The average train time from Palermo to Syracuse (or Siracusa in Italian) is 7h 28m, although it takes just 4h 17m on the fastest Trenitalia services. There are around 8 trains per day running from Palermo to Syracuse, the first train leaves Palermo Centrale at 07:31 and the last train leaves at 21:35.
Getting off at Siracusa station, you’ll be able to reach the city's beautiful landmarks on foot. Discover the remains of the Greek temple of Apollo, the oldest Doric order building in Sicily, or soak up the city’s history at the Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi.
Want to learn more about travelling from Palermo to Siracusa? Start your search for tickets in our Journey Planner at the top of the page or keep reading for train times, FAQs about the journey and tips on how to find cheap train tickets from Palermo to Siracusa.
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.
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 Siracusa 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 Siracusa is 8 hours and 34 minutes, with around 12 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 Siracusa is 4 hours and 34 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Palermo to Siracusa can start from as little as €17.30 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Palermo to Siracusa. Travelling from Palermo to Siracusa by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Palermo to Siracusa leaves at 04:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Palermo to Siracusa leaves at 20:35. 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 Siracusa cover a distance of around 128 miles (206 km) during the journey.