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

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

Train  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Salerno Ic / ...

$167 - $220

Cheapest option

Car ferry, ferry  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Messina to Salerno
  2. Take the ferry from Salerno to Positano

$26 - $1,052

4 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Salerno

$74 - $98

Bus  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Salerno - Via Vinciprova

$80 - $109

Car ferry, drive  •  5 h 53 min

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

$73 - $154

Bus, fly, subway  •  7 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Catania Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Naples (NAP) CTA - NAP
  3. Take the subway from Napoli Garibaldi to Meta

$59 - $193

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The cheapest way to get from Messina to Positano is to car ferry and ferry which costs 22€ - 950€ and takes 11 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Positano is to train which costs 140€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Positano. However, there are services departing from Messina and arriving at Positano Sponda via Salerno and Amalfi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Messina to Positano. However, there are services departing from Messina and arriving at Positano via Salerno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

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The distance between Messina and Positano is 286 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Positano without a car is to train which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 140€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 45 min to get from Messina to Positano, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Messina to Positano is to train which takes 5 h 45 min and costs 140€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 65€ - 95€ and takes 9 h 38 min.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Naples Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Positano.
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  • Distance: 178.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 45 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Messina to Positano hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 40 min. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Messina to Positano 4 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h 15 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Naples
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
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 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
EAV
Phone
+39 800 211 388
Email
b@eavsrl.it
Website
eavsrl.it
Subway from Napoli Garibaldi to Meta
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
eavsrl.it
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina to Salerno
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Salerno - Via Vinciprova
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Catania Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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 to Salerno
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $1,100
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$23
Car
$1,042
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
Travelmar
Phone
+39089872950
Email
info@travelmar.it
Website
travelmar.it
Ferry from Salerno to Positano
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
travelmar.it
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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Messina to Positano bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Salerno station.

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Volotea and easyJet offer flights from Catania Airport to Naples Airport.

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There are 4987+ hotels available in Positano. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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