Catania 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 Catania Acquicella and arrive at Messina Centrale every about 12 hours on average. If travelling with Trenitalia, you need to know the Catania to Messina train schedule: the first train leaves at 08:04, while the last ride is at 08:04. A Catania to Messina train cost about 12.5 €. But how long is the train ride from Catania to Messina? Your journey takes about 2 hours on average. Thanks to Trenitalia, offers, you can save on your trip from Catania to Messina and find low cost tickets starting from 11 €!