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There are 6 ways to get from Palermo to Lisbon by plane, train, bus, night bus, ferry, car or car ferry

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Fly

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Lisbon (LIS)

5 alternative options

Train, bus, night bus

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Napoli Centrale
  2. Take the bus from Naples Bus Terminal to Burgos Central Bus Station
  3. Take the night bus from Burgos to Salamanca
  4. Take the night bus from Salamanca to Coimbra
  5. Take the train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Naples
  2. Take the bus from Naples Bus Terminal to Burgos Central Bus Station
  3. Take the bus from Burgos to Lisbon

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu
  4. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Narbonne
  5. Take the bus from Narbonne Train Station to Lisbon Oriente

Ferry, bus

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Take the bus from Genoa Train station to Lisbon Oriente

Ferry, drive, car ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Tunis
  2. Drive from Tunis to Mostaganem
  3. Take the car ferry from Mostaganem to Valencia
  4. Drive from Valencia to Lisbon
Italy → Portugal
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International entry into Portugal from Italy

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
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Conditions of entry into Portugal from Italy

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 24 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Specific entry restrictions may apply for travel to Portugal: Azores, Madeira
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Rules to follow in Portugal

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Considerations leaving from Italy

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Portugal from Italy.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lisbon is 808 24 24 24.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lisbon is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lisbon is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 808 24 24 24.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Italy from Portugal.

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Last updated: 16 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Lisbon is to fly which costs €45 - €270 and takes 6h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Lisbon is to fly which costs €45 - €270 and takes 6h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Lisbon. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at R. Palma via Naples Bus Terminal, Burgos and Estação Oriente. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41h 47m.

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The distance between Palermo and Lisbon is 1954 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Lisbon without a car is to train and bus and night bus which takes 37h 19m and costs €150 - €210.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Palermo to Lisbon, including transfers.

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Palermo to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Palermo station.

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The best way to get from Palermo to Lisbon is to fly which takes 6h 42m and costs €45 - €270. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €130 - €180 and takes 41h 47m.

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The quickest flight from Palermo Airport to Lisbon Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 20m.

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Palermo to Lisbon bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Lisbon station.

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Lisbon.
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  • Distance: 1953.5 km
  • Duration: 6h 42m

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Lisbon, Portugal?

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Palermo to Lisbon every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palermo to Lisbon via Naples, Naples Bus Terminal, Burgos, Lisbon, and Estação Oriente in around 41h 47m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Toulouse
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €320
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Beauvais
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €700
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €950
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €1400
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Palermo to Lisbon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€210 - €950
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Coimbra-B to Lisboa - Santa Apolonia
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€15 - €22
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
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 Roma Termini to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
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 Milano Centrale to Lyon Part Dieu
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€53 - €58
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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TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf-connect.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Narbonne
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€70 - €80
1st Class
€75 - €90
Bus operators
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Naples Bus Terminal to Burgos Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Narbonne Train Station to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
20h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Union Ivkoni
Bus from Genoa Train station to Lisbon Oriente
Ave. Duration
31h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Website
Union Ivkoni
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Night bus from Burgos to Salamanca
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
alsa.com
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
Night bus from Salamanca to Coimbra
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Palermo to Naples
Ave. Duration
11h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Burgos to Lisbon
Ave. Duration
13h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
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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Ferry operators
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Genoa
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €140
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Ferry from Palermo to Tunis
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Balearia
Phone
+34 912 66 02 14
Email
reservas@balearia.com
Website
balearia.com
Car ferry from Mostaganem to Valencia
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €1200
Website
Balearia
Cabin
€190 - €1200
Seating Neptuno
€50 - €70
Seating Sirena
€50 - €70
Seating
€187
Car - Seating
€517

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Lisbon is 1h behind Palermo. It is currently 12:51 AM in Palermo and 11:51 PM in Lisbon.

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