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Traveling from Cefalu to Messina by train

Looking to travel from Cefalu to Messina by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 2 hours 38 minutes to travel from Cefalu to Messina by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 56 minutes though. You'll usually find 14 trains per day running along the 136 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Messina. You'll probably be traveling with Trenitalia train to get to Messina, as they are the main operators of services on this route.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Cefalu to Messina start from $10.15 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Messina by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

Cefalu to Messina by train

It takes an average of 2h 38m to travel from Cefalu to Messina by train, over a distance of around 84 miles (136 km). There are normally 14 trains per day traveling from Cefalu to Messina and tickets for this journey start from $10.15 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 56m
PriceFrom $10.15
Distance84 miles (136 km)
Frequency14 trains per day
First train05:48
Last train22:27
Departure stationCefalu
Arrival stationMessina
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia

Cefalu to Messina train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cefalu to Messina for Tuesday Oct 11th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:35 08:40 2h 5m, direct
08:13 10:11 1h 58m, direct
09:59 11:55 1h 56m, direct
11:42 14:53 3h 11m, 1 change
12:35 15:20 2h 45m, direct
14:26 16:32 2h 6m, direct
16:14 18:20 2h 6m, direct
18:19 20:16 1h 57m, direct
18:36 20:55 2h 19m, direct
20:01 22:04 2h 3m, direct

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Cefalu to Messina

You can travel from Cefalu to Messina on Trenitalia and Intercity trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Cefalu to Messina

The price of train tickets from Cefalu to Messina starts at $10.15 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Cefalu to Messina by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Cefalu to Messina

Want to know more about your journey from Cefalu to Messina? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Cefalu to Messina take?

The average journey time by train between Cefalu and Messina is 2 hours and 38 minutes, with around 14 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Cefalu and Messina by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cefalu to Messina is 1 hour and 56 minutes.

How much does the train from Cefalu to Messina cost?

Train tickets from Cefalu to Messina can start from as little as $10.15 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Cefalu to Messina?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cefalu to Messina without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Cefalu to Messina each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Cefalu to Messina leave?

The first train from Cefalu to Messina leaves at 05:48. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cefalu to Messina leave?

The last train from Cefalu to Messina leaves at 22:27. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Cefalu and Messina by train?

Trains travelling from Cefalu to Messina cover a distance of around 84 miles (136 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Messina to Cefalu.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cefalu to Messina for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 11/27/2022 for travel on 11/27/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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