How to get from Bologna to Palermo

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from Bologna to Palermo

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

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

22:05Bologna Airport1h35 23:40Palermo Airport
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£271One-way
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22:05Bologna Airport1h35 23:40Palermo Airport
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£271One-way
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21:05Bologna Airport1h25 22:30Palermo Airport
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£751One-way
11:00Bologna Airport1h25 12:25Palermo Airport
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£981One-way
15:00Bologna Airport6h35 21:35Palermo Airport
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£661One-way

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Travel Information from Bologna to Palermo

distanceDistance451 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £105
fastestFastest modeFlight • £26 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Malta Air or Intercity

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 451 miles from Bologna to Palermo. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus, Malta Air or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Bologna to Palermo.

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FAQs

There are 4 ways that you can travel to Palermo from Bologna. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Ferry services offer the cheapest way to get from Bologna to Palermo. Tickets for a ferry cost on average £6.

This is compared to other travel options to Palermo:

A ferry is about £62 less than a coach, which costs on average £68 for this journey.

A ferry is £20 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Bologna to Palermo costing on average £26.

A ferry journey is usually £99 less than a journey to Palermo by train, which costs on average £105 for the same trip.

The quickest way to travel to Palermo from Bologna 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, taking a coach requires on average 16 h 45 min   of travel time.

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In comparison, getting to Palermo by train can take on average 13 h 47 min.

You should expect to travel around 451 miles from Bologna to Palermo.

The average frequency per day from Bologna to Palermo is:

  • 1 coach per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Bologna to Palermo:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Bologna, Piaza XX Settembre and arrive in Palermo.
  • Most travellers take a flight from Bologna Airport to Palermo Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train 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 coach to Palermo from Bologna with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Bologna to Palermo tickets for £68 on Omio.
  • You can go to Palermo from Bologna by plane with Malta Air. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £26 with Malta Air from Bologna to Palermo on Omio.
  • You can travel by train from Bologna to Palermo with Intercity, and you can find Intercity Bologna to Palermo tickets for £105 on Omio.

Yes, there are direct services available between Bologna and Palermo with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with with 1 direct coach per day.
  • You can travel directly by plane with Ryanair or Wizz Air with direct flights per day.
  • You'll find direct trains per day with.

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

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

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £68 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a plane ticket for this journey is £26 one way on average.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is on average £6 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £105 one way.

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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