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There are 8 ways to get from Taranto to Messina by bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry, 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.

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Taranto to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Messina

$80 - $110

Cheapest option

Bus  •  8h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Taranto to Rossano 587
  2. Take the bus from Rossano to Messina 582

$26 - $45

6 alternative options

Train, car ferry  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the train from Taranto to Sibari Ic
  2. Take the train from Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino Reg
  3. Take the train from Castiglione Cosentino to Villa S.Giovanni Reg
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$38 - $112

Train, ferry  •  7h 47m

  1. Take the train from Taranto to Reggio Di Calabria Centrale Ic
  2. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$55 - $79

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 53m

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

$58 - $126

Train to Bari, fly to Catania, bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA
  3. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$74 - $366

Train to Brindisi, fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi
  2. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Reggio Calabria (REG) BDS - REG
  3. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$150 - $827

Train to Brindisi, fly to Catania, bus  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the train from Taranto to Brindisi
  2. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Catania (CTA) BDS - CTA
  3. Take the bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica

$86 - $507

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The cheapest way to get from Taranto to Messina is to bus which costs 22€ - 40€ and takes 8h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Taranto to Messina is to drive and car ferry which costs 50€ - 110€ and takes 4h 53m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Taranto to Messina. However, there are services departing from Taranto and arriving at Messina via Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 33m.

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The distance between Taranto and Messina is 291 km.

The best way to get from Taranto to Messina without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 6h 33m and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 6h 33m to get from Taranto to Messina, including transfers.

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Taranto to Messina bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Taranto station.

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

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Taranto to Messina bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Messina station.

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

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Map of how to get from Taranto to Messina.
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  • Distance: 182.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 33m

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

You can take a bus from Taranto to Messina via Rossano in around 8h 39m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brindisi to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Brindisi to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Brindisi to Reggio Calabria via Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $950
Flights from Brindisi to Reggio Calabria via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
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 Taranto to Sibari
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Taranto to Reggio Di Calabria Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
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 Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Castiglione Cosentino to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
Train from Taranto to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
Train from Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Taranto to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
saj.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Messina
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.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 Taranto to Rossano
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Rossano to Messina
Ave. Duration
5h 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania Airport to Messina - Piazza Repubblica
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $23
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
30m
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 Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it

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