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Train Information between Zurich and Palermo

distanceDistance682 miles (1100 km)
durationAverage train duration25 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price£139 (€156)
changesDirect trainYes

Trains from Zurich to Palermo cover the 682 miles (1100 km) long trip taking on average 25 h 22 min with our travel partners like. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £139, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £116. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

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FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains from Zurich to Palermo?

Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Palermo, Italy by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Italy from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Palermo, Italy?

All travellers in Italy must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 04/12/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Zurich to Palermo as this information can change.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Palermo, Italy?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Palermo to Zurich is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Italy?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Palermo?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Zurich, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last verified on 29/11/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Palermo to Zurich train here.

What is the cost of cheap trains to Palermo from Zurich?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Palermo from Zurich for as little as £116  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Zurich to Palermo?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Zurich to Palermo train to cost on average £139  one way.
What is the distance from Zurich to Palermo via train?
The distance from Zurich to Palermo by train is approximately 682 miles (1100 km).
How long is the train journey between Zurich and Palermo?
The train time between Zurich and Palermo is on average 25 h 22 min  for the 682 miles (1100 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Zurich and Palermo by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the Zurich to Palermo train leave from? Which Palermo train station do I come into from Zurich?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Zürich HB   and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

Where is the departure train station in Zurich located? Where is the arrival train station in Palermo located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 0.9 miles (1.5 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Palermo Centrale, located 0.6 miles (1 km) away from the city centre.

What time is the earliest train from Zurich to Palermo? What time is the last train from Zurich to Palermo?
The earliest train departing from Zurich to Palermo leaves at 08: 33. The last train departing from Zurich to Palermo leaves at 14: 33. You can find the latest Zurich to Palermo train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy Zurich Palermo train tickets to score the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you buy train tickets from Zurich to Palermo within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £139 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Zurich to Palermo a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Zurich
Palermo
The major railway station for departures from Zurich is Zürich HB. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Zürich HB for your trip from Zurich to Palermo.