Catania Fontanarossa “Vincenzo Bellini” International airport is the nearest and most convenient airport at about 100km from Messina. It features several flights from the major Italian cities such as Milan, Rome, Naples and Venice (Alitalia, Meridiana,…) and many international direct flights from important European cities such as London (British Airways), Paris (EasyJet), Berlin, Stuttgart, Zurich (Air Berlin), Munich (Lufthansa), Malta (Air Malta) and many more. Lots of charter flights from all over the world land to Catania too.
From Catania airport you can reach Messina in two hours drive by very convenient direct highway A18 (direction Messina). Rental companies are available at the airport.
Direct buses from the airport to Messina town centre are available every day. Check the timetable on


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