Palermo to Basel by train

  • First train
    07:00
  • Last train
    20:55
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    20hr 34m
  • Distance
    1,149 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    8
  • Avg. journey time
    27hr 24m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Palermo to Basel by train

Fast trains from Palermo to Basel take around 20 hours and 34 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,149 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Palermo and Basel.

1. Are there direct trains from Palermo to Basel?

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

We usually find around 10 departures on the route from Palermo to Basel 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 13 departures.

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

The Palermo to Basel train travel time is normally about 20 hours and 34 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Basel is usually scheduled to depart Palermo around 07:00 and the last train is around 20:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Palermo around 06:50, and the last at 20:55.

When to book Palermo to Basel train tickets?

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

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Which train companies operate between Palermo and Basel?

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

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

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

Basel to Palermo by train

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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.