How to travel from Messina to Rome

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from Messina to Rome

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

Our recommendation

To get from Messina to Rome on Oct 06 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:10AMMessina Centrale8h24 06:34PMRome Termini
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03:00AMMessina, Piazza Della Repubblica10h50 01:50PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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03:00AMMessina, Piazza Della Repubblica10h00 01:00PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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09:05PMMessina, Piazza Della Repubblica8h55 06:00AMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina
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07:10PMLamezia Terme Airport1h15 08:25PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport
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Travel Information to Rome from Messina

distanceDistance302 miles (487 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $289
fastestFastest modeFlight • $289 (€279) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesItabus, ITA or Intercity

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 302 miles (487 km) from Messina to Rome. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Itabus, ITA or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Messina to Rome.

Travel Tips: Travel from Messina to Rome

Travel Tips: Travel to Rome 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 Rome.

There are 4 ways to travel from Messina to Rome including taking a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Rome from Messina is by taking a ferry, which costs on average $3 (€3).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Rome:

Taking a ferry is about $29 (€28) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $32 (€31) for this trip.

A ferry is generally $286 (€276) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $289 (€279) from Messina to Rome.

Taking a ferry is usually $63 (€60) less than taking a train to Rome, which costs on average $66 (€64) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Rome from Messina is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

Other travel options to Rome can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by bus can take 8 h 55 min   on average.

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

In comparison, getting to Rome by train can take on average 5 h 9 min.

You should expect to travel around 302 miles (487 km) between Messina and Rome.

The average frequency per day from Messina to Rome is:

  • Around 6 buses per day.
  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Rome from 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 Messina to Rome:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale) to Rome, Termini.
  • Most travelers take a train from Messina Centrale to Roma Termini.

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

  • You can travel to Rome from Messina by bus with Itabus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $32 (€31) with Itabus from Messina to Rome.
  • You can travel between Messina and Rome by flight with ITA. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $289 (€279) with ITA from Messina to Rome.
  • You can go to Rome from Messina by train with Intercity. You'll see cheap train tickets for $66 (€64) with Intercity from Messina to Rome on Omio.

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

  • You can find around 5 direct buses per day and travel with Flixbus, Infobus, BlaBlaCar, Autoservizi Salemi or Itabus.
  • You can find around 2 direct trains per day and travel with Intercity.

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

Many of our customers who book a trip from Messina to Rome often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Milan, Florence or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Messina and Rome itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Rome and any of these top destinations today!

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

  • A bus ticket costs $32 (€31) one way on average for this route.
  • A plane ticket for this route is costing $289 (€279) one way on average.
  • A ferry ticket for this journey costs on average $3 (€3) one way.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $66 (€64) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Messina to Rome 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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