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About the train journey from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

Want to travel from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale usually takes 12 hours 9 minutes on average to travel 428 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 9 hours 25 minutes. You can expect to find 18 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Palermo Centrale, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. Trenitalia are the main train operator on this route and will whisk you to Palermo Centrale in no time.

To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale in our Journey Planner. Just remember, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from $41.07.

Keep reading for more information about the train journey to Palermo Centrale, including FAQs, timetables with first and last train times and tips on booking cheap train tickets. If you're ready to book, just start a search for tickets with us today.

Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale by train

It takes an average of 12h 9m to travel from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale by train, over a distance of around 266 miles (428 km). There are normally 18 trains per day traveling from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale and tickets for this journey start from $41.07 when you book in advance.

First train

12:03 am

Last train

10:36 pm

Departure station

Roma Termini

Arrival station

Palermo Centrale

Journey time

From 9h 25m

Distance

266 miles (428 km)

Frequency

18 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $41.07

Train and bus operators

Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Autoservizi Salemi

Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale for martes jul 23º 2024. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:26 am 9:50 pm 11h 24m, 1 change
11:00 am 9:50 pm 10h 50m, 1 change
11:00 am 9:50 pm 10h 50m, 2 changes
12:00 pm 9:50 pm 9h 50m, 2 changes
1:25 pm 5:30 am 16h 5m, 3 changes
4:53 pm 6:47 am 13h 54m, 2 changes
5:20 pm 6:47 am 13h 27m, 3 changes
7:16 pm 8:24 am 13h 8m, direct
7:16 pm 8:24 am 13h 8m, 1 change
8:00 pm 8:24 am 12h 24m, 1 change

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

You can travel from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale 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.

Intercity and Intercity Notte (night trains) classes from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity and Intercity Notte (night trains) when traveling from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale.

Onboard services on Intercity and Intercity Notte (night trains)

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Trenitalia's Intercity trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits. You’ll need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You can get snacks and drinks from the vending machines available in car 3. Gluten-free and lactose-free options are available too.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

At the moment, Intercity trains do not offer an entertainment portal on board. However, you can make use of your internet data, as well as charge your devices thanks to the power outlets that are available at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Children under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (standard fare).
  • Children aged 4-14 also get 50% off.
  • Bimbi Gratis offer: You can also get free travel for children under 15 plus 40% off Base tickets for adults, if you’re travelling in a family group of 2 to 5 people (including at least one adult and one child).
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can travel with your bike for free on all Intercity trains, provided it’s not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 17.7 inches). Your bike must be disassembled or folded and stored in a bag in one of the dedicated luggage racks.
  • If you can't fold your bike, some Intercity trains allow you to take your bike on board. However, you’ll need to book a space and buy a ticket. There are 6 bike spaces in car 3 and 2 e-bike chargers.
PetPetPets
  • Small pets can travel on all Intercity trains free of charge, if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm (29.5 x 20.8 x 11.8 inches).
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on all trains if they have a ticket, they’re kept on a leash and equipped with a muzzle.
  • Guide and assistance dogs are allowed on all trains at no additional cost.
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

If you need to request special assistance, you can call the toll-free number 800 90 60 60 which can be reached from a landline in Italy, or the national number +3902323232, which can be reached from a landline or mobile, even from abroad (international calling charges may apply).

InfoInfoOther

Air-conditioning is available on all Intercity trains.

LuggageLuggageBaggage
  • You can take your bags on board Trenitalia's Intercity Notte trains free of charge.
  • In most cases, there are no baggage size limits – you can even travel with musical instruments and sports equipment. You’ll just need to make sure that your baggage is compatible with the space available on board.
RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

A minibar trolley service is available on all Intercity Notte trains – you can choose from a wide range of snacks and drinks. Vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free options are available too.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

Unfortunately, free WiFi is not available on Intercity Notte trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children
  • Kids under 4 can travel for free if a seat is not assigned to them. If they do have a seat, they can get 50% off Base tickets (standard fare).
  • Children aged 4-14 also get 50% off, or 30% off if they’re traveling in the Comfort couchette or Deluxe cabin.
ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes
  • You can take your folding bike with you if it’s stored in one of the dedicated luggage spaces.
  • If you have a traditional bike, you’ll need to disassemble it and place it in a bag that is not larger than 80 x 110 x 45cm (31.4 x 43.3 x 17.7 inches).
PetPetPets
  • Small pets are allowed on board free of charge, if they’re placed in a carrier or cage of max dimensions of 70 x 30 x 50cm (27.5 x 11.8 x 19.6 inches). You’ll need to buy a ticket for the whole compartment.
  • Bigger dogs are allowed on board if they have a ticket – it’s usually 50% off the Base ticket (standard fare).
WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Intercity Notte trains have a car with designated spaces for 2 passengers with a wheelchair and 2 companions. You’ll find a wheelchair symbol outside the car.

InfoInfoOther

Depending on the class you’ll be traveling in, you’ll get to enjoy additional perks, including a wake-up service, breakfast, bedding and more.

Cheap train tickets from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

The price of train tickets from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale starts at $41.07 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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale 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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

Want to know more about your journey from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale? 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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale take?

The average journey time by train between Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale is 12 hours and 9 minutes, with around 18 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 Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale is 9 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale cost?

Train tickets from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale can start from as little as $41.07 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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale?

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

What time does the first train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale leave?

The first train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale leaves at 00:03. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale leave?

The last train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale leaves at 22:36. 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 Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale by train?

Trains travelling from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale cover a distance of around 266 miles (428 km) during the journey.


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