How to travel from Bologna to Palermo

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from Bologna to Palermo

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

Our recommendation

To get from Bologna to Palermo on Jul 02 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:05PMBologna Airport5h30 08:35PMPalermo Airport
1 transfer
10:30AMBologna22h10 08:40AMPalermo
1 transfer
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12:45PMBologna Airport1h35 02:20PMPalermo Airport
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09:25PMBologna Airport1h25 10:50PMPalermo Airport
0 transfers
03:05PMBologna Airport6h55 10:00PMPalermo Airport
1 transfer

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Travel Information to Palermo from Bologna

distanceDistance451 miles (728 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$8 - $228
fastestFastest modeFlight • $125 (€112) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSais Autolinee, Wizz Air or Intercity

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 451 miles (728 km) from Bologna to Palermo. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Sais Autolinee, Wizz Air or Intercity among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Bologna to Palermo.

Travel Tips: Travel from Bologna to Palermo

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 Bologna to Palermo.

You can travel between Bologna and Palermo 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Palermo is by taking a ferry. You can find average ticket prices around $8 (€7) compared to other travel options to Palermo:

Taking a ferry is usually $132 (€118) less than taking a bus to Palermo, which costs on average $140 (€125) for the same trip.

A ferry is generally $117 (€105) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $125 (€112) from Bologna to Palermo.

A ferry is generally $220 (€197) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $228 (€204) from Bologna to Palermo.

The quickest way to travel between Bologna and Palermo is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 16 h 45 min   on average.

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

In comparison, getting to Palermo by train can take on average 12 h 52 min.

The Bologna to Palermo distance is around 451 miles (728 km).

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Palermo is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Bologna to Palermo 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 from Bologna to Palermo:

  • Buses mostly leave from Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and tend to arrive in Palermo.
  • Flights most often depart from Bologna at Bologna Airport and arrive in Palermo at Palermo Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Bologna Centrale and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

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

  • You can travel by bus between Bologna and Palermo with Sais Autolinee, and you can find Sais Autolinee Bologna to Palermo tickets for $140 (€125) on Omio.
  • You can travel between Bologna and Palermo by flight with Wizz Air. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $125 (€112) with Wizz Air from Bologna to Palermo.
  • You can travel to Palermo from Bologna by train with Intercity. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $228 (€204) with Intercity from Bologna to Palermo.

Yes, there are direct routes from Bologna to Palermo with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 1 direct bus a day to Palermo with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.

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

Your trip from Bologna 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 Bologna 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 Bologna to Palermo, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this trip costs on average $140 (€125) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this journey costs on average $125 (€112) one way.
  • A ferry ticket for this route costs on average $8 (€7) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $228 (€204) one way for this trip.

But we recommend booking Bologna 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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