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Naples to Palermo by train

It takes an average of 11h 29m to travel from Naples to Palermo by train, over a distance of around 195 miles (315 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Naples to Palermo and tickets for this journey start from $24.47 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 8h 40m
PriceFrom $24.47
Distance195 miles (315 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
First train09:50
Last train22:45
Departure stationNaples
Arrival stationPalermo
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia

Naples to Palermo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Naples to Palermo for Tuesday Oct 5th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
08:50 18:25 9h 35m, direct
09:00 18:58 9h 58m, 3 changes
10:45 20:58 10h 13m, 3 changes
12:45 22:05 9h 20m, 1 change
13:25 22:05 8h 40m, 2 changes
13:45 05:46 16h 1m, 3 changes
17:45 06:53 13h 8m, 2 changes
21:36 08:11 10h 35m, 1 change
21:45 14:29 16h 44m, 3 changes

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Naples to Palermo

You can travel from Naples to Palermo on Trenitalia and Intercity trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

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Trenitalia's Intercity trains run on standard lines outside the high-speed network, offering more than 90 trains a day that guarantee long and medium distance connections, ensuring wide coverage of the rail network. All Intercity trains are modern and comfortable with plenty of seats, retractable tables, power sockets, air conditioning, courtesy lights and plenty of luggage space. Intercity Night trains allow you to travel overnight in cabins with beds, berths or seating.

Cheap train tickets from Naples to Palermo

The price of train tickets from Naples to Palermo starts at $24.47 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Naples to Palermo by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Naples to Palermo

Want to know more about your journey from Naples to Palermo? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Naples to Palermo take?

The average journey time by train between Naples and Palermo is 11 hours and 29 minutes, with around 9 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Naples and Palermo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Naples to Palermo is 8 hours and 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Naples to Palermo cost?

Train tickets from Naples to Palermo can start from as little as $24.47 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Naples to Palermo?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Naples to Palermo without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Naples to Palermo each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Naples to Palermo leave?

The first train from Naples to Palermo leaves at 09:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Naples to Palermo leave?

The last train from Naples to Palermo leaves at 22:45. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Naples and Palermo by train?

Trains travelling from Naples to Palermo cover a distance of around 195 miles (315 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Palermo to Naples.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Naples to Palermo for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/05/2021. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 10/16/2021 for travel on 10/16/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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