There are 9 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.

Recommended option

Fly from Genoa  •  4 h 17 min

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

$69 - $242

Cheapest option

Train to Turin, fly  •  6 h 54 min

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

$58 - $173

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Train to Pisa, fly  •  5 h 27 min

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

$59 - $191

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  5 h 45 min

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

$80 - $305

Train, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  6 h 28 min

  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

$73 - $254

Ferry  •  17 h

  1. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$85 - $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, Genoa to Milan, Milan 408
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$84 - $124

Bus, bus and ferry  •  23 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Genoa, Genoa to Parma 505
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Parma to Palermo Stazione Centrale

$85 - $119

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The cheapest way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 170€ and takes 5 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to fly which costs 55€ - 210€ and takes 4 h 17 min.

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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 20 h 50 min.

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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 17 h.

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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 18 h 51 min.

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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 17 h and costs 75€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min 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 Intercity, depart from Genova Brignole station.

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The best way to get from Genoa to Palermo is to fly which takes 4 h 17 min and costs 55€ - 210€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 18 h 51 min, you could also bus, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 20 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Genoa to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 492.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

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 once 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 8 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Turin to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $350
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $1,200
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
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
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
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
18 h 51 min
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
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$8 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Genoa, Genoa to Parma
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
17 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Parma to Palermo Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
19 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators

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