There are 5 ways to get from Palermo to Taormina by train, bus, bus and ferry 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.

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Train  •  4 h 5 min

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

$21 - $46

Cheapest option

Train via Messina Centrale  •  4 h 29 min

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

$20 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica A/19-A/20
  2. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Taormina Rv / ...

$39 - $60

Bus and ferry, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Catania
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Taormina Rv / ...

$69 - $105

Drive  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Taormina 168.5 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Taormina is to train which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 4 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Taormina is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 3 h 1 min.

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The distance between Palermo and Taormina is 174 km. The road distance is 269.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Palermo to Taormina, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct train from Palermo to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Palermo Centrale and arriving at Taormina via Catania Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Taormina.
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  • Distance: 108.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

You can take a train from Palermo to Taormina via Catania Centrale in around 4 h 5 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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Catania Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $36
Train from Messina Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it

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