There are 6 ways to get from Messina to Lecce by bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, train, night bus, car or plane

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  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina FS to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Lecce

$45 - $51

5 alternative options

Bus via RENDE-Viale Marconi Ex Erg  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from MESSINA-Staz.Fs P.Repubblica to RENDE-Viale Marconi Ex Erg Baltour
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Lecce

$54 - $64

Car ferry, train, night bus  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Messina to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Lamezia Terme Centrale Reg / ...
  3. Take the night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Taranto Bus
  4. Take the train from Taranto to Lecce Icn

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 1 min

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

$73 - $141

Train, fly to Brindisi  •  7 h 8 min

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

$85 - $510

Train, fly to Bari  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bari (BRI) CTA - BRI
  3. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Lecce

$93 - $392

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

You can take a bus from Messina to Lecce via RENDE-Viale Marconi Ex Erg, Rende - Quattromiglia-Via G. Marconi n.c.81, Cosenza - Autostazione-Viale degli Arrivi, and Cosenza in around 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 52 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Taranto to Lecce
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$14 - $20
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Lecce
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$31
Schedules at
saj.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from MESSINA-Staz.Fs P.Repubblica to RENDE-Viale Marconi Ex Erg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$3 - $35
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$4
Car
$30 - $31

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Messina to Lecce?

The distance between Messina and Lecce is 329 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Messina to Lecce?

The cheapest way to get from Messina to Lecce is to bus which costs 36€ - 42€ and takes 8 h 36 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Messina to Lecce?

The quickest way to get from Messina to Lecce is to car ferry and drive which takes 6 h 1 min and costs 55€ - 120€.

Is there a direct bus between Messina and Lecce?

No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Lecce. However, there are services departing from Messina FS and arriving at Lecce via Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 36 min.

How long does it take to get from Messina to Lecce?

It takes approximately 8 h 36 min to get from Messina to Lecce, including transfers.