There are 5 ways to get from Messina to Lecce by bus and ferry, bus, night bus, car ferry, car, train 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 and ferry, bus  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Lecce

$98 - $123

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  11 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina FS to Mirto
  2. Take the bus from Mirto to Taranto - via Porto Mercantile
  3. Take the night bus from Taranto to Lecce

$43 - $54

3 alternative options

Car ferry, drive  •  6 h 1 min

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

$73 - $155

Train, fly to Brindisi  •  6 h 51 min

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

$75 - $500

Train, fly to Bari  •  7 h 4 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

$81 - $381

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Messina to Lecce is to bus and night bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 11 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Lecce is to car ferry and drive which costs 60€ - 140€ and takes 6 h 1 min.

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The distance between Messina and Lecce is 329 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 2 min to get from Messina to Lecce, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Lecce. However, there are services departing from Messina and arriving at Lecce via Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 2 min.

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

There is no direct connection from Messina to Lecce. However, you can take the bus and ferry to Cosenza, take the walk to Cosenza, then take the bus to Lecce. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Messina to Lecce via Mirto, Taranto - via Porto Mercantile, and Taranto in around 11 h 14 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 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Pisa
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
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
Bus operators
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
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
$30
Schedules at
saj.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Messina FS to Mirto
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Autolinee Romano
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Night bus from Taranto to Lecce
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
marozzivt.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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