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

Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  6 h 31 min

  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 / ...

$25 - $98

5 alternative options

Bus, car ferry, train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Palermo - Via Oreto 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 / ...

$54 - $125

Train  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Rosarno Icn

$37 - $53

Bus and ferry, bus  •  9 h 28 min

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

$76 - $102

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 11 min

  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  •  7 h 32 min

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

$183 - $585

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Palermo to Tropea is to train which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 8 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Palermo to Tropea is to drive and car ferry which costs 40€ - 100€ and takes 4 h 11 min.

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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 9 h 28 min.

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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 8 h 29 min.

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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 6 h 31 min and costs 21€ - 85€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 31 min 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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Map of how to get from Palermo to Tropea.
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  • Distance: 144.4 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 31 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Palermo to Tropea once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 53 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $340
Flights from Palermo to Lamezia Terme via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$75 - $360
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
2 h 47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Villa S.Giovanni to Rosarno
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Tropea
Ave. Duration
55 min
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 Villa S.Giovanni to Tropea
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Rosarno
Ave. Duration
6 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Palermo - Via Oreto to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 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 to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
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
1 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $6
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
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
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$29 - $45

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