Florence to Palermo by train

  • First train
    05:45
  • Last train
    00:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    12hr 20m
  • Distance
    653 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    15
  • Avg. journey time
    15hr 22m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Florence to Palermo by train

Fast trains from Florence to Palermo take around 12 hours and 20 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 653 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Florence and Palermo.

1. Are there direct trains from Florence to Palermo?

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

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Florence to Palermo every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 14 departures.

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

The Florence to Palermo train travel time is normally about 12 hours and 20 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Palermo is usually scheduled to depart Florence around 05:45 and the last train is around 00:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Florence around 05:35, and the last at 00:45.

When to book Florence 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 Florence to Palermo by train.

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Which train companies operate between Florence and Palermo?

More than one train company operates on the route from Florence 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.