There are 7 ways to get from Messina to Matera by car ferry, train, night bus, bus, bus and ferry, 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

Carferry, train, night bus, bus  •  7 h 52 min

  1. Take the carferry 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 - Scalo to Matera 354

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Bus  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina to Sibari 582
  2. Take the bus from Sibari to Scanzano Jonico
  3. Take the bus from Scanzano Jonico to Matera 354

$31 - $41

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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

$87 - $111

Train, bus  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari Reg
  3. Take the train from Sibari to Metaponto Ic
  4. Take the bus from Metaponto - Scalo to Matera 354

$107 - $164

Carferry, drive  •  4 h 57 min

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

$58 - $124

Bus to Catania, fly, bus  •  5 h 5 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 bus from Bari to Matera

$66 - $351

Train to Palermo, fly, bus  •  8 h 13 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

$61 - $242

Questions & Answers

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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The distance between Messina and Matera is 289 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Matera without a car is to carferry and train and night bus and bus which takes 7 h 52 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 52 min to get from Messina to Matera, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Messina to Matera bus services, operated by Sita Sud, arrive at Matera station.

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Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Bari Airport.

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There are 919+ hotels available in Matera. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Matera.
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  • Distance: 180.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 52 min

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

You can take a bus from Messina to Matera via Sibari and Scanzano Jonico in around 8 h 49 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Palermo to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
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
Flights from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
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 Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
Train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
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
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 Sibari to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus 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
Night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Metaponto - Scalo to Matera
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Scanzano Jonico to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Airport to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
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
Bus from Sibari to Scanzano Jonico
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
saj.it
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 Messina to Sibari
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Bari to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
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
$28 - $45

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