There are 7 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Genoa  •  4 h 6 min

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

$69 - $241

Cheapest option

Train to Pisa, fly  •  5 h 15 min

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

$59 - $191

5 alternative options

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5 h 47 min

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

$70 - $293

Ferry  •  17 h

  1. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$90 - $160

Train  •  18 h 51 min

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

$130 - $170

Bus  •  20 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
  2. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo

$241 - $384

Bus, car ferry  •  21 h 59 min

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

$71 - $112

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

Volotea and Alitalia fly from Genoa to Palermo every 4 hours. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Genoa to Palermo twice daily. Tickets cost $130 - $170 and the journey takes 18 h 51 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Brignole to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Brignole to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
18 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Livorno
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Genoa and Palermo is 788 km.

The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 15 min.

The quickest way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to fly which takes 4 h 6 min and costs 55€ - 210€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Genova Brignole and arriving at Palermo Centrale. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18 h 51 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Genoa to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Genoa - Piazza della Vittoria and arriving at Palermo via Messina - Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 50 min.

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 17 h.

It takes approximately 4 h 6 min to get from Genoa to Palermo, including transfers.