There are 11 ways to get from Messina to Rome by train, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, rideshare, car, plane or ferry

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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Train Trenitalia Frecce  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola Fa
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini Fr / ...

$128 - $201

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Rideshare  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Messina to Rome 304.6 miles

$41

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Train Trenitalia Intercity  •  8 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Roma Termini Ic / ...

$65 - $90

Bus  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Rome Stazione Tiburtina

$110 - $160

Bus and ferry  •  8 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Rome

$50 - $95

Carferry, bus  •  10 h 42 min

  1. Take the carferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the bus from Villa San Giovanni to Roma Tiburtina

$50 - $101

Carferry, drive  •  7 h 25 min

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

$103 - $194

Bus to Catania, fly  •  4 h 24 min

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

$50 - $180

Ferry to Reggio Calabria, fly  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Reggio Calabria
  2. Fly from Reggio Calabria (REG) to Rome (FCO) REG - FCO

$76 - $400

Carferry, train to Lamezia Terme, fly  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the carferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Lamezia Terme Centrale
  3. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Rome (FCO) SUF - FCO

$58 - $351

Train to Palermo, fly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
  2. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Rome (FCO) PMO - FCO

$56 - $201

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Messina - Piazza Repubblica and arriving at Rome Stazione Tiburtina. Services depart three times a day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Messina Centrale and arriving at Roma Termini. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 19 min.

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The distance between Messina and Rome is 487 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Rome without a car is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 24 min to get from Messina to Rome, including transfers.

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Messina to Rome bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Messina - Piazza Repubblica station.

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Messina to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Messina Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Messina to Rome is to train which takes 6 h 24 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 8 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Catania Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Messina to Rome bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Rome Stazione Tiburtina station.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Rome.
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  • Distance: 304.5 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 24 min

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

You can take a train from Messina to Rome via Villa San Giovanni, Villa S.Giovanni, and Napoli Afragola in around 6 h 24 min. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Messina to Rome 3 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 8 h 45 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Reggio Calabria to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Reggio Calabria to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Train operators
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 Villa S.Giovanni to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Afragola Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
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 Messina Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
8 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
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 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
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
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Rome Stazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
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
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina to Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Villa San Giovanni to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Messina to Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$41
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Messina to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Rome Airport.

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