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There are 13 ways to get from Milan to Palermo by plane, train, bus, car ferry, car, ferry, bus and ferry or rideshare

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 Milan Linate to Palermo  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Palermo (PMO) LIN - PMO

$44 - $259

Cheapest option

Fly Milan Bergamo to Palermo  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Palermo (PMO) BGY - PMO

$29 - $288

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Palermo  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Palermo (PMO) MXP - PMO

$44 - $213

Train to Verona, fly to Palermo  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Palermo (PMO) VRN - PMO

$54 - $296

Train to Turin, fly to Palermo  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa Station
  2. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Palermo (PMO) TRN - PMO

$60 - $173

Fly Milan Linate to Trapani, bus  •  6 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Trapani (TPS) LIN - TPS
  2. Take the bus from Trapani Birgi Airport to Palermo Airport

$199 - $854

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Napoli Afragola Fr
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$115 - $274

Train via Roma Termini  •  15 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$124 - $193

Bus  •  19 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$72 - $102

Drive, ferry  •  19 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Milan to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$107 - $192

Train  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale Icn

$140 - $190

Bus and ferry  •  23 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Milano Lampugnano to Palermo Stazione Centrale

$69 - $99

Rideshare  •  16 h 17 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Palermo 554.3 miles

$95

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Palermo is to fly which costs 25€ - 260€ and takes 4 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Palermo is to fly which costs 35€ - 230€ and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Palermo. However, there are services departing from duomo m1 m3 and arriving at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS via Milano - Autostazione San Donato. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Palermo Centrale. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20 h 45 min.

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The distance between Milan and Palermo is 884 km.

The best way to get from Milan to Palermo without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 13 h 23 min and costs 100€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Milan to Palermo, including transfers.

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Milan to Palermo bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Milano - Autostazione San Donato station.

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Milan to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Palermo is to fly which takes 4 h 15 min and costs 35€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 170€ and takes 15 h 59 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 19 h 7 min.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 552.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

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

Alitalia flies from Milan to Palermo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Palermo via Roma Termini in around 15 h 59 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
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 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Flights from Verona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Turin to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Milan Linate to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Milan Linate to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $230
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 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 Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Verona to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday 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 Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Torino Porta Susa Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
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 Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
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 Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Milano Lampugnano to Palermo Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
21 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
$70 - $100
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Milan to Palermo
Ave. Duration
16 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Milan to Palermo bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Milan to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 3091+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at $43 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Milan and Palermo. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 19 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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