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Train between Rome and Palermo with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia

You can travel by train to Palermo from Rome with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia for as low as $63 (€53). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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Find the perfect train to Palermo from Rome with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can also apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchase. The distance between Rome and Palermo by train is 264 miles (426 km) and the cheapest price for a one-way ticket is $113 (€94). Check out Trenitalia’s train schedule to Palermo from Rome, compare the best prices for the route and book your cheap train ticket on Omio today!

Trenitalia is the main provider of train services in Italy, with a huge 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 trains such as the Eurocity (EC), Euronotte (EN), InterCity (IC), InterCitynotte (ICN), as well as the Regionale Veloce (RV), Regionale (R), Suburbano (S) and Metropolitano (M). Bathrooms and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

  • Average Price: $113

When you buy your Trenitalia train tickets to Palermo from Rome don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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 Rome to Palermo

Travelers who are searching for transportation from Rome, which is centered on the western side of Italy’s boot, to Palermo, which is nestled into the northern-most region of the island of Sicily, can find a number of trains available each day. The trains from Rome to Palermo operate on a regular schedule with several daily routes that can take passengers the 575-mile (925-km) journey in anywhere from just over 11h to roughly 15h 30min.

 

Rome to Palermo Train Time: Daily Departures

There are more than 40 trains from Rome to Palermo that operate every week. Typically, the schedule of trains provides passengers with a consistent and dependable frequency of routes that is very similar each day of the week—there are about six or seven routes that are run daily. The first train each day usually departs from Rome Termini around 7:26 a.m. and the final train departs either around 10:50 p.m. or around 11:00 p.m.

 

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

All of the trains from Rome to Palermo run between about 11h 5min and 15h 32min. There are a small number of factors that may impact the duration of the journey. For instance, some of the trains operate Frecciarossa (fast train) lines, whereas others keep to just the Intercity train lines. Also, while a majority of the routes that are serviced are direct, there are a few options each day that will include a transfer.

 

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

Departure train station: All of the trains departing from Rome for Palermo will leave from Rome Termini. The station is about 0.5 miles (0.80 km) from the city center. Passengers looking to get from the city center to Termini can walk the distance in about 10min or opt for a taxi, which generally takes around 4min. Also, lines A and B on the city’s metro provide transportation to the station. At Rome Termini there are restrooms, shops, cafés, ticket counters and restrooms.

Arrival train station: All of the trains from Rome to Palermo will arrive at Palermo Centrale. The train station is roughly 0.6 miles (1 km) from the city center. Upon arriving, travelers can get downtown by walking, which takes about 11min. Alternatively, taxis take around 14min and the numbers 101, 102 and 107 buses take between 9min and 18min. At the station there are restrooms, waiting areas, ATMs and ticketing desks.

   

Which train companies travel from Rome to Palermo?

Trenitalia is the only train company that provides services via trains from Rome to Palermo. The routes run by the company typically offer passengers a number of consistent and reliable options. With dozens of potential services to select from each week, passengers can make the journey any day, Sunday through Saturday, and can choose from either morning or evening options. A majority of the train routes that are scheduled offer a direct service from Rome to Palermo; however, roughly about one third of the trains will require that passengers transfer at least once along the route—transfers on these one-change options will usually occur in Naples Centrale.

 

Trenitalia trains from Rome to Palermo

There are approximately 43 weekly options for trains from Rome to Palermo that are offered by Trenitalia. Each day, the first train typically departs around 7:26 a.m. The final train usually departs for Palermo around 11:00 p.m.; the only exception is on Fridays when the final train leaves Rome Termini around 10:50 p.m. The six-to-seven daily routes typically take anywhere from about 11h 5min to roughly 15h 32min. The time discrepancy is attributable to the transfers and train types. About two of the services each day will include a transfer. Also, the train types that operate service are either Intercity, Frecciarossa, or a combination of the two.

