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There are 7 ways to get from Sorrento to Palermo by ferry, subway, train, bus, bus and ferry 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

Ferry  •  10 h 3 min

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

$124 - $178

Cheapest option

Subway to Naples, fly to Palermo  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the subway from Sorrento to Napoli Garibaldi
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Palermo (PMO) NAP - PMO

$41 - $173

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Subway, train  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the subway from Sorrento to Napoli Garibaldi Tr3
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$68 - $94

Subway, bus  •  14 h 22 min

  1. Take the subway from Sorrento to Napoli Garibaldi Tr3
  2. Take the bus from Napoli, Corso Lucci to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli

$125 - $186

Bus, bus and ferry  •  14 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Sorrento to Napoli Piazza Garibaldi Sorrento
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Naples to Palermo

$59 - $100

Subway, train to Rome, fly to Palermo  •  6 h 34 min

  1. Take the subway from Sorrento to Napoli Garibaldi
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
  3. Fly from Rome (FCO) to Palermo (PMO) FCO - PMO

$55 - $203

Subway to Naples, fly to Catania, bus  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the subway from Sorrento to Napoli Garibaldi
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA
  3. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo

$69 - $216

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Sorrento to Palermo is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 50€ - 90€ and takes 14 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sorrento to Palermo is to subway and fly which costs 35€ - 150€ and takes 5 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sorrento to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Sorrento and arriving at Palermo via Naples. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 42 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Sorrento to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Sorrento and arriving at Palermo via Naples and Ustica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 3 min.

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The distance between Sorrento and Palermo is 291 km.

The best way to get from Sorrento to Palermo without a car is to ferry which takes 10 h 3 min and costs 100€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 10 h 3 min to get from Sorrento to Palermo, including transfers.

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Sorrento to Palermo bus services, operated by EAV, depart from Sorrento station.

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h.

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

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Map of how to get from Sorrento to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 182 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 3 min

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

There is no direct connection from Sorrento to Palermo. However, you can take the ferry to Naples, take the walk to Naples, take the ferry to Ustica, then take the ferry to Palermo. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sorrento to Palermo via Napoli Garibaldi and Napoli Centrale in around 11 h 25 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $290
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Rome to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
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
EAV
Phone
+39 800 211 388
Email
b@eavsrl.it
Website
eavsrl.it
Subway from Sorrento to Napoli Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
EAV
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 Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
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 Napoli Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$28 - $34
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Napoli, Corso Lucci to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli
Ave. Duration
11 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
EAV
Phone
+39 800 211 388
Email
b@eavsrl.it
Website
eavsrl.it
Bus from Sorrento to Napoli Piazza Garibaldi
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Website
EAV
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Navigazione Libera del Golfo
Phone
081 552 07 63
Email
info@navlib.it
Website
navlib.it
Ferry from Sorrento to Naples
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Schedules at
navlib.it
Adults
$17 - $23
Siremar
Phone
+39 090.36.46.01
Email
servizioclienti@siremar.it
Website
siremar.it
Ferry from Ustica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
siremar.it

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easyJet and Volotea offer flights from Naples Airport to Palermo Airport.

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