The cheapest trains from Palermo to Catania

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Cheapest

$18

Average

$22

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 Palermo to Catania will cost around $ 22 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 18.

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01:27PMPalermo Centrale3h19 04:46PMCatania Centrale
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$181One-way
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09:31AMPalermo Centrale3h05 12:36PMCatania Centrale
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$181One-way
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03:31PMPalermo Centrale3h04 06:35PMCatania Centrale
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$181One-way
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07:31AMPalermo Centrale3h09 10:40AMCatania Centrale
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$181One-way
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05:31PMPalermo Centrale3h18 08:49PMCatania Centrale
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$181One-way

Timetable Palermo to Catania

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05:54AMPalermo Centrale4h41 10:35AMCatania Centrale
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07:31AMPalermo Centrale3h09 10:40AMCatania Centrale
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09:31AMPalermo Centrale3h05 12:36PMCatania Centrale
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10:00AMPalermo Centrale4h43 02:43PMCatania Centrale
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01:27PMPalermo Centrale3h19 04:46PMCatania Centrale
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03:31PMPalermo Centrale3h04 06:35PMCatania Centrale
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05:31PMPalermo Centrale3h18 08:49PMCatania Centrale
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07:45PMPalermo Centrale3h04 10:49PMCatania Centrale
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Oct 28
$18Regionale
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The fastest trains from Palermo to Catania

Showing times and prices for Oct 28

Fastest Journey

3 h 4 m

Average

3 h 32 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

166 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Palermo for Catania every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 166 km distance in an average of 3 h 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 4 m .

The slowest trains will take 4 h 43 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
03:31PMPalermo Centrale3h04 06:35PMCatania Centrale
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$181One-way
Fastest
07:45PMPalermo Centrale3h04 10:49PMCatania Centrale
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$181One-way
2nd Fastest
09:31AMPalermo Centrale3h05 12:36PMCatania Centrale
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$181One-way
07:31AMPalermo Centrale3h09 10:40AMCatania Centrale
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$181One-way
05:31PMPalermo Centrale3h18 08:49PMCatania Centrale
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$181One-way

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Train Information to Catania from Palermo

distanceDistance103 miles (166 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$18 (€15)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersRegionale Veloce, Regionale, Trenitalia or Intercity

Trains from Palermo to Catania cover the 103 miles (166 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 4 min with our travel partners like Regionale Veloce, Regionale, Trenitalia or Intercity. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $18 (€15), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $18 (€15). Travelers depart most frequently from Palermo Centrale and arrive in Catania Centrale.

Train companies

Trenitalia trains between Palermo and Catania

Find the best trains from Palermo to Catania with Omio's travel partners Trenitalia from $18 (€15). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

Trenitalia

Trenitalia is not only Italy's national railroad company but also the country's largest train operator with an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates intercity, regional and night trains. Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

Find the perfect train to cover the 103 miles (166 km) long journey from Palermo to Catania with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different fares like the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can even use Trenitalia discount cards on Omio. Make sure to look out for the latest offers from Trenitalia on Omio to score special deals! Check out the current Trenitalia schedule and book a cheap train from Palermo to Catania in just a few steps. On Omio you can find all the information you need for the Palermo to Catania trip, such as departure and arrival times, train stations, number of stops, journey times and more.

    Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Trenitalia train ticket between Palermo and Catania:

    • 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

    Trains from Palermo to Catania

    While it may vary, there are on average between five to ten daily trains that run between Palermo and Catania. Per week, you can expect for there to be around 50 trains between the two cities that are serviced. The length of your journey may vary due to a variety of factors, such as whether or not you have to make a transfer. In general, your 104-mile (168-km) ride will last between 3h to 5h 30min. It’s possible for your train to be direct for this journey, but there are some trips that require travelers to transfer trains one time. This transfer often takes place in the city of Messina. Once you have arrived in Catania, there are many attractions for you to visit, including the Cathedral of Saint Agatha and Castello Ursino.

    Palermo to Catania Train Time: Daily Departures

    There are normally between five to ten trains that depart Palermo for Catania per day. Per week, there are approximately 50 trains that are offered for you to choose from. You will find that the first daily train generally leaves around 5:00 a.m., while the last train normally leaves around 7:45 p.m.

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

    Some factors will affect how long your journey lasts, such as how many stops you have along the way and if you are required to transfer trains or not. Normally, you can plan on your train taking between 3h and 5h 30min. There are often several daily trains that are direct, but many journeys are offered that require one transfer. If you are required to transfer trains, this may take place in the city of Messina.

    What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Palermo to Catania?

