How to get from Rome to Palermo

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from Rome to Palermo

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

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To get from Rome to Palermo on 29 Jun we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

20:00Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina11h45 07:45Palermo
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20:00Roma, Autostazione Tiburtina11h45 07:45Palermo
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07:26Rome Termini11h59 19:25Palermo Centrale
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21:45Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport1h10 22:55Palermo Airport
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11:26Rome Termini11h39 23:05Palermo Centrale
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Travel Information to Palermo from Rome

distanceDistance264 miles (426 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£54 - £182
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £54 • 11 h 45 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £182 • 1 h 5 min
carriersPopular travel companiesITA, Autoservizi Salemi or Intercity Notte

Travel 264 miles (426 km) by flight, coach or train 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 £54. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are ITA, Autoservizi Salemi or Intercity Notte among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Rome to Palermo.

Travel Tips: Travel from Rome 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 Rome to Palermo.

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

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Rome to Palermo. Tickets for a coach cost on average £54.

This is compared to other travel options to Palermo:

A coach is £128 less than a flight for this route with tickets for a flight from Rome to Palermo costing on average £182.

A coach is generally £87 less than a train for the same trip. A train costs on average £141 from Rome to Palermo.

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

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

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

In comparison, travelling by train can take you on average 11 h 5 min.

You should expect to travel around 264 miles (426 km) from Rome to Palermo.

The average frequency per day from Rome to Palermo is:

  • 32 flights a day.
  • Around 1 coach per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

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

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

  • Most travellers take a flight from Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport to Palermo Airport.
  • Most travellers board their coach from Rome, Termini and arrive in Palermo.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Roma Termini and arrive in Palermo Centrale.

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

  • You can go to Palermo from Rome by plane with ITA. You'll see cheap plane tickets for £182 with ITA from Rome to Palermo on Omio.
  • You can travel by coach to Palermo from Rome with Autoservizi Salemi, and you can find Autoservizi Salemi Rome to Palermo tickets for £54 on Omio.
  • You can take a train from Rome to Palermo with Intercity Notte. Cheap tickets can be found for £141 with Intercity Notte from Rome to Palermo.

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

  • You can check for a direct flight to Palermo with ITA or Malta Air with 32 direct flights per day.
  • You'll find direct coach services to Palermo with Flixbus or Autoservizi Salemi with around 1 direct coach every day.
  • You'll find direct train services to Palermo with Intercity with around 1 direct train 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 buy tickets for this journey.

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

  • Plane tickets cost £182 one way on average.
  • Coach tickets are costing £54 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £141 one way.

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

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