Zurich to Palermo by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    18hr 16m
  • Distance
    1,102 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    26hr 30m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Zurich to Palermo by train

Fast trains from Zurich to Palermo take around 18 hours and 16 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,102 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Zurich and Palermo.

1. Are there direct trains from Zurich to Palermo?

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

We usually find around 15 departures on the route from Zurich 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 13 departures.

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

The Zurich to Palermo train travel time is normally about 18 hours and 16 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Palermo is usually scheduled to depart Zurich around 06:09 and the last train is around 21:10. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Zurich around 06:09, and the last at 21:32.

When to book Zurich to Palermo 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 Zurich to Palermo by train.

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Which train companies operate between Zurich and Palermo?

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

  • EuroCity
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • 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.