How to get from Milan to Messina by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Milan to Messina is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||598 miles (964 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$161 - $438|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $161 (€145) • 21 h 40 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $438 (€394) • 1 h 40 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus, Ryanair or Frecciarossa|
Travel 598 miles (964 km) by bus, flight or train from Milan to Messina. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $161 (€145). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Ryanair or Frecciarossa among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Milan to Messina.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $43 (€39). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
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.
EasyJet is a British multinational budget airline headquartered at London Luton Airport (LTN) and the largest UK-based airline based on the number of passengers carried. EasyJet flies to more than 150 destinations in Europe and North Africa, making it a very popular low-cost carrier for travelers. To keep fares as low as possible, tickets are non-refundable, and no complimentary snacks are served onboard. All easyJet fare types include allowance of one small personal bag, while additional fees apply for travelers bringing hand luggage and checked luggage.
There are 3 ways to get from Milan to Messina: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to travel from Milan to Messina is a bus with an average price of $161 (€145).
This is compared to other travel options from Milan to Messina:
A bus is $276 (€249) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $438 (€394) from Milan to Messina.
A bus is $58 (€53) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Milan to Messina costing on average $220 (€198).
The fastest way to get to Messina from Milan is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 40 min.
Other travel options to Messina take longer:
Bus takes on average 21 h 40 min.
Taking a train requires on average 12 h 48 min of travel time.
The distance is approximately 598 miles (964 km) from Milan to Messina.
The average frequency per day from Milan to Messina is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Milan to Messina as scheduled services by bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Milan to Messina:
The following travel companies offer services from Milan to Messina:
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