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About the journey from Cefalu to Palermo

The average train time from Cefalu to Palermo is 54m, although it takes just 45m on the fastest Trenitalia services. There are around 18 trains per day running from Cefalu to Palermo, the first train leaves Cefalu at 05:14 and the last train leaves at 22:14.

  • All trains depart from Cefalu station.
  • All trains arrive into Palermo Centrale or Brancaccio stations.

Want to learn more about travelling from Cefalu to Palermo? Start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times, FAQs about the journey and tips on how to find cheap train tickets from Cefalu to Palermo.

Cefalu to Palermo by train

It takes an average of 55m to travel from Cefalu to Palermo by train, over a distance of around 37 miles (59 km). There are normally 18 trains per day travelling from Cefalu to Palermo and tickets for this journey start from €6.20 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 45m
PriceFrom €6.20
Distance37 miles (59 km)
Frequency18 trains per day
First train05:14
Last train22:14
Departure stationCefalu
Arrival stationPalermo
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia

Cefalu to Palermo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cefalu to Palermo for Saturday 29th January 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
05:14 Cefalu06:18 Palermo BrancaccioRegionale 12855 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 4m, direct
05:38 Cefalu06:40 Palermo CentraleRegionale 12851 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 2m, direct
06:57 Cefalu07:48 Palermo CentraleRegionale 5351 Trenitalia Get tickets51m, direct
08:04 Cefalu09:03 Palermo BrancaccioRegionale 12863 Trenitalia Get tickets59m, direct
08:43 Cefalu09:29 Palermo CentraleRegionale 5353 Trenitalia Get tickets46m, direct
09:46 Cefalu10:53 Palermo CentraleRegionale 12871 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 7m, direct
10:00 Cefalu11:03 Palermo CentraleRegionale 5355 Trenitalia Get tickets1h 3m, direct
12:42 Cefalu13:32 Palermo CentraleRegionale 5359 Trenitalia Get tickets50m, direct
13:18 Cefalu14:12 Palermo CentraleRegionale 21893 Trenitalia Get tickets54m, direct
14:37 Cefalu15:29 Palermo CentraleRegionale 5361 Trenitalia Get tickets52m, direct

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Cefalu to Palermo

You can travel from Cefalu to Palermo 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 Cefalu to Palermo

The price of train tickets from Cefalu to Palermo starts at €6.20 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 Cefalu to Palermo 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 Cefalu to Palermo? 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 Cefalu to Palermo take?

The average journey time by train between Cefalu and Palermo is 55 minutes, with around 18 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 Cefalu and Palermo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cefalu to Palermo is 45 minutes.

How much does the train from Cefalu to Palermo cost?

Train ticket prices from Cefalu to Palermo can start from as little as €6.20 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 Cefalu to Palermo?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cefalu to Palermo without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Cefalu to Palermo each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Cefalu to Palermo leave?

The first train from Cefalu to Palermo leaves at 05:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Cefalu to Palermo leave?

The last train from Cefalu to Palermo leaves at 22:14. 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 Cefalu and Palermo by train?

Trains travelling from Cefalu to Palermo cover a distance of around 37 miles (59 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Palermo to Cefalu.
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 Cefalu to Palermo for a typical week day using timetable data for 01/29/2022. 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 01/25/2022 for travel on 01/25/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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