Catania 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 Catania Acquicella and arrive at Palermo Notarbartolo every about 3 hours on average. If travelling with Trenitalia, you need to know the Catania to Palermo train schedule: the first train leaves at 08:06, while the last ride is at 13:39. A Catania to Palermo train cost about 12.5 €. But how long is the train ride from Catania to Palermo? Your journey takes about 6 hours on average.