How to get from Rome to Messina by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Rome to Messina is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||302 miles (487 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$29 - $80|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $29 (€25) • 10 h 20 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $80 (€69) • 1 h 15 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus, ITA or Intercity|
Take a bus, flight or train to travel 302 miles (487 km) between Rome and Messina. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $29 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, ITA or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Rome to Messina.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $28 (€25). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Italo is a brand of high-speed travel from the Italian train company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV) offering regular services to popular cities around Italy, such as Rome, Naples, Florence and Milan. Among its fleet of travel are the Italo AGV 575, the premier high-speed service reaching speeds up to 186 mph (300 km/h), and the Italo EVO, an eco-friendly travel that can reach speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). You can choose from the following Italo ticket types when purchasing tickets to Messina from Rome: Low Cost, Economy, and Flex. Italo offers four different class options: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Standard services in all Italo travel include bathrooms, free WiFi, power outlets, reclining leather seats, footrests, snack machines and Italo Live (free onboard entertainment featuring a selection of films, music and games). While some amenities may differ based on the class option booked, each travel car is modernly equipped with a high level of comfort.
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.
Wizz Air is one of the leading low-cost airlines offering flights within and outside Europe, and you can choose between Basic, Wixx Go, Wizz Plus & Flex ticket types for your travel between Rome and Messina.
There are 3 ways to get from Rome to Messina: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to get from Rome to Messina is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $29 (€25) compared to other travel options to Messina:
Taking a bus costs $51 (€44) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $80 (€69) for the same trip.
Taking a bus costs $15 (€13) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $44 (€38).
The fastest way from Rome to Messina is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 15 min.
There are alternative travel options to Messina that take longer:
Bus takes on average 10 h 20 min.
Train takes 8 h 19 min on average.
The distance is approximately 302 miles (487 km) from Rome to Messina.
The average frequency per day from Rome to Messina is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Rome 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 from Rome to Messina:
The following travel companies offer services from Rome to Messina:
Yes, there are direct services available from Rome to Messina with the following travel companies:
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 Rome.
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