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Of the 1 bus 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.
These direct bus cover the 427 km distance in an average of 11h 40m but if you time it right, some bus will get you there in just 11h 40m .
The slowest bus will take 11h 40m 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.
The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Rome to Palermo will cost around $ 56 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 56.
|Avg. Bus Duration:|
13 hours 34 minutes
|Coach Ticket Price:||$36|
|Buses depart from:||Rome|
|Bus arrives in:||Palermo|
|Bus Companies:||Flixbus, Bus Center|
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.