Rome to Palermo bus

Wed, Jul 17
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Cheap bus tickets from Rome to Palermo

Showing times and prices for Jul 17

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap bus ticket from Rome to Palermo is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Autoservizi Salemi
08:00PM11h45
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
07:45AMPalermo
$691One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
FlixBus
03:30PM18h50
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:20AMPalermo
$1761One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:15PM14h40
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:55AMPalermo
$1771One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:15PM14h05
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:20AMPalermo
$1771One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
11:30PM17h25
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
04:55PMPalermo
$1781One-way
1 transfer

Bus schedule from Rome to Palermo

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17
FlixBus
11:45AM23h10
Rome
10:55AMPalermo
1 transfer
FlixBus
03:30PM18h50
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:20AMPalermo
1 transfer
Autoservizi Salemi
08:00PM11h45
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
07:45AMPalermo
0 transfers
FlixBus
08:15PM14h40
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:55AMPalermo
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:15PM14h05
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:20AMPalermo
1 transfer
FlixBus
11:30PM17h25
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
04:55PMPalermo
1 transfer
FlixBus
11:45PM19h40
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
07:25PMPalermo
1 transfer

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Bus times from Rome to Palermo

Showing times and prices for Jul 17

Fastest Journey

11 h 45 m

Average

17 h 5 m

Buses per day

7

Distance

427 km

Of the 7 buses that leave Rome for Palermo every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Autoservizi Salemi
08:00PM11h45
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
07:45AMPalermo
$691One-way
0 transfers
2nd Fastest
FlixBus
08:15PM14h05
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:20AMPalermo
$1771One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:15PM14h40
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:55AMPalermo
$1771One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
11:30PM17h25
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
04:55PMPalermo
$1781One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
03:30PM18h50
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:20AMPalermo
$1761One-way
1 transfer

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Overview: Bus from Rome to Palermo

distanceDistance264 miles (426 km)
durationAverage bus duration11 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$64 (€55)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersAutoservizi Salemi, Itabus, FlixBus, Sais Autolinee, BlaBlaCar, Italo or Infobus

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 Autoservizi Salemi, Itabus, FlixBus, Sais Autolinee, BlaBlaCar, Italo or Infobus. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this route for as low as $17 (€15), but the average price of bus tickets is $64 (€55). Travelers depart most frequently from Rome, Termini (G) and arrive in Palermo, Via Tommaso Fazello (Terminal Bus).

Bus companies: Autoservizi Salemi, Itabus and FlixBus from Rome to Palermo

Travel to Palermo from Rome from $17 (€15) with Omio’s bus partners Autoservizi Salemi, Itabus and FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

FlixBus is one of the most popular low-cost bus companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance bus at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight buses on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long bus journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

Rome to Palermo bus information with FlixBus:

  • Average Duration: 14 h
  • Cheapest Price: $17

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.

FAQs: Bus from Rome to Palermo

FAQs: Take the bus from Rome to Palermo with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have the information you need to know so you can find the best option from Rome to Palermo.
FAQs
Cheap bus tickets from Rome to Palermo can start from as little as $17 (€15) when you book in advance. The average bus ticket price for Rome to Palermo is $64 (€55); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Rome to Palermo bus travel time is 11 h 45 min   for the 264 mile (426 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first bus from Rome to Palermo leaves at 9: 45 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last bus from Rome to Palermo leaves at 10: 45 PM.
For the route from Rome to Palermo you can take a bus with Autoservizi Salemi, Itabus, FlixBus, Sais Autolinee, BlaBlaCar, Italo or Infobus. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services from Rome to Palermo on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

When departing from Rome, you have various bus station options to start your route from including Rome, Termini (G), Rome, Termini and Rome, Roma Ostiense. When arriving in Palermo, you can end your route in bus stations like Palermo, Via Tommaso Fazello (Terminal Bus) and Palermo, Autostazione - Piazza Cairoli.

Passengers board the bus most frequently from Rome, Termini (G), which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the bus at Palermo, Via Tommaso Fazello (Terminal Bus), located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a bus from Rome to Palermo is December.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Palermo from Rome including taking a train, bus or flight.

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