Bologna 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 Bologna Centrale and arrive at Messina Centrale every about 2 hours on average. If travelling with Trenitalia, you need to know the Bologna to Messina train schedule: the first train leaves at 02:17, while the last ride is at 19:20. A Bologna to Messina train cost about 98.5 €. But how long is the train ride from Bologna to Messina? Your journey takes about 11 hours on average. Thanks to Trenitalia, offers, you can save on your trip from Bologna to Messina and find low cost tickets starting from 59 €!