The cheapest buses from Rome to Palermo

Showing times and prices for Oct 20

Cheapest

$85

Average

$102

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Rome to Palermo will cost around $ 102 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 85.

Cheapest
09:00PMRome12h30 09:30AMPalermo
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$851One-way
2nd Cheapest
08:00PMRome11h45 07:45AMPalermo
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$861One-way
01:05PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina19h50 08:55AMPalermo
1 changes
$1331One-way

Timetable Rome to Palermo

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01:05PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina19h50 08:55AMPalermo
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08:00PMRome11h45 07:45AMPalermo
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09:00PMRome12h30 09:30AMPalermo
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Tue
Oct 19
$193Intercity Notte
$85Sais Autolinee
$73ITA
Wed
Oct 20
$99Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$13Malta Air
Thu
Oct 21
$78Intercity
$85Flixbus
$22Malta Air
Fri
Oct 22
$97Intercity
$85Flixbus
$110ITA
Sat
Oct 23
$78Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$45ITA
Sun
Oct 24
$97Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$13Malta Air
Mon
Oct 25
$78Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$22Malta Air
Tue
Oct 26
$65Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$22Malta Air
Wed
Oct 27
$65Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$22Malta Air
Thu
Oct 28
$97Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$38Malta Air
Fri
Oct 29
$97Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$110Malta Air
Sat
Oct 30
$99Intercity Notte
$85Sais Autolinee
$50Malta Air
Sun
Oct 31
$65Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$22Malta Air
Mon
Nov 1
$78Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
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Tue
Nov 2
$97Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$45ITA
Wed
Nov 3
$53Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
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Thu
Nov 4
$41Intercity
$86Autoservizi Salemi
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Fri
Nov 5
$41Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
$10Malta Air
Sat
Nov 6
$41Intercity
$86Autoservizi Salemi
$45Alitalia
Sun
Nov 7
$53Intercity
$85Sais Autolinee
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Mon
Nov 8
$53Intercity
$86Autoservizi Salemi
$22Malta Air

The fastest buses from Rome to Palermo

Showing times and prices for Oct 20

Fastest Journey

11 h 45 m

Average

14 h 41 m

Buses per day

3

Distance

427 km

Of the 3 buses that leave Rome for Palermo every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 427 km distance in an average of 14 h 41 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 11 h 45 m .

The slowest buses will take 19 h 50 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
08:00PMRome11h45 07:45AMPalermo
0 changes
$861One-way
2nd Fastest
09:00PMRome12h30 09:30AMPalermo
0 changes
$851One-way
01:05PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina19h50 08:55AMPalermo
1 changes
$1331One-way

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Bus Information to Palermo from Rome

distanceDistance264 miles (426 km)
durationAverage bus duration11 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$85 (€69)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesBus Center, SAIS Autolinee, BlaBlaCar, Flixbus or Autoservizi Salemi

Buses from Rome to Palermo cover the 264 miles (426 km) long route taking on average 11 h 45 min with our travel partners like Bus Center, SAIS Autolinee, BlaBlaCar, Flixbus or Autoservizi Salemi. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $85 (€69), but the average price of bus tickets is $85 (€69). Travelers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Palermo, Via Brasa (Ottica Universitaria Outlet).

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Bus from Rome to Palermo with FlixBus

You can travel by bus between Rome and Palermo with FlixBus for as low as $85 (€69). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Rome and Palermo.

It’s easy to book your FlixBus bus ticket between Rome and Palermo online with Omio! Simply check the current FlixBus bus schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Rome and Palermo as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that bus and book cheap FlixBus bus tickets online. Prices for FlixBus buses from Rome to Palermo start at $85 (€69) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 264 miles (426 km). If you search for FlixBus buses in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the FlixBus tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by bus from Rome to Palermo. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Rome to Palermo FlixBus bus ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

FlixBus has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your FlixBus tickets between Rome and Palermo and when traveling by bus:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Buses from Rome to Palermo

Anyone who wants to make the journey from Rome to the capital of Sicily can easily do so by long distance coach. During the week, there will be five to seven direct buses, while four to seven services leave on Saturdays and Sundays. Journey times vary between 11 hours 40 minutes and 12 hours 45 minutes.

