There are 10 ways to get from Venice to Messina by plane, 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.

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Fly Venice to Catania, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Catania (CTA) VCE - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$64 - $281

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Fly Venice Treviso to Catania, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Catania (CTA) TSF - CTA
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$82 - $355

Train to Verona, fly to Catania, train  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Catania (CTA) VRN - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$78 - $302

Train to Bologna, fly to Catania, train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA
  3. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale

$70 - $338

Fly Venice to Palermo, train  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Palermo (PMO) VCE - PMO
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale

$77 - $291

Train, carferry via Napoli Afragola  •  10 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  4. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$94 - $230

Bus  •  15 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Venice - Tronchetto to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica

$190 - $280

Train Trenitalia Intercity, carferry  •  17 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Villa S.Giovanni Icn / ...
  3. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

$114 - $205

Bus and ferry  •  17 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Padova to Messina

$67 - $101

Drive, carferry  •  11 h 51 min

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

$182 - $304

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Venice - Tronchetto and arriving at Messina - Piazza della Repubblica. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 15 h 10 min.

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The distance between Venice and Messina is 848 km.

The best way to get from Venice to Messina without a car is to train and carferry which takes 10 h 41 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Venice to Messina, including transfers.

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Venice to Messina bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Venice - Tronchetto station.

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Venice to Messina bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Messina - Piazza della Repubblica station.

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easyJet, Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Venice 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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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Venice to Messina.
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  • Distance: 530.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

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

SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Venice to Messina once daily. Tickets cost $190 - $280 and the journey takes 15 h 10 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Venice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Verona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Flights from Verona to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $350
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $2,800
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 Catania Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $130
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 Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Venezia S.Lucia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Venice - Tronchetto to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
15 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $280
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Padova to Messina
Ave. Duration
16 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $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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