How to travel from Milan to Palermo

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Travel Information to Palermo from Milan

distanceDistance549 miles (886 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$23 - $89
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 15 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $58 (€50) • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAutoservizi Salemi, Wizz Air or Intercity Notte

Travel 549 miles (886 km) by train, bus or flight between Milan and Palermo. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Autoservizi Salemi, Wizz Air or Intercity Notte among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Milan to Palermo.

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from Milan to Palermo

How to get from Milan to Palermo by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Milan to Palermo is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Autoservizi Salemi
10:00AM21h45
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
07:45AMPalermo
$911One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
Autoservizi Salemi
10:00AM21h45
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
07:45AMPalermo
$911One-way
1 transfer
Fastest
ITA
09:50AM1h35
Milan Linate Airport (LIN)
11:25AMPalermo Airport (PMO)
$4121One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Intercity Notte
08:10PM20h45
Milan Centrale
04:55PMPalermo Centrale
$1361One-way
0 transfers
Frecciarossa
08:30AM14h20
Milan Centrale
10:50PMPalermo Centrale
$1901One-way
1 transfer
Italo
07:45AM15h05
Milan Centrale
10:50PMPalermo Centrale
$1951One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
01:05PM21h50
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
10:55AMPalermo
$1061One-way
0 transfers
Autoservizi Salemi
10:45AM21h00
Milano, San Donato
07:45AMPalermo
$1011One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
11:00AM23h55
Milano, Autostazione Lampugnano
10:55AMPalermo
$1321One-way
1 transfer
ITA
04:00PM6h35
Milan Linate Airport (LIN)
10:35PMPalermo Airport (PMO)
$1371One-way
1 transfer
ITA
09:00AM4h40
Milan Linate Airport (LIN)
01:40PMPalermo Airport (PMO)
$1591One-way
1 transfer
ITA
03:00PM7h35
Milan Linate Airport (LIN)
10:35PMPalermo Airport (PMO)
$1371One-way
1 transfer

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Travel on Intercity, Italo and Wizz Air travel from Milan to Palermo at great prices. Omio finds you travel times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Italo is an Italian high-speed train service operated by NTV (Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori). It operates on the Italian high-speed rail network, connecting major cities such as Rome, Milan, Turin, Florence, Bologna, Naples, and Salerno. Italo trains are modern and comfortable. Italo offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, Comfort, and Prima, with each offering different levels of onboard facilities. Standard tickets offer basic seating, while Comfort tickets offer more comfortable seating and access to the onboard bar. Prima tickets offer the most luxurious experience, with access to the onboard lounge and complimentary snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Italo are Rome to Milan, Rome to Florence, and Milan to Turin.

    Alsa is the main travel company in Spain, a subsidiary of the UK travel company National Express. Alsa offers a wide variety of national and international routes and transports more than 300 million passengers every year. Apart from the Standard fare, Alsa provides ticket types like Minimum, Reduced and Flexible fares on select routes for those looking to save money on travel journeys. While most travelers don’t mind traveling on normal travel with basic services like bathrooms, free WiFi, footrests and onboard entertainment, some others may want to check out Alsa’s deluxe travel like the Alsa Supra, Alsa Eurobus and Alsa Premium, which provide more luxurious amenities on specific routes.

      Ryanair is one of the most popular budget airlines in Europe offering cheap flights all over the continent. Founded in Ireland, Ryanair makes it easy to hop on a travel and fly to popular European destinations quickly and affordably. This low-cost airline is known for operating direct travel to smaller or secondary airports usually outside major cities to keep costs down. All Ryanair fare types include allowance of one small personal bag; additional fees tend to apply for bringing carry-on luggage and checked luggage.

        FAQs: Travel from Milan to Palermo

        FAQs: 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 Milan to Palermo.
        FAQs

        There are 3 travel options from Milan to Palermo: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from Milan to Palermo is a bus with an average price of $23 (€20).

        This is compared to other travel options from Milan to Palermo:

        Taking a bus costs $35 (€30) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $58 (€50) for the same trip.

        Taking a bus costs $66 (€57) less than taking a train, which costs on average $89 (€77) for the same trip.

        The fastest way to get to Palermo from Milan is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

        Other travel options to Palermo take longer:

        Getting to Palermo by bus takes 15 h 25 min on average.

        Getting to Palermo by train takes 13 h 30 min on average.

        The distance from Milan to Palermo is approximately 549 miles (886 km).

        The average frequency per day from Milan to Palermo is:

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

        However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Milan and Palermo as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

        These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Milan to Palermo:

        • Buses most often depart from Milan at Milano, Milan Linate Airport and arrive in Palermo at Palermo, Via Tommaso Fazello (Terminal Bus).
        • Flights mostly depart from Milan Malpensa Airport and arrive in Palermo Airport.
        • Trains mostly leave from Milan Centrale and tend to arrive in Palermo Centrale.

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

        • You can travel by bus to Palermo from Milan with Autoservizi Salemi, Itabus, FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, Sais Autolinee, Marino Autolinee, Infobus or Alsa, and you can find Itabus Milan to Palermo tickets for $23 (€20) on Omio.
        • You can go to Palermo from Milan by plane with Wizz Air, Ryanair, Malta Air, easyJet, Alitalia, Air Malta, Aeroitalia, Neos Air or Alitalia (2). You'll see cheap plane tickets for $58 (€50) with Alitalia from Milan to Palermo on Omio.
        • You can go to Palermo from Milan by train with Intercity Notte, Intercity, Italo or Frecciargento. You'll see cheap train tickets for $89 (€77) with Intercity Notte from Milan to Palermo on Omio.

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

        • Take a direct bus with FlixBus.
        • Direct flight with easyJet or Alitalia.
        • Take a direct train with Intercity Notte.

        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 from Milan to Palermo.

        Your trip from Milan 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, Cefalù or Trapani. If you’d like to add Catania, Rome, Cefalù or Trapani to your Milan to Palermo tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Palermo today!
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