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There are 5 ways to get from Palermo to Guardia Piemontese by train, ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola

Cheapest

Train

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Paola

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello to Messina Piazza della Repubblica
  2. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro

Drive, ferry

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Guardia Piemontese

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Lamezia Terme (SUF)
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme C. to Paola
Palermo → Guardia Piemontese
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Guardia Piemontese is 1500.

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The social distance requirement in Guardia Piemontese is 1.5 metres.

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The cost-effective way to get from Palermo to Guardia Piemontese is to train, which costs €24 - €35 and takes 8h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Guardia Piemontese is to drive and ferry which costs €55 - €90 and takes 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Guardia Piemontese. However, there are services departing from Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello and arriving at Guardia - Hotel Italia via Messina - Piazza della Repubblica and Cosenza Autostazione. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 39m.

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The distance between Palermo and Guardia Piemontese is 274 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Guardia Piemontese without a car is to train and ferry which takes 7h 3m and costs €29 - €140.

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It takes approximately 7h 3m to get from Palermo to Guardia Piemontese, including transfers.

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Palermo to Guardia Piemontese bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello station.

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The best way to get from Palermo to Guardia Piemontese is to train which takes 8h 11m and costs €24 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €28 - €40 and takes 8h 39m.

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There is no direct flight from Palermo Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 20m and has one stopover.

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Palermo to Guardia Piemontese bus services, operated by SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro, arrive at Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro station.

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Guardia Piemontese.
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  • Distance: 274.4 km
  • Duration: 7h 3m

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Guardia Piemontese, Italy?

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Palermo Centrale to Paola once daily. Tickets cost €24 - €35 and the journey takes 6h 37m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palermo to Guardia Piemontese via Messina Piazza della Repubblica, Messina - Piazza della Repubblica, Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro, and Cosenza Autostazione in around 8h 39m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €220
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€26 - €170
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Turin
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €170
Ego Airways
Website
egoairways.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Milan Parma
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€35 - €290
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Turin
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
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
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €23
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €23
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Paola
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€8 - €9
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Train from Palermo Centrale to Paola
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Paola
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €8
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€5 - €8
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 Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €65
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Paola
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€15 - €21
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€40 - €60
Train from Lamezia Terme C. to Paola
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€8 - €12
Base Standard
€21 - €29
Base Premium
€28 - €40
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Villa San Giovanni to Paola
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€15 - €45
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€17 - €24
Smart Low Cost
€15 - €21
Smart Flex
€30 - €45
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello to Messina Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
SAIS Autolinee
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Palermo to Messina
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
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
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
For more information, please visit this page

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Ego Airways, Volotea, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Palermo Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Guardia Piemontese. Prices start at €87 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 €2 - €6.

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