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There are 8 ways to get from Palermo to Athens by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, car ferry or car

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Fly from Palermo  •  5h 45m

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

$78 - $366

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Bus to Catania, fly  •  7h 12m

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

$103 - $336

Bus and ferry, bus  •  33h 13m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Ancona
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Ioannina
  3. Take the bus from Ioannina to Athens

$205 - $289

Train, bus and ferry  •  33h 36m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Ancona Ic / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
  4. Take the train from Kalambaka to Athens

$235 - $348

Train, bus, car ferry  •  34h 12m

  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

$201 - $408

Train, bus, car ferry via Kiato  •  35h 10m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Napoli to Bari
  3. Take the car ferry from Bari to Patras
  4. Take the bus from Patra to Kiato
  5. Take the train from Kiato to Athens

$208 - $427

Bus, Leonetti Bus, bus and ferry  •  41h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Salerno - Via Vinciprova
  2. Take the Leonetti Bus from Salerno - Piazza Montpellier to Brindisi - Autorità Portuale
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  4. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$239 - $344

Drive, car ferry  •  28h 29m

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima 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 - $341

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The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Athens is to fly which costs 65€ - 320€ and takes 5h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Athens is to fly which costs 65€ - 320€ and takes 5h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Athens. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Athens via Stazione Fs - Rosselli, Ancona and Ioannina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 13m.

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The distance between Palermo and Athens is 909 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Athens without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 33h 13m and costs 170€ - 260€.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Palermo to Athens, including transfers.

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Palermo to Athens bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Palermo station.

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The quickest flight from Palermo Airport to Athens Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Palermo to Athens bus services, operated by KTEL Ioanninon, arrive at Athens station.

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Athens is 1h ahead of Palermo. It is currently 12:29 PM in Palermo and 1:29 PM in Athens.

Map of how to get from Palermo to Athens.
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  • Distance: 567.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 45m

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

Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia fly from Palermo to Athens 3 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$75 - $430
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Train operators
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 Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 38m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3h 34m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $50
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$19 - $24
1st Class Ticket
$27 - $35
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$37 - $43
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$46 - $51
Train from Kiato to Athens
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $20
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$7 - $10
1st Class Ticket
$9 - $11
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$14 - $17
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$18 - $20
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Salerno - Via Vinciprova
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Ancona
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Ioannina
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Salerno to Bari-Porto
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
Marozzi VT
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Patras to Athens
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Napoli to Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Website
Marino Autolinee
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
TTI Slr
Phone
+39081969167
Email
servizioclienti@leonettiroma.it
Website
leonettiroma.it
Bus from Salerno - Piazza Montpellier to Brindisi - Autorità Portuale
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$20 - $45
Schedules at
leonettiroma.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
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
10h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Bari to Patras
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $106
2 bed inside cabin
$262 - $264
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $260
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Grimaldi Lines

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Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Palermo Airport to Athens Airport.

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There are 4124+ hotels available in Athens. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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

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