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Journey timeFrom 2h 51m
Price€9.90 - €25.50
Distance192km (119 miles)
Frequency12 trains per day
Departure stationMessina Centrale
Arrival stationPalermo Centrale
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale train times

Check out the next trains departing from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale for mercoledì 22º gen 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
04:50 Messina Centrale07:47 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3771 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 57m, direct
05:03 Messina Centrale09:07 Palermo CentraleRegionale 12749 Trenitalia Get tickets4h 04m, 1 change
06:38 Messina Centrale09:29 Palermo CentraleRegionale 21339 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 51m, direct
06:55 Messina Centrale10:08 Palermo CentraleInterCityNight 1557 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 13m, direct
07:53 Messina Centrale11:03 Palermo CentraleRegionale 21341 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 10m, direct
08:37 Messina Centrale11:57 Palermo CentraleInterCityNight 1561 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 20m, direct
10:40 Messina Centrale13:32 Palermo CentraleRegionale 21343 Trenitalia Get tickets2h 52m, direct
12:27 Messina Centrale15:29 Palermo CentraleRegionale 3779 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 02m, direct
13:20 Messina Centrale16:56 Palermo CentraleInterCityNight 1565 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 36m, direct
14:35 Messina Centrale17:36 Palermo CentraleRegionale 21345 Trenitalia Get tickets3h 01m, direct

Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale

You can travel from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale 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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale

Train tickets from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale start at €9.90 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 €15.72.
lowest price found
from9.90
on the day
avg. single price15.72

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 Messina 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 Messina 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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale take?

The average journey time by train between Messina Centrale and Palermo Centrale is 3 hours and 36 minutes, with around 15 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 Messina Centrale and Palermo Centrale by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale is 2 hours and 51 minutes.

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

Train tickets from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale can start from as little as €9.90 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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale without having to change trains. There are 12 direct trains from Messina 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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale leave?

The first train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale leaves at 04:50. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale leaves at 21:52. 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 Messina Centrale and Palermo Centrale by train?

Trains travelling from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale cover a distance of around 192km during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Palermo Centrale to Messina 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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale for a typical week day using timetable data for 22/01/2020. 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 01/04/2019 for travel on 03/04/2019 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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