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The train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale usually takes 5 hours 25 minutes on average to travel 103 miles (166 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 2 hours 59 minutes. You can expect to find 12 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. You can choose to travel with Frecciabianca or Trenitalia to get to Palermo Centrale – both train companies offer modern comfortable services that will whisk you there in no time.
To help you get the best train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Catania Centrale 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 €7.50.
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.
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.
Frecciabianca trains operate outside Trenitalia high-speed lines. Offering more than 40 daily routes, they're capable of reaching a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). Frecciabianca trains connect the centres of northern and southern Italy, running along the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian coasts. All Frecciabianca trains have power sockets and large reclining seats, as well as ample space for luggage. There are two classes of service – First Class and Second Class. In First Class, customers can look forward to a welcome service with snacks and drinks and a morning newspaper.
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 Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Catania Centrale and Palermo Centrale is 5 hours and 25 minutes, with around 12 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale is 2 hours and 59 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale can start from as little as €7.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale without having to change trains. There are 6 direct trains from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale leaves at 04:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale leaves at 22:25. 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.
Trains travelling from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale cover a distance of around 103 miles (166 km) during the journey.