Thinking about taking the train from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station? We’ve got you covered.
It usually takes around 16 hours 25 minutes to travel the 553 miles (890 km) from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station by train, although you can get there in as little as 12 hours 33 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 20 trains per day running on this route. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available. You can travel with Trenitalia trains during your journey, as they are the main operator of services on this route.
Train tickets from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station start from £69.88 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.
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It takes an average of 16h 25m to travel from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station by train, over a distance of around 553 miles (890 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station and tickets for this journey start from £69.88 when you book in advance.
Milan Central Station
From 12h 33m
553 miles (890 km)
20 trains per day
Direct trains available
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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.
If you're travelling on a budget, buy a ticket for a basic seat - you'll find a spacious and comfy seat with a fold-down table, as well as a minibar service.
This couchette can host up to 4 people and offers plenty of amenities, including a toiletry kit, bedding, and breakfast served in the morning.
In the Deluxe cabin, you'll enjoy a whole breakfast menu, a wake-up service and a comfier bed. Single, double or 3-berth compartments are available.
The Excelsior cabin can host up to 2 people. Enjoy the perks of the Deluxe cabin, as well as a welcome drink and a private bathroom with washbasin, shower and mirror.
A minibar trolley service is available on all Intercity Notte trains – you can choose from a wide range of snacks and drinks. Vegan, gluten-free and lactose-free options are available too.
Unfortunately, free WiFi is not available on Intercity Notte trains.
Intercity Notte trains have a coach with designated spaces for 2 passengers with a wheelchair and 2 companions. You’ll find a wheelchair symbol outside the coach.
Depending on the class you’ll be travelling in, you’ll get to enjoy additional perks, including a wake-up service, breakfast, bedding and more.
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 Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Palermo Centrale and Milan Central Station is 16 hours and 25 minutes, with around 20 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station is 12 hours and 33 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station can start from as little as £69.88 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station without having to change trains. There is 1 direct train from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station leaves at 05:07. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station leaves at 21:10. 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.
Trains travelling from Palermo Centrale to Milan Central Station cover a distance of around 553 miles (890 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Milan Central Station to Palermo Centrale.