There are 10 ways to get from Genoa to Palermo by plane, train, ferry, bus 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.

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Fly from Genoa  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO) GOA - PMO

53€ - 219€

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Train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Palermo (PMO) BGY - PMO

34€ - 308€

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Train to Pisa, fly  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

36€ - 191€

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Palermo (PMO) LIN - PMO

49€ - 293€

Train to Turin, fly  •  7h 7m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Palermo (PMO) TRN - PMO

42€ - 173€

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6h 49m

  1. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Palermo (PMO) MXP - PMO

41€ - 242€

Ferry  •  17h

  1. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

75€ - 140€

Train  •  17h 14m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Roma Tiburtina Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

64€ - 232€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  19h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence N1583 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Florence - Villa Constanza to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli

70€ - 102€

Bus  •  25h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa Piazza della Vittoria to Lido di Camaiore
  2. Take the bus from PISA - Via Pietrasantina Parcheggio to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

72€ - 105€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 200€ and takes 5h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to fly which costs 50€ - 220€ and takes 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Genoa to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Genoa, Genoa and arriving at Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli via Florence - Villa Constanza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Genoa and arriving at Palermo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17h.

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No, there is no direct train from Genoa to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Genova Brignole and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Tiburtina F.s. and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 14m.

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The distance between Genoa and Palermo is 788 km.

The best way to get from Genoa to Palermo without a car is to ferry which takes 17h and costs 75€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Genoa to Palermo, including transfers.

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Genoa to Palermo bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Genoa, Genoa station.

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Genoa to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Genova Brignole station.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 787.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 23m

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

Volotea and Alitalia fly from Genoa to Palermo 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Genoa to Palermo via Roma Tiburtina, Tiburtina F.s., Termini, and Roma Termini in around 17h 14m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 270€
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 380€
Flights from Turin to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 260€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 600€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
190€ - 700€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 190€
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
28€ - 320€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 210€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 320€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 1100€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 370€
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 290€
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 Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 19€
Base Standard
29€ - 40€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
15€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
15€ - 21€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
40€ - 60€
Train from Genova Brignole to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
65€ - 90€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
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 Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base 2nd Class
18€ - 23€
Base 1st Class
29€ - 33€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
8€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base 2nd Class
17€ - 21€
Base 1st Class
27€ - 30€
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
8€ - 11€
Base 2nd Class
19€ - 23€
Base 1st Class
29€ - 33€
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
25€ - 35€
Base 2nd Class
70€ - 90€
Base 1st Class
100€ - 115€
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 Genova Brignole to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
9€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
17€ - 20€
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 25€
Website
Thello
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
Malpensa Express
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 18€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence - Villa Constanza to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli
Ave. Duration
14h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Book at
autoservizisalemi.it
Stat Turismo
Phone
+39 0142 781660
Email
+39 0142 781660
Website
statturismo.com
Bus from Genoa Piazza della Vittoria to Lido di Camaiore
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
14€ - 21€
Schedules at
gruppostat.com
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from PISA - Via Pietrasantina Parcheggio to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
20h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Baltour
Ferry operators

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The best way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to fly which takes 4h 23m and costs 50€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 240€ and takes 17h 14m, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 25h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Genoa Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Genoa to Palermo bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli station.

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

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Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Genoa Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 2491+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Genoa Airport is to train which takes 21 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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