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.

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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

$90 - $114

Cheapest option

Bus, night bus  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina FS to Rossano FS
  2. Take the bus from Rossano to Taranto 587
  3. Take the night bus from Taranto to Lecce

$37 - $53

4 alternative options

Carferry, train, bus  •  9 h 30 min

  1. Take the carferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Castiglione Cosentino Reg
  3. Take the bus from Bivio Rende to Lecce

$38 - $95

Carferry, drive  •  6 h 1 min

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

$73 - $154

Bus, fly to Brindisi  •  6 h 28 min

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

$83 - $503

Bus, fly to Bari, train  •  6 h 7 min

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

$88 - $384

Questions & Answers

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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The distance between Messina and Lecce is 329 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Lecce without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 8 h 2 min and costs .

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

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

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There is no direct flight from Catania Airport to Brindisi Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 20 min and has one stopover.

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Messina to Lecce bus services, operated by Saj, arrive at Lecce station.

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Ryanair, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Brindisi Airport.

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There are 2108+ hotels available in Lecce. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Lecce.
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  • Distance: 205.9 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 2 min

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 Villa San Giovanni, Villa S.Giovanni, Castiglione Cosentino, and Bivio Rende in around 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Saturday
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

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 Castiglione Cosentino
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bari Centrale to Lecce
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$23
Schedules at
saj.it
Bus from Bivio Rende to Lecce
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
saj.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Messina FS to Rossano FS
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
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 Rossano to Taranto
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 - $16
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
saisautolinee.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
$28 - $45

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