There are 4 ways to get from Messina to Palermo by bus, train, rideshare 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

Bus  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Messina - Viale Boccetta to Palermo

$35 - $55

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Messina to Palermo 143.5 miles

$13

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$17 - $40

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Messina to Palermo 145.3 miles

$35 - $55

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

SAIS Autolinee operates a bus from Messina to Palermo every 4 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2 h 40 min. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Messina to Palermo every 3 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
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
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Messina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Messina and Palermo is 194 km. The road distance is 232 km.

The cheapest way to get from Messina to Palermo is to rideshare which costs 11€ and takes 2 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Messina to Palermo is to drive which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 29€ - 45€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Messina Centrale and arriving at Palermo Centrale. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 49 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Messina - Viale Boccetta and arriving at Palermo. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 40 min.

The bus from Messina - Viale Boccetta to Palermo takes 2 h 40 min including transfers and departs every four hours.