There are 7 ways to get from Positano to Messina by train, bus, ferry, car ferry, rideshare, car, subway 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  •  7 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Salerno to Villa S.Giovanni Fb / ...

$164 - $232

Cheapest option

Ferry, car ferry  •  11 h 10 min

  1. Take the ferry from Positano to Salerno
  2. Take the car ferry from Salerno to Messina

$28 - $1,227

5 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from SALERNO-P.Montpellier to MESSINA-Staz.Fs P.Repubblica Baltour

$34 - $64

Bus and ferry  •  9 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Salerno Duomo Via Vernieri to Messina 201.1 miles

$78 - $114

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 51 min

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

$75 - $140

Subway, fly to Catania, train  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the subway from Meta to Napoli Garibaldi
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$61 - $207

Line 5071 bus, subway, fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the line 5071 bus from Positano Sponda to Meta
  2. Take the subway from Meta to Napoli Garibaldi
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Reggio Calabria (REG) NAP - REG
  4. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$149 - $421

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

Trenitalia Frecce operates a train from Positano to Messina every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 3 h 25 min. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from Positano to Messina twice daily. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min.

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 Turin
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
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 Rome, Turin
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $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
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
EAV
Phone
+39 800 211 388
Email
b@eavsrl.it
Website
eavsrl.it
Subway from Meta to Napoli Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
eavsrl.it
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from SALERNO-P.Montpellier to MESSINA-Staz.Fs P.Repubblica
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators
Travelmar
Phone
+39089872950
Email
info@travelmar.it
Website
travelmar.it
Ferry from Positano to Salerno
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $10
Schedules at
travelmar.it
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Salerno to Messina
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $1,200
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$24 - $25
Car
$1,115
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $35
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$4
Car
$30 - $31
TTT Lines
Phone
+39 081 5802744
Email
biglietteria-na@tttlines.com
Website
tttlines.com
Car ferry from Salerno to Messina
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $29
Schedules at
tttlines.com
Other operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Rideshare from Salerno Duomo Via Vernieri to Messina
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Positano to Messina?

The distance between Positano and Messina is 286 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Positano to Messina?

The cheapest way to get from Positano to Messina is to ferry and car ferry which costs 22€ - 1000€ and takes 11 h 10 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Positano to Messina?

The quickest way to get from Positano to Messina is to drive and car ferry which takes 5 h 51 min and costs 60€ - 120€.

Is there a direct bus between Positano and Messina?

No, there is no direct bus from Positano to Messina. However, there are services departing from Positano Sponda and arriving at MESSINA-Staz.Fs P.Repubblica via Amalfi, Salerno - Autostazione Vinciprova and SALERNO-P.Montpellier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 51 min.

Is there a direct ferry between Positano and Messina?

No, there is no direct ferry from Positano to Messina. However, there are services departing from Positano and arriving at Messina via Salerno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Positano to Messina?

It takes approximately 7 h 6 min to get from Positano to Messina, including transfers.