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There are 6 ways to get from Taormina to Matera by train, car ferry, night bus, bus, ferry, car or plane

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, night bus, bus  •  8 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Taormina to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Lamezia Terme Centrale Reg / ...
  4. Take the night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Metaponto Bus
  5. Take the bus from Metaponto - Scalo to Matera 354

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Taormina to Cosenza, Cosenza 582
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Scanzano Jonico
  3. Take the bus from Scanzano Jonico to Matera 354

$35 - $44

4 alternative options

Bus via Sibari  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Taormina to Sibari 582
  2. Take the bus from Sibari to Metaponto Bus
  3. Take the bus from Metaponto - Scalo to Matera 354

Train, ferry, bus  •  10 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Taormina to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni Trg
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola Reg / ...
  4. Take the train from Paola to Sibari Reg
  5. Take the train from Sibari to Metaponto Ic
  6. Take the bus from Metaponto - Scalo to Matera 354

Drive, car ferry  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Taormina to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Matera

$65 - $136

Train, fly, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Taormina to Catania Centrale
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Bari (BRI) CTA - BRI
  3. Take the bus from Bari to Matera

$55 - $341

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The cheapest way to get from Taormina to Matera is to bus which costs 30€ - 40€ and takes 9 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Taormina to Matera is to drive and car ferry which costs 55€ - 120€ and takes 5 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Taormina to Matera. However, there are services departing from Taormina and arriving at Matera via Cosenza and Scanzano Jonico. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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The distance between Taormina and Matera is 333 km.

The best way to get from Taormina to Matera without a car is to train and car ferry and night bus and bus which takes 8 h 58 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 58 min to get from Taormina to Matera, including transfers.

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Taormina to Matera bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Taormina station.

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

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Taormina to Matera bus services, operated by Sita Sud, arrive at Matera station.

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Volotea, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Catania Airport to Bari Airport.

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Map of how to get from Taormina to Matera.
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  • Distance: 208.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 58 min

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

You can take a bus from Taormina to Matera via Cosenza and Scanzano Jonico in around 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Catania to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $170
Train operators
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 Taormina to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Sibari to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Villa S.Giovanni to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
Train from Paola to Sibari
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Taormina to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Bus 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
Night bus from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
2 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus from Sibari to Metaponto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Metaponto - Scalo to Matera
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Scanzano Jonico to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Airport to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.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 Taormina to Cosenza, Cosenza
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Taormina to Sibari
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Scanzano Jonico
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
saj.it
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Bari to Matera
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
Pugliairbus
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
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 Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
orario.trenitalia.com

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