There are 7 ways to get from Rome to Taormina by plane, train, ferry, 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.

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Fly to Catania, train  •  4 h 45 min

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

$39 - $169

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Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry, train  •  6 h 57 min

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

$80 - $409

Train, carferry  •  8 h 3 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 carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina Reg / ...

$75 - $159

Train  •  9 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Taormina Ic / ...

$70 - $95

Bus and ferry, bus  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina byzantine Tombs

$58 - $102

Bus, train  •  12 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Roma - Autostazione Tiburtina to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica Baltour
  2. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina Reg / ...

$40 - $171

Drive, carferry  •  8 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Taormina

$114 - $207

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Rome to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Rome and arriving at Taormina byzantine Tombs via Catania via Archimede. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Taormina. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 8 min.

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The distance between Rome and Taormina is 509 km.

The best way to get from Rome to Taormina without a car is to train and carferry which takes 8 h 3 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Rome to Taormina, including transfers.

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Rome to Taormina bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Rome station.

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Rome to Taormina train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The quickest flight from Rome Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Rome to Taormina bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Taormina byzantine Tombs station.

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Rome to Taormina train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Taormina station.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Taormina.
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  • Distance: 318.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Rome to Taormina 3 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $95 and the journey takes 9 h 8 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Flights from Rome to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 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
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
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 Taormina
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Messina Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
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
$45 - $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 Taormina
Ave. Duration
9 h 8 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome to Catania
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina byzantine Tombs
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
interbus.it
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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/
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Roma to Messina Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
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

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Rome Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 2526+ hotels available in Taormina. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Rome to Rome Airport is to train which takes 32 min and costs .

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