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There are 7 ways to get from Palermo to Málaga by plane, bus, ferry, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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Fly to Malaga  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Malaga (AGP) PMO - AGP

$100 - $269

6 alternative options

Fly to Granada, bus  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Granada (GRX) PMO - GRX
  2. Take the bus from Granada to Malaga

$176 - $740

Ferry, train  •  35 h 58 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Genoa
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$343 - $537

Train  •  38 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Genova Piazza Principe Icn
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles Ec
  3. Take the train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha Ave
  4. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga Ave

$379 - $525

Ferry, car ferry, train  •  42 h 55 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
  3. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Malaga Ave

$277 - $408

Bus and ferry, bus  •  46 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Rome Tiburtina
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Granada
  3. Take the bus from Granada to Malaga

$244 - $382

Ferry, drive, car ferry  •  33 h 21 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Tunis
  2. Drive from Tunis to Algiers
  3. Take the car ferry from Algiers to Alicante
  4. Drive from Alicante to Málaga

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The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Málaga is to fly which costs 85€ - 240€ and takes 8 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Málaga is to fly which costs 85€ - 240€ and takes 8 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Malaga via Rome Tiburtina and Granada. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Palermo to Málaga. However, there are services departing from Palermo Centrale and arriving at Malaga via Genova Piazza Principe, Marseille-St-Charles and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 38 h 34 min.

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The distance between Palermo and Málaga is 1573 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Málaga without a car is to ferry and train which takes 35 h 58 min and costs 290€ - 470€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 23 min to get from Palermo to Málaga, including transfers.

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

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Palermo to Málaga train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Palermo Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Palermo to Málaga is to fly which takes 8 h 23 min and costs 85€ - 240€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 320€ - 460€ and takes 38 h 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Málaga.
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  • Distance: 983.3 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 23 min

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Málaga, Spain?

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and five other airlines fly from Palermo to Málaga every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Palermo to Málaga via Genova Piazza Principe, Marseille-Saint-Charles, Marseille-St-Charles, and Madrid-Puerta de Atocha in around 38 h 34 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Palermo to Granada via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Palermo to Granada via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Palermo to Granada via Barcelona, Madrid
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Palermo to Granada via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $320
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $430
Flights from Palermo to Granada via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Palermo to Granada via Rome, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
9 h 40 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $270
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Bologna
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Naples, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Palermo to Malaga via Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Train operators
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Genova Piazza Principe to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
5 h 38 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Marseille-St-Charles to Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Ave. Duration
7 h 44 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
en.oui.sncf
Spanish Railways AVE
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Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta de Atocha to Malaga
Ave. Duration
2 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Malaga
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Website
renfe.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
19 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Granada to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $30
Website
alsa.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Rome Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Autolinee Gambioli
Phone
+41 (0) 79.71.85.806
Email
info@autolineegambioli.it
Website
autolineegambioli.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Granada
Ave. Duration
31 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$170 - $260
Schedules at
autolineegambioli.it
Ferry operators
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Genoa
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Schedules at
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Schedules at
gnv.it
Ferry from Palermo to Tunis
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
gnv.it
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Civitavecchia to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com
Algerie Ferries

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There is no direct flight from Palermo Airport to Malaga Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Palermo to Málaga bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Malaga station.

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Palermo to Málaga train services, operated by Spanish Railways AVE, arrive at Malaga station.

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Alitalia, Transavia Holland, Vueling Airlines and two other airlines offer flights from Palermo Airport to Malaga Airport.

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There are 4118+ hotels available in Málaga. Prices start at $57 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 2€ - 6€.

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