Rome to Palermo train

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Cheap train tickets from Rome to Palermo

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Rome to Palermo is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Intercity Notte
10:00PM12h57
Rome
10:57AMPalermo
$1181One-way
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
07:31PM12h53
Rome
08:24AMPalermo
$1181One-way
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
09:00PM12h57
Rome
09:57AMPalermo
$1181One-way
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
08:36PM13h21
Rome
09:57AMPalermo
$1181One-way
0 transfers
Intercity
10:26AM11h24
Rome
09:50PMPalermo
$1281One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Rome to Palermo

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, July 25
Intercity Notte
10:00PM12h57
Rome
10:57AMPalermo
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
07:31PM12h53
Rome
08:24AMPalermo
0 transfers
Intercity
10:26AM11h24
Rome
09:50PMPalermo
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
09:00PM12h57
Rome
09:57AMPalermo
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
08:36PM13h21
Rome
09:57AMPalermo
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Rome to Palermo

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Fastest Journey

11 h 24 m

Average

12 h 42 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

427 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Rome for Palermo every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Intercity
10:26AM11h24
Rome
09:50PMPalermo
$1281One-way
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
07:31PM12h53
Rome
08:24AMPalermo
$1181One-way
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
10:00PM12h57
Rome
10:57AMPalermo
$1181One-way
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
09:00PM12h57
Rome
09:57AMPalermo
$1181One-way
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
08:36PM13h21
Rome
09:57AMPalermo
$1181One-way
0 transfers

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My rather negative review is that the staff were not at all friendly and only agreed to help after being asked several times. Nevertheless, I also noticed some nice things. For example, the train left very punctually. Another aspect is that the sanitary facilities were very clean. I also had the opportunity to charge my mobile phone at one of the sockets. All in all, four stars.

Overview: Train from Rome to Palermo

distanceDistance264 miles (426 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price$120 (€104)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersIntercity Notte, Intercity, Italo or Frecciargento

Trains from Rome to Palermo cover the 264 miles (426 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 4 min with our travel partners like Intercity Notte, Intercity, Italo or Frecciargento. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $120 (€104), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $69 (€60). Travelers depart most frequently from Rome Termini and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

Train providers: Intercity Notte, Intercity and Italo from Rome to Palermo trains

Find the best trains from Rome to Palermo with Omio's travel partners Intercity Notte, Intercity and Italo from $69 (€60). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Frecciargento is a high-speed train service operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company of Italy. It runs on the most popular routes throughout the country, connecting major cities such as Rome, Milan, Florence, and Venice. Frecciargento trains offer a comfortable and convenient way to travel, with a range of ticket types available, including Economy, Standard, and Business. Onboard facilities include air-conditioning, power sockets, and free Wi-Fi. Frecciargento trains are fast and reliable, with journey times of up to four hours between Rome and Milan. They are a great way to explore Italy in style and comfort.

Frecciargento from Rome to Palermo train information:

  • Average Duration: 10 h 4 min
  • Cheapest Price: $142

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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  • 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%.
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FAQs: Trains from Rome to Palermo

FAQs: Travel by train from Rome 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.
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Cheap train tickets from Rome to Palermo can start from as little as $69 (€60) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Rome to Palermo is $120 (€104); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Rome and Palermo is on average 10 h 4 min   for the 264 mile (426 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Rome to Palermo by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Rome to Palermo leaves at 5: 24 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Rome to Palermo leaves at 10: 00 PM.
Yes, there is 1 direct train a day from Rome to Palermo with Intercity. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, you can take a high-speed train from Rome to Palermo with Italo or Frecciargento. Overall you can travel with the following companies: Intercity Notte, Intercity, Italo or Frecciargento.
For the trip from Rome to Palermo you can take a train with Intercity Notte, Intercity, Italo or Frecciargento. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Palermo from Rome on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, you can take a night train from Rome to Palermo with Intercity Notte. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

When departing from Rome, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Rome Termini, Rome Tiburtina and Rome Trastevere. When arriving in Palermo, you can end your route in train stations like Palermo Centrale, Palermo Notarbartolo and Palermo Lolli.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Rome Termini, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Palermo Centrale, located 2.2 miles (3.5 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Rome to Palermo is February.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Palermo from Rome including taking a train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Rome and Palermo

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The major railway station for departures from Rome is Rome Termini. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Rome Termini for your journey to Palermo from Rome.
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+39 064745421
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Mon - Sun: 06: 30 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Rome 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
The major train station for arrivals in Palermo is Palermo Centrale. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Palermo Centrale for your journey to Palermo from Rome.
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