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Taking the train from Piacenza to Parma in 24 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Piacenza to Parma? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 1 hour 2 minutes to travel the 35 miles (56 km) from Piacenza to Parma by train, although you can get there in as little as 24 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 22 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 on this route with either Frecciarossa and Trenitalia trains. Both train companies run modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage.

Train tickets from Piacenza to Parma start from €6.00 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.

Keen to book your train tickets to Parma? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Piacenza to Parma by train

It takes an average of 1h 2m to travel from Piacenza to Parma by train, over a distance of around 35 miles (56 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Piacenza to Parma and tickets for this journey start from €6 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 24m


35 miles (56 km)


22 trains per day


Direct trains available


From €6

Train and bus operators

Itabus, Trenitalia, Flixbus

Piacenza to Parma train times

Check out the next trains departing from Piacenza to Parma for Tuesday 28th March 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
09:20 09:52 32m, direct
10:01 10:31 30m, direct
10:49 11:25 36m, direct
11:07 13:49 2h 42m, 2 changes
11:52 13:52 2h 0m, 1 change
13:37 14:06 29m, direct
13:49 14:25 36m, direct
14:49 15:25 36m, direct
15:08 15:40 32m, direct
17:20 17:44 24m, direct

Frecciarossa, Trenitalia and Intercity trains from Piacenza to Parma

You can travel from Piacenza to Parma on Frecciarossa, Trenitalia and Intercity 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.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains, capable of reaching speeds of up to 186 mph (300 km/h). The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, free WiFi connection and 4 levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat). You can now also travel with Frecciarossa between Milan and Paris via Turin, Modane and Chambéry. The new Frecciarossa trains have 4 levels of service – Standard, Business, Executive and Meeting Room – and two types of carriage: Silence Area, for those who want to travel in total tranquillity, and Allegro Area, for those who want to chat with their fellow passengers.

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.

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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.

Frecciarossa classes from Piacenza to Parma

Compare the different travel classes offered by Frecciarossa when travelling from Piacenza to Parma.

Cheap train tickets from Piacenza to Parma

The price of train tickets from Piacenza to Parma starts at €6 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 Piacenza to Parma 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 Piacenza to Parma? 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 Piacenza to Parma take?

The average journey time by train between Piacenza and Parma is 1 hour and 2 minutes, with around 22 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 Piacenza and Parma by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Piacenza to Parma is 24 minutes.

How much does the train from Piacenza to Parma cost?

Train ticket prices from Piacenza to Parma can start from as little as €6 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 Piacenza to Parma?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Piacenza to Parma without having to change trains. There are 16 direct trains from Piacenza to Parma each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Piacenza to Parma leave?

The first train from Piacenza to Parma leaves at 06:35. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Piacenza to Parma leave?

The last train from Piacenza to Parma leaves at 23:19. 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 Piacenza and Parma by train?

Trains travelling from Piacenza to Parma cover a distance of around 35 miles (56 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Parma to Piacenza.
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 Piacenza to Parma for a typical week day using timetable data for 03/28/2023. 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 03/21/2023 for travel on 03/21/2023 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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