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Naples to Palermo by train
Fastest journey9hr 10m
Trains per day7
Avg. journey time9hr 47m
Travelling from Naples to Palermo by train
Fast trains from Naples to Palermo take around 9 hours and 10 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 315 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Naples and Palermo.
1. Are there direct trains from Naples to Palermo?
Direct trains from Naples to Palermo have been found.
We usually find around 8 direct trains on the route from Naples to Palermo every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 5 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Naples to Palermo?
The Naples to Palermo train travel time is normally about 9 hours and 10 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Naples to Palermo train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Palermo is usually scheduled to depart Naples around 09:50 and the last train is around 00:22. This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Naples to Palermo train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Naples to Palermo are $34.94.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $41 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $39. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book Naples to Palermo train tickets?
Trains in Italy usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Naples to Palermo by train.
Which train companies operate between Naples and Palermo?
More than one train company operates on the route from Naples to Palermo, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- IC Notte
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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The journey by train from Naples to Palermo in Sicily is extremely easy, but it’s not fast. Italian high-speed rail dwindles south of Naples. You’ll be rewarded by some fabulous coastal scenery, so it's worth it to travel during the day by Intercity train if you have the time. These trains are usually much cheaper than the overnight service.
Sit on the right side of the train for the best views on this journey. The train skirts Vesuvius on the route out of Naples. Heading south, the railway plays cat and mouse with the wild Cilento coast, here and there diving down to the sea before returning inland. Once into Calabria, the line mostly stays along the coast. At Villa San Giovanni the entire train rolls onto a ship for the short crossing to Sicily. You'll reach dry land at Messina, from where it is a wonderful 3-hour journey along the north coast of Sicily to Palermo.
Naples Centrale to Palermo Centrale
All trains from Naples to Sicily depart from Naples Centrale station. You’ll arrive in Palermo at the city’s main station. Trenitalia Intercity trains run twice daily from Naples to Palermo. The train makes four intermediate stops on the mainland while travelling south from Naples to the ferry terminal for Sicily. Once in Sicily, the train stops six times on the journey along the north coast from Messina to Palermo.
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