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There are 7 ways to get from Naples to Palermo by plane, bus, ferry, train, car ferry or rideshare

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Fly to Palermo  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Palermo (PMO) NAP - PMO

$38 - $169

6 alternative options

Fly to Catania, bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA
  2. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo

$66 - $212

Ferry  •  8 h 5 min

  1. Take the ferry from Naples to Ustica
  2. Take the ferry from Ustica to Palermo

$112 - $152

Train  •  9 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$65 - $90

Car ferry  •  10 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Naples to Palermo

$45 - $65

Bus  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Napoli, Corso Lucci to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli

$127 - $177

Rideshare  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Naples to Palermo 196.6 miles

$42

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The cheapest way to get from Naples to Palermo is to rideshare which costs 37€ and takes 9 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Naples to Palermo is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 3 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Naples to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Napoli, Corso Lucci and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Naples and arriving at Palermo. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Napoli Centrale and arriving at Palermo Centrale. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 20 min.

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The distance between Naples and Palermo is 313 km.

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The best way to get from Naples to Palermo without a car is to ferry which takes 8 h 5 min and costs 95€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Naples to Palermo, including transfers.

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Naples to Palermo bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Napoli, Corso Lucci station.

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Map of how to get from Naples to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 195.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

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

Volotea and easyJet fly from Naples to Palermo 3 times a day. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Naples to Palermo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $65 - $90 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Napoli, Corso Lucci to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
siremar.it
Ferry from Ustica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
siremar.it
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
10 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
en.tirrenia.it
Book at
directferries.co.uk
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 Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
9 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$42
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Naples to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Napoli Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Naples to Palermo is to fly which takes 3 h 36 min and costs 30€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 80€ and takes 9 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs 110€ - 160€ and takes 12 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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Naples to Palermo bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, arrive at Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli station.

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

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easyJet and Volotea offer flights from Naples 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 Naples 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 Naples to Naples Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs 1€ - 2€.

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