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There are 6 ways to get from Bari to Palermo by plane, bus, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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Fly  •  3h 39m

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

$43 - $203

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Bus  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Sibari
  2. Take the bus from Sibari to Messina 582
  3. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo, Piazza Cairoli

$62 - $98

Bus, train, car ferry  •  11h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Sibari
  2. Take the train from Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino Reg
  3. Take the train from Castiglione Cosentino to Villa S.Giovanni Reg
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$48 - $142

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo

$79 - $119

Bus, train  •  14h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Bari via Capruzzi to Salerno 53801
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$94 - $119

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 55m

  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

$101 - $192

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The cheapest way to get from Bari to Palermo is to bus and train and car ferry which costs 40€ - 130€ and takes 11h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Bari to Palermo is to fly which costs 35€ - 180€ and takes 3h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bari to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Bari and arriving at Palermo, Piazza Cairoli via Sibari and Messina - Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 3m.

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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 which takes 11h 3m and costs 50€ - 90€.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Bari to Palermo, including transfers.

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Bari to Palermo bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., depart from Bari station.

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The best way to get from Bari to Palermo is to fly which takes 3h 39m and costs 35€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 11h 3m.

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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 SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Palermo, Piazza Cairoli station.

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Map of how to get from Bari to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 279.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 39m

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

Volotea, Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Bari to Palermo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bari to Palermo via Sibari and Messina - Piazza della Repubblica in around 11h 3m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Train operators
Trenitalia

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 Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Castiglione Cosentino to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $29
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
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
8h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
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
Bus from Sibari to Messina
Ave. Duration
4h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $26
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo, Piazza Cairoli
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
saj.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.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
30m
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
30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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

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There are 3073+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bari to Bari Airport is to train which takes 12m and costs 5€.

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