Alba to Messina trains might be a good value for money solution: travelling in Italy by train is often rather cheap and faster than taking a bus indeed Trains leave from Alba and arrive at Messina Centrale every about 4 hours on average. If travelling with Trenitalia, you need to know the Alba to Messina train schedule: the first train leaves at 16:08, while the last ride is at 20:08. A Alba to Messina train cost about 73.3 €. But how long is the train ride from Alba to Messina? Your journey takes about 17 hours on average.