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90123 Palermo Italy

Palermo Centrale

Palermo Central Station is located in Piazza Giulio Cesare, the heart of Palermo, one of the main cities in Sicily. Its 10 platforms see over 250 regional, fast regional and Intercity trains per day operated by Trenitalia. On these trains, you can reach Caltanissetta in 2h, Agrigento in 2h 10m, Messina in 3h 5m, Catania in 3h and Termini Imerese in 31m, with services running every 15 minutes.

You can find a car park and a bus and tram stop right outside the station. Apart from the services that connect the centre with the rest of the city and the nearby towns and villages, buses to Palermo Airport are also available.

 

How to get to Palermo Airport

When travelling from Palermo Central Station, take one of the 72 daily regional trains that go to the airport. The first train leaves at 04:00 and the last one at 20:05. You can also take one of the buses operated by Prestia e Comandè. Buses run every 30 minutes from Palermo to the airport, with the first bus departing from Palermo Centrale at 04:00 and the last one at 22:30. From the airport, instead, the first service is available at 05:00 and the last one at 00:15.

 

Station details and facilities

The train station offers a waiting room, a ticket office and ticket machines, toilets, many bars and restaurants, a post office (Poste Italiane), a bank and a pharmacy. Travel assistance services for passengers with reduced mobility are also available. The tourist information office is at the station entrance on the ground floor and is open daily from 07:00 to 21:00.

Learn more about the facilities that are available at Palermo Central Station in the table below:

Facilities Opening hours
Ticket office Open daily: 05:30 - 21:20 (ground floor)
Toilets Open daily: 06:00 - 24:00* (ground floor)
Travel assistance Open daily: 07:00 - 21:00 (ground floor)
Tourist information office Open daily: 07:00 - 21:00 (ground floor)
Luggage storage Open daily: 08:00 - 20:00*
Chef Express Open daily: 05:00 – 20:00 (station entrance)
Mc Donald's Open daily: 05:30 - 21:30 (station entrance)
Newsstand Open daily: 05:00 - 20:00
Railroad Police Open daily: All day (ground floor)
Waiting room Open daily: 05:00 - 24:00 (ground floor)

*fees may apply

Main attractions near Palermo Central Station

Boasting centuries of history and a collection of incredible works of art, the capital of Sicily has found its balance between past and present. The station is only a 15-minute walk from the symbol of the city, Palermo’s Cathedral, which was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Don’t miss the 12th-century Palazzo dei Normanni (Norman Palace), today the seat of the Sicilian regional assembly, where you can admire the beautiful Palatine Chapel, with its splendid Arab mosaics.

The Teatro Massimo of Palermo is the largest opera house in Italy and the third in Europe after the theatres of Paris and Vienna. Its construction dates back to the end of the 19th century and is in neoclassical style.

The Church of Martorana is one of the most fantastic remains of the Byzantine past in Italy and is characterised by the combination of different styles.

For lunch or dinner, check one of Palermo’s street markets. The most famous ones are Vucciria, Ballarò, Capo and Borgo Vecchio, where you can find the best Sicilian dishes, from arancini to cannoli and cassata, you’ll be spoilt for choice! The area of ​​Vucciria is also the centre of Palermo’s nightlife. Still reading? Then what are you waiting for? Book your train tickets to Palermo with us today!


Top routes from Palermo Centrale

DurationFirst and last trainTrains per day
To Cefalu40m5:07 – 21:3520
To Punta Raisi44m4:00 – 22:1137
To Catania Centrale3h 4m5:07 – 21:3511
To Agrigento Centrale2h 4m5:43 – 20:4313
To Bagheria10m5:13 – 21:3541
To Taormina-Giardini3h 47m5:07 – 21:3519
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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