Marseille to Palermo by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    22hr 2m
  • Distance
    885 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
  • Avg. journey time
    37hr 10m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Marseille to Palermo by train

Fast trains from Marseille to Palermo take around 22 hours and 2 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 885 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Marseille and Palermo.

1. Are there direct trains from Marseille to Palermo?

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

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Marseille 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 22 departures.

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

The Marseille to Palermo train travel time is normally about 22 hours and 2 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Palermo is usually scheduled to depart Marseille around 05:58 and the last train is around 20:58. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Marseille around 07:49, and the last at 20:58.

When to book Marseille 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 Marseille to Palermo by train.

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Which train companies operate between Marseille and Palermo?

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

  • EuroCity
  • Frecciabianca
  • Frecciargento
  • Frecciarossa
  • Frecciarossa 1000
  • IC Notte
  • InterCity
  • Regionale
  • Regionale Veloce
  • S13
  • 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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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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