There are 6 ways to get from Palermo to Bari by plane, bus and ferry, bus, train, car ferry, night bus 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.

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Fly  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Bari (BRI) PMO - BRI

$44 - $202

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Bus  •  11 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Bivio Cantinella
  2. Take the bus from Cantinella to Bari

$35 - $50

4 alternative options

Train, carferry, bus  •  11 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the carferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola Reg / ...
  4. Take the train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari Reg
  5. Take the bus from Sibari to Bari

$50 - $142

Carferry, bus  •  18 h 31 min

  1. Take the carferry from Palermo to Salerno
  2. Take the bus from Salerno to Bari via Capruzzi 53801

$58 - $71

Night bus, bus  •  13 h 37 min

  1. Take the night bus from Palermo, Palermo Autostazione to Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano N586
  2. Take the bus from Spezzano albanese Terme to Bari Station

$49 - $71

Drive, carferry  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the carferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Bari

$97 - $191

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Bari. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Bari via Cantinella. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 20 min.

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The distance between Palermo and Bari is 448 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Bari without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Palermo to Bari, including transfers.

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Palermo to Bari bus services, operated by Ias Auto Linee, depart from Palermo station.

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The quickest flight from Palermo Airport to Bari Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Palermo to Bari bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., arrive at Bari station.

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Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Palermo Airport to Bari Airport.

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There are 824+ hotels available in Bari. Prices start at $52 USD per night.

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

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Bari.
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  • Distance: 279.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Bari, Italy?

Volotea and Alitalia fly from Palermo to Bari 3 times a day.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Bari via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Palermo to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
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 Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
Train from Castiglione Cosentino to Sibari
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Bus operators
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Bivio Cantinella
Ave. Duration
8 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Phone
+39 098 3520 315
Email
info@fsbusitaliafast.it
Website
fsbusitaliafast.it
Bus from Cantinella to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
simetspa.it
Bus from Sibari to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
simetspa.it
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 Palermo, Palermo Autostazione to Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Spezzano albanese Terme to Bari Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
saj.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Palermo to Salerno
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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