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

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

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 30 min

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

$49 - $204

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Cantinella
  2. Take the bus from Bivio Cantinella to Palermo

$35 - $53

4 alternative options

Bus, train, car ferry  •  11 h 35 min

  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 / ...

$49 - $143

Bus, train  •  14 h 16 min

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

$100 - $120

Bus, night bus  •  12 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari Station to Spezzano albanese Terme
  2. Take the night bus from Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione N586

$50 - $71

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 55 min

  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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bari to Palermo is to bus which costs 29€ - 50€ and takes 11 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bari to Palermo is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 3 h 30 min.

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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 via Bivio Cantinella. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 21 min.

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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 11 h 21 min and costs 29€ - 50€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min 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 quickest flight from Bari Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Bari to Palermo bus services, operated by Ias Auto Linee, arrive at Palermo station.

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

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Map of how to get from Bari to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 279.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 30 min

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

Volotea, Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Bari to Palermo 5 times a day.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
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
47 min
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
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$25 - $30
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Phone
+39 098 3520 315
Email
info@fsbusitaliafast.it
Website
fsbusitaliafast.it
Bus from Bari to Cantinella
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
simetspa.it
Bus from Bari to Sibari
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
simetspa.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Bivio Cantinella to Palermo
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari Station to Spezzano albanese Terme
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
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
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
$29 - $45

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