How to travel from Messina to Catania

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from Messina to Catania

You can get from Messina to Catania by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Messina to Catania on Dec 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:35AMMessina1h20 10:55AMCatania
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08:35AMMessina1h20 09:55AMCatania
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09:15AMMessina Centrale1h20 10:35AMCatania Centrale
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08:30AMMessina, Piazza Della Repubblica1h25 09:55AMCatania
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Travel Information between Messina and Catania

distanceDistance53 miles (86 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$7 - $9
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $7 (€6) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Regionale

Travel 53 miles (86 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train from Messina to Catania. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $7 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Messina to Catania.

Travel Tips: Travel from Messina to Catania

Travel Tips: Travel to Catania easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Messina to Catania.

You can travel to Catania from Messina 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Messina to Catania is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $7 (€6) compared to other travel options to Catania:

Taking a bus is usually $3 (€2) less than taking a train to Catania, which costs on average $9 (€8) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel between Messina and Catania is by bus, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 17 min   on average.

The distance is approximately 53 miles (86 km) from Messina to Catania.

The average frequency per day from Messina to Catania is:

  • Around 21 buses per day.
  • Around 20 trains per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Messina to Catania:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale) and arrive in Catania, Autostazione.
  • Most travelers board their train from Messina Centrale and arrive in Catania Centrale.

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

  • You can take a bus from Messina to Catania with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $7 (€6) with Flixbus from Messina to Catania.
  • You can travel by train to Catania from Messina with Regionale, and you can find Regionale Messina to Catania tickets for $9 (€8) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available from Messina to Catania with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Itabus or Sais Regional with 19 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 20 direct trains per day with Regionale or Intercity.

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

Looking to extend your trip from Messina to Catania? Many Omio customers who go from Messina to Catania usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Rome, Milan or Palermo. If you're looking to explore Rome, Milan or Palermo from Catania, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before traveling from Messina to Catania, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this journey costs on average $7 (€6) one way.
  • A train ticket for this trip is costing $9 (€8) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Messina to Catania tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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