Alba to Palermo trains might be a good value for money solution: travelling in Italy by train is often rather cheap and faster than taking a bus indeed Trains leave from Alba and arrive at Palermo Notarbartolo every about 2 hours on average. If travelling with Trenitalia, you need to know the Alba to Palermo train schedule: the first train leaves at 09:08, while the last ride is at 20:08. A Alba to Palermo train cost about 118.55 €. But how long is the train ride from Alba to Palermo? Your journey takes about 17 hours on average.