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Getting from Palermo to Syracuse by train

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.

  • All trains depart from Palermo Centrale station.
  • All trains arrive into Siracusa station.

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.

Palermo to Siracusa by train

It takes an average of 7h 11m to travel from Palermo to Siracusa by train, over a distance of around 128 miles (206 km). There are normally 9 trains per day travelling from Palermo to Siracusa and tickets for this journey start from €8.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 29m
PriceFrom €8.70
Distance128 miles (206 km)
Frequency9 trains per day
First train07:31
Last train21:35
Departure stationPalermo
Arrival stationSiracusa
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsInterbus, Trenitalia

Palermo to Siracusa train times

Check out the next trains departing from Palermo to Siracusa for Tuesday 11th October 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
06:31 11:08 4h 37m, direct
08:31 13:00 4h 29m, 1 change
09:00 15:10 6h 10m, 1 change
12:27 17:08 4h 41m, 1 change
14:31 19:00 4h 29m, 1 change
16:31 21:10 4h 39m, direct
18:45 06:31 11h 46m, 1 change
19:25 06:55 11h 30m, 1 change
20:35 08:55 12h 20m, 2 changes

Trenitalia trains from Palermo to Siracusa

You can travel from Palermo to Siracusa 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 Palermo to Siracusa

The price of train tickets from Palermo to Siracusa starts at €8.70 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.

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 Siracusa 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 Palermo to Siracusa? 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 Siracusa take?

The average journey time by train between Palermo and Siracusa is 7 hours and 11 minutes, with around 9 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 Siracusa by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Palermo to Siracusa is 4 hours and 29 minutes.

How much does the train from Palermo to Siracusa cost?

Train ticket prices from Palermo to Siracusa can start from as little as €8.70 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 Palermo to Siracusa?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Palermo to Siracusa without having to change trains. There are 2 direct trains from Palermo to Siracusa each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Palermo to Siracusa leaves at 07:31. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Palermo to Siracusa 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.

What's the distance between Palermo and Siracusa by train?

Trains travelling from Palermo to Siracusa cover a distance of around 128 miles (206 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Siracusa 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. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Palermo to Siracusa for a typical week day using timetable data for 10/11/2022. 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 06/05/2022 for travel on 06/05/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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