How to travel from Rome to Palermo

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from Rome to Palermo

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

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To get from Rome to Palermo on Aug 18 we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:50PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h10 10:00PMPalermo Airport
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06:35PMRoma, Autostazione Tiburtina14h05 08:40AMPalermo
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07:00PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h05 08:05PMPalermo Airport
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05:50PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h05 06:55PMPalermo Airport
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04:55PMRome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h05 06:00PMPalermo Airport
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Travel Information from Rome to Palermo

distanceDistance264 miles (426 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$46 - $168
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • $46 (€43) • 1 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $46 (€43) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or Intercity Notte

Take a bus, flight, ferry or train to travel 264 miles (426 km) to Palermo from Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as $46 (€43). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, Malta Air or Intercity Notte among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Rome to Palermo.

Travel Tips: Travel from Rome 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 Rome to Palermo.

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

The cheapest way to go to Palermo from Rome is by taking a flight, which costs on average $46 (€43).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Palermo:

A flight is generally $13 (€12) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $59 (€55) from Rome to Palermo.

A flight is $122 (€113) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Rome to Palermo costing on average $168 (€156).

The quickest way to travel from Rome to Palermo is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 11 h 45 min.

In comparison, getting to Palermo by train can take on average 11 h 5 min.

The Rome to Palermo distance is around 264 miles (426 km).

The average frequency per day from Rome to Palermo is:

  • 1 bus a day.
  • 1 train a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Palermo from Rome 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 Rome to Palermo:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Rome, Termini and arrive in Palermo.
  • Most travelers board their plane from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Palermo Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale.

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

  • You can take a bus from Rome to Palermo with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $59 (€55) with Flixbus from Rome to Palermo.
  • You can travel by plane between Rome and Palermo with Malta Air, and you can find Malta Air Rome to Palermo tickets for $46 (€43) on Omio.
  • You can go to Palermo from Rome by train with Intercity Notte. You'll see cheap train tickets for $168 (€156) with Intercity Notte from Rome to Palermo on Omio.

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

  • You can find 1 direct bus per day to Palermo with Flixbus, Autoservizi Salemi or Itabus.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to Palermo with Intercity or Intercity Notte.

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 journey.

Many of our customers who book a trip from Rome to Palermo often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Catania, Milan or Naples. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Rome and Palermo itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Palermo and any of these top destinations today!

When planning your trip from Rome to Palermo, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets cost $59 (€55) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $46 (€43) one way.
  • Train tickets are costing $168 (€156) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Rome to Palermo online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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