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There are 6 ways to get from Naples Airport (NAP) to Messina by plane, train, ferry, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus or car

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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Fly to Catania, train  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$46 - $174

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Bus  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Napoli, Corso Lucci to Messina - Piazza Repubblica 1590 / ...

$29 - $132

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Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  5 h 33 min

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

$134 - $394

Train, car ferry  •  6 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$48 - $112

Bus and ferry  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Napoli to Messina

$66 - $97

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Naples Airport (NAP) to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$76 - $153

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Naples Airport (NAP) to Messina is to bus which costs 25€ - 120€ and takes 8 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Naples Airport (NAP) to Messina is to fly and train which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Naples Airport (NAP) to Messina. However, there are services departing from Napoli - Capodichino Aeroporto and arriving at Messina via Napoli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 5 min.

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The distance between Naples Airport (NAP) and Messina is 318 km.

The best way to get from Naples Airport (NAP) to Messina without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 6 h 11 min and costs 40€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Naples Airport (NAP) to Messina, including transfers.

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Naples Airport (NAP) to Messina bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Napoli station.

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

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Naples Airport (NAP) to Messina bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Messina station.

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

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Map of how to get from Naples Airport (NAP) to Messina.
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  • Distance: 198.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Naples Airport (NAP), Italy and Messina, Italy?

SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Naples Airport (NAP) to Messina 4 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Turin, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Napoli to Messina
Ave. Duration
6 h 54 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 Napoli, Corso Lucci to Messina - Piazza Repubblica
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Schedules at
saisautolinee.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 Naples, Naples to Messina
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Napoli - Corso A. Lucci Parcheggio Metropark to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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