There are 5 ways to get from Palermo to Messina by train, bus and ferry, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale Rv / ...

$17 - $40

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Palermo to Messina 143.4 miles

$15

3 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Messina

$65 - $95

Bus  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Messina - Viale Boccetta

$37 - $57

Drive  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina 144.8 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Messina is to rideshare which costs 13€ and takes 2 h 52 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Messina is to drive which costs 29€ - 45€ and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The distance between Palermo and Messina is 194 km. The road distance is 231.7 km.

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The train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale takes 2 h 47 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palermo and arriving at Messina. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Palermo Centrale and arriving at Messina Centrale. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Palermo to Messina every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 47 min. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Palermo to Messina every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 6 h 50 min.

Train operators
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
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Messina
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 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 Palermo - Via Oreto to Messina - Viale Boccetta
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Palermo to Messina
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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