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Palermo to Catania by train

The journey from Palermo to Catania by train is 103.5 mi and takes 4 hr 9 min. There are 9 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:07 AM and the last at 7:45 PM. It is possible to travel from Palermo to Catania by train for as little as $16.83 or as much as $36.13. The best price for this journey is $16.83.

Lowest Price$16.83
Journey Duration4 hr 9 min
Connection per Day9
Lowest Price$16.83
Highest Price$36.13
First Departure5:07 AM
Last Departure7:45 PM
Distance103.5 mi
DeparturePalermo
ArrivalCatania
CarriersAutobus, Regionale Veloce

Palermo to Catania Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Feb 28, 2024

Travel by train from Palermo to Catania

The average journey from Palermo to Catania takes on average 4 hr 9 min. Around 9 trains depart a day from Palermo to Catania. The average price is $19.21, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $16.83. If you travel from Palermo to Catania by train you will leave from the only station in Palermo Centrale.

The Palermo-Catania route is regularly covered by Intercity and Trenitalia fast regional trains. 
The Intercity solution is the fastest, on the train you have power and light sockets at your seat, a bathroom with changing table, coat hooks near the window, ample space for large luggage, bike seats and e-bike charging sockets, wheelchair disabled seat and companion seat (equipped toilet).

Fast regional trains, on the other hand, are the cheapest option, and again you will arrive at your destination without changes. 

Catania Centrale station is located on the seafront, from here you can decide whether to head for the port and the great Playa of Catania or delve into the bustling city center. Excursions to Mount Etna also depart from Catania! An unforgettable experience for adventure lovers. You can explore Catania by land...and by sea, for example by booking a snorkeling session in the marine reserve to admire the underwater volcanic formations.

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

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Palermo to Catania, 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 Palermo to Catania.

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 ticket prices typically fluctuate as the departure date approaches. However, for the upcoming days, train ticket costs remain steady at $16.83. Whether you plan ahead or decide last-minute, you'll find tickets within a similar price range. So, relax and book when you're ready! Remember to check the latest prices and availability before booking to ensure you have the most accurate information for your trip.

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Palermo to Catania

The cheapest Palermo - Catania train tickets can be found for as low as $14.50 if you’re lucky, or $15.98 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $16.84.

Find the best day to travel to Catania by train

When travelling to Catania 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!

Services on board Autobus and DB - Intercity from Palermo to Catania
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Palermo to Catania CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
11.66kg
Bus
12.49kg
Flight
33.32kg
Car
26.65kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Palermo to Catania by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Palermo and Catania are 11.66kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Palermo and Catania? By taking the train between Palermo and Catania you will save 21.66kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.83kg compared to a bus and 14.99kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Palermo to Catania?
A train ticket from Palermo to Catania is $19.21. 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 $16.83.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Palermo to Catania?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Palermo to Catania is $16.83. 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 Palermo and Catania by train?
Palermo to Catania is 103.5 mi.
How long does the train between Palermo and Catania take?
Palermo to Catania is on average 4 hr 9 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 31 min.
Which companies operate from Palermo to Catania?
The train journey from Palermo to Catania is covered by 2 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Autobus, Regionale Veloce and DB - Intercity.
How many train connections per day go from Palermo to Catania?
Palermo to Catania has 9 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Palermo to Catania leave?
The earliest train from Palermo to Catania departs at 5:07 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 Palermo to Catania depart?
The latest train from Palermo to Catania departs at 7:45 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 Palermo to Catania 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 $16.83 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 Palermo to Catania?
There are 2 station(s) that you can depart from Palermo to go to Catania. You can go from Palermo Centrale and Palermo Autostazione and you can arrive at Bicocca, Catania Ognina and Catania Centrale.
What's the fastest journey time between Palermo to Catania by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Palermo and Catania is 3 hr 31 min.
Is there a direct train from Palermo to Catania?
Yes, there is a direct train between Palermo and Catania.
What are the CO2 emissions for Palermo to Catania by train?
The train journey from Palermo to Catania creates 11.66kg of CO2 emissions.

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