For those arriving at Messina by car, Montalbano is twenty minutes from the Falcone exit from the Messina-Palermo motorway. It can also be reached by car from Catania and Taormina by taking the state road towards Francavilla.
For those, however, travelling by train, the relevant train stations are Milazzo, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, or Patti. This is valid for the long distance trains. Local trains also stop at the station at Falcone.
For those arriving by air, the nearest airports are at Catania or Reggio