There are 4 ways to get from Palermo to Taormina by bus, 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, train  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Catania Bus Terminal
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina Rv / ...

$37 - $57

Cheapest option

Train Trenitalia  •  5 h 51 min

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

$23 - $51

2 alternative options

Train Trenitalia Intercity  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale Icn / ...
  2. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina Ic / ...

$34 - $46

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Taormina 168.5 miles

$40 - $60

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

You can take a train from Palermo to Taormina via Messina Centrale in around 4 h 44 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Catania Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Palermo Centrale to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Palermo and Taormina is 174 km. The road distance is 270 km.

The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Taormina is to train which costs 19€ - 45€ and takes 5 h 51 min.

The quickest way to get from Palermo to Taormina is to drive which takes 3 h 1 min and costs 30€ - 50€.

No, there is no direct train from Palermo to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Palermo Centrale and arriving at Taormina via Messina Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Palermo to Taormina, including transfers.