Ferrara to Palermo by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    14hr 16m
  • Distance
    762 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    17hr 48m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Ferrara to Palermo by train

Fast trains from Ferrara to Palermo take around 14 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 762 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Ferrara and Palermo.

1. Are there direct trains from Ferrara to Palermo?

Journeys between Ferrara and Palermo usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 8 departures on the route from Ferrara 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 10 departures.

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

The Ferrara to Palermo train travel time is normally about 14 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Palermo is usually scheduled to depart Ferrara around 04:20 and the last train is around 00:41. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Ferrara around 07:27, and the last at 00:41.

When to book Ferrara 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 Ferrara to Palermo by train.

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Which train companies operate between Ferrara and Palermo?

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

  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce

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.