Zurich to Palermo train

Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Palermo

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Cheapest

£109

Average

£167

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.

Trenitalia
14:33Zurich25h22 15:55Palermo
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£1091One-way
Frecciarossa
11:33Zurich19h51 07:24Palermo
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£1721One-way
Trenitalia
13:33Zurich25h22 14:55Palermo
0 changes
£2191One-way

Train schedule Zurich to Palermo

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 30 May
Frecciarossa
11:33Zurich19h51 07:24Palermo
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Trenitalia
13:33Zurich25h22 14:55Palermo
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Trenitalia
14:33Zurich25h22 15:55Palermo
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Fastest train times from Zurich to Palermo

Showing times and prices for 30 May

Fastest Journey

19 h 51 m

Average

23 h 31 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

1101 km

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

Frecciarossa
11:33Zurich19h51 07:24Palermo
0 changes
£1721One-way
Trenitalia
14:33Zurich25h22 15:55Palermo
0 changes
£1091One-way
Trenitalia
13:33Zurich25h22 14:55Palermo
0 changes
£2191One-way

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Palermo

distanceDistance682 miles (1100 km)
durationAverage train duration20 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price£177 (€199)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesFrecciarossa or Trenitalia

Trains from Zurich to Palermo cover the 682 miles (1100 km) long route taking on average 20 h 24 min with our travel partners like Frecciarossa or Trenitalia. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £177, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £106. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

Train providers: Frecciarossa and Trenitalia trains Zurich to Palermo

For as little as £106 you can travel by train from Zurich to Palermo with Frecciarossa and Trenitalia. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Trenitalia
Frecciarossa

Find the perfect train between Zurich and Palermo with Trenitalia. Trenitalia offers different ticket types to fit anyone’s budget, such as the Base, Economy, Super Economy and Ordinaria tickets. You can also apply Trenitalia discount cards on Omio at the time of purchase. The distance from Zurich to Palermo by train is 682 miles (1100 km) and the cheapest price for a one-way ticket is £106. Check out Trenitalia’s train timetable from Zurich to Palermo, compare the best prices for the route and book your cheap train ticket on Omio today!

Trenitalia is the main operator of train services in Italy, with a huge fleet of trains offering different levels of comfort, amenities and speed at which they travel. The company's flagship trains are the high-speed Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca. Trenitalia also operates trains such as the Eurocity (EC), Euronotte (EN), InterCity (IC), InterCitynotte (ICN), as well as the Regionale Veloce (RV), Regionale (R), Suburbano (S) and Metropolitano (M). Toilets and WiFi access are standard on long-distance train routes. In most cases, the trains also provide barrier-free access.

  • Average Price: £106

Step on board a Frecciarossa train and relax as you travel across Italy. Trenitalia’s Frecciarossa high-speed trains make about 200 connections across Italy per day and are renowned for their comfort, speed and reduced environmental impact. Frecciarossa trains reach speeds up to 186 mph (300 kmh), so you can travel 682 miles (1100 km) quickly between Zurich and Palermo. When booking your Frecciarossa train from Zurich to Palermo, you can choose between four different classes: Standard, Premium, Business, and Executive. While each class offers different levels of comfort, all Frecciarossa classes provide free WiFi access, power outlets, air conditioning, toilets, luggage storage, onboard entertainment, and restaurant and bar services to passengers.

Prices for the Zurich to Palermo train start as low as £209 one-way on Omio. Simply check the latest Trenitalia Frecciarossa train timetable for your ideal departure and arrival times, choose between the Super Economy, Economy, and Base fares, and book your cheap train between Zurich and Palermo on Omio today!

  • Average Price: £209

Travel Tips: Trains from Zurich 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 Zurich to Palermo.
FAQs

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

What is the status of international entry into Italy from Switzerland?

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

Do I need to self-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
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)

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

When travelling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 26/05/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Palermo from Zurich before travelling.

Return travel from Italy to Switzerland is: Fully open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Zurich from Palermo?

Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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 requirement: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

Last checked on 23/05/2022. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Zurich from Palermo.

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Palermo from Zurich to cost as little as £106  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Zurich to Palermo train price to come in at an average of £177  one way.
The Zurich to Palermo train distance is approximately 682 miles (1100 km).
The train time to Palermo from Zurich is on average 20 h 24 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.

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

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Zürich HB and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.2 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 2.2 miles (3.5 km) from this train station to the city centre.

If you're looking for trains from Zurich to Palermo, you can rely on Frecciarossa or Trenitalia to get you to Palermo. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Zurich to Palermo route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
If you prefer early morning trains from Zurich to Palermo, the first train leaves at 11: 33. If you prefer late night trains from Zurich to Palermo, the last train of the day leaves at 14: 33. Omio shows you the latest train from Zurich to Palermo schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey 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 £177 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, 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 between Zurich and Palermo.

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