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There are 6 ways to get from Palermo to Tropea by train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus, car or plane

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, car ferry  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Messina Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Rosarno Reg / ...

$24 - $97

5 alternative options

Train  •  8h 29m

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Rosarno Icn

$36 - $52

Bus and ferry, bus  •  9h 28m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Palermo to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the bus from Villa San Giovanni to Vibo Valentia

$73 - $100

Bus, car ferry, train  •  11h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Palermo to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Take the train from Villa S.Giovanni to Tropea Reg / ...

$52 - $123

Drive, car ferry  •  4h 11m

  1. Drive from Palermo to Messina Marittima
  2. Take the car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
  3. Drive from Villa San Giovanni to Tropea

$51 - $117

Fly, train  •  7h 18m

  1. Fly from Palermo (PMO) to Lamezia Terme (SUF) PMO - SUF
  2. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Tropea

$118 - $498

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Tropea is to train and car ferry which costs 21€ - 85€ and takes 6h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Tropea is to drive and car ferry which costs 40€ - 110€ and takes 4h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Palermo to Tropea. However, there are services departing from Palermo and arriving at Tropea via Villa San Giovanni and Vibo Valentia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 28m.

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No, there is no direct train from Palermo to Tropea. However, there are services departing from Palermo Centrale and arriving at Tropea via Rosarno. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 29m.

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The distance between Palermo and Tropea is 231 km.

The best way to get from Palermo to Tropea without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 6h 23m and costs 21€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Palermo to Tropea, including transfers.

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

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

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There is no direct flight from Palermo Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 10m and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Palermo to Tropea.
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  • Distance: 144.4 miles
  • Duration: 6h 23m

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Palermo to Tropea once daily. Tickets cost $30 - $50 and the journey takes 6h 53m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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 Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Rosarno
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Tropea
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$8 - $10
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 Rosarno
Ave. Duration
6h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Tropea
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Palermo to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Villa San Giovanni to Vibo Valentia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
SAIS Autolinee
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Messina Marittima to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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Palermo to Tropea bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, arrive at Vibo Valentia station.

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Palermo to Tropea train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Rosarno station.

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Meridiana, Ryanair, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Palermo Airport to Lamezia Terme Airport.

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There are 958+ hotels available in Tropea. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Palermo to Palermo Airport is to train which takes 46m and costs 2€ - 6€.

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