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Palermo to Bologna by train

It takes an average of 15h 53m to travel from Palermo to Bologna by train, over a distance of around 452 miles (728 km). There are normally 8 trains per day travelling from Palermo to Bologna and tickets for this journey start from €43.80 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 13h 25m
Price€43.80 - €278.90
Distance452 miles (728 km)
Frequency8 trains per day
Departure stationPalermo
Arrival stationBologna
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsFlixbus

Palermo to Bologna train times

Check out the next trains departing from Palermo to Bologna for Tuesday 3rd Nov 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
07:00 20:25 13h 25m, 2 changes
07:00 20:35 13h 35m, 1 change
10:00 03:21 17h 21m, 1 change
12:35 08:55 20h 20m, 1 change
14:27 08:35 18h 08m, 3 changes
18:48 10:00 15h 12m, 1 change
20:55 11:25 14h 30m, 2 changes
20:55 11:35 14h 40m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Palermo to Bologna

Train tickets from Palermo to Bologna start at €43.80 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 €171.72.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price127.95
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price142.97
on the day
avg. single price171.72

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 Palermo to Bologna 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 Palermo to Bologna? 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 Palermo to Bologna take?

The average journey time by train between Palermo and Bologna is 15 hours and 53 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 Palermo and Bologna by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Palermo to Bologna is 13 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Palermo to Bologna cost?

Train tickets from Palermo to Bologna can start from as little as €43.80 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 Palermo to Bologna?

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

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

The first train from Palermo to Bologna leaves at 07:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Palermo to Bologna leaves at 20:55. 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 Palermo and Bologna by train?

Trains travelling from Palermo to Bologna cover a distance of around 452 miles (728 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bologna to Palermo.
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 Palermo to Bologna for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/11/2020. 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 26/10/2020 for travel on 20/07/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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