Florence to Palermo train

Cheap train tickets from Florence to Palermo

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Cheapest

107

Average

144

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.

Intercity Notte
08:00PMFlorence18h55 02:55PMPalermo
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1071One-way
Intercity
10:07PMFlorence20h18 06:25PMPalermo
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1181One-way
Intercity
09:07PMFlorence20h18 05:25PMPalermo
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1181One-way
Frecciarossa
06:48PMFlorence13h19 08:07AMPalermo
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2331One-way

Train schedule from Florence to Palermo

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Frecciarossa
06:48PMFlorence13h19 08:07AMPalermo
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Intercity Notte
08:00PMFlorence18h55 02:55PMPalermo
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Intercity
09:07PMFlorence20h18 05:25PMPalermo
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Intercity
10:07PMFlorence20h18 06:25PMPalermo
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Fastest train times from Florence to Palermo

Showing times and prices for May 29

Fastest Journey

13 h 19 m

Average

18 h 12 m

Trains per day

4

Distance

653 km

Of the 4 trains that leave Florence for Palermo every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Frecciarossa
06:48PMFlorence13h19 08:07AMPalermo
0 transfers
2331One-way
Intercity Notte
08:00PMFlorence18h55 02:55PMPalermo
0 transfers
1071One-way
Intercity
10:07PMFlorence20h18 06:25PMPalermo
0 transfers
1181One-way
Intercity
09:07PMFlorence20h18 05:25PMPalermo
0 transfers
1181One-way

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Overview: Train from Florence to Palermo

distanceDistance404 miles (652 km)
durationAverage train duration16 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price$120 (€106)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesFrecciarossa, Intercity, Intercity Notte or Frecciargento

Trains from Florence to Palermo cover the 404 miles (652 km) long journey taking on average 16 h 22 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa, Intercity, Intercity Notte or Frecciargento. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $116 (€102), but the average price of train tickets is $120 (€106). Travelers depart most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

Train companies: Frecciarossa from Florence to Palermo trains

You can travel by train from Florence to Palermo with Frecciarossa for as low as $116 (€102). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Frecciarossa

Step on board a Frecciarossa train and relax as you travel across Italy. Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa high-speed trains make about 200 connections across Italy per day, including major destinations like Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice and Naples. These trains reach speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh), so you can travel 404 miles (652 km) to Palermo from Florence quickly on a Frecciarossa high-speed train. There are four different classes to choose from: Standard, Premium, Business, and Executive. All Frecciarossa classes provide free WiFi access, power outlets, air conditioning, bathrooms, luggage storage, onboard entertainment, and restaurant and bar services to passengers.

We show you the latest Frecciarossa train schedule for the Florence to Palermo route, so you can select the best times for your upcoming trip. You can find other travel information on Omio for this trip, such as departure and arrival train stations, journey times, number of stops, and cheap fares. You can select from three ticket types: Super Economy, Economy, and Base. Once you’ve picked your ticket, book a cheap train between Florence and Palermo with us today and enjoy your journey with Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa!

    Trains from Florence to Palermo

    Enjoy an affordable and fun train ride when covering the 404 miles (652 km) worth of rail distance from Florence to Palermo. You can board any of the 6 departures that service the route daily. On the weekends, there are even more Florence to Palermo trains, as 8 of them make the trip. On average, you need to spare about 17h 8min when traveling from Florence to Palermo by train. But the transfers and the type of train you board make the actual travel time range from approximately 12h 51min to about 20h 18min. All trips between the two cities are indirect and require at least 1 transfer. In Palermo, you will delight in the history contained in tourist attraction sites like Capuchin Abbey and Catacombs.

    Florence to Palermo Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are approximately 48 weekly departures from Florence to Palermo. These consist of about 6 departures during weekdays and an estimated 8 trains traveling between the two cities on weekends. At 12:45 a.m., the first train makes its way to Palermo from Florence. Its journey lasts for about 18h 40min such that passengers can alight at Palermo at around 07:25 p.m. You can board the last departing train at about 11:07 p.m. and arrive in Palermo at around 07:25 p.m., having journeyed for nearly 20h 18min. Trains are usually available in the morning hours, and only one train exits from 10:14 a.m. to 11:07 p.m. on weekdays. Weekends receive about two more trains within the same period.

    How long is the journey by train from Florence to Palermo?

    Florence and Palermo are within an approximated 17h 8min of each other. However, some high-speed trains from Florence to Palermo travel the entire route in as few as approximately 12h 51min. Since the Florence-Palermo trip is indirect, it may take you up to nearly 20h 18min on the railway if you board a slow train and encounter at least 2 transfers.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Florence to Palermo?

    Departure train station: Florence Santa Maria Novella Train Station is the name of the departure station in Florence. You can find it operating nearly 4 miles (6.5 km) from the city center. For affordable transport means from downtown Florence to the terminal, you can board the ATAF buses. Usually, a bus takes about 17min to 22min for the stretch. If you aren’t traveling with a lot of luggage, walking is an excellent way to access the station. From the city center, you need to cover a road distance of approximately 0.8 miles (1.3 km) in nearly 15min. The enjoyable trek is a great way to check out the modern and medieval sides of Florence. In Florence Santa Maria Novella Train Station, some amenities like restrooms, restaurants, and mini-shops exist. The terminal has infrastructure that allows disabled passengers to access it.

