There are 9 ways to get from Messina to Matera by bus and ferry, bus, train, car ferry, 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 and ferry, bus  •  8 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Scanzano Jonico
  3. Take the bus from Scanzano Jonico to Matera 354

$88 - $112

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina FS to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Scanzano Jonico
  3. Take the bus from Scanzano Jonico to Matera 354

$34 - $39

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Train  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Salerno Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Ferrandina-Scalo Matera Fr / ...

$135 - $189

Car ferry, train, bus  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Reggio Di Calabria Centrale to Metaponto Ic
  3. Take the bus from Metaponto to Matera 354 / ...

$56 - $121

Car ferry, train, night bus, bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima 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 Metaponto Bus
  4. Take the bus from Metaponto to Matera 354 / ...

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 57 min

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

$58 - $124

Train to Catania, fly to Bari, bus  •  5 h 30 min

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

$58 - $348

Train to Palermo, fly to Bari, bus  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
  2. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Bari (BRI) PMO - BRI
  3. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

$66 - $242

Train to Catania, fly to Brindisi, bus  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Catania Centrale
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Brindisi (BDS) CTA - BDS
  3. Take the bus from Brindisi to Bari
  4. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

$88 - $512

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Messina to Matera is to bus which costs 28€ - 34€ and takes 8 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Matera is to car ferry and drive which costs 50€ - 110€ and takes 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Messina and Matera is 289 km.

It takes approximately 8 h 3 min to get from Messina to Matera, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Matera. However, there are services departing from Messina and arriving at Matera via Cosenza and Scanzano Jonico. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 3 min.

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

You can take a train from Messina to Matera via Villa San Giovanni, Villa S.Giovanni, Salerno, Ferrandina-Scalo Matera, and Ferrandina Scalo in around 9 h 38 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
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
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
Flights from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Genoa
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
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
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 Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Reggio Di Calabria Centrale to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
6 h 2 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Salerno to Ferrandina-Scalo Matera
Ave. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
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
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
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 Scanzano Jonico
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
saj.it
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Scanzano Jonico to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Metaponto to Matera
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Airport (BRI) to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
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
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
Night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Bari to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Brindisi to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.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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