How to travel from Milan to Palermo

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from Milan to Palermo

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

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To get from Milan to Palermo on 21 May we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

14:00Milan Malpensa Airport1h40 15:40Palermo Airport
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14:00Milan Malpensa Airport1h40 15:40Palermo Airport
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08:25Milan Malpensa Airport1h45 10:10Palermo Airport
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20:15Milan Malpensa Airport1h45 22:00Palermo Airport
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10:35Milan Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport1h35 12:10Palermo Airport
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Travel Information to Palermo from Milan

distanceDistance549 miles (886 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £107
cheapestCheapest modeFlight • £4 • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £4 • 1 h 35 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSais Autolinee, Wizz Air or Intercity

Take a coach, flight or train to travel 549 miles (886 km) from Milan to Palermo. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 35 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a flight is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Sais Autolinee, Wizz Air or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Milan to Palermo.

Travel Tips: Travel from Milan 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 Milan to Palermo.

There are 3 travel options from Milan to Palermo: coach, flight or train.

A flight service offers the cheapest way to travel from Milan to Palermo, which costs on average £4.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Palermo:

A flight is about £103 less than a coach, which costs on average £107 for this trip.

A flight is £60 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Milan to Palermo costing on average £64.

The fastest way to get to Palermo from Milan is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 35 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 20 h 30 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 14 h 35 min   on average.

The Milan to Palermo distance is approximately 549 miles (886 km).

The average frequency per day from Milan to Palermo is:

  • Around 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a coach from Milan, Stazione Centrale to Palermo.
  • Most travellers board their plane from Milan Malpensa Airport and arrive in Palermo Airport.
  • Most travellers who buy a train ticket from Milan to Palermo depart from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale.

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

  • Sais Autolinee can take you to Palermo by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Sais Autolinee from Milan to Palermo for £107.
  • Wizz Air can take you to Palermo by plane. If searching for a good deal on flights, you can find tickets for Wizz Air from Milan to Palermo for £4.
  • Travel with Intercity to go to Palermo by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Intercity Milan to Palermo tickets on Omio for £64.
Many of our customers who book a trip from Milan to Palermo often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Catania, Rome or Naples. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Milan and Palermo itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Palermo and any of these top destinations today!

Before travelling from Milan 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 £107 one way on average for this route.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £4 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £64 one way.

But we recommend booking Milan 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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