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19 Oct
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£79Autoservizi Salemi
£36Wizz Air
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20 Oct
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Thu
21 Oct
£87Intercity Notte
£101sais
£27Wizz Air
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22 Oct
£87Intercity Notte
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23 Oct
£88Intercity Notte
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24 Oct
£106Frecciargento
£76Flixbus
£16Malta Air
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25 Oct
£87Intercity Notte
£76Flixbus
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Tue
26 Oct
£87Intercity Notte
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28 Oct
£92Frecciarossa
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29 Oct
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£79Autoservizi Salemi
£54ITA
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30 Oct
£87Intercity Notte
£76Flixbus
£68Alitalia
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31 Oct
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£62Flixbus
£38Malta Air
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1 Nov
£106Intercity
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2 Nov
£83Intercity Notte
£108sais
£24Malta Air
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4 Nov
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5 Nov
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Train Information to Palermo from Bologna

distanceDistance451 miles (728 km)
durationAverage train duration19 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£91 (€102)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersFrecciarossa, Intercity, Frecciargento or Trenitalia

Trains from Bologna to Palermo cover the 451 miles (728 km) long trip taking on average 19 h 53 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa, Intercity, Frecciargento or Trenitalia. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £87, but the average price of train tickets is £91. Travellers depart most frequently from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

Train companies

Travel with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia between Bologna and Palermo

Buy your official Frecciarossa and Trenitalia train tickets from Bologna to Palermo from £87 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable trip.

Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Enjoy the train ride between Bologna and Palermo with Trenitalia, Italy’s main operator of train services throughout the country with an impressive fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca that can travel at speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh). Trenitalia also operates intercity, regional and sleeper trains. Toilets and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In many cases, Trenitalia trains also provide barrier-free access.

Trenitalia tickets between Bologna and Palermo are available on Omio, and you can find the best deals for them in just a few steps. Trenitalia offers three different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. Trenitalia also has discount and loyalty cards for qualified travellers, which you can use on Omio. When travelling on a Trenitalia train from Bologna to Palermo, you can expect to travel 451 miles (728 km). Check Trenitalia’s train times and tickets for the Bologna to Palermo route and buy your cheap ticket on Omio today!

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Refund or voucher policy
  • In the case of Trenitalia cancellations, the customer will be contacted directly. If the customer does not intend to travel, they can still obtain a full refund by submitting a cancellation request (relevant special conditions might apply) by filling in a request form for an electronic credit here: https://reclami-e-suggerimenti.trenitalia.com/rimborsi/en/Anagrafica.aspx
  • Alternatively, the customer can request a refund for the payment method they used at the time of purchase by contacting a Trenitalia ticket office and presenting the communication received. Find the refund request form for regional trains here: https://www.trenitalia.com/content/dam/tcom/allegati/trenitalia/in_regione/Modulo_Indennit%C3%A0_Rimborsi_Coronavirus_posta_mail.pdf.
  • For further information and cancellation procedures go to the Trenitalia website: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/info_contacts/refund-for-journey-cancellation.html Or in Italian here: https://www.trenitalia.com/it/informazioni/rimborso-per-rinuncia-al-viaggio-febbraio-2020.html

Travel Tips

Trains from Bologna to Palermo
Travel by train to Palermo easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Bologna to Palermo.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets from Bologna to Palermo cost?
You can find a cheap train from Bologna to Palermo for some dates and times for as low as £87  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Bologna to Palermo on average?
The Bologna to Palermo train ticket price is on average £91  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance to Palermo from Bologna via train?
The distance to Palermo from Bologna by train is approximately 451 miles (728 km).
How many hours does it take from Bologna to Palermo by train?
On average the Bologna to Palermo train time is 19 h 53 min  covering the 451 miles (728 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
When travelling by train from Bologna to Palermo, which train station in Bologna do I depart from and which train station in Palermo do I arrive in?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Bologna Centrale   to Palermo Centrale.

Where do I find the Bologna train station to Palermo? Where is the Palermo train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Bologna Centrale and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Palermo Centrale and need to travel approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the train station to the city centre in Palermo.

Which train companies can take me to Palermo from Bologna?
Take the Bologna to Palermo train with Frecciarossa, Intercity, Frecciargento or Trenitalia. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the route to Palermo from Bologna as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first train from Bologna to Palermo? When can I take the last train for the day?
The first train from Bologna to Palermo leaves at 07: 07   and the last train for this leaves at 23: 35. Omio shows you the latest train from Bologna to Palermo times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I purchase Bologna to Palermo train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find a train to Palermo from Bologna to cost on average £91 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your route. You’ll see tickets for the Bologna to Palermo train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Bologna
Palermo
The major railway station for departures from Bologna is Bologna Centrale. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Bologna Centrale for your trip between Bologna and Palermo.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 21, 25, 30, 36, 61, 62, 77, BLQ
Monorail lines: Marconi Express
Train lines: FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, R, Italo, ÖBB EC, EN