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Milan to Palermo by train

The journey from Milan to Palermo by train is 551.72 mi and takes 17 hr 57 min. There are 13 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:10 AM and the last at 10:27 PM. It is possible to travel from Milan to Palermo by train for as little as $45.98 or as much as $226.72. The best price for this journey is $45.98.

Lowest Price$45.98
Journey Duration17 hr 57 min
Connection per Day13
Lowest Price$45.98
Highest Price$226.72
First Departure5:10 AM
Last Departure10:27 PM
Distance551.72 mi
DepartureMilan
ArrivalPalermo
CarriersFrecciabianca, DB - IntercityMore

Milan to Palermo Train Times

Departure date
Sunday, Mar 3, 2024

Travel by train from Milan to Palermo

The average journey from Milan to Palermo takes on average 17 hr 57 min. Around 13 trains depart a day from Milan to Palermo. The average price is $97.15, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $45.98.
If you travel from Milan to Palermo by train you will leave from Milan Centrale or Milan Porta Garibaldi.

From Milan Centrale you can reach Palermo directly by Intercity and Intercity night trains.

Intercity: equipped with power and light sockets at the seat, a bathroom with changing table, coat hooks near the window, ample space for large luggage, bike and e-bike charging sockets, wheelchair disabled seat and companion seat (equipped toilet). 
Divided into 4-person berths, the Intercity night car offers comfortable sleeping spaces (bed size is 190 x 70 cm), bedding set including pillow, pillowcase, cotton sheets and fleece blanket, ample space for luggage, electrical outlets equipped with USB support, reading lamp, button for direct call of service personnel, soundproofing, double locking of cabins from the inside, air conditioning, mini-bar trolley (extra charge). In addition, compartments reserved for women only are available on Comfort Cars. On board you will receive a mini travel kit consisting of a disposable pack of sanitizer, hand soap, wet wipe and toilet seat cover; mineral water for the night and juice, coffee and snacks when you wake up.

Alternatively, you can cover part of the route with Trenitalia's Frecciarossa trains, which offer wi-fi, smartphones or laptops that are always charged, sufficient luggage space, and snacks available through food service. As with Italo, the price varies depending on the class you choose and how far in advance you book your trip. As for seats, you can choose from the following alternatives, listed from cheapest to most expensive:

  • Standard Class
  • Premium Class
  • Business Class
  • Executive Class

Once you arrive in Palermo, immerse yourself in the city, its typical markets, its colors. Climb to the roof of Palermo Cathedral to see the whole city from above. To discover this city and its secrets, we recommend this tour of Palermo. Carve out enough time to stop and eat arancine and have breakfast with brioche and the delicious Sicilian granita.

If you are planning to visit Palermo from Milan by train, let Virail advise you. We compare thousands of train, bus and flight destinations to help you find the best price. Check our handy price calendar below and find the best prices among all available transportation between Milan and Palermo.

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Cheap train tickets from Milan to Palermo
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Milan to Palermo.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Milan to Palermo, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Milan to Palermo.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $67.81 to $146.98 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 54% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Milan to Palermo

The cheapest Milan - Palermo train tickets can be found for as low as $76.63 if you’re lucky, or $98.69 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $114.41.

Find the best day to travel to Palermo by train

When travelling to Palermo by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

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Frecciabianca, operated by Trenitalia, Italy's national railway company, is a high-speed train service that links prominent cities and towns in Italy, such as Milan, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Lecce. Operating at a top speed of 200 km/h, Frecciabianca trains provide passengers with first and second-class seating choices. This service belongs to the Frecciarossa family of high-speed trains in Italy.

Frecciargento is a high-speed train service operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company of Italy. The name "Frecciargento" means "silver arrow" in Italian, and the trains are known for their sleek, modern design and fast speeds. Frecciargento trains run on high-speed lines and conventional lines, connecting major cities across Italy, including Rome, Verona, Milan, Venice, Florence, and Naples. Frecciargento is one of several high-speed train services offered by Trenitalia, including Frecciarossa and Frecciabianca.

