There are 9 ways to get from Taranto to Messina by bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry, night bus, 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.

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  6 h 33 min

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

$80 - $110

Cheapest option

Night bus, train, carferry  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the night bus from Taranto to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Reg / ...
  3. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$10 - $63

7 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 38 min

  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

$101 - $162

Bus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Taranto to Rossano N422
  2. Take the bus from Rossano FS to Messina FS

$25 - $38

Train, carferry  •  8 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Taranto to Reggio Di Calabria Centrale Ic
  2. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$55 - $116

Drive, carferry  •  4 h 53 min

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

$58 - $126

Bus to Bari, fly to Catania, train  •  5 h 36 min

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

$70 - $358

Bus to Brindisi, fly to Catania, train  •  7 h 46 min

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

$88 - $506

Bus to Brindisi, fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus 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

$166 - $672

Questions & Answers

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 6 h 33 min.

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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 6 h 33 min and costs .

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

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

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

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Taranto to Messina bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Messina station.

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

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There are 679+ hotels available in Messina. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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

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

You can take a train from Taranto to Messina via Sibari, Castiglione Cosentino, Villa S.Giovanni, and Villa San Giovanni in around 7 h 38 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Brindisi to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Brindisi to Reggio Calabria via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Turin
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Brindisi to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
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
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Taranto to Reggio Di Calabria Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
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
47 min
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
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$25 - $29
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Bus operators
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Taranto to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
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
2 h 24 min
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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Rossano FS to Messina FS
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
iasautolinee.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
Night bus from Taranto to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Taranto Centro to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Taranto to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.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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