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There are 4 ways to get from Palermo to Trapani by bus and ferry, train, rideshare or car

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Bus and ferry  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Trapani

$65 - $95

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Palermo to Trapani 65.2 miles

$6 - $10

2 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Piraineto to Trapani Reg

$14 - $32

Drive  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Palermo to Trapani 64.1 miles

$15 - $23

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Trapani is to rideshare which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 1 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Trapani is to drive which costs 13€ - 20€ and takes 1 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Palermo and arriving at Trapani. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Palermo to Trapani. However, there are services departing from Palermo Notarbartolo and arriving at Trapani via Piraineto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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The distance between Palermo and Trapani is 71 km. The road distance is 102.6 km.

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The best way to get from Palermo to Trapani without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 1 h 32 min and costs 55€ - 80€.

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The bus and ferry from Palermo to Trapani takes 1 h 32 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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Palermo to Trapani train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Piraineto station.

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

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Trapani.
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  • Distance: 44.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min

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

Trenitalia operates a train from Palermo to Trapani 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $26 and the journey takes 2 h 34 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 Piraineto to Trapani
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$22 - $26
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Palermo to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Palermo to Trapani is 103 km. It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to drive from Palermo to Trapani.

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There are 2069+ hotels available in Trapani. Prices start at $51 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Palermo and Trapani. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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