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Take the train from Siracusa to Messina in 2 hours 21 minutes

If you want to travel from Siracusa to Messina by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Siracusa to Messina by train to take around 2 hours 47 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 2 hours 21 minutes on the fastest services. You'll usually find around 14 trains per day running on this route, which spans 127 km. There's no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Messina. Trenitalia trains are the main operator of services on this route, so you're likely to travel with them for all or at least part of your journey to Messina.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Siracusa to Messina start from $11.30 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for train schedules, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Siracusa to Messina by train

It takes an average of 2h 47m to travel from Siracusa to Messina by train, over a distance of around 79 miles (127 km). There are normally 14 trains per day traveling from Siracusa to Messina and tickets for this journey start from $11.30 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

2h 21m


127 miles (79 km)


14 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $11.30

Train and bus operators

Trenitalia, Flixbus, Itabus

Siracusa to Messina train times

Check out the next trains departing from Siracusa to Messina for Tuesday Feb 7th 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:32 08:53 2h 21m, direct
07:44 10:59 3h 15m, direct
09:10 11:45 2h 35m, direct
11:53 14:46 2h 53m, direct
12:35 15:25 2h 50m, direct
13:15 15:55 2h 40m, direct
15:01 17:40 2h 39m, 1 change
16:12 19:00 2h 48m, direct
17:20 20:08 2h 48m, direct
18:10 20:50 2h 40m, direct

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Siracusa to Messina

You can travel from Siracusa 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 Siracusa to Messina

The price of train tickets from Siracusa to Messina starts at $11.30 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 Siracusa 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 Siracusa to Messina

Want to know more about your journey from Siracusa 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 Siracusa to Messina take?

The average journey time by train between Siracusa and Messina is 2 hours and 47 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 Siracusa and Messina by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Siracusa to Messina is 2 hours and 21 minutes.

How much does the train from Siracusa to Messina cost?

Train tickets from Siracusa to Messina can start from as little as $11.30 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 Siracusa to Messina?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Siracusa to Messina without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Siracusa 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 Siracusa to Messina leave?

The first train from Siracusa to Messina leaves at 05:06. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Siracusa to Messina leaves at 21:45. 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 Siracusa and Messina by train?

Trains travelling from Siracusa to Messina cover a distance of around 79 miles (127 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Messina to Siracusa.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Siracusa to Messina for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/07/2023. 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 02/21/2023 for travel on 02/21/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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