    Arrival train station: Palermo Centrale and Palermo Notarbartolo Railway Station are the two terminals that may receive your train after completing its Florence-Palermo journey. Palermo Centrale, the main terminus, is in central Palermo. Thus, you need no buses to travel to the city center from the station. Your options include walking and taking a taxi, both of which require about 1min. Approximately 4.1 miles (6.7 km) sits Palermo Notarbartolo Railway Station. After alighting at the station, you can buy a ticket for the AMAT buses that transport passengers to central Palermo. The travel time of the affordable bus service is about 30min. Some of the amenities you can use in the train stations in Palermo are restrooms and restaurants.

    Which train companies travel from Florence to Palermo?

    Trains from Florence to Palermo are under Trenitalia. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ferrovie Dello Stato Italian, a corporation owned by the Italian government. Trenitalia began servicing the various rails that connect Italian and European cities in 2000. It continues to offer direct and indirect trips between major cities such as Florence to Palermo.

    Trenitalia trains from Florence to Palermo

    You can board any of the three Trenitalia trains that serve passengers traveling from Florence to Palermo. Most of the trips are by the medium-speed train, Intercity. However, cheap trains from Florence to Palermo are the low-speed Regionale trains. For passengers wishing to take the least possible time while traveling, high-speed Frecciarossa trains are a viable option. Nearly 6 trains make the Florence-Palermo trains daily, with the number increasing to about 8 on Saturdays and Sundays. You can board the earliest train at around 12:45 a.m. and the latest one at approximately 11:07 p.m. The duration you spend during the journey is variable but lies between about 12h 51min and 20h 18min. No direct trips are available for the route. There are nearly 5 cities that you may stop at. These are Rome, Pisa, Salerno, Orte and Arezzo. You may have to board a different type of train after every transfer.

    Train Florence to Palermo: Services on Board

    There are four seating classes-Standard, Premium, Business, and Executive- available in various Trenitalia trains. If traveling aboard Regionale trains, you may only access the Standard class. It offers an extensive range of services, including the EasyFood service that allows passengers to order delicacies onboard. Additional perks are free Wi-Fi, charging places for your electrical devices, reclining seats for maximum comfort, and small screens that serve you entertaining content. To travel in the other classes, you may have to board different train types. They can provide you with comforts like rotating chairs with extra elbow room, big screens for news and entertainment, and access to a private room with five seats. The tickets that allow you on any train are Base, Economy, and Super Economy tickets. All trains accept baggage for free. A foldable bike or pushchair can be among your luggage. Also, small pets get free transport while big ones attract more travel expenses. At all times, remember to keep pets off the trains between the rush hours of early morning. If a passenger has a disability has trouble accessing a train, Trenitalia avails the necessary help if told early.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Florence to Palermo?

    There are cheap tickets for the trains from Florence to Palermo for passengers who board slow trains. They charge slightly lower compared to their faster counterparts. A money-saving opportunity also arises for you if you buy tickets way before the date you plan to travel. Tickets may be available almost three months before departure. You can buy tickets that allow you to be flexible with travel times. Then, you can travel at off-peak hours when fares are at their lowest.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Florence 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 Florence to Palermo.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Florence and Palermo for the next 7 days starting from $116 (€102)  one way.
    The train price to Palermo from Florence is on average $120 (€106)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Florence and Palermo by train to be approximately 404 miles (652 km).
    The Florence to Palermo train duration is on average 16 h 22 min, which is to be expected when traveling 404 miles (652 km) from Florence to Palermo. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella   and arriving in Palermo Centrale.

    Passengers board the train most frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Palermo Centrale, located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) away from the city center.

    If you're looking for trains from Florence to Palermo, you can rely on Frecciarossa, Intercity, Intercity Notte or Frecciargento to get you to Palermo. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Florence to Palermo journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    You can take the first train from Florence to Palermo at 4: 40 AM. The last train from Florence to Palermo that you can take departs at 11: 45 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Florence to Palermo schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
    If you book a train ticket from Florence to Palermo within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $120 (€106) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Palermo from Florence are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Florence
    Palermo
    The major railway station for departures from Florence is Firenze Santa Maria Novella. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Firenze Santa Maria Novella for your journey to Palermo from Florence.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +39 0552352595
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
    Public transit options for Firenze Santa Maria Novella
    Tram lines: T1, T2
    Bus lines: 6, 11, 12, 13, 17, 23, 36, 37, C4
    Train lines: FR, FA, Italo
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    phone
    Phone Number
    +39 892021
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sun: 07: 15 - 20: 45
    Public transit options for Firenze Campo di Marte
    Bus lines: 12, 13, 33
    Train lines: FA, IC, ICN, R

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