There are 7 ways to get from Lecce to Palermo by plane, train, bus, night bus, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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 Brindisi to Palermo  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Palermo (PMO) BDS - PMO

$61 - $617

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Lecce to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Palermo

$49 - $58

5 alternative options

Train to Bari, fly to Palermo  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Lecce to Bari Centrale
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Palermo (PMO) BRI - PMO

$71 - $235

Fly Brindisi to Trapani, bus  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Trapani (TPS) BDS - TPS
  2. Take the bus from Trapani Birgi Airport to Palermo

$238 - $1,054

Bus, night bus, train, car ferry  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Lecce to Taranto
  2. Take the night bus from Taranto to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  3. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Reg / ...
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

Bus, train  •  16 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Lecce to Taranto
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Salerno Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Icn / ...

$91 - $128

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Lecce to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
  3. Drive from Messina to Palermo

$108 - $188

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

Alitalia, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Lecce to Palermo hourly.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Rome, Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Brindisi to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Brindisi to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Flights from Brindisi to Trapani via Rome, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,500
Flights from Brindisi to Trapani via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lecce to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Taranto to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 13 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Trapani Birgi Airport to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Lecce to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
Ouibus
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Night bus from Taranto to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Lecce to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
saj.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $30
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$3
Car
$29 - $30

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Lecce and Palermo is 484 km.

The cheapest way to get from Lecce to Palermo is to bus which costs 40€ - 50€ and takes 12 h 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Lecce to Palermo is to train and fly which takes 5 h 12 min and costs 60€ - 210€.

No, there is no direct bus from Lecce to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Lecce and arriving at Palermo via Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 41 min to get from Lecce to Palermo, including transfers.