There are 4 ways to get from Bari to Palermo by plane, bus and ferry, bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Palermo (PMO) BRI - PMO

42€ - 181€

Cheapest option

Bus and ferry  •  11h 25m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bari to Palermo

30€ - 80€

2 alternative options

Bus  •  12h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Taranto 587 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Taranto to Palermo, Palermo N595

37€ - 49€

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 52m

  1. Drive from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

91€ - 175€

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The cheapest way to get from Bari to Palermo is to bus which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Bari to Palermo is to fly which costs 40€ - 190€ and takes 3h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Bari and arriving at Palermo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11h 25m.

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The distance between Bari and Palermo is 448 km.

The best way to get from Bari to Palermo without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 11h 25m and costs 30€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3h 33m to get from Bari to Palermo, including transfers.

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Bari to Palermo bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Bari station.

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The best way to get from Bari to Palermo is to fly which takes 3h 33m and costs 40€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 12h 15m.

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The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Map of how to get from Bari to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 447.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 33m

What companies run services between Bari, Italy and Palermo, Italy?

Volotea, Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Bari to Palermo 5 times a day. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a vehicle from Bari to Palermo once daily. Tickets cost 30€ - 80€ and the journey takes 11h 25m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 320€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
25€ - 250€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 140€
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Book at
autoservizisalemi.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bari to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Taranto to Palermo, Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari Station to Taranto via Porto Mercantile
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
7€
Schedules at
saj.it
Ferry operators
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€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 3€
Car
25€ - 40€

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Volotea, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Bari Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 2426+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Bari to Bari Airport is to train which takes 10 min and costs 5€.

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