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There are 9 ways to get from Nice to Palermo by plane, train, car, ferry, night bus, bus and ferry or bus

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 Nice  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Palermo (PMO) NCE - PMO

$69 - $354

8 alternative options

Train to Genoa, fly  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponente
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO) GOA - PMO

$81 - $276

Thello to Milan Linate, fly  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the Thello from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Palermo (PMO) LIN - PMO

$88 - $318

Thello, train to Milan Malpensa, fly  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the Thello from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Malpensa Aeroporto T.1
  3. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Palermo (PMO) MXP - PMO

$80 - $269

Train to Milan Bergamo, fly  •  9 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Palermo (PMO) BGY - PMO

$80 - $360

Drive, ferry  •  19 h 29 min

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

$115 - $203

Night bus, bus and ferry  •  22 h 10 min

  1. Take the night bus from Nice, Nice to Rome N523
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$95 - $161

Train  •  24 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale Icn

$149 - $216

Bus  •  24 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Villa San Giovani
  2. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo, Piazza Cairoli A/20-A/19

$128 - $168

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Palermo is to fly which costs 60€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Palermo is to fly which costs 60€ - 310€ and takes 6 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Nice, Nice and arriving at Palermo via Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Ventimiglia and Genova Piazza Principe. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 12 min.

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The distance between Nice and Palermo is 802 km.

The best way to get from Nice to Palermo without a car is to night bus and bus and ferry which takes 22 h 10 min and costs 80€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 44 min to get from Nice to Palermo, including transfers.

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Nice to Palermo bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice, Nice station.

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Nice to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Ventimiglia station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Palermo is to fly which takes 6 h 44 min and costs 60€ - 310€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 120€ - 190€ and takes 24 h 12 min, you could also bus, which costs 110€ - 150€ and takes 24 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 501.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 44 min

What companies run services between Nice, France and Palermo, Italy?

Alitalia, Swiss and seven other airlines fly from Nice to Palermo every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Palermo via Ventimiglia and Genova Piazza Principe in around 24 h 12 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
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
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
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
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Train operators
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 Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponente
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$18 - $22
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
thello.com
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $29
Website
thello.com
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 Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
18 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Nice, Nice to Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Nice to Villa San Giovani
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo, Piazza Cairoli
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from Nice Airport to Palermo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 15 min and has one stopover.

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Nice to Palermo bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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

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easyJet, Swiss, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Nice Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 3085+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at $41 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs 6€.

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