There are 6 ways to get from Naples to Palermo by plane, train, ferry, car 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 from Naples  •  3 h 18 min

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

$44 - $170

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Naples to Palermo 196.6 miles

$42

4 alternative options

Train to Rome, fly  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Palermo (PMO) FCO - PMO

$72 - $206

Ferry  •  8 h 5 min

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

$113 - $153

Train  •  9 h 20 min

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

$70 - $90

Car ferry  •  10 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Naples to Palermo

$45 - $65

Questions & Answers

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 35€ - 150€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Naples and Palermo is 313 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to get from Naples to Palermo, including transfers.

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

TUI fly Belgium, 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 $70 - $90 and the journey takes 9 h 20 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$21 - $110
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
$70 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
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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