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from Messina to Palermo

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Sun
23 Jan
£12Regionale
£12Sais Regional
Mon
24 Jan
£12Regionale
£12Sais Regional
Tue
25 Jan
£12Regionale
£12Sais Regional
Thu
27 Jan
£12Regionale
£12Sais Regional
Fri
28 Jan
£11Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional
Sat
29 Jan
£11Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional
Mon
31 Jan
£9Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional
Tue
1 Feb
£9Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional
Wed
2 Feb
£9Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional
Thu
3 Feb
£9Intercity
£12Sais Regional
Fri
4 Feb
£9Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional
Sat
5 Feb
£9Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional
Mon
7 Feb
£11Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional
Tue
8 Feb
£9Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional
Thu
10 Feb
£9Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional
Fri
11 Feb
£9Frecciabianca
£12Sais Regional

Travel Information between Messina and Palermo

distanceDistance118 miles (191 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£11 - £14
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £11 • 2 h 47 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £14 • 2 h 40 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Frecciabianca

Take a coach or train to travel 118 miles (191 km) between Messina and Palermo. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 40 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £11. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus or Frecciabianca among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Messina to Palermo.

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FAQs

How do I travel between Messina and Palermo?

There are 2 ways to get from Messina to Palermo: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Palermo from Messina?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Messina to Palermo. Tickets for a train cost on average £11.

This is compared to other travel options to Palermo:

A train is generally £3 less than a coach for the same journey. A coach costs on average £14 from Messina to Palermo.

What is the quickest way from Messina to Palermo?

The fastest way from Messina to Palermo is by coach with an average journey time of 2 h 40 min.

Other travel options to Palermo from Messina can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by train can take 2 h 47 min   on average.

How many miles from Messina to Palermo would I travel?

The distance between Messina and Palermo is around 118 miles (191 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Messina to Palermo?

The average frequency per day from Messina to Palermo is:

  • 3 coaches per day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points when travelling from Messina to Palermo?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Messina to Palermo:

  • Coaches mostly depart from Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale) and arrive in Palermo, Via Brasa (Ottica Universitaria Outlet).
  • Trains mostly depart from Messina Centrale and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Messina to Palermo?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Messina to Palermo, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Palermo by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Messina to Palermo for £14 on Omio.
  • Frecciabianca can take you to Palermo by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Frecciabianca from Messina to Palermo for £11.

Can I travel directly from Messina to Palermo?

Yes, there are direct services available to Palermo from Messina with the following travel operators:

  • You can take a direct coach with Sais Regional with 3 direct coaches per day.
  • You can find around direct trains per day and book this direct train with Frecciabianca, Regionale or Intercity.

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 Messina.

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Messina to Palermo ends?

Your journey from Messina to Palermo doesn't have to end in Palermo. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Catania, Rome or Milan. If you’d like to add Catania, Rome or Milan to your Messina to Palermo trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Palermo today!

How early should I buy Messina to Palermo tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • The price of a coach ticket is £14 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £11 one way.

But we recommend booking Messina 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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