Messina to Alba 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 Messina Centrale and arrive at Alba every about 2 hours on average. If travelling with Trenitalia, you need to know the Messina to Alba train schedule: the first train leaves at 16:40, while the last ride is at 22:10. A Messina to Alba train cost about 118.5 €. But how long is the train ride from Messina to Alba? Your journey takes about 21 hours on average.