The average journey time by train between Palermo and Cefalù is 50 minutes, with 19 direct trains connecting the two Sicilian cities every day. The first train leaves from Palermo at 05:08, while the last one departs at 21:35.
The route from Palermo to Cefalù, as all routes in Sicily, is covered by Trenitalia’s regional trains. While these don’t have the same comforts as their high-speed fleets, regional trains are efficient – and more importantly – cheap! Prices for regional trains are fixed, which means they’re the same either when you buy them in advance or on the day.
Landing at Palermo airport and not sure how to get to Cefalù from there? Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered. Palermo Punta Raisi airport has a train station, from which you can take a regional train to Palermo Centrale (Palermo’s central station) and then change onto another regional train bound for Cefalù.
Getting off at Cefalù station, you’ll find yourself right in the town centre, ready to enjoy what one of the most beautiful Italian coastal towns has to offer. Intrigued? Keep reading for more information on taking the train from Palermo to Cefalù.
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.
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.
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 Cefalu 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 and Cefalu is 50 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 to Cefalu is 40 minutes.
Train tickets from Palermo to Cefalu can start from as little as €6.20 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Palermo to Cefalu without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Palermo to Cefalu. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Palermo to Cefalu leaves at 05:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Palermo to Cefalu leaves at 21:35. 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 to Cefalu cover a distance of around 37 miles (59 km) during the journey.