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There are 8 ways to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina by plane, ferry, train, car 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 Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  3 h 23 min

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

$60 - $382

Cheapest option

Fly to Catania, train  •  3 h 34 min

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

$31 - $155

6 alternative options

Fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry  •  4 h 35 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 Marittima

$47 - $335

Train, car ferry  •  7 h 24 min

  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 car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$78 - $166

Train  •  9 h 36 min

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

$77 - $101

Bus and ferry  •  10 h

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Messina

$52 - $103

Bus  •  10 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Stazione Tiburtina to Messina - Piazza Repubblica N592 / ...

$37 - $165

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 Marittima

$109 - $199

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina is to fly and train which costs 27€ - 140€ and takes 3 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina is to fly and ferry which costs 50€ - 340€ and takes 3 h 23 min.

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

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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 9 h 36 min.

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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 car ferry which takes 7 h 24 min and costs 65€ - 150€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina, including transfers.

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Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Rome Stazione 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 9 h 36 min and costs 65€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 10 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina.
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  • Distance: 305.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina 5 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $85 and the journey takes 8 h 4 min. Alternatively, SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina 4 times a day. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 8 h 15 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Lamezia Terme
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
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 Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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 Roma Termini to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome to Messina
Ave. Duration
8 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Rome Stazione Tiburtina to Messina - Piazza Repubblica
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Rome to Messina
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators
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
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
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

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Reggio Calabria Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Rome Airport (FCO) to Messina bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Messina - Piazza Repubblica station.

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

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Blue Panorama Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Reggio Calabria Airport.

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