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There are 6 ways to get from Palermo to Alba by plane, train, bus, ferry, car or car ferry

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Fly to Turin, train  •  6h 25m

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

€25 - €89

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Fly to Genoa, train, line 045 bus  •  7h 48m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Genoa (GOA) PMO - GOA
  2. Take the train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
  3. Take the line 045 bus from Asti - Piazzale Antistante F.S. - Piazza Marconi to Alba - Stazione Ferroviaria

€44 - €273

Train, ferry  •  17h 7m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale Re / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni M14 / ...
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Torino Porta Susa Fr
  4. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Alba Re

€112 - €293

Ferry, drive  •  22h 5m

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

€92 - €161

Bus  •  26h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Turin N597
  2. Take the bus from Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP to Fermata 17659 - ALBA 2014 / ...

€78 - €95

Car ferry, bus  •  28h 49m

  1. Take the car ferry from Palermo to Livorno
  2. Take the bus from Pisa to Savona
  3. Take the bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione 204

Palermo to Alba by train, walk and ferry

The journey time between Palermo and Alba is around 24h 12m and covers a distance of around 1651 km. The fastest journey normally takes 23h 20m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Intercity, Blue Jet and others, the Palermo to Alba service departs from Palermo Centrale and arrives in Alba. Typically 11 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
24h 12m
Fastest journey time:
23h 20m
Journey distance:
1651 km
Services per week:
11
Cheapest price:
€113
Carbon emissions:
86 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:18
Last service departs at:
20:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Palermo to Alba train, walk and ferry schedules

Palermo → Alba
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The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Alba is to fly and train which costs €24 - €90 and takes 6h 25m.

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The fastest way to get from Palermo to Alba is to fly and train. Taking this option will cost €24 - €90 and takes 6h 25m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Alba. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Fermata 17659 - ALBA via Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26h 30m.

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The distance between Palermo and Alba is 853 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Alba without a car is to train and ferry which takes 17h 7m and costs €110 - €300.

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It takes approximately 6h 25m to get from Palermo to Alba, including transfers.

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

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

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Palermo to Alba bus services, operated by Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, arrive at Fermata 17659 - ALBA station.

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Wizz Air, Blue Air, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Palermo Airport to Turin Airport.

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Alba.
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  • Distance: 853.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 25m

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Alba, Piemonte, Italy?

You can take a bus from Palermo to Alba via Turin, Fermata 3287 - FERRUCCI, Fermata 778 - VITTORIO EMANUELE II, Fermata 739 - CARDUCCI, and Fermata 49 - CARDUCCI CAP in around 26h 30m.

Airlines
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Palermo to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €150
Flights from Palermo to Genoa
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €360
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €140
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Turin via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Palermo to Genoa via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €440
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Palermo to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Palermo to Turin
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €230
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 Torino Porta Susa to Alba
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €11
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€9 - €11
Train from Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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 Genova P.Za Principe to Asti
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€90 - €130
Base Standard
€140 - €200
Base Premium
€170 - €250
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Palermo to Turin
Ave. Duration
24h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Phone
+39 0173 290047
Email
info@giorsbus.com
Website
giorsbus.com
Bus from Savona - Piazza Del Popolo to Alba - Autostazione
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
AUTOLINEE GIORS S.r.l.
Ferry operators
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
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
Ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Palermo to Livorno
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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The best way to get from Palermo to Palermo Airport is to train which takes 46 min and costs €2 - €6.

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