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There are 7 ways to get from Paris to Palermo by plane, train, ferry, bus or car

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Fly from Paris CDG  •  6h 22m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Palermo (PMO) CDG - PMO

78€ - 664€

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Fly from Paris Orly  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Palermo (PMO) ORY - PMO

74€ - 368€

5 alternative options

Train, ferry  •  21h 32m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Villa S.Giovanni Fr
  3. Take the ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima V1 / ...
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

218€ - 429€

Train, ferry, bus  •  29h 31m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Toulon Tgv
  2. Take the ferry from Toulon to Trapani
  3. Take the bus from Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti to Palermo Via della Libertà

Bus  •  31h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Milan 729 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

79€ - 125€

Drive, ferry  •  29h 17m

  1. Drive from Paris to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

187€ - 302€

Bus, ferry  •  37h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine > Lyon - Perrache Bus Station > Aix-en-Provence > Toulon > Cannes > Nice - Airport > Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

107€ - 179€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Palermo is 1500.

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The cost-effective way to get from Paris to Palermo is to bus, which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 31h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Paris to Palermo is to fly which costs 70€ - 370€ and takes 6h 3m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Paris to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 55m.

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The distance between Paris and Palermo is 1482 km.

The best way to get from Paris to Palermo without a car is to train and ferry which takes 21h 32m and costs 210€ - 430€.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Paris to Palermo, including transfers.

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Paris to Palermo bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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The best way to get from Paris to Palermo is to fly which takes 6h 22m and costs 75€ - 700€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 75€ - 130€ and takes 31h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Paris to Palermo bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Map of how to get from Paris to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 1482.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

What companies run services between Paris, France and Palermo, Italy?

Air France, easyJet and three other airlines fly from Paris to Palermo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Paris Bercy to Palermo via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano in around 31h 55m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 190€
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
75€ - 150€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 850€
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 850€
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 200€
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 550€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 270€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 850€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
230€ - 700€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
180€ - 700€
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
110€ - 150€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
110€ - 130€
1st Class
120€ - 150€
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Toulon
Ave. Duration
4h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
120€ - 170€
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
120€ - 140€
1st Class
130€ - 170€
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Torino Porta Susa to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
90€ - 130€
Base Standard
140€ - 200€
Base Premium
170€ - 250€
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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 30€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
27€ - 30€
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Bus operators
Segesta Autolinee
Phone
06 164 160, +39091342525
Email
info@segesta.it
Website
segesta.it
Bus from Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti to Palermo Via della Libertà
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
segesta.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Paris to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
30€ - 40€
Website
Blablabus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Baltour
Ferry 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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Toulon to Trapani
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 190€
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
70€ - 95€
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
140€ - 190€

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Air France, Swiss, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 1081+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Paris to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 38 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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