How to travel from Florence to Messina

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Travel Information between Florence and Messina

distanceDistance444 miles (716 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $96
fastestFastest modeFlight • $96 (€89) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Vueling or Intercity

Travel 444 miles (716 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Messina from Florence. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Vueling or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Florence to Messina.

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There are 4 travel options from Florence to Messina: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel from Florence to Messina is by taking a ferry with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Messina:

Taking a ferry is usually $58 (€54) less than taking a bus to Messina, which costs on average $61 (€57) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $93 (€86) less than taking a flight to Messina, which costs on average $96 (€89) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $89 (€82) less than taking a train to Messina, which costs on average $92 (€85) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Messina from Florence is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

Other travel options to Messina can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 11 h 55 min   on average.

In comparison, getting to Messina by ferry can take on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by train can take 8 h 8 min   on average.

The Florence to Messina distance is around 444 miles (716 km).

The average frequency per day from Florence to Messina is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.
  • 2 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Florence 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 when traveling from Florence to Messina:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and arrive in Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Messina Centrale.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Florence to Messina:

  • You can go to Messina from Florence by bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $61 (€57) with Flixbus from Florence to Messina on Omio.
  • You can go to Messina from Florence by plane with Vueling. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $96 (€89) with Vueling from Florence to Messina on Omio.
  • You can travel between Florence and Messina by train with Intercity. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $92 (€85) with Intercity from Florence to Messina.
Many of our customers traveling from Florence to Messina don't make Messina their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Messina are Catania, Palermo or Rome, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Messina to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $61 (€57) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $96 (€89) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $92 (€85) one way on average.

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

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