How to reach Messina


The best way to reach Messina from many European Cities is through the Catania Fontanarossa airport (about 115 kilometres away from Messina). 
There are weekly scheduled flights from many European cities and several daily flight connections from other Italian cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Bologna, etc.
In addition, there are also several charter flights. We suggest you to get more information from your usual travel agency.

Once arrived in Catania, there are different ways to reach Messina.

From Catania Airport to Messina by Bus

From the airport to Messina, there are several buses. There is a direct bus service from the airport to Messina that takes approximately 130 minutes and costs roughly euro 9,30 each way.
Timetables are available at the site
Tickets may be purchased at the airport or at the bus station and buses leave nearly every hour during the high season and obviously less during low season.

  *  daily  daily  weekday daily
Catania Airport 7:10 8:40 9:30 10:20 11:40
Messina 9:05 10:35 10:55 11:45 13:05


   *  festive  daily  weekday
Catania Airport 12:40 12:40 13:40 14:40
Messina 14:05 14:35 15:05 16:05


*It takes place from Monday to Friday (except holidays)

  festive daily weekday festive daily
Catania Airport 14:40 16:10 17:10 17:10 18:40
Messina 16:35 17:35 18:35 19:05 20:35


  * festive daily daily
Catania Airport 19:45 19:45 20:45 22:45
Messina 21:10 21:35 22:35 0:10


*It takes place from Monday to Friday (except holidays)


Please take in consideration the time to pick up your suitcases!



Alternatively, there are local buses leaving from the Central Railway Station in Catania and it takes approximately 2 hours to go via the inner roads. 
To get to the Central Railway Station in Catania you must take a city bus called Alibus, which leaves every 20 minutes from the airport to the Central Station Square (Piazza della Stazione). 
From there, several buses or trains go to Messina daily, 6 euro each. The Messina bus/train station is 10-minute walk from the centre of town.


From Catania Airport to Messina by Train

The central train station of Catania can be reach from the Catania airport by City's bus or by taxi.
The train station is directly connected with the Central train station of Messina.
Timetables are available at

From Catania Airport to Messina by Taxi Pick-up Service

There are taxi pick-up services from the Catania Airport to Messina. This service must be reserved at least one week in advance of arrival.
All flight changes or late flights must be immediately communicated directly to the service. Direct contact information to be provided. This service is not cancellable within 48 hours of your arrival.
Taxi airport pick-up is available for both individuals and groups. Larger groups may be accommodated on request and with appropriate advanced notice.


For further travel and accomodation information, please contact:

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