There are 6 ways to get from Bari to Palermo by plane, bus, train, car ferry, bus and ferry 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 23 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 20 min

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

$50 - $129

Bus, car ferry  •  14 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari via Capruzzi to Naples Porto Immacolatella 53801
  2. Take the car ferry from Naples to Palermo

$72 - $92

Train  •  17 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Bari Policlinico to Potenza Centrale station
  2. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno Reg / ...
  3. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Icn / ...

$87 - $118

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 54 min

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

$101 - $177

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bari and Palermo is 448 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Bari to Palermo is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs 40€ - 180€.

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.

It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Bari to Palermo, including transfers.

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

Volotea, Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Bari to Palermo 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bari to Palermo via Potenza Centrale station, Potenza Centrale, Salerno, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 17 h 24 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 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
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Sibari to Paola
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Paola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
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
Train from Potenza Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $19
Ferrovie Appulo Lucane
Phone
800 050 500
Website
ferrovieappulolucane.it
Train from Bari Policlinico to Potenza Centrale station
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
ferrovieappulolucane.it
Book at
eticket.ferrovieappulolucane.com
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Simet SPA
Phone
+39.0983.520315
Email
simetspa@simetspa.it
Website
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
Bus from Bari to Cantinella
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
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
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $30
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$3
Car
$29 - $30

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