There are 12 ways to get from Southampton to Palermo by train, plane, bus, bus and ferry, car, car ferry or ferry

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 to London Gatwick, fly to Palermo  •  8 h

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Palermo (PMO) LGW - PMO

$121 - $487

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Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Palermo  •  8 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Palermo (PMO) LHR - PMO

$156 - $523

Train to London Stansted, fly to Palermo  •  8 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Palermo (PMO) STN - PMO

$123 - $500

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Palermo  •  9 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Palermo (PMO) LTN - PMO

$123 - $533

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Catania, bus  •  10 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Catania (CTA) LGW - CTA
  3. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo

$129 - $480

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Trapani, bus  •  12 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Reading
  2. Take the train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Trapani (TPS) LHR - TPS
  4. Take the bus from Trapani Birgi Airport to Palermo Airport

$371 - $1,188

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Catania, bus  •  11 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
  3. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Catania (CTA) LTN - CTA
  4. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo

$161 - $536

Train, bus via Roma Termini  •  40 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$281 - $546

Bus, bus and ferry  •  42 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris, Paris 800 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$212 - $350

Train, bus  •  46 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
  3. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale Icn

$303 - $541

Bus  •  2 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
  3. Take the bus from Paris Gallieni to Naples
  4. Take the bus from Napoli, Corso Lucci to Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli

$270 - $465

Drive, carferry, ferry  •  33 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Southampton to Dover
  2. Take the carferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$322 - $502

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station and arriving at Palermo via London Victoria, Lille, Paris, Paris and Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 49 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Palermo is 1145 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Palermo without a car is to train and bus which takes 40 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h to get from Southampton to Palermo, including transfers.

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Southampton to Palermo bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton City Centre, Coach Station.

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The quickest flight from London Gatwick Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 55 min.

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

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Palermo is 1 h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 6:45 AM in Southampton and 7:45 AM in Palermo.

Vueling Airlines and easyJet offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 3162+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at $46 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 1145.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Palermo, Italy?

You can take a bus from Southampton to Palermo via Victoria Coach Station Arrivals, London, Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport, Roissypole, Gallieni-Metro, Paris Gallieni, Naples, Napoli, Corso Lucci, Palermo - Piazzetta Cairoli, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 2 days 2 h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London Luton to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from London Luton to Catania
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Trapani via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Turin
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Heathrow to Trapani via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Train operators
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $25
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $25
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$140 - $250
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
7 h 34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
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
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
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Trapani Birgi Airport to Palermo Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
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
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Coach Station to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Paris Gallieni to Naples
Ave. Duration
25 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $230
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $21
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rome
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Paris - Roissy Charles De Gaulle Airport
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus
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