There are 3 ways to get from Palermo to Mount Etna by bus and ferry, train 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.

Recommended option

Bus and ferry  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Catania

$168 - $221

Cheapest option

Train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale Rv / ...

$85 - $129

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Mount Etna 136.9 miles

$30 - $50

Questions & Answers

The distance between Palermo and Mount Etna is 151 km. The road distance is 219.1 km.

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The best way to get from Palermo to Mount Etna without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 4 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Palermo to Mount Etna, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palermo to Mount Etna is 219 km. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from Palermo to Mount Etna.

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There are 1778+ hotels available in Mount Etna. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Mount Etna.
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  • Distance: 94.7 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 45 min

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Mount Etna, Italy?

Trenitalia operates a train from Palermo to Mount Etna every 4 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

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 Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Catania
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it

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