There are 11 ways to get from Rome to Messina by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, rideshare, car, plane or ferry

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, car ferry  •  6 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Fb / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$72 - $151

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h

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

$35 - $50

9 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 4 min

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

$65 - $90

Bus and ferry  •  8 h 55 min

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

$55 - $95

Bus, car ferry  •  11 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina to Villa S. Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$49 - $102

Rideshare  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Messina 304.6 miles

$41

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 25 min

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

$106 - $195

Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  5 h 19 min

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

$77 - $401

Fly to Catania, train  •  5 h 38 min

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

$52 - $184

Fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry  •  6 h 26 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

$58 - $351

Fly to Palermo, train  •  7 h 26 min

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

$60 - $199

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Messina is to rideshare which costs 35€ and takes 8 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Messina is to fly and ferry which takes 5 h 19 min and costs 65€ - 350€.

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The distance between Rome and Messina is 487 km.

It takes approximately 6 h 59 min to get from Rome to Messina, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at Messina. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Messina Centrale. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 4 min.

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What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Messina, Italy?

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Rome to Messina 5 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 8 h 4 min. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from Rome to Messina once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 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 Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity
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 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$29 - $35
Bus operators
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 - Autostazione Tiburtina to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Villa S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rome to Messina
Ave. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$41
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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