There are 10 ways to get from Palermo to Greece by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, ferry, 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 Palermo to Athens  •  5 h 17 min

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

$143 - $453

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Bus to Catania, fly to Athens  •  7 h 12 min

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

$104 - $337

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Fly Palermo to Thessaloniki  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Thessaloniki (SKG) PMO - SKG

$156 - $476

Bus to Catania, fly to Irakleion  •  8 h 58 min

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

$135 - $519

Bus and ferry, bus  •  32 h 1 min

  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

$214 - $293

Train, bus and ferry  •  33 h 28 min

  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

$240 - $339

Ferry, bus, car ferry, train  •  33 h 38 min

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

Train, bus, car ferry  •  34 h 21 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

$212 - $414

Night bus, bus, bus and ferry  •  37 h 58 min

  1. Take the night bus from Palermo, Palermo Autostazione to Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano
  2. Take the bus from Spezzano albanese Terme to Taranto via Porto Mercantile
  3. Take the bus from Taranto to Brindisi Station 13 / ...
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
  5. Take the bus from Fier to Athens

$162 - $210

Drive, car ferry  •  28 h 25 min

  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 - $336

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The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Greece is to bus and fly which costs 85€ - 290€ and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Greece is to fly which costs 120€ - 390€ and takes 5 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Greece. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Αγ.Γεωργιοσ via Stazione Fs - Rosselli, Ancona, Ioannina and Σταθ.Υπερασ.Λεωφ.Κηφισου. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 1 min.

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The distance between Palermo and Greece is 758 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Greece without a car is to bus and ferry and bus which takes 32 h 1 min and costs 180€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 17 min to get from Palermo to Greece, including transfers.

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Palermo to Greece 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 1 h 50 min.

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

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Greece is 1 h ahead of Palermo. It is currently 9:00 AM in Palermo and 10:00 AM in Greece.

Map of how to get from Palermo to Greece.
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  • Distance: 473.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 17 min

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Greece?

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

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Palermo to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $490
Flights from Palermo to Thessaloniki via Bologna
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $490
Flights from Palermo to Thessaloniki via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $490
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Catania to Athens via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $490
Flights from Catania to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $400
Ellinair
Website
en.ellinair.com
Flights from Palermo to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Flights from Palermo to Thessaloniki via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $490
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Palermo to Thessaloniki via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Palermo to Thessaloniki via Munich
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Olympic Air
Website
olympicair.com
Flights from Palermo to Thessaloniki via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$45 - $490
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $2,100
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $280
TUIfly
Website
tuifly.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Germania
Website
flygermania.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
SunExpress Deutschland
Website
sunexpress.com
Flights from Catania to Irakleion via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
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
11 h 38 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Ancona
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Salerno
Ave. Duration
8 h 37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Kalambaka to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Train from Kiato to Athens
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$7 - $10
First Class
$9 - $12
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
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
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
15 h 50 min
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
9 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Kalabaka
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
KTEL Ioanninon
Phone
26510 25014
Website
ktelioannina.gr
Bus from Ioannina to Athens
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Schedules at
ktelioannina.gr
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Napoli - Porto Immacolatella to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Salerno to Bari Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Napoli-Immacolatella to Bari-Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Bus from Salerno to Bari-Porto
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Bus from Patra to Kiato
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
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
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
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Spezzano albanese Terme to Taranto via Porto Mercantile
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13
Schedules at
saj.it
Società Trasporti Pubblici Brindisi SpA
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Taranto via Porto Mercantile to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Book at
booking.marinobus.it
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Brindisi to Fier
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $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 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$48
Schedules at
albtrans.net
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
$30 - $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
$108 - $109
2 bed inside cabin
$269 - $270
3 bed outside cabin
$220 - $270
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
$29 - $45
Grimaldi Lines

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

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The best way to get from Palermo to Palermo Airport is to bus which takes 25 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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