Lyon to Palermo by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    20hr 52m
  • Distance
    1,097 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    36hr 38m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Lyon to Palermo by train

Fast trains from Lyon to Palermo take around 20 hours and 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,097 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Lyon and Palermo.

1. Are there direct trains from Lyon to Palermo?

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

We usually find around 32 departures on the route from Lyon 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 30 departures.

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

The Lyon to Palermo train travel time is normally about 20 hours and 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Palermo is usually scheduled to depart Lyon around 08:31 and the last train is around 22:08. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Lyon around 08:31, and the last at 20:38.

When to book Lyon to Palermo train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 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 Lyon to Palermo by train.

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Which train companies operate between Lyon and Palermo?

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

  • Autocar
  • EuroCity
  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Lyria
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • S11
  • SFM
  • SFM 3
  • TER
  • TGV
  • Thello
  • Train Express Regional

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.