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

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 Palermo  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Athens (ATH) PMO - ATH

$82 - $367

6 alternative options

Bus to Catania, fly  •  7 h 17 min

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

$103 - $337

Bus, bus and ferry  •  30 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Brindisi
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  4. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$156 - $194

Ferry, bus, car ferry, train  •  33 h 36 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Ustica
  2. Take the ferry from Ustica to Naples
  3. Take the bus from Naples Porto Immacolatella to Bari Porto
  4. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  5. Take the bus from Patras to Kiáto
  6. Take the train from Kiáto to Athens

Bus, car ferry  •  33 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus from Cosenza to Lecce
  3. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
  4. Take the bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou

$132 - $232

Train, bus, car ferry  •  35 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Salerno Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Salerno to Bari Porto
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patras to Athens

$219 - $418

Drive, car ferry  •  28 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Brindisi
  4. Take the car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
  5. Drive from Patras to Athens

$172 - $321

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Athens, Greece?

Volotea, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia fly from Palermo to Athens 5 times a day.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Catania to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Catania to Athens via Bari
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Train operators
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kiáto to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27
Schedules at
saj.it
Bus from Cosenza to Lecce
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
saj.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Fier to Athens
Ave. Duration
10 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Naples Porto Immacolatella to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Salerno to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$34
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patras to Kiáto
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Purchase a
eurail.com
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Igoumenitsa to Athens - KTEL Kifisou
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
siremar.it
Ferry from Palermo to Ustica
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Schedules at
siremar.it
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$95 - $96
Aircraft-type seats
$107 - $108
2 bed inside cabin
$268 - $269
3 bed outside cabin
$220 - $270
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $90
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Brindisi to Patras
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $30
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$3
Car
$29 - $30

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Palermo and Athens is 909 km.

The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Athens is to fly which costs 70€ - 320€ and takes 5 h 25 min.

The quickest way to get from Palermo to Athens is to fly which takes 5 h 25 min and costs 70€ - 320€.

No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Athens. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Athens via Cosenza, Brindisi Ospedale Perrino, Brindisi and Fier. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 30 h 22 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 25 min to get from Palermo to Athens, including transfers.