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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest Price $15.30
  • First train
    05:08
  • Last train
    15:06
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 50m

Travelling from Palermo to Messina by train

Fast trains from Palermo to Messina take around 2 hours and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 194 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Palermo and Messina.

Are there direct trains from Palermo to Messina?

Journeys between Palermo and Messina usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 7 departures on the route from Palermo to Messina every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 4 departures.

How long is the train journey from Palermo to Messina?

The Palermo to Messina train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Palermo to Messina train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Messina is usually scheduled to depart Palermo around 05:08 and the last train is around 15:06. This is the same at the weekend.

What's the Palermo to Messina train price?

The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Palermo to Messina are $15.30.

When to book Palermo 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 Palermo to Messina by train.

Which train companies operate between Palermo and Messina?

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

  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • Urbano

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 rail 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.

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