The cheapest trains from Rome to Palermo

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Cheapest

£71

Average

£113

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Rome to Palermo will cost around £ 113 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 71.

Cheapest
11:26Rome Termini11h39 23:05Palermo Centrale
0 changes
£711One-way
Cheapest
07:26Rome Termini11h59 19:25Palermo Centrale
0 changes
£711One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:00Rome Termini11h05 23:05Palermo Centrale
1 changes
£991One-way
08:58Rome Termini10h27 19:25Palermo Centrale
1 changes
£991One-way
23:00Rome Termini12h57 11:57Palermo Centrale
0 changes
£1381One-way

Timetable Rome to Palermo

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07:26Rome Termini11h59 19:25Palermo Centrale
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08:58Rome Termini10h27 19:25Palermo Centrale
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11:26Rome Termini11h39 23:05Palermo Centrale
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12:00Rome Termini11h05 23:05Palermo Centrale
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21:06Rome Termini12h23 09:29Palermo Centrale
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22:35Rome Termini10h54 09:29Palermo Centrale
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23:00Rome Termini12h57 11:57Palermo Centrale
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Sun
24 Oct
£138Intercity Notte
£61Sais Autolinee
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Mon
25 Oct
£71Intercity
£49Flixbus
£28Malta Air
Tue
26 Oct
£56Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£38Malta Air
Wed
27 Oct
£47Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£9Malta Air
Thu
28 Oct
£70Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£22Malta Air
Fri
29 Oct
£70Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£56Malta Air
Sat
30 Oct
£71Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£52ITA
Sun
31 Oct
£56Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£20Malta Air
Mon
1 Nov
£70Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£7Malta Air
Tue
2 Nov
£70Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£26Malta Air
Wed
3 Nov
£47Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£20Malta Air
Thu
4 Nov
£38Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£32ITA
Fri
5 Nov
£47Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£7Malta Air
Sat
6 Nov
£38Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£7Malta Air
Sun
7 Nov
£47Intercity
£45Flixbus
£7Malta Air
Mon
8 Nov
£47Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£18Malta Air
Tue
9 Nov
£29Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£32ITA
Wed
10 Nov
Find prices
£61Sais Autolinee
£7Malta Air
Thu
11 Nov
£29Intercity
£56Flixbus
£7Malta Air
Fri
12 Nov
£38Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£19Malta Air
Sat
13 Nov
£38Intercity
£42Flixbus
£19Malta Air

The fastest trains from Rome to Palermo

Showing times and prices for 25 Oct

Fastest Journey

10 h 27 m

Average

11 h 37 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

427 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Rome for Palermo every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 427 km distance in an average of 11 h 37 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 10 h 27 m .

The slowest trains will take 12 h 57 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:58Rome Termini10h27 19:25Palermo Centrale
1 changes
£991One-way
2nd Fastest
22:35Rome Termini10h54 09:29Palermo Centrale
2 changes
£1701One-way
12:00Rome Termini11h05 23:05Palermo Centrale
1 changes
£991One-way
11:26Rome Termini11h39 23:05Palermo Centrale
0 changes
£711One-way
07:26Rome Termini11h59 19:25Palermo Centrale
0 changes
£711One-way

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Train Information from Rome to Palermo

distanceDistance264 miles (426 km)
durationAverage train duration11 h 39 min
priceAverage train ticket price£75 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersIntercity Notte, Intercity, Trenitalia, Frecciarossa or Frecciargento

Trains from Rome to Palermo cover the 264 miles (426 km) long journey taking on average 11 h 39 min with our travel partners like Intercity Notte, Intercity, Trenitalia, Frecciarossa or Frecciargento. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £47, but the average price of train tickets is £75. Travellers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

Train companies

Rome to Palermo with Trenitalia and Frecciarossa

Buy your official Trenitalia and Frecciarossa train tickets from Rome to Palermo from £47 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most affordable journey.

Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Enjoy the train ride between Rome 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 from Rome to 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 Rome to Palermo, you can expect to travel 264 miles (426 km). Check Trenitalia’s train times and tickets for the Rome to Palermo journey 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 Rome 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 Rome to Palermo.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets to Palermo from Rome cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Rome to Palermo for as little as £47  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Rome to Palermo on average?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Rome to Palermo is £75  one way.
How many miles is it from Rome to Palermo by train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Rome to Palermo via train to be approximately 264 miles (426 km).
How long does it take from Rome to Palermo by train?
On average the Rome to Palermo train time is 11 h 39 min  covering the 264 miles (426 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What is the departure train station in Rome and arrival train station in Palermo?

Omio customers book a train from Roma Termini   to Palermo Centrale   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Rome to go to Palermo? Where is the train station in Palermo located?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Roma Termini and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to get to this train station.

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

Which train companies should I travel with from Rome to Palermo?
Take the Rome to Palermo train with Intercity Notte, Intercity, Trenitalia, Frecciarossa or Frecciargento. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route between Rome and Palermo as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I book a direct train from Rome to Palermo?
Yes, there is 1 direct train a day to Palermo from Rome. If you’re looking for a direct train from Rome to Palermo, consider travelling with Intercity or Intercity Notte. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
How many trains are there from Rome to Palermo a day?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Rome to Palermo. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Rome to Palermo? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this route departs from Rome at 05: 26. The last train leaves from Rome at 10: 26. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Rome to Palermo and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket between Rome and Palermo to get the best deals?
If you book a train ticket from Rome to Palermo within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £75 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Rome and Palermo are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Rome
Palermo
The major railway station for departures from Rome is Roma Termini. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Roma Termini for your trip to Palermo from Rome.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 30 - 22: 00
Connections to/from station
Metro lines: A (red), B (blue)
Bus lines: 5, H, 38, 40 Express, 50 Express, 64, 66, 70, 75, 82, 90 Express, 92, 105, 150F, 223, 310, 590, 714, 910, C2, C3
Tram lines: 5, 14
Train lines: Italo, FR, FA, FB, IC, ICN, EN, CNL, R, Leonardo Express
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxiTaxi
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 06: 35 - 20: 20
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 62, 71, 111, 111F, 120F, 135, 163, 168, 211, 309, 409, n409, n041, C2, C3, Airport Shuttle
Metro lines: LB
Train lines: FR, FA, IC, REG, FL1, FL2, FL3