How to get from Messina to Catania by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Messina to Catania is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, flight, and ferry .
|Distance||53 miles (86 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus|
|Fastest mode||Bus • $10 (€8) • 1 h 10 min|
|Popular travel companies||Sais Regional|
Take a bus to travel 53 miles (86 km) between Messina and Catania. Sais Regional is the main travel company operating this journey. Travelers can even take a direct bus from Messina to Catania.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $10 (€8). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Trenitalia Intercity is a high-speed train service operated by the Italian national railway company, Trenitalia. It operates throughout the country, with services running from early morning to late evening. The Intercity trains come in two types: the Intercity Plus, which is the fastest and most comfortable, and the Intercity, which is slightly slower but still offers a comfortable journey. Onboard facilities include air conditioning, power sockets, Wi-Fi, and a bar service. There are several ticket types available, including Standard, Super Economy, and Business. The most popular routes for Trenitalia Intercity are from Rome to Milan, Naples to Florence, and Turin to Venice.
FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost travel 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 travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel 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 travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.
You can travel between Messina and Catania by bus.
A bus is the fastest way to get to Catania from Messina with an average travel time for this route around 1 h 10 min.
The Messina to Catania distance is around 53 miles (86 km).
The average frequency per day from Messina to Catania is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Messina and Catania as scheduled services by bus can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Messina to Catania:
Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with to Catania from Messina:
Yes, there is a direct service from Messina to Catania:
Direct services to Catania 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 trip.
Here are some other resources that might have the information you need