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

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  •  4 h 56 min

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

$75 - $355

6 alternative options

Train, train to Genoa, fly  •  7 h 58 min

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

$90 - $284

Train to Milan Linate, fly  •  8 h 53 min

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

$101 - $334

Drive, ferry  •  19 h 29 min

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

$115 - $203

Bus, bus and ferry via Rome  •  22 h 20 min

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

$90 - $160

Train  •  24 h 5 min

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

$152 - $219

Bus Lirosi Linee, bus and ferry  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Villa San Giovani
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Palermo

$156 - $199

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Palermo is to fly which costs 65€ - 320€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Palermo is to fly which costs 65€ - 320€ and takes 4 h 56 min.

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The distance between Nice and Palermo is 802 km.

It takes approximately 4 h 56 min to get from Nice to Palermo, including transfers.

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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 20 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 5 min.

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The nearest airport to Palermo is Palermo (PMO) Airport which is 21 km away. Other nearby airports include Catania (CTA) (168.9 km), Lamezia Terme (SUF) (267.6 km), Malta (MLA) (273.9 km) and Tunis (TUN) (310 km).

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Map of how to get from Nice to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 501.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 56 min

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

Volotea and Alitalia fly from Nice to Palermo 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Palermo via Ventimiglia and Genova Piazza Principe in around 24 h 5 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $24
Website
thello.com
Trenitalia
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Trenitalia Intercity
Bus operators
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice, Nice to Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
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
$50 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
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
Ferry operators

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