How to get from Bologna to Messina

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Travel Information between Bologna and Messina

distanceDistance485 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£3 - £89
fastestFastest modeFlight • £74 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Wizz Air or Intercity

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 485 miles from Bologna to Messina. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Wizz Air or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Bologna to Messina.

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There are 4 travel options from Bologna to Messina: coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Bologna to Messina. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £3.

This is compared to other travel options to Messina:

A ferry is about £41 less than a coach, which costs on average £44 for this journey.

A ferry is about £71 less than a flight, which costs on average £74 for this trip.

A ferry is £87 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Bologna to Messina costing on average £89.

The fastest way from Bologna to Messina is by flight with an average journey time of 1 h 25 min.

Other travel options to Messina from Bologna can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 13 h 25 min   of travel time.

In comparison, travelling by ferry can take you on average NaN h NaN min.

In comparison, getting to Messina by train can take on average 11 h 58 min.

The Bologna to Messina distance is approximately 485 miles.

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Messina is:

  • 2 coaches a day.
  • 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Messina from Bologna as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Bologna to Messina:

  • Coaches from Bologna to Messina most often leave from Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and arrive in Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale).
  • Trains from Bologna to Messina most often leave from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Messina Centrale.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus to go to Messina by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Bologna to Messina tickets on Omio for £44.
  • 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 Bologna to Messina for £74.
  • Travel with Intercity for trains to Messina. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Intercity Bologna to Messina tickets on Omio for £89.

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

  • You can find 2 direct coaches per day to take to Messina with Flixbus.
  • You can find direct flights per day to Messina with Ryanair.
  • You can check for a direct train to Messina with Intercity Notte with 1 direct train per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Messina tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Bologna to Messina often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Catania, Palermo or Rome. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Bologna and Messina itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Messina and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Bologna to Messina, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this trip is £44 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this route is on average £74 one way.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average £3 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £89 one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Bologna 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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