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London to Messina by train

  • First train
    11:31
  • Last train
    20:01
  • Avg changes
    3
  • Fastest journey
    35hr 29m
  • Distance
    1,923 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    1
  • Avg. journey time
    40hr 40m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Messina by train

Fast trains from London to Messina take around 1 day, 11 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,923 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Messina.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Messina?

Journeys between London and Messina usually involve 3 changes of train.

We usually find at least one departure on the route from London 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 London to Messina?

The London to Messina train travel time is normally about 1 day, 11 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the only train to Messina is usually scheduled to depart London around 12:24. At weekends the only train usually departs London around 11:31.

When to book London to Messina train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 1 and a half 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 London to Messina by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Messina?

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

  • Eurostar
  • IC Notte
  • TGV
  • Traghetto

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

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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.