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Bologna to Messina by train

  • First train
    11:53
  • Last train
    18:18
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    8hr 47m
  • Distance
    786 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    1
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bologna to Messina by train

Fast trains from Bologna to Messina take around 8 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 786 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bologna and Messina.

1. Are there direct trains from Bologna to Messina?

Journeys between Bologna and Messina usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find at least one departure on the route from Bologna to Messina every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

2. How long is the train journey from Bologna to Messina?

The Bologna to Messina train travel time is normally about 8 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bologna to Messina train times and schedule?

On weekdays the only train to Messina is usually scheduled to depart Bologna around 11:53. At weekends the only train usually departs Bologna around .

When to book Bologna to Messina train tickets?

Trains in Italy usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bologna to Messina by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bologna and Messina?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bologna to Messina, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciarossa
  • IC Notte
  • Regionale
  • Traghetto

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Messina to Bologna by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.