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There are 10 ways to get from Genoa to Palermo by plane, train, ferry, bus or car 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 26m

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

$63 - $240

Cheapest option

Train to Pisa, fly  •  5h 33m

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

$42 - $189

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Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  6h 10m

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

$74 - $301

Train to Turin, fly  •  7h 8m

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

$51 - $171

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6h 31m

  1. Take the train from Genova Piazza 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

$66 - $252

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  6h 31m

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

$58 - $329

Ferry  •  17h

  1. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$85 - $160

Train  •  18h 51m

  1. Take the train from Genova Brignole to Palermo Centrale Icn

$130 - $170

Bus  •  20h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Milan, Milan 494 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$76 - $114

Bus, car ferry  •  22h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Livorno N548
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

$68 - $105

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 170€ and takes 5h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to fly which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 4h 26m.

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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 - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS via Milano - Autostazione San Donato. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 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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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genova Brignole and arriving at Palermo Centrale. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h 51m.

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The distance between Genoa and Palermo is 788 km.

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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 26m 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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Map of how to get from Genoa to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 492.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 26m

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

Volotea and Alitalia fly from Genoa to Palermo 5 times a day. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Genoa to Palermo once daily. Tickets cost $130 - $170 and the journey takes 18h 51m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Turin to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
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 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 C.Le
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Genova Brignole to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Piazza Principe to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
18h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Livorno
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Genoa to Milan San Donato
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
Ouibus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
flixbus.it
Bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
Baltour
Ferry operators

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

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The best way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to fly which takes 4h 26m and costs 55€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 18h 51m, you could also bus, which costs 65€ - 100€ and takes 20h 30m.

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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 Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS 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 3073+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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

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