Directions from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina

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 Catania, bus  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Catania (CTA) FCO - CTA
  2. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$39 - $158

8 alternative options

Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  3 h 47 min

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

$67 - $384

Fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry  •  4 h 53 min

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

$47 - $320

Fly to Palermo, train  •  6 h 21 min

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

$62 - $185

Train, car ferry  •  7 h

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina

$84 - $157

Train  •  9 h 36 min

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

$77 - $107

Bus and ferry  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Messina

$57 - $98

Bus  •  11 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from ROMA-Tiburtina to MESSINA-Staz.Fs P.Repubblica Baltour

$47 - $72

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 32 min

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

$109 - $184

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina every 2 hours. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 8 h 4 min. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Rome to Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Messina
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from ROMA-Tiburtina to MESSINA-Staz.Fs P.Repubblica
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $30
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$3
Car
$29 - $30

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina is to bus which costs 40€ - 65€ and takes 11 h 48 min.

The quickest way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina is to fly and bus which takes 3 h 35 min and costs 30€ - 140€.

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 9 h 36 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina. However, there are services departing from Rome Airport and arriving at Messina via Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 40 min.

It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina, including transfers.