Reggio Calabria in detail

Flights & getting there

Air

Reggio's airport is at Ravagnese, about 5km south. It has Alitalia flights to Rome, Turin and Milan.

Boat

Reggio is the gateway to Sicily, via the island's main port, Messina.

Note that there are two main departure ports for Sicily: the Stazione Marittima in Reggio Calabria, and the ferry port in the town of Villa San Giovanni, 14km north of Reggio and easily accessible by train. Passenger ferries operated by Blu Jet depart from both Stazione Marittima (€3.50, 20 minutes, 16 daily Monday to Friday and six daily on weekends) and Villa San Giovanni (€2.50).

Car ferries from Villa San Giovanni (€29 with vehicle, 20 minutes, 28 per day) are run by Caronte & Tourist. This is also the port used by Trenitalia’s train-ferry – carriages are pulled directly onto the ferry.

Bus

Most buses terminate at the Piazza Garibaldi bus station, in front of the Stazione Centrale. Several different companies operate to towns in Calabria and beyond. Regional trains are more convenient than bus services to Scilla and Tropea.

ATAM Runs to Gambarie (€1.50, 1½ hours, six daily) in the Aspromonte National Park.

Lirosi Buses to Rome (from €36, 9½ hours, two daily).

Car & Motorcycle

The A2 ends at Reggio, via a series of long tunnels. If you are continuing south, the SS106/E90 hugs the coast around the 'toe', then heads north along the Ionian Sea.

Train

Trains stop at Stazione Centrale, the main train station at the town's southern edge. Of more use to ferry foot passengers and those visiting the Museo Nazionale is the Stazione Lido, near the harbour. There are frequent trains to Milan, Rome and Naples. Regional services run along the coast to Scilla and Tropea, and also to Catanzaro and less frequently to Cosenza and Bari.