Which bus companies travel from Rome to Palermo?

SAIS Autolinee is the main operator on the Rome to Palermo route, offering a single direct bus every day of the week (usually around 9:00 p.m.). Bus tickets can also be booked with Flixbus and Bus Center, both of which also offer daily services to Palermo.

How long is the bus from Rome to Palermo?

Most buses from Rome to Palermo will take between 11 hours 40 minutes and 12 hours 45 minutes to reach their destination. However, there are no changes along the way and many buses run overnight, arriving in Palermo at breakfast time, so they may be a convenient travel option.

How many buses are there from Rome to Palermo?

Buses leave Rome for Palermo regularly. Every day, travelers can expect a choice of four to seven direct buses, with departures generally leaving in the mid to late evening.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Rome to Palermo?

Departure bus station: All buses from Rome to Palermo depart from Rome's Tiburtina Bus Station. The easiest way to reach Tiburtina from most parts of the city is via the Metro. Take Line B, and alight at Tiburtina, and the bus station should be easy to locate once at ground level. In some cases, local buses may be more convenient. Line 492 is particularly handy, stopping right outside the station doors.

Arrival bus station: Many buses from Rome will arrive at Palermo's Piazza Cairoli Bus Station, which can be found next to Palermo Centrale Train Station. From there, Palermo's historic center is a 15-minute walk to the north (follow the Corso dei Mille). The station also provides rail connections to other Sicilian destinations. Other services stop at the Via Filippo Turati, north of the city center and very conveniently located for those transferring to the cruise port. Finally, some buses arrive at Via Tommaso Fazello, which is also adjacent to Palermo Centrale Station, within 10-15 minutes' walk of the city center.

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FAQs
How much does a cheap bus between Rome and Palermo cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Rome to Palermo buses for as little as $85 (€69)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a bus ticket from Rome to Palermo?
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $85 (€69)  for a bus ticket to Palermo from Rome.
What is the distance to Palermo from Rome by bus?
You should expect to travel around 264 miles (426 km)  from Rome to Palermo by bus.
How many hours is the bus time to Palermo from Rome?
The Rome to Palermo bus duration is on average 11 h 45 min, which is to be expected when traveling 264 miles (426 km) from Rome to Palermo. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by bus from Rome to Palermo, which bus station in Rome do I depart from and which bus station in Palermo do I arrive in?

Some of the Rome bus stations to Palermo you can start your journey from include Rome, Tiburtina Station, Rome, Termini (G) and Rome, Roma Ostiense. Similarly, some of the arrival bus stations in Palermo include Palermo, Via Brasa (Ottica Universitaria Outlet), Palermo, Viale dei Picciotti (Segesta Autolinee SRL) and Palermo, Via Francesco Crispi / Molo Piave (Amari Port).

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Roma Termini   and arriving in Palermo, Via Brasa (Ottica Universitaria Outlet).

Where is the Rome bus station located? Where is the Palermo bus station located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Roma Termini, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of Rome.

The most popular arrival bus station, Palermo, Via Brasa (Ottica Universitaria Outlet), is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center of Palermo.

What bus providers go from Rome to Palermo?
If you're looking for buses from Rome to Palermo, you can rely on Bus Center, SAIS Autolinee, BlaBlaCar, Flixbus or Autoservizi Salemi to get you to Palermo. It's also good to check out all possible bus companies for the Rome to Palermo journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I book a direct bus from Rome to Palermo?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Rome to Palermo on Omio with Autoservizi Salemi, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
What time is the earliest bus from Rome to Palermo? What time is the last bus from Rome to Palermo?
You can take the first bus from Rome to Palermo at 6: 00 PM. The last bus from Rome to Palermo that you can take departs at 8: 00 PM. Omio shows you the latest bus from Rome to Palermo schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
How far in advance should I book bus tickets to Palermo from Rome for the best deals?
If you purchase a bus ticket from Rome to Palermo within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $85 (€69) one way. However, we recommend booking your bus in advance to get access to the best prices. Bus tickets between Rome and Palermo are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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