Messina to Funivia Mazzaro for Taormina

Is it possible to take a train or bus from Messina cruise terminal (Crown Princess ship in October) to Funivia Mazzaro? We didn't want to go all the way to Taormina Giardini Train Station and thought this would be an enjoyable way to arrive at Taormina. If you can take a bus or train, where would it stop and how long is the trip. Thanks. Bob