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from Rome to Palermo

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

Our recommendation

To get from Rome to Palermo on 23 Oct we recommend taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:30Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h05 21:35Palermo Airport
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£541One-way
Cheapest
14:50Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h10 16:00Palermo Airport
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£521One-way
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17:15Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h05 18:20Palermo Airport
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£611One-way
21:45Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h10 22:55Palermo Airport
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£521One-way
13:20Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h10 14:30Palermo Airport
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£611One-way

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Sat
23 Oct
£71Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£52ITA
Sun
24 Oct
£70Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£11Malta Air
Mon
25 Oct
£70Intercity
£50Flixbus
£26Malta Air
Tue
26 Oct
£47Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£32ITA
Wed
27 Oct
£47Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£11Malta Air
Thu
28 Oct
£70Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£43Malta Air
Fri
29 Oct
£70Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£61ITA
Sat
30 Oct
£71Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£52ITA
Sun
31 Oct
£47Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£22Malta Air
Mon
1 Nov
£47Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£7Malta Air
Tue
2 Nov
£70Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£52ITA
Wed
3 Nov
£38Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£24Malta Air
Thu
4 Nov
£38Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£32ITA
Fri
5 Nov
£47Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£32ITA
Sat
6 Nov
£38Intercity
£45Flixbus
£7Malta Air
Sun
7 Nov
£38Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
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Mon
8 Nov
£47Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£7Malta Air
Tue
9 Nov
£29Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
£32ITA
Wed
10 Nov
£29Intercity
£61Sais Autolinee
Find prices
Thu
11 Nov
£29Intercity
£53Flixbus
£7Malta Air

Travel Information from Rome to Palermo

distanceDistance264 miles (426 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£62 - £118
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £62 • 11 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £118 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMalta Air, Autoservizi Salemi or Intercity

Take a flight, coach or train to travel 264 miles (426 km) to Palermo from Rome. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £62. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Malta Air, Autoservizi Salemi or Intercity among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Rome to Palermo.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Rome to Palermo?

You can travel to Palermo from Rome 3 different ways: flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Rome to Palermo?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Rome to Palermo, which costs on average £62.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Palermo:

A coach is generally £56 less than a flight for the same journey. A flight costs on average £118 from Rome to Palermo.

A coach journey is usually £9 less than a journey to Palermo by train, which costs on average £71 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get to Palermo from Rome?

The fastest way to get to Palermo from Rome is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 5 min.

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

In comparison, going by coach can take 11 h 45 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 11 h 39 min   on average.

How far is Palermo from Rome?

The distance from Rome to Palermo is approximately 264 miles (426 km).

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

The average frequency per day from Rome to Palermo is:

  • 1 train a day.

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

What are the departure and arrival points in Rome and in Palermo?

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

  • Most travellers catch their flight from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport and arrive in Palermo Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Rome, Tiburtina Station and arrive in Palermo, Via Brasa (Ottica Universitaria Outlet).
  • Most travellers take a train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale.
Who can get me from Rome to Palermo?

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

  • Travel with Malta Air to go to Palermo by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Malta Air Rome to Palermo tickets on Omio for £118.
  • Travel with Autoservizi Salemi to go to Palermo by coach. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Autoservizi Salemi Rome to Palermo tickets on Omio for £62.
  • Travel with Intercity for trains to Palermo. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Intercity Rome to Palermo tickets on Omio for £71.
Is there a way to travel directly from Rome to Palermo?

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

  • You'll find direct flight services to Palermo with Malta Air with around direct flights every day.
  • You can find direct coaches per day to Palermo with Autoservizi Salemi.
  • You can find 1 direct train per day to Palermo with Intercity or 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 purchase tickets for this journey.

What other destinations are worth visiting after travelling from Rome to Palermo?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Rome to Palermo often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like Catania, Milan or Naples. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Rome and Palermo itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Palermo and any of these top destinations today!
When should I purchase a ticket between Rome and Palermo online to score the best deals?

Before travelling from Rome 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 plane ticket is £118 one way on average for this journey.
  • The price of a coach ticket for this route is £62 one way on average.
  • The price of a train ticket is on average £71 one way for this journey.

But we recommend booking Rome to Palermo tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.