How to get from Florence to Palermo

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from Florence to Palermo

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

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

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Travel Information between Florence and Palermo

distanceDistance404 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£58 - £118
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £58 • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £58 • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAutoservizi Salemi, Vueling or Intercity

Travel 404 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train between Florence and Palermo. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £58. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Autoservizi Salemi, Vueling or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Florence to Palermo.

Travel Tips: Travel from Florence 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 Florence to Palermo.

There are 4 ways that you can travel between Florence and Palermo. You can take a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Florence to Palermo. Tickets for a flight cost on average £58.

This is compared to other travel options to Palermo:

A flight is £15 less than a coach for this trip with tickets for a coach from Florence to Palermo costing on average £73.

A flight is about £60 less than a ferry, which costs on average £118 for this route.

A flight is generally £32 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £89 from Florence to Palermo.

The fastest way to get to Palermo from Florence is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 25 min.

There are alternative travel options to Palermo that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Palermo by coach can take on average 15 h 45 min.

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In comparison, getting to Palermo by train can take on average 12 h 51 min.

Palermo is approximately 404 miles away from Florence.

The average frequency per day from Florence to Palermo is:

  • 1 coach a day.
  • 1 train per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Florence and 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 Florence to Palermo:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Florence, Villa Costanza Tram T1 and arrive in Palermo.
  • Most travellers catch their flight from Florence Peretola Airport and arrive in Palermo Airport.
  • Most travellers board their train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

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

  • You can go to Palermo from Florence by coach with Autoservizi Salemi. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £73 with Autoservizi Salemi from Florence to Palermo on Omio.
  • You can take a flight from Florence to Palermo with Vueling. Cheap tickets can be found for £58 with Vueling from Florence to Palermo.
  • You can travel by train between Florence and Palermo with Intercity, and you can find Intercity Florence to Palermo tickets for £89 on Omio.

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

  • You can find a direct coach to Palermo with.
  • You'll find direct flight services to Palermo with Vueling.
  • You can find a direct train to Palermo with Intercity Notte.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Palermo tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this journey.

Many of our customers travelling from Florence 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 Florence and Palermo trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Palermo to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Coach tickets cost on average £73 one way.
  • Plane tickets cost £58 one way on average.
  • Ferry tickets cost £118 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £89 one way.

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

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