Padua to Messina bus

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Padua - Messina Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Padua to Messina. Traveling by bus from Padua to Messina usually takes around 20 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 16 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance533 mi (858 km)
Shortest duration16h 50m
Cheapest price$37.72
Most frequent serviceItabus
Bus lines2

What bus companies travel from Padua to Messina?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Padua to Messina that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Itabus usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus420h 31m$94.15
Itabus220h 46m$66.33
  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 4 trips from Padova to Messina, and usually makes the trip in about 20 hours and 31 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Itabus is an Italian bus company servicing the whole peninsula, including major tourist hotspots like Rome, Trieste, and Catania. The company has both single and double-decker buses with clean, comfortable seats, complimentary WiFi, power outlets, restrooms, and air conditioning. Upgrade to a premium ticket for even larger seats and extendable armchairs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

The bus takes an average of 20 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 533 miles from Padua to Messina. However, the fastest bus only takes 16 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Because many passengers travel from Padua to Messina at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00am. To see the times for all buses from Padua to Messina, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Padua to Messina every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Padua?

Main departure station: Via Fra' Paolo Sarpi

Padova has two bus stations with service to Messina.

All bus stations in Padua:

  • Via Fra' Paolo Sarpi

  • Parcheggio Piazzale Boschetti

Where does the bus arrive in Messina?

Main arrival station: Piazza della Repubblica (Stazione)

All buses from Padua arrive at one main station in Messina.

All bus stations in Messina:

  • Piazza della Repubblica (Stazione)

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