Barcelona to Palermo by train

  • First train
    07:05
  • Last train
    18:30
  • Avg changes
    3
  • Fastest journey
    31hr 14m
  • Distance
    1,025 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    4
  • Avg. journey time
    48hr 22m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Barcelona to Palermo by train

Fast trains from Barcelona to Palermo take around 1 day, 7 hours and 14 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 1,025 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Barcelona and Palermo.

1. Are there direct trains from Barcelona to Palermo?

Journeys between Barcelona and Palermo usually involve 3 changes of train.

We usually find around 5 departures on the route from Barcelona to Palermo every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Barcelona to Palermo train travel time is normally about 1 day, 7 hours and 14 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Palermo is usually scheduled to depart Barcelona around 07:20 and the last train is around 18:30. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Barcelona around 07:05, and the last at 18:30.

When to book Barcelona to Palermo train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 4 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 Barcelona to Palermo by train.

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Which train companies operate between Barcelona and Palermo?

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

  • FS100
  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Intercités
  • RENFE-SNCF
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • TGV
  • 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.

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