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There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Palermo by plane, bus, car ferry, ferry, bus and ferry, train, night bus or car

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Fly  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Palermo (PMO) ATH - PMO

$77 - $367

6 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, ferry  •  33 h

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli-Immacolatella
  4. Take the ferry from Naples to Ustica
  5. Take the ferry from Ustica to Palermo

$246 - $480

Bus, bus and ferry  •  33 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Palermo

$213 - $303

Bus, car ferry, train  •  34 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
  4. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$196 - $409

Train, bus and ferry  •  34 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$233 - $324

Bus, bus and ferry, night bus  •  38 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
  3. Take the bus from Brindisi Station to Taranto
  4. Take the bus from Taranto to Spezzano albanese Terme
  5. Take the night bus from Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione

$154 - $207

Drive, car ferry  •  27 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$175 - $342

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Palermo is to fly which costs 65€ - 320€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Palermo is to fly which costs 65€ - 320€ and takes 5 h 53 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Palermo via Trikala, Piazza U.Bassi and Ancona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 36 min.

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The distance between Athens and Palermo is 909 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Palermo without a car is to bus and car ferry and ferry which takes 33 h and costs 210€ - 420€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Athens to Palermo, including transfers.

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Athens to Palermo bus services, operated by KTEL Grevenon, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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Athens to Palermo bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Palermo is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 4:12 AM in Athens and 3:12 AM in Palermo.

Map of how to get from Athens to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 567.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Palermo, Italy?

Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia fly from Athens to Palermo twice daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
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Second Class
$20 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Bus operators
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli-Immacolatella
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $28
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Porto to Napoli - Porto Immacolatella
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Bari Porto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Società Trasporti Pubblici Brindisi SpA
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Taranto to Spezzano albanese Terme
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
saj.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $106
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $264
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
siremar.it
Ferry from Ustica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
siremar.it
Grimaldi Lines
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Athens Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 3091+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42 min and costs 9€.

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