Frecciarossa, operated by Trenitalia, the national railway company, is a renowned high-speed train service in Italy. FRECCIAROSSA trains, reaching speeds of up to 300 km/h, connect major cities including Rome, Milan, Naples, Florence, and Turin.

Italo, a subsidiary of the Italian railway company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), operates a high-speed train service throughout Italy. The 2012 launch of Italo trains, which are both conventional and high-speed, provides travelers with speedy and comfortable travel across Italy. The 300 km/h speed ensures regular and comfortable transportation to major cities like Rome, Naples, Florence, and Milan.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Milan to Palermo

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Frecciabianca, Frecciargento and Frecciarossa when traveling from Milan to Palermo.

Second Class

In Frecciabianca's Second Class, you'll enjoy your journey with adjustable seats arranged in rows of four (2+2), foldable tables, reading lights, and ample luggage space. If you get hungry during your journey, don't forget to grab a bite from the FrecciaBistrò cafe-bar!
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First Class

In Frecciabianca's First Class, you'll find seats that are more spacious compared to the second class. Plus, you can pamper yourself right from the start of your trip with a welcome drink, snack, and newspapers.
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Second Class

In Frecciargento's Standard Class, you can spend time on the FRECCE Portal, enjoy a comfortable journey in adjustable seats, charge your devices using electrical outlets, and taste delicious food and drinks at the FrecciaBistrò bar.
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First Class

In Frecciargento's First Class, you'll enjoy all the amenities found in Second Class plus more spacious and comfortable seats. Additionally, you'll be treated to complimentary snacks and a small welcome drink of either coffee or prosecco.
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Premium

Premium service includes a wider seat, more legroom, and access to additional amenities such as a welcome drink and a choice of newspapers. Coach 4 on the Frecciarossa 1000 train is reserved for the Premium level.
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Standard

Standard is the basic level of service and includes a comfortable seat and access to basic onboard services. Coaches 5-8 are for the Standard level with seats covered in gray eco-leather.
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Executive

Executive is the highest level of service and includes all of the amenities of the Business level, as well as a personal entertainment system, and gourmet meals served by a dedicated onboard chef.
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Business

Business service is designed for business travelers and includes all of the amenities of the Premium level, as well as access to a dedicated Business Lounge and priority boarding. Coaches 2 and 3 of Frecciarossa 1000 are reserved for the Business level of service.
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Smart

With the Smart ambiance, experience all the comforts and services of Italo at an affordable price.
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Prima

Experience the best of Italo with the Prima ambiance, providing you with maximum comfort and top-notch services for your entire journey.
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Club Executive

For an even more luxurious and relaxing trip, opt for the Club Ambiance. Here, you'll delight in ultimate comfort and pampering with spacious individual seating arrangements.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

