How to travel from Rome to Messina

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from Rome to Messina

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

Our recommendation

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

09:26AMRome Termini7h59 05:25PMMessina Marittima
2 transfers
08:00PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina8h40 04:40AMMessina, Piazza Della Repubblica
0 transfers
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11:26AMRome Termini8h09 07:35PMMessina Centrale
0 transfers
07:26AMRome Termini8h09 03:35PMMessina Centrale
0 transfers
08:00PMRome8h40 04:40AMMessina
0 transfers

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Travel Information from Rome to Messina

distanceDistance302 miles (487 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $68
fastestFastest modeFlight • $44 (€41) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Wizz Air or Intercity

Travel 302 miles (487 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train to Messina from Rome. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Wizz Air or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Rome to Messina.

Travel Tips: Travel from Rome 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 Rome to Messina.

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

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Messina is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $23 (€21) compared to other travel options to Messina:

A ferry is $20 (€19) less than a bus for this journey with tickets for a bus from Rome to Messina costing on average $43 (€40).

Taking a ferry is about $21 (€20) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $44 (€41) for this trip.

Taking a ferry is usually $46 (€42) less than taking a train to Messina, which costs on average $68 (€64) for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Messina from Rome is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 8 h 35 min   on average.

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 4 h 45 min   of travel time.

The distance is approximately 302 miles (487 km) from Rome to Messina.

The average frequency per day from Rome to Messina is:

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

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Rome and 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 Rome to Messina:

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

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Messina. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Rome to Messina tickets on Omio for $43 (€40).
  • 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 Rome to Messina for $44 (€41).
  • Intercity can take you to Messina by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Intercity from Rome to Messina for $68 (€64).

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

  • You can find 5 direct buses per day to Messina with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar, Autoservizi Salemi 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 trip.

Your trip from Rome to Messina doesn't have to end in Messina. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Catania, Palermo or Milan. If you’d like to add Catania, Palermo or Milan to your Rome to Messina tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Messina today!

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $43 (€40) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $44 (€41) one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost on average $23 (€21) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $68 (€64) one way.

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

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