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Cheap train tickets from Bologna to Palermo

Showing times and prices for May 20

Cheapest

$134

Average

$174

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Bologna to Palermo will cost around $ 174 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 134.

Intercity
12:51AMBologna17h34 06:25PMPalermo
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$1341One-way
Intercity
12:15AMBologna17h10 05:25PMPalermo
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$1341One-way
Intercity
09:35PMBologna20h50 06:25PMPalermo
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$1441One-way
Frecciarossa
09:18PMBologna21h07 06:25PMPalermo
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$1611One-way
Frecciarossa
08:18PMBologna21h07 05:25PMPalermo
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$1611One-way

Train schedule from Bologna to Palermo

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09:07AMBologna Centrale13h58 11:05PMPalermo Centrale
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09:37AMBologna Centrale13h28 11:05PMPalermo Centrale
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08:37PMBologna Centrale15h20 11:57AMPalermo Centrale
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10:18PMBologna Centrale21h07 07:25PMPalermo Centrale
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Fri
May 20
$160Frecciarossa
$86Flixbus
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Sat
May 21
$134Intercity
$76Flixbus
$142Wizz Air
Sun
May 22
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$139sais
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Mon
May 23
$134Intercity
$54Flixbus
$215Malta Air
Tue
May 24
$127Intercity
$86Flixbus
$104Wizz Air
Wed
May 25
$112Frecciarossa
$74Flixbus
$76Malta Air
Thu
May 26
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$134sais
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Fri
May 27
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$93Autoservizi Salemi
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Sat
May 28
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$134sais
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Sun
May 29
$128Intercity Notte
$54Flixbus
$76Wizz Air
Mon
May 30
$108Frecciarossa
$49Flixbus
$159Malta Air
Tue
May 31
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$137sais
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Wed
Jun 1
$134Intercity
$93Autoservizi Salemi
$186ITA
Thu
Jun 2
$134Intercity
$58Flixbus
$80ITA
Fri
Jun 3
$112Frecciarossa
$60Flixbus
$80ITA
Sat
Jun 4
$99Intercity
$74Flixbus
$80ITA
Sun
Jun 5
$96Intercity Notte
$81Flixbus
$113ITA
Mon
Jun 6
$84Frecciarossa
$58Flixbus
$80ITA
Tue
Jun 7
$88Intercity
$81Flixbus
$80Wizz Air
Wed
Jun 8
$74Intercity
$74Flixbus
$80ITA

Fastest train times from Bologna to Palermo

Showing times and prices for May 20

Fastest Journey

13 h 28 m

Average

15 h 58 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

729 km

It's difficult to get from Bologna to Palermo without transferring at least once.

Fastest
09:37AMBologna Centrale13h28 11:05PMPalermo Centrale
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$1631One-way
2nd Fastest
09:07AMBologna Centrale13h58 11:05PMPalermo Centrale
1 changes
$1601One-way
08:37PMBologna Centrale15h20 11:57AMPalermo Centrale
1 changes
$2451One-way
10:18PMBologna Centrale21h07 07:25PMPalermo Centrale
2 changes
$1611One-way

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Overview: Train from Bologna to Palermo

distanceDistance451 miles (728 km)
durationAverage train duration16 h 47 min
priceAverage train ticket price$133 (€118)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersIntercity Notte, Intercity, Trenitalia, Frecciargento or Frecciarossa

Trains from Bologna to Palermo cover the 451 miles (728 km) long journey taking on average 16 h 47 min with our travel partners like Intercity Notte, Intercity, Trenitalia, Frecciargento or Frecciarossa. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $112 (€100), but the average price of train tickets is $133 (€118). Travelers depart most frequently from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

Train companies: Trenitalia and Frecciarossa from Bologna to Palermo trains

You can travel by train between Bologna and Palermo with Trenitalia and Frecciarossa for as low as $112 (€100). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Trenitalia is Italy’s national railroad company providing services across the whole country, giving you ample opportunity to discover the beauty and culture of Italy. Trenitalia’s fleet of trains include its high-speed trains Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca as well as intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard services on long-distance routes, and, in most cases, there is barrier-free access on Trenitalia trains.

Taking a train with Trenitalia is a great way to travel to Palermo from Bologna, and Omio can show you the best times and tickets available for the 451 miles (728 km) long train route. Trenitalia offers different fares for the Bologna to Palermo route with ticket options like Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria. You can even apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchasing tickets. Simply check the current Trenitalia train schedule, compare the cheapest, fastest, or earliest routes between Bologna and Palermo, and buy your cheap Trenitalia train ticket on Omio easily and securely today.

    Trenitalia has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train to Palermo from Bologna:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Refund or voucher policy
    • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
    • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
    • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

    Travel Tips: Trains from Bologna to Palermo

    Travel by train to Palermo easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bologna to Palermo.
    FAQs

    How much do cheap train tickets from Bologna to Palermo cost?

    If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Bologna to Palermo trains for as little as $112 (€100)  in the next 7 days.

    What is the cost of a train to Palermo from Bologna?

    The Bologna to Palermo train ticket price is on average $133 (€118)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.

    How far is it from Bologna to Palermo by train?

    The Bologna to Palermo train distance is approximately 451 miles (728 km).

    How long is the train from Bologna to Palermo?

    The Bologna to Palermo train duration is on average 16 h 47 min, which is to be expected when traveling 451 miles (728 km) to Palermo from Bologna. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    What is the departure train station in Bologna and arrival train station in Palermo?

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Bologna Centrale   and arriving in Palermo Centrale.

    Where is the departure train station in Bologna located? Where is the arrival train station in Palermo located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Bologna Centrale, is located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) from the city center of Bologna.

    The most popular arrival train station, Palermo Centrale, is located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) away from the city center of Palermo.

    Which train companies should I travel with from Bologna to Palermo?

    For the route from Bologna to Palermo you can take a train with Intercity Notte, Intercity, Trenitalia, Frecciargento or Frecciarossa. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Palermo from Bologna on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

    How many trains are there to Palermo from Bologna a day?

    The average number of trains departing Bologna for Palermo is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    When does the first train depart from Bologna to Palermo? When does the last train depart from Bologna to Palermo?

    The earliest train departing from Bologna to Palermo leaves at 7: 07 AM. The last train departing from Bologna to Palermo leaves at 10: 35 PM. You can find the latest Bologna to Palermo train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

    How early should I book Bologna to Palermo train tickets to get the best deals?

    You can find trains from Bologna to Palermo to cost on average $133 (€118) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Bologna to Palermo train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Bologna
    Palermo
    The major railway station for departures from Bologna is Bologna Centrale. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bologna Centrale for your journey from Bologna to Palermo.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +39 892021
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
    Public transit options for Bologna Centrale
    Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
    Monorail lines: Marconi Express
    Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN