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There are 3 ways to get from Reggio Calabria to Messina by ferry, taxi or bus

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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Ferry  •  30 min

  1. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

2 alternative options

Taxi, ferry  •  32 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reggio Calabria to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...

Bus  •  1h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Reggio Calabria Via Caprera to Messina Main Train Station Itabus 4207 / ...

Reggio Calabria to Messina by bus

20 Weekly Buses
1h 35m Average Duration
€4 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Reggio Calabria to Messina is to ferry which costs €3 - €4 and takes 30 min.

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The fastest way to get from Reggio Calabria to Messina is to ferry which takes 30 min and costs €3 - €4.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Reggio Calabria Via Caprera and arriving at Messina Main Train Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Reggio Calabria and arriving at Messina Marittima. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 30 min.

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The distance between Reggio Calabria and Messina is 13 km.

The best way to get from Reggio Calabria to Messina without a car is to ferry which takes 30 min and costs €3 - €4.

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The ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima takes 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Reggio Calabria to Messina bus services, operated by Itabus, depart from Reggio Calabria Via Caprera station.

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Reggio Calabria to Messina bus services, operated by Itabus, arrive at Messina Main Train Station.

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Map of how to get from Reggio Calabria to Messina.
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  • Distance: 13.3 km
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Reggio Calabria, Italy and Messina, Italy?

Itabus operates a bus from Reggio Calabria Via Caprera to Messina Main Train Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost €4 - €7 and the journey takes 1h 35m. Autokar Polska also services this route once a week.

Bus operators
Itabus
Phone
+39 06 88 93 82 32
Website
itabus.it
Bus from Reggio Calabria Via Caprera to Messina Main Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
https://www.itabus.it/en/home
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Reggio di Calabria Lido to Messina
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
Blu Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Other operators
Taxi from Reggio Calabria to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
12 min
Estimated price
€19 - €23
Taxi Reggio Calabria
Phone
+39 349.8128073, +39 347.6572192
Website
taxireggiocalabria.it
Taxi Pozzallo
Phone
+3909321846960, +393358004210
Website
taxipozzallo.com
Taxi Dello Stretto Reggio Calabria
Phone
+39 327 349 9139
Servizio Taxi 24 ore Reggio Calabria
Phone
+39 351 938 3485,
Website
taxireggiocalabriah24.it

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