Rome to Palermo bus

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61

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08:00PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina11h45 07:45AMPalermo
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Bus times from Rome to Palermo

Showing times and prices for Jul 06

Fastest Journey

11 h 45 m

Average

11 h 45 m

Buses per day

1

Distance

427 km

Of the 1 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.

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Overview: Bus from Rome to Palermo

distanceDistance264 miles (426 km)
durationAverage bus duration11 h 45 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$33 (€30)
frequencyBus frequency1 a day
changesDirect busYes, there is 1 direct bus a day
carriersBus providersFlixbus, Infobus, Autoservizi Salemi, Bus Center, BlaBlaCar, Sais Autolinee or Autoservizi Salemi

Buses from Rome to Palermo cover the 264 miles (426 km) long journey taking on average 11 h 45 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Infobus, Autoservizi Salemi, Bus Center, BlaBlaCar, Sais Autolinee or Autoservizi Salemi. Normally, there is 1 bus operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $33 (€30), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $28 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Roma Termini and arrive in Palermo.

Bus providers: FlixBus from Rome to Palermo

Find the best buses from Rome to Palermo with Omio's travel partners FlixBus from $28 (€26). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.

FlixBus

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.

  • Average Price: $35

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.

Travel Tips: Bus to Palermo from Rome

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Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets from Rome to Palermo for as low as $28 (€26)  for the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $33 (€30)  for a bus ticket between Rome and Palermo.
The bus distance from Rome to Palermo is around 264 miles (426 km).
On average the Rome to Palermo bus time is 11 h 45 min  covering the 264 miles (426 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When taking the bus from Rome to Palermo, you can choose to depart from bus stations like Rome, Termini, Roma, Via Marsala / Viale Enrico De Nicola and Rome, Rome Vaticano/ Fermata dell'autobus Via Crescenzio). Your trip can end in bus stations such as Palermo, Palermo, Politeama and Palermo, Autostazione - Piazza Cairoli.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Roma Termini   and arrive in Palermo.

Passengers board their bus most frequently from Roma Termini and travel around 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the city center to this bus station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Palermo and need to travel approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km) from the bus station to the city center in Palermo.

When taking a bus from Rome to Palermo, you can count on Flixbus, Infobus, Autoservizi Salemi, Bus Center, BlaBlaCar, Sais Autolinee or Autoservizi Salemi for the best way to get you to Palermo. You can also check all possible bus providers who offer a service to Palermo from Rome and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Yes, there is 1 direct bus per day from Rome to Palermo with Flixbus or Itabus, 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 book your bus ticket.
The average number of buses departing Rome for Palermo is 1 a day. The bus schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
The earliest bus for this route departs from Rome at 12: 00 PM. The last bus leaves from Rome at 7: 25 PM. Check Omio for the latest bus schedule from Rome to Palermo and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
You can find buses from Rome to Palermo to cost on average $33 (€30) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying bus tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Rome to Palermo bus generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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