There are 7 ways to get from Positano to Messina by train, bus and ferry, bus, ferry, car 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  •  5 h 17 min

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

$171 - $227

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

$25 - $1,109

5 alternative options

Bus and ferry  •  9 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Salerno to Messina

$72 - $102

Bus  •  10 h 9 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

Ferry, fly to Reggio Calabria  •  9 h 43 min

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

$169 - $458

Ferry, fly to Catania, train  •  7 h 30 min

  1. Take the ferry from Positano to Capri
  2. Take the ferry from Capri to Naples
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA
  4. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$87 - $243

Questions & Answers

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.

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The quickest way to get from Positano to Messina is to train which costs 140€ - 200€ and takes 5 h 17 min.

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The distance between Positano and Messina is 286 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Positano to Messina, including transfers.

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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 41 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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Map of how to get from Positano to Messina.
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  • Distance: 178.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

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 - $65 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Positano to Messina once daily. 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
6 h 10 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, 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 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 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 5 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
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
Once daily
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
$22 - $1,100
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$22 - $23
Car
$1,037
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
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
$25 - $27
Schedules at
tttlines.com
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Gescab
Phone
+00 39 081704191
Email
info@gescab.it
Website
gescab.it
Ferry from Positano to Capri
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $22
Schedules at
gescab.it
Ferry from Capri to Naples
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $24
Schedules at
gescab.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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