How to travel from Rome to Palermo

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Travel Information to Palermo from Rome

distanceDistance264 miles (426 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$41 - $17
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $17 (€15) • 11 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $41 (€36) • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAutoservizi Salemi, Academy, Ryanair or Intercity Notte

Take a train, bus or flight to travel 264 miles (426 km) to Palermo from Rome. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Autoservizi Salemi, Academy, Ryanair or Intercity Notte among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Rome to Palermo.

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from Rome to Palermo

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

Our recommendation
flight

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

Aeroitalia
09:05AM1h15
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
10:20AMPalermo Airport (PMO)
$731One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Autoservizi Salemi
08:00PM11h45
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
07:45AMPalermo
$681One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
ITA
10:00PM1h05
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
11:05PMPalermo Airport (PMO)
$1241One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Intercity
07:24AM11h38
Rome Termini
07:02PMPalermo Centrale
$961One-way
0 transfers
Intercity
11:26AM11h24
Rome Termini
10:50PMPalermo Centrale
$961One-way
0 transfers
Intercity Notte
10:36PM13h21
Rome Termini
11:57AMPalermo Centrale
$1221One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
11:30PM17h25
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
04:55PMPalermo
$921One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
08:15PM14h40
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:55AMPalermo
$1181One-way
1 transfer
FlixBus
02:30PM20h25
Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina
10:55AMPalermo
$1441One-way
1 transfer
Aeroitalia
09:50PM1h10
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
11:00PMPalermo Airport (PMO)
$731One-way
0 transfers
Aeroitalia
05:40PM1h10
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
06:50PMPalermo Airport (PMO)
$1031One-way
0 transfers
ITA
12:30PM1h10
Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
01:40PMPalermo Airport (PMO)
$1451One-way
0 transfers

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Travel to Palermo from Rome on Italo, Ryanair and FlixBus travel with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.

Trenitalia Intercity is a high-speed train service operated by the Italian national railway company, Trenitalia. It operates throughout the country, with services running from early morning to late evening. The Intercity trains come in two types: the Intercity Plus, which is the fastest and most comfortable, and the Intercity, which is slightly slower but still offers a comfortable journey. Onboard facilities include air conditioning, power sockets, Wi-Fi, and a bar service. There are several ticket types available, including Standard, Super Economy, and Business. The most popular routes for Trenitalia Intercity are from Rome to Milan, Naples to Florence, and Turin to Venice.

    FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.

      Vueling is one of Spain’s leading low-cost airlines where you can choose between Basic, Optima or Time Flex tickets for your next travel from Rome to Palermo.

        FAQs: Travel from Rome 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 Rome to Palermo.
        FAQs

        There are 3 ways to get from Rome to Palermo: train, bus or flight.

        The cheapest way to travel from Rome to Palermo is a bus with an average price of $17 (€15).

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

        A bus is () less than a ferry with an average ticket price of () from Rome to Palermo.

        Taking a bus costs $24 (€21) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $41 (€36).

        Taking a bus costs $52 (€45) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $69 (€60).

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

        Getting to Palermo by bus takes 11 h 45 min on average.

        Getting to Palermo by train takes 10 h 4 min on average.

        Palermo is approximately 264 miles (426 km) away from Rome.

        The average frequency per day from Rome to Palermo is:

        • 1 train per day.

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

        • Buses mostly depart from Rome, Termini (G) and arrive in Palermo, Via Tommaso Fazello (Terminal Bus).
        • Flights mostly leave from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and tend to arrive in Palermo Airport.
        • Trains from Rome to Palermo most often leave from Rome Termini and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

        The following travel companies offer services from Rome to Palermo:

        • Autoservizi Salemi, Itabus, FlixBus, Sais Autolinee, BlaBlaCar or Infobus can take you to Palermo by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Rome to Palermo for $17 (€15).
        • Travel with Ryanair, Malta Air, Aeroitalia, Alitalia, Wizz Air or Vueling Airlines for flights to Palermo. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Aeroitalia Rome to Palermo tickets on Omio for $41 (€36).
        • Travel with Intercity Notte, Intercity, Italo or Frecciargento to go to Palermo by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Intercity Rome to Palermo tickets on Omio for $69 (€60).

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

        • Direct trains with Intercity with 1 direct train per day.

        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 Rome to Palermo.

        Many of our customers traveling from Rome to Palermo don't make Palermo their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Palermo are Catania, Cefalù, Milan or Trapani, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Palermo to any of these top destinations today!
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