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  •  7 h 1 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

$79 - $148

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h

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

$40 - $55

9 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 4 min

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

$70 - $95

Bus and ferry  •  8 h 55 min

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

$55 - $100

Bus, car ferry  •  11 h 21 min

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

$50 - $97

Rideshare  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Messina 304.6 miles

$44

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

$107 - $185

Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  5 h 9 min

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

$79 - $403

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

$54 - $189

Fly to Lamezia Terme, train, car ferry  •  6 h 24 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

$60 - $344

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

$62 - $206

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 $70 - $95 and the journey takes 8 h 4 min. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from Rome to Messina once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 10 h.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Rome to Catania
Avg. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Lamezia Terme
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $440
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Avg. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Avg. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Avg. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Avg. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Avg. 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
Avg. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale
Avg. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Avg. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Messina Centrale
Avg. Duration
8 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Avg. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Avg. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Messina
Avg. Duration
8 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
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
Avg. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Rome Tiburtina to Villa S. Giovanni
Avg. Duration
9 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$45 - $60
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
Avg. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $35
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$4
Car
$30 - $31
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rome to Messina
Avg. Duration
8 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$44
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Rome to Messina?

The distance between Rome and Messina is 487 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rome to Messina?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Rome to Messina?

The quickest way to get from Rome to Messina is to fly and ferry which takes 5 h 9 min and costs 130€.

Is there a direct train between Rome and Messina?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Rome and Messina?

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.

How long does it take to get from Rome to Messina?

It takes approximately 7 h 1 min to get from Rome to Messina, including transfers.