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About the train journey from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale

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

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.

Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale by train

It takes an average of 5h 25m to travel from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale by train, over a distance of around 103 miles (166 km). There are normally 12 trains per day travelling from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale and tickets for this journey start from €7.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 59m
PriceFrom €7.50
Distance103 miles (166 km)
Frequency12 trains per day
First train04:44
Last train22:25
Departure stationCatania Centrale
Arrival stationPalermo Centrale
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Flixbus, Sais_Regional

Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale for Monday 26th September 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
09:15 Catania Centrale12:29 Palermo CentraleRE 5509 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 14m, direct
09:15 Catania Centrale12:29 Palermo CentraleRE 5509 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 14m, direct
10:15 Catania Centrale15:23 Palermo CentraleRE 5382 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 8m, 1 change
10:15 Catania Centrale15:23 Palermo CentraleRE 5382 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 8m, 1 change
13:25 Catania Centrale16:29 Palermo CentraleRE 5511 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 4m, direct
13:25 Catania Centrale16:29 Palermo CentraleRE 5511 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 4m, direct
15:30 Catania Centrale18:29 Palermo CentraleRE 5513 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 59m, direct
15:30 Catania Centrale18:29 Palermo CentraleRE 5513 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 59m, direct
15:31 Catania Centrale20:05 Palermo CentraleRE 5386 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 34m, 1 change
15:31 Catania Centrale20:05 Palermo CentraleRE 5386 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 34m, 1 change
17:18 Catania Centrale20:37 Palermo CentraleRE 5518 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 19m, direct
17:18 Catania Centrale20:37 Palermo CentraleRE 5518 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 19m, direct

Trenitalia and Frecciabianca trains from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale

You can travel from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale on Trenitalia and Frecciabianca 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.

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.

Cheap train tickets from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale

The price of train tickets from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale starts at €7.50 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 Catania Centrale 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.

Journey details

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

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Catania Centrale and Palermo Centrale by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale is 2 hours and 59 minutes.

How much does the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale?

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.

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

The first train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale leaves at 04:44. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

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.

What's the distance between Catania Centrale and Palermo Centrale by train?

Trains travelling from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale cover a distance of around 103 miles (166 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale.
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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale for a typical week day using timetable data for 09/26/2022. 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 06/05/2022 for travel on 06/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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