There are 9 ways to get from Naples to Messina by train, car ferry, bus, 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

Train, car ferry  •  5 h 5 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

$50 - $107

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7 h

  1. Take the bus from Napoli - Corso A. Lucci Parcheggio Metropark to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica Baltour

$26 - $40

7 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Messina Centrale Ic

$45 - $65

Car ferry, ferry  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Naples to Stromboli via Salina / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Stromboli to Messina Marittima

$84 - $115

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 36 min

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

$75 - $150

Fly Naples to Catania, train  •  5 h 8 min

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

$53 - $191

Fly Naples to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  7 h 12 min

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

$142 - $407

Fly Naples to Palermo, train  •  7 h 5 min

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

$61 - $210

Train to Rome, fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Reggio Calabria (REG) FCO - REG
  3. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$107 - $443

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Naples to Messina is to bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 7 h.

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The quickest way to get from Naples to Messina is to train and car ferry which costs 40€ - 95€ and takes 5 h 5 min.

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The distance between Naples and Messina is 315 km.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Napoli - Corso A. Lucci Parcheggio Metropark and arriving at MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Napoli Centrale and arriving at Messina Centrale. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Naples to Messina. However, there are services departing from Naples and arriving at Messina Marittima via Stromboli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 10 min.

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Naples to Messina 4 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from Naples to Messina once daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 7 h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Turin, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
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
$26 - $40
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators
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
$29 - $45
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
siremar.it
Car ferry from Naples to Stromboli
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
siremar.it
Liberty Lines S.P.A.
Phone
0923.873813
Email
callcenter@libertylines.it
Website
libertylines.it
Ferry from Stromboli to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
libertylines.it
Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
libertylines.it

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