouris Ferries
Phone
+30 210 4828001
Email
booking@ventourisferries.com
Website
ventourisferries.com
Car ferry from Bari to Sami
Ave. Duration
19 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $160
Schedules at
ventourisferries.com
DECK
$70
AIRTYPE SEATS
$76
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$157
Grimaldi Lines

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Messina and Greece is 566 km.

The cheapest way to get from Messina to Greece is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 42 min.

The quickest way to get from Messina to Greece is to train and fly which takes 6 h 42 min and costs 70€ - 280€.

No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Greece. However, there are services departing from Messina FS and arriving at Athens via Cosenza, Brindisi Ospedale Perrino, Brindisi and Fier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 11 min.

It takes approximately 6 h 42 min to get from Messina to Greece, including transfers.