How to get from Messina to Palermo

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from Messina to Palermo

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

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To get from Messina to Palermo on 15 Aug we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:30Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica2h40 21:10Palermo
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18:30Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica2h40 21:10Palermo
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18:30Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica2h45 21:15Palermo
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18:30Messina2h40 21:10Palermo
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17:30Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica2h40 20:10Palermo
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Travel Information from Messina to Palermo

distanceDistance118 miles
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range£12 - £12
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £12 • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £12 • 2 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSais Regional or Regionale

Travel 118 miles by coach, flight, ferry or train from Messina to Palermo. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 2 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £12. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Sais Regional or Regionale among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Messina to Palermo.

Travel Tips: Travel from Messina 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 Messina to Palermo.

There are 4 travel options from Messina to Palermo: coach, flight, ferry or train.

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Messina to Palermo, which costs on average £12.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Palermo:

A coach is generally £1 less than a train for the same route. A train costs on average £12 from Messina to Palermo.

The fastest way to get to Palermo from Messina is by coach with an average travel time of 2 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 2 h 47 min   of travel time.

You should expect to travel around 118 miles from Messina to Palermo.

The average frequency per day from Messina to Palermo is:

  • 4 coaches a day.
  • 8 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Messina 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 Messina to Palermo:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Messina, Piazza Della Repubblica (Stazione Centrale) and arrive in Palermo.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Messina to Palermo depart from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale.

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

  • You can take a coach from Messina to Palermo with Sais Regional. Cheap tickets can be found for £12 with Sais Regional from Messina to Palermo.
  • You can go to Palermo from Messina by train with Regionale. You'll see cheap train tickets for £12 with Regionale from Messina to Palermo on Omio.

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

  • You can check for a direct coach to Palermo with BlaBlaCar, Itabus or Sais Regional with 4 direct coaches per day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Palermo with Regionale or Intercity with around 8 direct trains every day.

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 trip.

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

Before travelling from Messina 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 £12 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £12 one way for this journey.

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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