How to travel from Naples to Messina

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from Naples to Messina

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

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To get from Naples to Messina on Aug 12 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:45AMNaples Centrale5h40 05:25PMMessina Marittima
2 transfers
421One-way
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12:50PMNaples Centrale7h30 08:20PMMessina Marittima
2 transfers
291One-way
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08:50AMNaples Centrale7h35 04:25PMMessina Marittima
2 transfers
291One-way
09:50AMNaples Centrale5h45 03:35PMMessina Centrale
0 transfers
501One-way
01:45PMNaples Centrale5h50 07:35PMMessina Centrale
0 transfers
501One-way

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Travel Information to Messina from Naples

distanceDistance195 miles (314 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $299
fastestFastest modeFlight • $299 (€278) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, ITA or Regionale

Travel 195 miles (314 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Messina from Naples. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus, ITA or Regionale among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Naples to Messina.

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FAQs

There are 4 travel options from Naples to Messina: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Messina from Naples is by taking a ferry with an average price of $3 (€3).

This is compared to other travel options to Messina:

Taking a ferry is usually $37 (€34) less than taking a bus to Messina, which costs on average $40 (€37) for the same trip.

Taking a ferry is about $296 (€275) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $299 (€278) for this trip.

Taking a ferry is about $27 (€25) less than taking a train, which costs on average $30 (€28) for this trip.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h 45 min   of travel time.

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

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 45 min.

The distance is approximately 195 miles (314 km) from Naples to Messina.

The average frequency per day from Naples to Messina is:

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

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

  • Buses mostly leave from Napoli, Autostazione and tend to arrive in Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale).
  • Trains from Naples to Messina most often leave from Napoli Centrale and arrive in Messina Centrale.

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

  • You can travel from Naples to Messina by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $40 (€37) with Flixbus from Naples to Messina.
  • You can take a flight from Naples to Messina with ITA. Cheap tickets can be found for $299 (€278) with ITA from Naples to Messina.
  • You can travel between Naples and Messina by train with Regionale. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $30 (€28) with Regionale from Naples to Messina.

Yes, there are direct routes from Naples to Messina with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 3 direct buses a day to Messina with Flixbus or Itabus.
  • You can find 2 direct trains per day to take to Messina with Intercity or Intercity Notte.

Direct services to Messina 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 route.

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

When planning your trip from Naples to Messina, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost on average $40 (€37) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $299 (€278) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets are costing $3 (€3) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $30 (€28) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Naples to Messina online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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