    Departure train station: Your train will normally depart from Palermo Centrale station. Palermo Centrale is the main station in the city and is placed right in the city center. It’s located right next to bus line 101 and tram line 1, making it easy to get here from anywhere else in the city. At the station, you will find a variety of amenities for passengers, including free Wi-Fi, access to public restrooms, stores to purchase drinks, snacks, and travel essentials, and sitting areas. It’s best to arrive at least 30min before your train is scheduled to depart in order to give yourself enough time to board.

    Arrival train station: For this route, your train will generally arrive at Catania Centrale. Like Palermo Centrale, Catania Centrale is also the main railway station in the city. It’s placed directly in the city center and is near several bus lines that can bring you to different neighborhoods, such as 421, 429, and 442. When you are at this station, you will have access to amenities like complimentary WiFi, public restrooms, and sitting areas.

    Which train companies travel from Palermo to Catania?

    Trenitalia is known for being the primary train company that services trips between these two locations. It is one of the biggest transport providers in Italy and offers journeys to different regions and cities throughout the country.

    Trenitalia trains from Palermo to Catania

    Trenitalia usually offers between five to ten daily trains that leave Palermo for Catania. The average weekly total is around 50 journeys. There are many direct trips that are offered, as well as trains that require one transfer. In addition to transferring trains, you may have additional stops before reaching your final destination. The amount of time that the trip takes can vary depending on a few different factors, but it will normally be between 3h and 5h 30min. For domestic trips, Trenitalia almost always operates standard regional trains. For this route, trains normally depart from Palermo Centrale and arrive at Catania Centrale. If you ultimately decide that you would like to cancel your trip, keep in mind that you can do so up to a day before your scheduled departure and still receive a full refund. The company usually services the same number of trains on weekdays as it does the weekends, but fewer journeys are offered on Italian public holidays.

    Train Palermo to Catania: Services on Board

    When you book a train with Trenitalia, you will be provided with a selection of on-board amenities. For example, each passenger will have access to a comfortable seat that reclines. Near each seat, you will find an outlet that can be used to charge any of your personal devices. If you find that you are hungry or thirsty during your trip, there may be a snack car that you can buy refreshments from. Keep in mind that only one ticket class is usually offered for regional trips. Almost all trains are equipped with complimentary WiFi that works on most electronic devices, including personal laptops. You may bring a carry-on item with you for no additional cost, as long as it can be stored either under your seat or in the overhead storage area. Passengers are also allowed to bring up to two pieces of luggage with them. If you would like to bring a bike, you may do so as long as it is foldable. Make sure to contact the train company ahead of time to ensure that there will be enough space. You are also allowed to bring one small animal with you at no additional cost, as long as they are kept in a proper pet carrier and placed on the floor. Service animals are also allowed on all trains, but they are required to have a proper leash. All Trenitalia trains are handicap accessible, including their facilities like public restrooms. If you have limited mobility, you can contact the company ahead of time and they will have an employee ready to help you with anything you need.

    How to find cheap train tickets from Palermo to Catania?

    There are a few ways to find cheap trains from Palermo to Catania, such as by always making sure to book in advance and trying to be as flexible with your travel dates as possible. Trains that require transfer also tend to be more affordable than journeys that are direct.

     

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    Trains from Palermo to Catania
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    FAQs
    How much do cheap train tickets to Catania from Palermo cost?
    Train tickets to Catania from Palermo for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $18 (€15)  one way in the next 7 days.
    What is the cost of a train to Catania from Palermo?
    The Palermo to Catania train ticket price is on average $18 (€15)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
    How far is Catania from Palermo by train?
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Catania from Palermo by train to be approximately 103 miles (166 km).
    How long is a train between Palermo and Catania on average?
    On average the Palermo to Catania train travel time is 3 h 4 min  for the 103 miles (166 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    Which train station from Palermo to Catania do I depart from? Which Catania train station from Palermo do I arrive in?

    Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Palermo Centrale   and arrive in Catania Centrale.

    Where is the Palermo train station located? Where is the Catania train station located?

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Palermo Centrale, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Palermo.

    The most popular arrival train station, Catania Centrale, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Catania.

    What train companies offer a service between Palermo and Catania?
    For the best Palermo to Catania train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Regionale Veloce, Regionale, Trenitalia or Intercity. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services to Catania from Palermo to compare what amenities they may offer.
    When is the earliest train from Palermo to Catania? When is the last train from Palermo to Catania?
    The earliest train departing from Palermo to Catania leaves at 5: 31 AM. The last train departing from Palermo to Catania leaves at 6: 45 PM. You can find the latest Palermo to Catania train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Catania from Palermo for the best deals?
    If you buy the Palermo to Catania train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $18 (€15). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Palermo and Catania. Look out for train tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Palermo
    Catania
    The major railway station for departures from Palermo is Palermo Centrale. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Palermo Centrale for your journey from Palermo to Catania.