There are 7 ways to get from Florence to Palermo by plane, train, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or bus

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 from Florence  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Palermo (PMO) FLR - PMO

$64 - $190

Cheapest option

Train to Pisa, fly  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

$42 - $172

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Train to Bologna, fly  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Palermo (PMO) BLQ - PMO

$60 - $223

Train  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$108 - $148

Busferry  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Take the busferry from Florence to Palermo Stazione Centrale

$65 - $95

Drive, car ferry  •  19 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Livorno
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

$74 - $115

Bus  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$63 - $88

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Palermo is to bus which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 20 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Palermo is to fly which costs 55€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 36 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Florence and arriving at Palermo Stazione Centrale. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 h 29 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 11 min.

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The distance between Florence and Palermo is 652 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Palermo without a car is to train which takes 14 h 11 min and costs 90€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Florence to Palermo, including transfers.

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

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Map of how to get from Florence to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 407.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Florence to Palermo 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Palermo via Roma Termini in around 14 h 11 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
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 Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence to Palermo Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
16 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines

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