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There are 8 ways to get from Positano to Messina by train, bus and ferry, bus, ferry, car ferry, car, subway or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  7 h 4 min

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

$152 - $209

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

$26 - $1,109

6 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  9 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Salerno to Messina

$72 - $102

Bus  •  10 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Salerno - Via Vinciprova to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$82 - $117

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 Marittima

$74 - $150

Subway to Naples, fly to Catania, train  •  7 h 15 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

$50 - $189

Line 5070 bus, subway to Naples, fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  9 h 29 min

  1. Take the line 5070 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

$141 - $412

Line 5070 bus, subway, train to Rome, fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Take the line 5070 bus from Positano Sponda to Meta
  2. Take the subway from Meta to Napoli Garibaldi
  3. Take the train from Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
  4. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Reggio Calabria (REG) FCO - REG
  5. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$91 - $442

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Positano to Messina is to ferry and car ferry which costs 23€ - 1000€ and takes 11 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Positano to Messina is to drive and car ferry which costs 65€ - 130€ and takes 5 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Positano to Messina. However, there are services departing from Positano Sponda and arriving at Messina via Amalfi and Salerno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 56 min.

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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.

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The distance between Positano and Messina is 286 km.

The best way to get from Positano to Messina without a car is to train which takes 7 h 4 min and costs 130€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to get from Positano to Messina, including transfers.

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Positano to Messina bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Salerno station.

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The best way to get from Positano to Messina is to train which takes 7 h 4 min and costs 130€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 10 h 24 min.

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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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Map of how to get from Positano to Messina.
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  • Distance: 178.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 4 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Positano to Messina hourly. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 3 h 36 min. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Positano to Messina 4 times a day. Tickets cost $75 - $110 and the journey takes 6 h 25 min.

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
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
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
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
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 Salerno to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 - $4
Schedules at
eavsrl.it
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
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$28 - $34
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Salerno to Messina
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 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 Salerno - Via Vinciprova to Messina - Piazza Repubblica
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
saisautolinee.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
$23 - $1,100
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$23
Car
$1,042
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
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

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Positano 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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There are 674+ hotels available in Messina. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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