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Milan Central Station to Palermo by train

It takes an average of 17h 35m to travel from Milan Central Station to Palermo by train, over a distance of around 552 miles (888 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Milan Central Station to Palermo and tickets for this journey start from €56.55 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 14h 27m
Price€56.55 - €301.40
Distance552 miles (888 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationMilan Central Station
Arrival stationPalermo
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsTrenitalia, Flixbus

Milan Central Station to Palermo train times

Check out the next trains departing from Milan Central Station to Palermo for Tuesday 2nd Mar 2021. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
04:08 06:35 14h 27m, 3 changes
04:08 06:50 14h 42m, 2 changes
05:50 08:50 15h 0m, 1 change
09:00 06:00 21h 0m, 2 changes
11:35 09:55 22h 20m, 1 change
01:30 09:50 20h 20m, 3 changes
05:48 10:50 17h 2m, 1 change
07:55 11:50 15h 55m, 1 change

Trenitalia trains from Milan Central Station to Palermo

You can travel from Milan Central Station to Palermo 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 Milan Central Station to Palermo

The price of train tickets from Milan Central Station to Palermo starts at €56.55 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.
lowest price found
from56.55
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price171.45
on the day
avg. single price193.02

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 Milan Central Station 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 Milan Central Station 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 Milan Central Station to Palermo take?

The average journey time by train between Milan Central Station and Palermo is 17 hours and 35 minutes, with around 8 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 Milan Central Station and Palermo by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Milan Central Station to Palermo is 14 hours and 27 minutes.

How much does the train from Milan Central Station to Palermo cost?

Train ticket prices from Milan Central Station to Palermo can start from as little as €56.55 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 Milan Central Station to Palermo?

No, there are no direct train services from Milan Central Station to Palermo. Travelling from Milan Central Station to Palermo by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Milan Central Station to Palermo leave?

The first train from Milan Central Station to Palermo leaves at 11:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Milan Central Station to Palermo leave?

The last train from Milan Central Station to Palermo leaves at 09:00. 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 Milan Central Station and Palermo by train?

Trains travelling from Milan Central Station to Palermo cover a distance of around 552 miles (888 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Palermo to Milan Central Station.
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 Milan Central Station to Palermo for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/03/2021. 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 15/02/2021 for travel on 01/11/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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