The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Rome to Messina will cost around $ 94 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 73.
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8 h 40 m
11 h 5 m
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Of the 3 buses that leave Rome for Messina every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct buses cover the 487 km distance in an average of 11 h 5 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 8 h 40 m .
The slowest buses will take 15 h 35 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||302 miles (487 km)|
|Average bus duration||8 h 40 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$67 (€55)|
|Bus companies||Bus Center, BlaBlaCar, SAIS Autolinee, Autoservizi Salemi, Flixbus, Baltour or Autoservizi Salemi|
Buses from Rome to Messina cover the 302 miles (487 km) long route taking on average 8 h 40 min with our travel partners like Bus Center, BlaBlaCar, SAIS Autolinee, Autoservizi Salemi, Flixbus, Baltour or Autoservizi Salemi. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $67 (€55), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $49 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale).
For as little as $49 (€40) you can travel by bus from Rome to Messina with FlixBus. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost bus companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance bus services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
When purchasing your FlixBus bus tickets from Rome to Messina, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:
The daily bus services from Rome to Messina are different and include connections in the morning, afternoon and evening. The first departure is around 06:30, the last one around 23:15. Not all connections offered are direct: some, in fact, provide for a change in Naples or Sibari, Calabria.
Rome Messina direct buses are served by BusCenter, Sais Autolinee, Salemi and Flixbus companies. The latter company also serves connections that provide for a change of bus during the journey with a variable stopover time.
Rome Messina buses that make a direct connection to get to your destination take about 8 to 9 hours. The duration is different if there is an intermediate change in Naples or Sibari: in this case, the time required to travel the route well exceeds 10 hours, arriving around 11-12 hours of travel.
Depending on the day selected for departure, the number of connections available varies: on weekdays there are about 8 trips, on Saturdays two and on Sundays five. The total is 40 departures per week, distributed over all time slots, but mainly concentrated in the early morning or evening after 21:00.
Tiburtina Car Station:is located a few kilometers from the center to which it is connected by metro with a journey of about 20 minutes. The services offered are: permanent security, SOS columns, three ticket offices, toilets, parking for disabled and pregnant women, monitors with real-time indications of arrivals and departures and free wi-fi.
Piazza della Repubblica: the stop is located near the train station, where there are bars, luggage storage, shops, waiting room and toilets. The bus station is connected to the center, 0.9 km away, by several bus lines and taxis that reach the destination in ten minutes.
When taking a bus from Rome, you have a couple of bus stations you can depart from including Rome, Tiburtina Station, Rome, Termini (G) and Rome, Roma Ostiense. When you arrive in Messina, your bus can arrive in bus stations including Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale), Messina and Messina, Viale Boccetta (Chiesa di San Francesco all'Immacolata).
Omio customers traveling this route book their buses from Roma Termini to Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale).
The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this route, called Roma Termini, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Rome.
The most popular arrival bus station, Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale), is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Messina.
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