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

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Train  •  4 h 17 min

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

$21 - $46

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Train via Messina Centrale  •  4 h 20 min

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

$20 - $45

3 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Catania Bus Terminal A19
  2. Take the bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina byzantine Tombs

$39 - $57

Bus and ferry, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo Stazione Centrale to Catania
  2. Take the bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina byzantine Tombs

$71 - $106

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 20 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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No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Taormina. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Taormina byzantine Tombs via Catania via Archimede. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 19 min.

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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 17 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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The best way to get from Palermo to Taormina without a car is to train which takes 4 h 17 min and costs 18€ - 40€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Palermo to Taormina, including transfers.

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Palermo to Taormina bus services, operated by SAIS Autolinee, depart from Palermo station.

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

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The best way to get from Palermo to Taormina is to train which takes 4 h 17 min and costs 18€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 4 h 19 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 17 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 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Palermo to Taormina via Catania Bus Terminal and Catania via Archimede in around 4 h 19 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
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Catania Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 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 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
Train from Messina Centrale to Taormina
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Catania via Archimede to Taormina byzantine Tombs
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
interbus.it
Book at
buscenter.travel
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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Palermo to Taormina bus services, operated by Interbus, arrive at Taormina byzantine Tombs station.

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Palermo to Taormina train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Taormina station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palermo to Taormina is 270 km. It takes approximately 3 h 1 min to drive from Palermo to Taormina.

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