If you want to know more about the journey from Catania to Messina Centrale by train, look no further!
The average journey time from Catania to Messina Centrale by train is 1 hour 45 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 1 hour 6 minutes. Around 38 trains per day travel the 54 miles (87 km) between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Messina Centrale. During your journey, you'll either be travelling with Frecciabianca or Trenitalia, as they are the main operators of services on this route.
Book train tickets from Catania to Messina Centrale in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from €8.40. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search in our Journey Planner.
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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.
Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.
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.
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 Catania to Messina Centrale by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Catania and Messina Centrale is 1 hour and 45 minutes, with around 38 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Catania to Messina Centrale is 1 hour and 6 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Catania to Messina Centrale can start from as little as €8.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Catania to Messina Centrale without having to change trains. There are 38 direct trains from Catania to Messina Centrale each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Catania to Messina Centrale leaves at 05:01. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Catania to Messina Centrale leaves at 22:58. 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.
Trains travelling from Catania to Messina Centrale cover a distance of around 54 miles (87 km) during the journey.