There are 12 ways to get from Milan to Palermo by plane, bus, train, car ferry, car, ferry or rideshare

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Fly Milan Linate to Palermo  •  4h 6m

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

38€ - 228€

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Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Palermo  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Palermo (PMO) BGY - PMO

32€ - 196€

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Palermo  •  4h 30m

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

33€ - 170€

Train to Turin, fly to Palermo  •  5h 24m

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

45€ - 180€

Train to Verona, fly to Palermo  •  5h 30m

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

61€ - 235€

Fly Milan Linate to Trapani, bus  •  6h 11m

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

108€ - 268€

Train, car ferry  •  14h 6m

  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 Re / ...

90€ - 283€

Train  •  16h 22m

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

56€ - 242€

Drive, ferry  •  19h 9m

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

97€ - 172€

Bus  •  19h 24m

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

56€ - 77€

Bus via Duomo M3  •  22h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Milan, Milan to Palermo, Palermo N597

72€ - 86€

Rideshare  •  16h 17m

  1. Take the rideshare from Milan to Palermo 886.9 km

82€

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Palermo is to fly which costs 30€ - 170€ and takes 4h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Palermo is to fly which costs 35€ - 230€ and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Palermo. However, there are services departing from via verziere and arriving at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS via Milano - Autostazione San Donato. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Duomo M3 and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Milano Rogoredo and Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 22m.

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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 14h 6m and costs 90€ - 290€.

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It takes approximately 4h 6m 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 Rogoredo station.

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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 Rogoredo Fs, Milano Rogoredo, and Roma Termini in around 16h 22m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 300€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 350€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Turin to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 270€
Flights from Verona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 240€
Flights from Milan Linate to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Milan Linate to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 200€
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 210€
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 270€
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 210€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 210€
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 220€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Verona to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
250€ - 3600€
Train operators
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Italo Treno
Train from Milano Rogoredo Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Italo Treno
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
14€ - 55€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
14€ - 20€
Base Standard
30€ - 45€
Base Premium
35€ - 55€
Train from Milano Centrale to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 170€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
60€ - 85€
Base Standard
100€ - 140€
Base Premium
120€ - 170€
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
40€ - 55€
Base Standard
70€ - 95€
Base Premium
85€ - 120€
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Milano Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
45€ - 85€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
10€ - 40€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
10€ - 13€
Base 2nd Class
23€ - 28€
Base 1st Class
35€ - 39€
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
25€ - 35€
Base 2nd Class
70€ - 90€
Base 1st Class
100€ - 115€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan, Milan to Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, Bergamo
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan, Milan to Palermo, Palermo
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
70€ - 85€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milan Centrale to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Trapani Birgi Airport to Palermo Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Baltour
Ferry operators
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€
Website
Bluferries
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
16h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
82€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The best way to get from Milan to Palermo is to fly which takes 4h 6m and costs 35€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 16h 22m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 19h 24m.

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

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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 3000+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at 87€ 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 18 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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