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

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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Train, carferry  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Cosenza to Villa S.Giovanni Reg
  2. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$33 - $115

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Bus  •  7 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Cosenza to Palermo

$23 - $30

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Bus and ferry  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo

$55 - $95

Train  •  8 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Paola to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$47 - $66

Drive, carferry  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Cosenza to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$64 - $139

Bus, fly  •  6 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Cosenza to Lamezia Terme Airport
  2. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Palermo (PMO) SUF - PMO

$117 - $495

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cosenza and arriving at Palermo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cosenza to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Cosenza and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Paola. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 4 min.

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The distance between Cosenza and Palermo is 284 km.

The best way to get from Cosenza to Palermo without a car is to train and carferry which takes 7 h 7 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 7 min to get from Cosenza to Palermo, including transfers.

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

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Cosenza to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Paola station.

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There is no direct flight from Lamezia Terme Airport to Palermo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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

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Cosenza to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Cosenza to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 177.8 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Cosenza to Palermo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $60 and the journey takes 6 h 39 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
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 Cosenza to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 3 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 4 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 Paola to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Preite Cosenza
Phone
0984-413001
Email
info@autoservizipreite.it
Website
autoservizipreite.it
Bus from Cosenza Autostazione to Lamezia Terme Airport (SUF)
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
autoservizipreite.it
Autolinee Romano
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
$28 - $45

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Ryanair, Meridiana, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Lamezia Terme Airport to Palermo Airport.

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