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Duration 2h 52m
Distance 228.1 km
Average price 20€
Frequency 9/day

Trip overview

The average train between Palermo and Messina takes 2h 52m and the fastest train takes 2h 43m. The train service runs several times per day from Palermo to Messina. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Palermo Centrale
  2. Messina
2h 49m
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14€ - 30€

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Palermo to Messina? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Palermo Centrale and arriving at Messina Centrale. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 49m.

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The distance between Palermo and Messina is 194 km. The road distance is 228.1 km.

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Palermo to Messina train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Palermo Centrale station.

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Palermo to Messina train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Messina Centrale station.

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What companies run services between Palermo and Messina?

Trenitalia operates a train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost 15€ - 30€ and the journey takes 2h 49m. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route twice daily.
Train operators
Trenitalia
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 30€

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
Trenitalia Intercity
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€

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