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There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Palermo by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, car 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 49 min

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

$58 - $189

Cheapest option

Train to Pisa, fly  •  4 h 55 min

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

$36 - $170

7 alternative options

Train to Bologna, fly  •  5 h 3 min

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

$45 - $222

Train, car ferry  •  11 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Napoli Afragola Station Fr
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$108 - $239

Train  •  13 h 12 min

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

$99 - $154

Train via Roma Termini  •  14 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini To-Rm / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$104 - $160

Bus and ferry  •  16 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry 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

$69 - $105

Bus  •  20 h 32 min

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

$63 - $88

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The cheapest way to get from Florence to Palermo is to bus which costs 55€ - 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 50€ - 170€ and takes 3 h 49 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 Napoli Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 12 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 and car ferry which takes 11 h 57 min and costs 90€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 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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Florence to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Palermo is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs 50€ - 170€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 85€ - 140€ and takes 13 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 20 h 32 min.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 407.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

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

Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Florence to Palermo 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Palermo via Napoli Centrale in around 13 h 12 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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 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
Monday, 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
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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
$31 - $37
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
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
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
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
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
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
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
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Grimaldi Lines

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Florence to Palermo bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo Stazione Centrale station.

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

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Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Florence Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 3064+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 8 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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