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Palermo to Florence by train

It takes an average of 15h 25m to travel from Palermo to Florence by train, over a distance of around 406 miles (653 km). There are normally 7 trains per day travelling from Palermo to Florence and tickets for this journey start from $53.29 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13h 27m
Price$53.29 - $293.10
Distance406 miles (653 km)
Frequency7 trains per day
Departure stationPalermo
Arrival stationFlorence
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Palermo to Florence train times

Check out the next trains departing from Palermo to Florence for Tuesday Sep 22nd 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:08 18:46 13h 38m, 3 changes
07:00 20:27 13h 27m, 2 changes
07:00 20:46 13h 46m, 1 change
10:00 02:11 16h 11m, 3 changes
12:35 07:59 19h 24m, 1 change
14:27 07:46 17h 19m, 3 changes
20:55 11:11 14h 16m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Palermo to Florence

Train tickets from Palermo to Florence start at $53.29 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $171.48.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$146.97
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$153.01
on the day
avg. single price$171.48

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 Palermo to Florence 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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 Palermo to Florence

Want to know more about your journey from Palermo to Florence? 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 Palermo to Florence take?

The average journey time by train between Palermo and Florence is 15 hours and 25 minutes, with around 7 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 Palermo and Florence by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Palermo to Florence is 13 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Palermo to Florence cost?

Train tickets from Palermo to Florence can start from as little as $53.29 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 Palermo to Florence?

No, there are no direct train services from Palermo to Florence. Travelling from Palermo to Florence by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Palermo to Florence leaves at 05:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Palermo to Florence leaves at 20:55. 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 Palermo and Florence by train?

Trains travelling from Palermo to Florence cover a distance of around 406 miles (653 km) during the journey.

Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Palermo to Florence for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/22/2020. 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 09/14/2020 for travel on 07/20/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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