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Basel to Palermo by train

  • First train
    05:04
  • Last train
    23:13
  • Avg changes
    2
  • Fastest journey
    19hr 56m
  • Distance
    1,149 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    25
  • Avg. journey time
    31hr 35m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Basel to Palermo by train

Fast trains from Basel to Palermo take around 19 hours and 56 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,149 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Basel and Palermo.

1. Are there direct trains from Basel to Palermo?

Journeys between Basel and Palermo usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Basel to Palermo every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 28 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Basel to Palermo?

The Basel to Palermo train travel time is normally about 19 hours and 56 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Basel to Palermo train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Palermo is usually scheduled to depart Basel around 05:04 and the last train is around 00:13. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Basel around 05:04, and the last at 23:13.

When to book Basel to Palermo train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 5 and a half 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 Basel to Palermo by train.

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Which train companies operate between Basel and Palermo?

More than one train company operates on the route from Basel to Palermo, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • EuroCity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • ICE
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • Interregio
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • TGV

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.