 

Train Rome to Palermo: Services on Board

The Trenitalia trains that operate between Rome and Palermo run on both Intercity and Frecciarossa train lines. Both of these train line options offer both 1st and 2nd class ticket options. What’s more, free wi-fi is available onboard for the long train journey. Regardless of the train type selected, there will also be a generous luggage policy; there is ample storage space on all trains for passengers’ baggage. Upon boarding, passengers are asked to store any luggage in the designated areas and in a manner that does not obstruct the comfort or movements of other customers. Along with the generous luggage policy is a generous bicycle policy. All customers are allows to bring onboard a single bicycle that is either folded or disassembled and stored in a bag. The bike must also be safely stored for the journey. This is the case for small pets, too. For free, passengers can bring along one small pet that is kept in an appropriate container for the duration of the ride. Larger pets are allowed onboard for a fee. The fee is waived for dogs that are traveling in a service animal capacity. In addition to service dog allowances, Trenitalia works with Sale Blue of RFI to provide a range of services for travelers with limited mobility, including support boarding and disembarking from trains and with luggage, among other things. Passengers in need of Sale Blue’s services are encouraged to reach out in advance of the date of travel to secure any necessary aid.

 

How to find cheap train tickets from Rome to Palermo?

Even with just six or seven trains from Rome to Palermo running each day, there are a number of ways that travelers can affect the price of a ticket. For instance, individuals who have some flexibility with their schedule may want to secure a ticket that departs during the week, rather than at the weekend, since weekday options tend to cost less—tickets for morning departures are also less expensive than tickets for evening departures. The trains that run the service also have ticket class options; passengers looking for a reduced cost will want to choose a 2nd class ticket, since 1st class options come at an upcharge. Travelers with a pre-planned trip will also want to purchase tickets in advance in order to ensure the best price.

Train tickets from Rome to Palermo: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 51 €
2 weeks earlier 48 €6%
3 weeks earlier 42 €21%
1 month before 40 €28.%
2 months earlier 40 €28.%
3 months earlier 34 €50%


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The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Rome - Palermo 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 21% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Rome - Palermo with 2 months in advance you save up to about 28% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 50%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Rome 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 Rome to Palermo.
FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Rome to Palermo?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Rome and Palermo for as low as $63 (€53)  for the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Rome to Palermo?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $86 (€72)  for a train ticket from Rome to Palermo.
How far is Rome to Palermo by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Palermo from Rome by train to be approximately 264 miles (426 km).
How many hours is the train time to Palermo from Rome?
The Rome to Palermo train duration is on average 11 h 39 min, which is to be expected when traveling 264 miles (426 km) between Rome and Palermo. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Rome and arrival train station in Palermo?

Omio customers book a train from Roma Termini   to Palermo Centrale   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Rome to go to Palermo? Where is the train station in Palermo located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Roma Termini, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Rome. The most popular arrival train station in Palermo, called Palermo Centrale, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

What train providers offer a service from Rome to Palermo?
For the best Rome to Palermo train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Intercity Notte, Intercity, Trenitalia, Frecciarossa or Frecciargento. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Rome and Palermo to compare what amenities they may offer.
Is there a direct train from Rome to Palermo?
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Rome to Palermo with Intercity, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
How many train services per day are there to Palermo from Rome?
The average number of trains departing Rome for Palermo is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Rome to Palermo? When does the last train depart from Rome to Palermo?
You can take the earliest train from Rome to Palermo at 6: 26 AM   or take the last train from Rome to Palermo leaving at 10: 26 AM. Look for the latest Rome to Palermo train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I book train tickets from Rome to Palermo to score the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Rome to Palermo within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $86 (€72) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Rome to Palermo are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rome
Palermo
The major railway station for departures from Rome is Roma Termini. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Roma Termini for your journey between Rome and Palermo.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 064745421
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 30 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Roma Termini
Metro lines: A (red), B (blue)
Bus lines: 5, H, 38, 40 Express, 50 Express, 64, 66, 70, 75, 82, 90 Express, 92, 105, 150F, 223, 310, 590, 714, 910, C2, C3
Tram lines: 5, 14
Train lines: Italo, FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, EN, CNL, R, Leonardo Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+39 892021
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 35 - 20: 20
Public transit options for Roma Tiburtina
Metro lines: LB
Bus lines: 62, 71, 111, 111F, 120F, 135, 163, 168, 211, 309, 409, n409, n041, C2, C3, Airport Shuttle
Train lines: FR, FA, IC, REG, FL1, FL2, FL3