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There are 3 ways to get from Cefalù to Marsala by train, bus or car

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Cefalu to Palermo Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Palermo Centrale to Marsala

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Train

  1. Take the train from Cefalu to Palermo Centrale
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Piraineto
  3. Take the train from Piraineto to Marsala

Drive

  1. Drive from Cefalù to Marsala

Cefalù to Marsala by train and bus

The journey time between Cefalù and Marsala is around 4h 20m and covers a distance of around 229 km. This includes an average layover time of around 51 min. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 20m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity and Autoservizi Salemi Srl, the Cefalù to Marsala service departs from Cefalu and arrives in Marsala. Typically 86 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 28m
Layover time:
51 min
Total time:
4h 20m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 20m
Journey distance:
229 km
Services per week:
86
Cheapest price:
€13
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:44
Last service departs at:
22:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cefalù to Marsala train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Cefalù to Marsala is to train and bus which costs €12 - €23 and takes 4h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Cefalù to Marsala is to drive which costs €24 - €40 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cefalù to Marsala. However, there are services departing from Cefalu and arriving at Marsala via Palermo Centrale and Piraineto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 51m.

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The distance between Cefalù and Marsala is 142 km. The road distance is 192.7 km.

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The best way to get from Cefalù to Marsala without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 13m and costs €12 - €23.

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It takes approximately 4h 13m to get from Cefalù to Marsala, including transfers.

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Cefalù to Marsala train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Cefalu station.

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Cefalù to Marsala train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Marsala station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cefalù to Marsala is 193 km. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Cefalù to Marsala.

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  • Distance: 141.7 km
  • Duration: 4h 13m

What companies run services between Cefalù, Italy and Marsala, Italy?

You can take a train from Cefalù to Marsala via Palermo Centrale and Piraineto in around 5h 51m.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Cefalu to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €10
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €10
Train from Palermo Centrale to Piraineto
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €6
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€5 - €6
Train from Piraineto to Marsala
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€16 - €19
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Cefalu to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo Centrale to Marsala
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it

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