How to travel from Milan to Messina

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from Milan to Messina

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

Our recommendation

To get from Milan to Messina on Jul 08 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:10AMMilan Malpensa Airport1h55 10:05AMLamezia Terme Airport
0 transfers
07:30AMMilano, Autostazione Lampugnano21h10 04:40AMMessina, Piazza Della Repubblica
1 transfer
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06:00AMMilan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport1h35 07:35AMLamezia Terme Airport
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09:55AMMilan Malpensa Airport1h45 11:40AMLamezia Terme Airport
0 transfers
11:30AMMilan Linate Airport3h05 02:35PMLamezia Terme Airport
1 transfer

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Travel Information between Milan and Messina

distanceDistance598 miles (964 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $140
fastestFastest modeFlight • $32 (€28) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSais Autolinee, Wizz Air or Intercity

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 598 miles (964 km) between Milan and Messina. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Sais Autolinee, Wizz Air or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Milan to Messina.

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan to Messina

Travel to Messina 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 Milan to Messina.

There are 4 ways to get from Milan to Messina: bus, flight, ferry or train.

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Messina:

Taking a ferry is about $137 (€122) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $140 (€125) for this route.

A ferry is $28 (€25) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Milan to Messina costing on average $32 (€28).

Taking a ferry is usually $125 (€112) less than taking a train to Messina, which costs on average $128 (€114) for the same trip.

The fastest way from Milan to Messina is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 35 min.

There are alternative travel options to Messina that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 17 h 15 min.

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 8 h 35 min   of travel time.

Messina is approximately 598 miles (964 km) away from Milan.

The average frequency per day from Milan to Messina is:

  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Messina from Milan 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 Milan to Messina:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Milan, Stazione Centrale to Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale).
  • Most travelers catch their train from Milano Centrale and arrive in Messina Centrale.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Milan to Messina, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Sais Autolinee to go to Messina by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Sais Autolinee Milan to Messina tickets on Omio for $140 (€125).
  • Wizz Air can take you to Messina by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Wizz Air from Milan to Messina for $32 (€28).
  • Intercity can get you to Messina by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Intercity from Milan to Messina for $128 (€114) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 1 direct train per day with Intercity Notte.

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

Omio customers who travel from Milan to Messina often also extend their vacation to go to Catania, Palermo or Rome. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Messina and these popular destinations at a great price.

Before traveling from Milan to Messina, 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 route costs on average $140 (€125) one way.
  • A plane ticket is costing on average $32 (€28) one way for this route.
  • A ferry ticket for this trip is costing $3 (€3) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $128 (€114) one way.

But we recommend booking Milan to Messina 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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