In the First Class of SBB Intercity, you can benefit from personal power socket, more comfortable seats, and larger luggage space. Some IC trains also offer quiet zones and business areas.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Currently, Frecciabianca trains don't have an onboard entertainment portal. But, you can use your own data.
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Every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciabianca trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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You can visit the FrecciaBistrò café-bar for a selection of snacks and meals. Additionally, through the Portale FRECCE portal, you can conveniently order from your seat. Bringing your own refreshments is also an option.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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On Frecciargento trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciargento trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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On Frecciargento trains, the FrecciaBistrò café-bar offers snacks, meals, and drinks. Use the Portale FRECCE portal for easy in-seat ordering or approach the staff. First Class travelers enjoy complimentary water, coffee, and a snack choice.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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On Frecciarossa trains, free WiFi is available. Use their Portale FRECCE service to watch movies, TV, and catch up on news. It also provides travel updates and additional booking options.
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Seek serenity? Frecciarossa offers designated quiet zones for Business Class to ensure a peaceful journey, free from distractions.
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No matter the model – be it ETR 500, ETR 600, ETR 700, or ETR 1000 – every seat comes with its power socket to keep your devices charged.
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On Frecciarossa trains, you won't face any restrictions on the amount of luggage you can bring on board. You can easily stow small bags and items in overhead racks or under your seat, while larger suitcases can be placed in the luggage racks situated in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Special assistance is a call away for those who require it. Dial the toll-free 800 90 60 60 from Italian landlines or the international number +3902323232 from any phone, including from abroad.
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Satiate your hunger at the FrecciaBistrò, stationed at the train's center. Or, for added convenience, order directly to your seat through the Portale FRECCE's EasyBistrò. Premium and Business Class travelers receive complimentary snacks and drinks, while Executive Class passengers delight in gourmet meals curated by chef Carlo Cracc.
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No matter the weather outside, stay comfortably cool with onboard air-conditioning.
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Folding bikes are allowed as hand luggage, while non-folding bikes need to be disassembled and placed in travel cases shown to the conductor or platform staff before boarding, and stowed in a specific part of the train.
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Italo trains come equipped with free WiFi and the ItaloLive entertainment portal, featuring an array of movies, shows, news, and more.
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All Italo trains provide power sockets at each seat.
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Your train ticket comes with a luggage allowance, which you need to store in specified areas on Italo trains. In Smart ambience coaches, there's a size limit, so ensure your luggage doesn't exceed 75 x 53 x 30 cm. Adhering to these guidelines helps you avoid any penalties.
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For travelers with reduced mobility, Italo trains have priority seating located near an accessible restroom, which includes tactile and Braille signage.
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On Italo trains, while there's no dedicated dining carriage, vending machines in Coaches 3 and 7 (AGV trains) or Coaches 3 and 6 (EVO trains) offer snacks and drinks. Prima Ambience passengers receive a complimentary Welcome Service with a variety of snacks and beverages served at their seat. For an even more luxurious experience, Club Executive Ambience travelers enjoy an exclusive onboard catering service with espresso, pastries, and drinks delivered by attentive staff.
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All Italo trains are equipped with air-conditioning.
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Prams, pushchairs, and folding bicycles are considered standard luggage and should be stored in designated spaces on Italo trains. Oversized luggage and standard bicycles are not allowed. We recommend protecting your bicycle with a cover.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board Frecciabianca, DB - Intercity and Italo from Milan to Palermo
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Milan to Palermo CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
62.15kg
Bus
66.59kg
Flight
177.58kg
Car
142.07kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Milan to Palermo by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Milan and Palermo are 62.15kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Milan and Palermo? By taking the train between Milan and Palermo you will save 115.43kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 4.44kg compared to a bus and 79.92kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Milan to Palermo?
A train ticket from Milan to Palermo is $97.15. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $45.98.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Milan to Palermo?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Milan to Palermo is $45.98. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Milan and Palermo by train?
Milan to Palermo is 551.72 mi.
How long does the train between Milan and Palermo take?
Milan to Palermo is on average 17 hr 57 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 13 hr 15 min.
Which companies operate from Milan to Palermo?
The train journey from Milan to Palermo is covered by 9 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Frecciabianca, DB - Intercity, Traghetto, Regionale Veloce, Intercity Notte, InterCityNotte, Italo, Frecciargento, Frecciarossa and Trenitalia.
How many train connections per day go from Milan to Palermo?
Milan to Palermo has 13 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Milan to Palermo leave?
The earliest train from Milan to Palermo departs at 5:10 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Milan to Palermo depart?
The latest train from Milan to Palermo departs at 10:27 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Milan to Palermo in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $45.98 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Milan to Palermo?
There are 13 station(s) that you can depart from Milan to go to Palermo. You can go from Milan Rogoredo, Sesto S. Giovanni, Orio al Serio Bergamo Airport, Milan Linate Airport, Malpensa Aeroporto, Milano Lampugnano, Milano, Milan San Donato, Milano Lambrate, Milano Centrale, Rho Rho-fiera M1, Milan Porta Garibaldi and Milano Cadorna and you can arrive at Palermo Autostazione and Palermo Centrale.
How many direct connections depart from Milan to Palermo?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Milan to go to Palermo.
What's the fastest journey time between Milan to Palermo by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Milan and Palermo is 13 hr 15 min.
Is there a direct train from Milan to Palermo?
Yes, there is a direct train between Milan and Palermo.
What are the CO2 emissions for Milan to Palermo by train?
The train journey from Milan to Palermo creates 62.15kg of CO2 emissions.

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