How to travel from Barcelona to Palermo

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from Barcelona to Palermo

You can get from Barcelona to Palermo by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Barcelona to Palermo on Oct 06 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Palermo from Barcelona

distanceDistance634 miles (1023 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $172
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€6) • 37 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $70 (€67) • 1 h 30 min
carriersPopular travel companiesVueling or Gnv

Travel 634 miles (1023 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Barcelona and Palermo. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 30 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€6). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Vueling or Gnv among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or flight from Barcelona to Palermo.

Travel Tips: Travel from Barcelona to Palermo

Travel Tips: Travel to Palermo easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Barcelona to Palermo.
FAQs

Travel between Barcelona, Spain and Palermo, Italy is: Unrestricted.

Can travelers from Spain enter Italy?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Spain.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Palermo from Barcelona?

Conditions of entry into Italy:

  • There are no current restrictions

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Palermo, Italy?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Italy has imposed the following measures:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information was last checked on 10/3/22. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your journey from Barcelona to Palermo.

The current restriction level for returning to Barcelona, Spain from Italy is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Barcelona, Spain from Palermo, Italy?

Reentering Spain is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Italy

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Barcelona from Palermo?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Barcelona, Spain regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Spain must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/3/22. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Barcelona from Palermo here.

There are 4 travel options from Barcelona to Palermo: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Palermo from Barcelona is by taking a bus, which costs on average $6 (€6).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Palermo:

A bus is generally $64 (€61) less than a flight for the same trip. Taking a flight costs on average $70 (€67) from Barcelona to Palermo.

A bus is generally $166 (€159) less than a ferry for the same route. Taking a ferry costs on average $172 (€165) from Barcelona to Palermo.

Taking a bus is about $30 (€29) less than taking a train, which costs on average $36 (€35) for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Palermo from Barcelona is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 30 min.

Other travel options to Palermo can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 37 h 15 min.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 56 h 17 min   on average.

Palermo is approximately 634 miles (1023 km) away from Barcelona.

The average frequency per day from Barcelona to Palermo is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 2 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Palermo from Barcelona as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Barcelona to Palermo:

  • Most travelers take a bus from Barcelona, Estació d'Autobusos Nord to Palermo.
  • Most travelers catch their flight from Barcelona El Prat Airport and arrive in Palermo Airport.
  • Most travelers catch their train from Barcelona Sants and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Barcelona to Palermo:

  • You can travel by plane between Barcelona and Palermo with Vueling, and you can find Vueling Barcelona to Palermo tickets for $70 (€67) on Omio.
  • You can travel to Palermo from Barcelona by ferry with Gnv. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $172 (€165) with Gnv from Barcelona to Palermo.

Yes, there are direct services available from Barcelona to Palermo with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with.
  • You can take a direct flight with Vueling.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Palermo as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Barcelona and Palermo.

Your trip from Barcelona to Palermo doesn't have to end in Palermo. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Catania, Rome or Milan. If you’d like to add Catania, Rome or Milan to your Barcelona to Palermo tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Palermo today!

Before traveling from Barcelona to Palermo, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $6 (€6) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $70 (€67) one way.
  • A ferry ticket costs $172 (€165) one way on average for this journey.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $36 (€35) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Barcelona to Palermo tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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