There are 3 ways to get from Palermo to Mount Etna by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5 h 27 min

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

$85 - $129

2 alternative options

Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Catania Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from Catania to Etna

$111 - $127

Drive  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Mount Etna 136.9 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Mount Etna is to drive which costs 28€ - 45€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Mount Etna is to drive which takes 3 h 45 min and costs 28€ - 45€.

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The distance between Palermo and Mount Etna is 151 km. The road distance is 219 km.

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Palermo to Mount Etna, including transfers.

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Palermo to Mount Etna 5 times a day. Tickets cost $18 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palermo to Mount Etna via Catania Bus Terminal, Catania, Etna, Etna - Rifugio Sapienza, and Etna - Piccolo Rifugio in around 7 h 20 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators

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