Messina to Catania bus

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Cheap bus tickets and times from Messina to Catania

Showing times and prices for Jun 23


Fastest Journey

1 h 10 m


1 h 31 m

Buses per day



87 km

Cheap bus tickets from Messina to Catania start from $7 with an average ticket price of $10.

The fastest bus from Messina to Catania takes 1h 10m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 31m and covers a distance of 87 km.

442 buses leave Messina for Catania every day with 442 travelling directly.

Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica
07:55PMCatania, Via D'Amico
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Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica
08:30AMCatania, Via D'Amico
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Sais Regional
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Sais Regional
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Sais Regional
Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica
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Overview: Bus from Messina to Catania

distanceDistance53 miles (86 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 10 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$9 (€8)
frequencyBus frequency16 a day
changesDirect busYes, there are 12 direct buses a day
carriersBus providersSais Regional, Infobus, Itabus, Bus, BlaBlaCar, FlixBus, Sais Autolinee, Trenitalia or Regionale

Buses from Messina to Catania cover the 53 miles (86 km) long route taking on average 1 h 10 min with our travel partners like Sais Regional, Infobus, Itabus, Bus, BlaBlaCar, FlixBus, Sais Autolinee, Trenitalia or Regionale. Normally, there are 16 buses operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of bus tickets is $9 (€8). Travelers depart most frequently from Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale) and arrive in Catania, Via Fontanarossa (Aeroporto).

Bus providers: Sais Regional, Infobus and Itabus from Messina to Catania

For as little as $6 (€5) you can travel by bus from Messina to Catania with Sais Regional, Infobus and Itabus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

FlixBus from Messina to Catania bus information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $10
  • FlixBus frequency: 2 a day

Regionale classes from Messina to Catania

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Messina to Catania with Regionale


2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Non extra legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Needs to be disassembled in a bag or a fully closed folding bike*
  • Pets allowed
  • No dedicated on-board catering service
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Youth fares available
  • No quiet area/zone
  • No luggage restriction
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Buses from Messina to Catania

The bus connection from Messina to Catania is provided daily by the regional lines of Sais Autolinee, with about 20 trips a day on weekdays, in particular six with stop at the airport. In addition to the direct journey, which lasts about an hour and 35 minutes, you can also depart from Villa San Giovanni, about 8 km from Catania, with Flixbus.

Which bus companies operate the route from Messina to Catania?

The direct bus journey Messina Catania is guaranteed by Sais Autolinee, which also connects to the airport of Catania. Flixbus instead offers the possibility to leave from Villa San Giovanni, just 8 km from Messina, and reach your destination with a trip of two and a half hours.

How long does the bus journey from Messina to Catania take?

The bus route from Messina to Catania takes about one hour and 35 minutes in case of direct connection to Catania Station, and one hour and 45 minutes to the airport. The connection from Villa San Giovanni, guaranteed by Flixbus and without changes, takes about two hours and 30 minutes.

How many buses are there from Messina to Catania?

At least 20 buses are available every day from Messina to Catania, except on Saturdays when there are 13 and on Sundays when there are 8: the services are guaranteed by Sais Autolinee and depart approximately every 30 minutes from the morning at 5:00 until the evening at 20 and 30 minutes. On weekdays, six of these alternatives take you to the airport at 5:15, at 6:30, at 10:15, at 17:15, at 19:30 and at 20:30. The Flixbus connection from Villa San Giovanni offers travelers three possibilities per day, one in the morning and two in the early afternoon.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Messina to Catania?

Messina Piazza della Repubblica bus station: the bus station is located near the train station, connected to the maritime station that connects to Calabria. Nearby there are shops, ticket offices, toilets, luggage storage and waiting room.

Messina bus station Via D'Amico: the bus terminal is located near the train station, within walking distance. At about 200 meters you will find the subway station and nearby, in Via della Libertà, you can also take the Alibus that connects to the airport. Some bus lines stop directly at the airport.

FAQs: Bus from Messina to Catania

FAQs: Take the bus from Messina to Catania with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Messina to Catania.
Cheap bus tickets from Messina to Catania can start from as little as $6 (€5) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Messina to Catania is $9 (€8); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by bus from Messina to Catania is 1 h 10 min   to travel the 53 mile (86 km) long route, with around there are 16 buses per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Messina to Catania leaves at 4: 51 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Messina to Catania leaves at 7: 30 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Messina to Catania without having to change trains with Sais Regional, Itabus, FlixBus, Sais Autolinee or Regionale. There are 12 direct buses from Messina to Catania each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Messina to Catania bus to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Sais Regional, Infobus, Itabus, Bus, BlaBlaCar, FlixBus, Sais Autolinee, Trenitalia or Regionale. However, it's always good to check all possible bus providers with services to Catania from Messina to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Messina, you have various bus station options to start your journey from including Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale), Messina, Terminal Traghetti di Tremestieri / Largo Alfio Ragazzi and Messina, Viale Gazzi (Stadio Celeste). When arriving in Catania, you can end your journey in bus stations like Catania, Via Fontanarossa (Aeroporto), Catania, Partenze - Terminal A (Sfizio Pizzeria Rusticheria Gelateria) and Catania, Viale Lorenzo Bolano (Nesima).

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale), which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Catania, Via Fontanarossa (Aeroporto), located 3.2 miles (5.2 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Catania from Messina is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 10 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a bus from Messina to Catania is January.
You have options as you can travel from Messina to Catania 2 different ways: bus or train.

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