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Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale by train

It takes an average of 4h 53m to travel from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale by train, over a distance of around 103 miles (166 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale and tickets for this journey start from €14.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 00m
Price€14.90 - €38.30
Distance103 miles (166 km)
Frequency11 trains per day
Departure stationCatania Centrale
Arrival stationPalermo Centrale
ChangesDirect trains available
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Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale for Thursday 6th Aug 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
19:35 Catania Centrale06:46 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3862 Trenitalia Get tickets11h 11m, 2 changes
22:58 Catania Centrale07:47 Palermo CentraleInterCityNight 1562 Trenitalia Get tickets8h 49m, 1 change
04:48 Catania Centrale07:59 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3801 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 11m, direct
07:23 Catania Centrale10:29 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3803 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 06m, direct
09:23 Catania Centrale12:29 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3805 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 06m, direct
10:15 Catania Centrale15:29 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3870 Trenitalia Get tickets5h 14m, 1 change
13:29 Catania Centrale16:29 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3807 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 00m, direct
15:21 Catania Centrale18:29 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3809 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 08m, direct
15:32 Catania Centrale20:05 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3858 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 33m, 1 change
17:23 Catania Centrale20:37 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3811 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 14m, direct

Trenitalia trains from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale

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

Cheap train tickets from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale

Train tickets from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale start at €14.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €17.88.
lowest price found
from14.90
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price17.52
on the day
avg. single price17.88

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 guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap 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 4 hours and 53 minutes, with around 11 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 3 hours and 0 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale can start from as little as €14.90 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 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. 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 04:48. 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 22:58. 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.
 / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / 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 06/08/2020. 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 03/08/2020 for travel on 21/08/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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