There are 6 ways to get from Messina to Taranto by bus and ferry, bus, car ferry, train, 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.

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Bus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina FS to Bivio Cantinella
  2. Take the bus from Bivio Cantinella to Taranto 587

$22 - $34

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry, bus  •  7 h 4 min

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

$84 - $108

Carferry, train  •  8 h 2 min

  1. Take the carferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola Reg / ...
  3. Take the train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari Reg
  4. Take the train from Sibari to Taranto Ic

$40 - $114

Carferry, drive  •  4 h 52 min

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

$58 - $129

Bus, fly to Bari  •  5 h 36 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 Taranto Centro

$69 - $354

Bus, fly to Brindisi  •  7 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza Repubblica to Catania Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Brindisi (BDS) CTA - BDS
  3. Take the bus from Brindisi to Taranto

$87 - $501

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Messina to Taranto. However, there are services departing from Messina FS and arriving at Taranto via Bivio Cantinella. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 50 min.

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The distance between Messina and Taranto is 291 km.

The best way to get from Messina to Taranto without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 50 min to get from Messina to Taranto, including transfers.

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Messina to Taranto bus services, operated by Ias Auto Linee, depart from Messina FS 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 Taranto bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Taranto station.

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

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There are 483+ hotels available in Taranto. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Messina to Taranto.
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  • Distance: 182.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 50 min

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

There is no direct connection from Messina to Taranto. However, you can take the bus to Bivio Cantinella then take the bus to Taranto. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Messina to Taranto via Cosenza and Cosenza in around 7 h 4 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 Catania to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Venice
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Catania to Brindisi via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
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 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
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 Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Messina FS to Bivio Cantinella
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
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 Bivio Cantinella to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice 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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17
Schedules at
saj.it
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 Taranto Centro
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Brindisi to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
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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