There are 5 ways to get from Salerno to Messina by train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry 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

Train, car ferry  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Salerno to Villa S.Giovanni Fa / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$47 - $109

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Salerno - Piazza Montpellier to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica Baltour

$23 - $35

3 alternative options

Train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Salerno to Messina Centrale Ic

$40 - $55

Bus and ferry  •  7 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Salerno to Messina

$50 - $95

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 58 min

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

$66 - $138

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Salerno to Messina is to bus which costs 20€ - 28€ and takes 6 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Salerno to Messina is to train and car ferry which costs 40€ - 100€ and takes 3 h 53 min.

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The distance between Salerno and Messina is 284 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 53 min to get from Salerno to Messina, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Salerno - Piazza Montpellier and arriving at MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Salerno and arriving at Messina Centrale. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Salerno to Messina.
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  • Distance: 177.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 53 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Salerno to Messina 4 times a day. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 5 h 1 min. Alternatively, Baltour operates a bus from Salerno to Messina once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 6 h 10 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Salerno - Piazza Montpellier to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Salerno to Messina
Ave. Duration
7 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.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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