Ercolano 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 Portici-Ercolano and arrive at Palermo Notarbartolo every about 6 hours on average. If travelling with Trenitalia, you need to know the Ercolano to Palermo train schedule: the first train leaves at 08:50, while the last ride is at 22:50. A Ercolano to Palermo train cost about 66.4 €. But how long is the train ride from Ercolano to Palermo? Your journey takes about 11 hours on average.