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

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Fly from Palermo  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Rome (FCO) PMO - FCO

$38 - $163

6 alternative options

Bus to Trapani, fly  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - v.le Lazio to Trapani Birgi Airport
  2. Fly from Trapani (TPS) to Rome (FCO) TPS - FCO

$101 - $298

Bus to Catania, fly  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
  2. Fly from Catania (CTA) to Rome (FCO) CTA - FCO

$67 - $203

Train  •  11 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Roma Termini Ic / ...

$85 - $120

Ferry, drive  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Take the ferry from Palermo to Ustica
  2. Take the ferry from Ustica to Naples
  3. Drive from Naples to Rome

$139 - $204

Bus and ferry  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Rome Tiburtina

$55 - $95

Bus  •  13 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Rome Stazione Tiburtina

$153 - $223

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The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Rome is to bus and ferry which costs 45€ - 80€ and takes 12 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Rome is to fly which costs 30€ - 150€ and takes 3 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palermo and arriving at Rome Tiburtina. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Palermo Centrale and arriving at Roma Termini. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 38 min.

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The distance between Palermo and Rome is 425 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Rome without a car is to train which takes 11 h 38 min and costs 75€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Palermo to Rome, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Palermo to Rome is to fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs 30€ - 150€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 75€ - 100€ and takes 11 h 38 min, you could also bus, which costs 130€ - 200€ and takes 13 h 59 min.

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Rome.
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  • Distance: 265.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Palermo, Italy and Rome, Italy?

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Palermo to Rome hourly. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Palermo to Rome 4 times a day. Tickets cost $85 - $120 and the journey takes 11 h 38 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Flights from Trapani to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $2,100
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Palermo to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Flights from Catania to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
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 Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11 h 38 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Palermo - v.le Lazio to Trapani Birgi Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
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
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo to Catania–Fontanarossa Airport
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli to Rome Stazione Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Palermo Airport to Rome Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Palermo to Rome bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Rome Tiburtina station.

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Palermo to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Palermo Airport to Rome Airport.

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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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