How to travel from Bologna to Messina

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Travel Information from Bologna to Messina

distanceDistance485 miles (783 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $111
fastestFastest modeFlight • $92 (€85) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Wizz Air or Intercity

Travel 485 miles (783 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Messina from Bologna. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Wizz Air or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Bologna to Messina.

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There are 4 ways to get from Bologna to Messina: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Messina is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $3 (€3) compared to other travel options to Messina:

Taking a ferry is usually $51 (€47) less than taking a bus to Messina, which costs on average $54 (€50) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $88 (€82) less than taking a flight to Messina, which costs on average $92 (€85) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $108 (€100) less than taking a train to Messina, which costs on average $111 (€102) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Messina from Bologna is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Messina can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 13 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, traveling by ferry can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, getting to Messina by train can take on average 11 h 58 min.

The Bologna to Messina distance is around 485 miles (783 km).

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Messina is:

  • 2 buses a day.
  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Bologna and Messina as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Bologna to Messina:

  • Buses from Bologna to Messina most often leave from Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and arrive in Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale).
  • Trains from Bologna to Messina most often leave from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Messina Centrale.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Bologna to Messina, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can take you to Messina by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Bologna to Messina for $54 (€50).
  • Travel with Wizz Air for flights to Messina. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Wizz Air Bologna to Messina tickets on Omio for $92 (€85).
  • Travel with Intercity to go to Messina by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Intercity Bologna to Messina tickets on Omio for $111 (€102).

Yes, there are direct routes from Bologna to Messina with the following travel companies:

  • You can find 2 direct buses per day to take to Messina with Flixbus.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to Messina with Intercity Notte.

Direct services to Messina tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Your trip from Bologna to Messina doesn't have to end in Messina. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Catania, Palermo or Rome. If you’d like to add Catania, Palermo or Rome to your Bologna to Messina tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Messina today!

When planning your trip from Bologna to Messina, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $54 (€50) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $92 (€85) one way.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • Train tickets cost $111 (€102) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Bologna to Messina online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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