Ercolano 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 Portici-Ercolano and arrive at Messina Centrale every about 4 hours on average. If travelling with Trenitalia, you need to know the Ercolano to Messina train schedule: the first train leaves at 08:55, while the last ride is at 22:55. A Ercolano to Messina train cost about 49.5 €. But how long is the train ride from Ercolano to Messina? Your journey takes about 7 hours on average.