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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 16 minutes on average to travel 428 km, although the quickest services can take as little as 10 hours 5 minutes. You can expect to find 16 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 $24.98.

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 16m to travel from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale by train, over a distance of around 266 miles (428 km). There are normally 16 trains per day traveling from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale and tickets for this journey start from $24.98 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 10h 5m
PriceFrom $24.98
Distance266 miles (428 km)
Frequency16 trains per day
First train08:58
Last train23:30
Departure stationRoma Termini
Arrival stationPalermo Centrale
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsItabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus, Autoservizi Salemi

Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale for Tuesday Dec 6th 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:26 22:05 11h 39m, 1 change
11:00 22:05 11h 5m, 1 change
11:30 22:05 10h 35m, 2 changes
12:00 22:05 10h 5m, 2 changes
14:00 05:40 15h 40m, 3 changes
16:53 06:48 13h 55m, 2 changes
17:20 06:48 13h 28m, 3 changes
19:12 08:24 13h 12m, direct
19:12 08:24 13h 12m, 1 change
20:00 08:24 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.

Cheap train tickets from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

The price of train tickets from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale starts at $24.98 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 16 minutes, with around 16 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 10 hours and 5 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 $24.98 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 08:58. 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 23:30. 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.

The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 01/29/2023 for travel on 01/29/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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