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

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

Fly  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Palermo (PMO) FCO - PMO

$44 - $165

4 alternative options

Train  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$90 - $120

Drive, ferry  •  10 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Naples
  2. Take the ferry from Naples to Ustica
  3. Take the ferry from Ustica to Palermo

$143 - $204

Bus and ferry  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$55 - $95

Rideshare  •  11 h 4 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Rome to Palermo 266.7 miles

$54

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Palermo is to rideshare which costs 46€ and takes 11 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Palermo is to fly which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 3 h 45 min.

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The distance between Rome and Palermo is 425 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 45 min to get from Rome to Palermo, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Rome Tiburtina and arriving at Palermo. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 11 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Roma Termini and arriving at Palermo Centrale. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 39 min.

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

Alitalia, Vueling Airlines and Ryanair fly from Rome to Palermo hourly. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Rome to Palermo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $90 - $120 and the journey takes 11 h 39 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11 h 4 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$54
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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