There are 7 ways to get from Naples to Messina by train, car ferry, bus, ferry 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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Train, carferry  •  5 h 5 min

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

$49 - $106

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Bus, carferry  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Napoli - Corso A. Lucci Parcheggio Metropark to VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - Staz. FS Baltour
  2. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$27 - $79

5 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 40 min

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

$45 - $65

Ferry  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the ferry from Napoli Mergellina to Stromboli
  2. Take the ferry from Stromboli to Messina Marittima

$83 - $111

Bus  •  7 h 25 min

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

$28 - $130

Fly to Catania, train  •  4 h 31 min

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

$53 - $190

Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  7 h 13 min

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

$141 - $406

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Napoli, Corso Lucci and arriving at Messina - Piazza Repubblica. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Naples to Messina. However, there are services departing from Napoli Mergellina and arriving at Messina Marittima via Stromboli. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 55 min.

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

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The distance between Naples and Messina is 315 km.

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The best way to get from Naples to Messina without a car is to train and carferry which takes 5 h 5 min and costs .

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

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Naples to Messina bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Napoli, Corso Lucci station.

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

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The best way to get from Naples to Messina is to train which takes 5 h 40 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 25 min.

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Map of how to get from Naples to Messina.
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  • Distance: 197.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Naples to Messina 5 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 40 min. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Naples to Messina 4 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $130 and the journey takes 7 h 25 min. Baltour also services this route once daily.

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 10 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
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Flights from Naples to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h
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
Train operators
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
Train from Napoli Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
5 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Napoli - Corso A. Lucci Parcheggio Metropark to VILLA SAN GIOVANNI - Staz. FS
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
http://www.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/
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
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
$28 - $45
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
$45 - $60
Schedules at
eng.libertylines.it
Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
eng.libertylines.it

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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 to Messina bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Messina - Piazza Repubblica station.

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Naples to Messina train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Messina Centrale station.

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

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Book your Naples to Messina bus tickets online with Distribusion and Busbud.

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There are 679+ hotels available in Messina. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Naples to Naples Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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