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

Bus and ferry, bus  •  6 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Messina to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Taranto via Porto Mercantile

$85 - $109

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina FS to Mirto
  2. Take the bus from Mirto Crosia to Taranto - Area Porto Mercantile

$31 - $38

5 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 51 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 Taranto Ic

$105 - $164

Car ferry, drive  •  4 h 52 min

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

$58 - $129

Train to Catania, fly to Brindisi, bus  •  7 h 59 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 Taranto

$79 - $498

Train to Catania, fly to Bari, bus  •  5 h 59 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 Taranto Centro

$61 - $351

Train to Palermo, fly to Bari, bus  •  8 h 9 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 Taranto Centro

$69 - $246

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Messina to Taranto is to bus which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 8 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Messina to Taranto is to car ferry and drive which costs 45€ - 120€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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The distance between Messina and Taranto is 291 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 38 min to get from Messina to Taranto, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Taranto. However, there are services departing from Messina and arriving at Taranto via Porto Mercantile via Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 38 min.

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

You can take a train from Messina to Taranto via Villa San Giovanni, Villa S.Giovanni, Paola, Castiglione Cosentino, and Sibari in around 7 h 51 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
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
Flights from Palermo to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
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
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
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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $27
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 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
Trenitalia Intercity
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 Taranto via Porto Mercantile
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
saj.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Messina FS to Mirto
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Autolinee Romano
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Brindisi to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Bari to Taranto Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
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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