How to get from Palermo to Messina

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from Palermo to Messina

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

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To get from Palermo to Messina on 14 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:35Palermo2h35 21:10Messina
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18:35Palermo2h40 21:15Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica
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Travel Information to Messina from Palermo

distanceDistance118 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £22
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £12 • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSais Regional or Intercity

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 118 miles from Palermo to Messina. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Sais Regional or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Palermo to Messina.

Travel Tips: Travel from Palermo 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 Palermo to Messina.

There are 4 ways to travel to Messina from Palermo including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Palermo to Messina, which costs on average £12.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Messina:

A coach is £10 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Palermo to Messina costing on average £22.

The fastest way from Palermo to Messina is by coach with an average journey time of 2 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 43 min   of travel time.

The Palermo to Messina distance is approximately 118 miles.

The average frequency per day from Palermo to Messina is:

  • 7 coaches a day.
  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Messina from Palermo 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 Palermo to Messina:

  • Coaches most often depart from Palermo at Palermo and arrive in Messina at Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale).
  • Trains mostly leave from Palermo Centrale and tend to arrive in Messina Centrale.

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

  • You can travel between Palermo and Messina by coach with Sais Regional. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £12 with Sais Regional from Palermo to Messina.
  • You can go to Messina from Palermo by train with Intercity. You'll see cheap train tickets for £22 with Intercity from Palermo to Messina on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Palermo and Messina with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 4 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with Flixbus, Itabus or Sais Regional.
  • You can take a direct train with Regionale or Intercity with 8 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Messina as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Palermo to Messina.

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

Before travelling from Palermo 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 journey is on average £12 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this trip is £22 one way on average.

But we recommend booking Palermo 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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