Palermo to Alba 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 Palermo Notarbartolo and arrive at Alba every about 2 hours on average. If travelling with Trenitalia, you need to know the Palermo to Alba train schedule: the first train leaves at 09:10, while the last ride is at 20:44. A Palermo to Alba train cost about 118.55 €. But how long is the train ride from Palermo to Alba? Your journey takes about 6 hours on average.