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.
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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.
|Distance||264 miles (426 km)|
|Average bus duration||11 h 45 min|
|Average bus ticket price||$85 (€69)|
|Bus companies||Bus 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).
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 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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