Nice to Palermo by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    19hr 27m
  • Distance
    805 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    29hr 47m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Nice to Palermo by train

Fast trains from Nice to Palermo take around 19 hours and 27 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 805 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Nice and Palermo.

1. Are there direct trains from Nice to Palermo?

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

We usually find around 17 departures on the route from Nice 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 15 departures.

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

The Nice to Palermo train travel time is normally about 19 hours and 27 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Palermo is usually scheduled to depart Nice around 08:01 and the last train is around 22:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Nice around 08:01, and the last at 23:37.

When to book Nice 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 Nice to Palermo by train.

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Which train companies operate between Nice and Palermo?

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

  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Intercites
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • TER
  • 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.