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There are 8 ways to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina by plane, train, car ferry, ferry, bus and ferry, bus or car

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

Fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) FCO - SUF
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

44€ - 281€

Cheapest option

Fly to Reggio Calabria, car ferry  •  4h 14m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Reggio Calabria (REG) FCO - REG
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

13€ - 165€

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Fly to Catania, train  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Catania (CTA) FCO - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

16€ - 91€

Train, ferry  •  7h 26m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima V13 / ...

45€ - 174€

Train  •  9h 41m

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Messina Centrale Ic

42€ - 90€

Bus and ferry  •  10h 35m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Messina Piazza della Repubblica Milano - Marsala

35€ - 78€

Bus  •  11h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica Baltour

35€ - 75€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 31m

  1. Drive from Rome Airport (FCO) to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

89€ - 166€

Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina by trains

The train journey time between Rome Airport (FCO) and Messina is around 9h 6m and covers a distance of around 683 km. The fastest train normally takes 8h 57m. Operated by Leonardo Express, Trenitalia Frecce and Trenitalia Intercity, the Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina train service departs from Fiumicino Aeroporto and arrives in Messina Centrale. Typically 14 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
9h 6m
Fastest train time:
8h 57m
Trains per week:
14
Cheapest price:
49€
Carbon emissions:
36 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:23
Last train departs at:
10:38

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina train schedules

Rome Airport (FCO) → Messina
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina is to fly and train, which costs 16€ - 95€ and takes 5h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina is to fly and train and car ferry which costs 40€ - 290€ and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina. However, there are services departing from Rome Fiumicino Airport and arriving at Messina Piazza della Repubblica via Roma Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina. However, there are services departing from Fiumicino Aeroporto and arriving at Messina Centrale via Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 41m.

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The distance between Rome Airport (FCO) and Messina is 489 km.

The best way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina without a car is to train and ferry which takes 7h 26m and costs 45€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina, including transfers.

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Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Roma Tiburtina station.

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Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina is to train which takes 9h 41m and costs 40€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 75€ and takes 11h 48m.

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Map of how to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina.
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  • Distance: 489.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 6m

What companies run services between Rome Airport (FCO), Italy and Messina, Italy?

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Roma Termini to Messina Centrale twice daily. Tickets cost 35€ - 55€ and the journey takes 8h 9m. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a vehicle from Roma Tiburtina to Messina Piazza della Repubblica once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 50€ and the journey takes 8h 40m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
9€ - 110€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
8€ - 90€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
9€ - 120€
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
8€ - 11€
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Roma Termini to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
35€ - 55€
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 Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 15€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
13€ - 15€
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
11€ - 50€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 16€
Base Standard
26€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 50€
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
18€ - 65€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
18€ - 25€
Base Standard
35€ - 50€
Base Premium
45€ - 65€
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
27€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
19€ - 27€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 24€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 23m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
17€ - 24€
Smart Low Cost
17€ - 25€
Smart Flex
35€ - 50€
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Messina Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Baltour
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 7€
Moto
16€ - 22€
Car
30€ - 40€
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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€
Schedules at
blujetlines.it

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Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Messina Centrale station.

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