There are 8 ways to get from Florence to Palermo by plane, train, car ferry, bus, car or bus and ferry

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 24 min

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

$64 - $190

Cheapest option

Train to Pisa, fly  •  4 h 30 min

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

$42 - $171

6 alternative options

Train to Bologna, fly  •  4 h 24 min

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

$56 - $223

Train, car ferry  •  12 h 36 min

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

$103 - $225

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

Bus  •  18 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from POGGIBONSI - Distributore Esso Salceto to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$59 - $91

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 and ferry, bus  •  20 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Florence to Castelvetrano
  2. Take the bus from Castelvetrano to Palermo

$134 - $189

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Palermo is to bus which costs 50€ - 80€ and takes 18 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Palermo is to fly which takes 3 h 24 min and costs 55€ - 170€.

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The distance between Florence and Palermo is 652 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 24 min to get from Florence to Palermo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Firenze Autostazione and arriving at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS via POGGIBONSI - Distributore Esso Salceto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18 h 30 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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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 Roma Termini in around 14 h 11 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
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 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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $55
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

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
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $35
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
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from POGGIBONSI - Distributore Esso Salceto to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
16 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence to Castelvetrano
Ave. Duration
18 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Castelvetrano to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.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
$29 - $45
Grimaldi Lines

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