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Palermo to Rome by train

It takes an average of 11h 59m to travel from Palermo to Rome by train, over a distance of around 265 miles (426 km). There are normally 10 trains per day travelling from Palermo to Rome and tickets for this journey start from $41.96 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 25m
PriceFrom $41.96
Distance265 miles (426 km)
Frequency10 trains per day
First train04:08
Last train19:55
Departure stationPalermo
Arrival stationRome
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia

Palermo to Rome train times

Check out the next trains departing from Palermo to Rome for Tuesday May 25th 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
04:08 14:55 10h 47m, 2 changes
05:50 16:55 11h 5m, 1 change
05:50 17:34 11h 44m, direct
07:32 18:15 10h 43m, 2 changes
09:00 19:25 10h 25m, 1 change
09:00 20:38 11h 38m, direct
13:30 05:27 15h 57m, 3 changes
17:48 06:18 12h 30m, 1 change
19:55 08:00 12h 5m, 1 change
19:55 08:51 12h 56m, direct

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Palermo to Roma

You can travel from Palermo to Roma 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 Palermo to Rome

The price of train tickets from Palermo to Rome starts at $41.96 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 Palermo to Rome 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 Palermo to Rome

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

The average journey time by train between Palermo and Rome is 11 hours and 59 minutes, with around 10 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 Rome by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Palermo to Rome is 10 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Palermo to Rome cost?

Train tickets from Palermo to Rome can start from as little as $41.96 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 Rome?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Palermo to Rome without having to change trains. There are 3 direct trains from Palermo to Rome each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Palermo to Rome leaves at 04:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Palermo to Rome leaves at 19:55. 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 Rome by train?

Trains travelling from Palermo to Rome cover a distance of around 265 miles (426 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Rome to Palermo.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Palermo to Rome for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/25/2021. 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 06/13/2021 for travel on 06/13/2021 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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