There are 10 ways to get from Messina to Greece by bus, plane, bus and ferry, car ferry, train or car

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Bus, fly to Athens  •  6 h 2 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 Irakleion  •  7 h 48 min

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

$117 - $495

Bus, fly to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 38 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 Sitia  •  17 h 18 min

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

$347 - $1,055

Bus, fly to Chania  •  11 h 8 min

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

$293 - $856

Bus and ferry, bus  •  27 h 28 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

$213 - $293

Car ferry, train, bus  •  31 h 6 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Centrale Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus from Napoli to Bari Porto
  4. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  5. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  6. Take the train from Kiato to Athens

Car ferry, train, bus and ferry, bus  •  33 h 49 min

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

$172 - $271

Bus, car ferry, bus and ferry  •  38 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina FS to Bivio Cantinella
  2. Take the bus from Bivio Cantinella to Bari 587
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Sami
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Sami to Athens

$136 - $249

Car ferry, drive  •  25 h 56 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 - $285

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The cheapest way to get from Messina to Greece is to bus and fly which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Greece is to bus and fly which costs 70€ - 270€ and takes 6 h 2 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 27 h 28 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 which takes 27 h 28 min and costs 180€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 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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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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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 9:59 AM in Messina and 10:59 AM in Greece.

Map of how to get from Messina to Greece.
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  • Distance: 353.9 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

What companies run services between Messina, Italy and Greece?

There is no direct connection from Messina to Athens. However, 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. Alternatively, you can 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
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Milan Bergamo, Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Bucharest Otopeni, Athens
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Catania to Chania via Athens, Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
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 Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $230
Flights from Catania to Chania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Rome, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Istanbul, Athens
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Milan Bergamo, Athens
Ave. Duration
16 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Catania to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Catania to Chania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Catania to Thessaloniki via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Sky Express
Website
skyexpress.gr
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Milan Malpensa, Irakleion
Ave. Duration
16 h 5 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Catania to Sitia via Munich
Ave. Duration
21 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Catania to Chania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.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
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiato to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
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 7 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 20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
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
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.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
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Napoli to Bari-Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
$65 - $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
$48
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
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
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 Bivio Cantinella to Bari
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $22
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
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
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
$108 - $109
2 bed inside cabin
$269 - $270
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
$70 - $160
Schedules at
ventourisferries.com
DECK
$70
AIRTYPE SEATS
$76
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
$158
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