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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, train to London Heathrow, fly to Palermo  •  8h 4m

  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 - $522

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Train to London Gatwick, fly to Palermo  •  8h 1m

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

$121 - $528

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Train to London Stansted, fly to Palermo  •  8h 35m

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

$122 - $500

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly to Trapani, bus  •  11h 49m

  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

$361 - $1,187

Train to Bristol, fly to Catania, bus  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Catania (CTA) BRS - CTA
  3. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo

$147 - $434

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Catania, bus  •  10h 19m

  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 - $521

Train, train to London Luton, fly to Catania, bus  •  11h 3m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Bridge 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

$158 - $535

Bus, bus and ferry, train  •  40h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville Tgv
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Basel to Palermo

$339 - $433

Train, bus via Roma Termini  •  40h 39m

  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 - $574

Bus, bus and ferry  •  42h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station 032
  2. Take the bus from London to Paris, Paris 700
  3. Take the bus from Paris, Paris to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
  4. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$174 - $298

Train, bus  •  46h 7m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the bus from London to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
  3. Take the bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Genoa, Genoa
  4. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale Icn

$235 - $367

Drive, car ferry, ferry  •  32h 56m

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

$322 - $502

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Palermo is to train and fly which costs £90 - £390 and takes 8h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Palermo is to train and fly which costs £90 - £410 and takes 8h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Palermo via London, Paris, Paris and Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42h 5m.

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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 bus and bus and ferry and train which takes 40h 32m and costs £260 - £340.

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It takes approximately 8h 4m to get from Southampton to Palermo, including transfers.

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Southampton to Palermo bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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

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

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Palermo is 1h ahead of Southampton. It is currently 9:46 PM in Southampton and 10:46 PM in Palermo.

Map of how to get from Southampton to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 1145.1 miles
  • Duration: 8h 4m

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

There is no direct connection from Southampton to Palermo. However, you can take the train to Reading, take the train to Hayes & Harlington, take the train to Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Palermo, take the walk to Punta Raisi, then take the train to Palermo. Alternatively, you can take the train to Clapham Junction, take the train to Gatwick Airport, take the walk to London Gatwick airport, fly to Palermo, take the walk to Punta Raisi, then take the train to Palermo.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Bristol to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $600
Flights from London Luton to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Geneva
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $1,100
Flights from London Heathrow to Trapani via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from London Heathrow to Trapani via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,000
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Budapest
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Bristol to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Flights from Bristol to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from Bristol to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $380
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $370
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $350
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,700
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Bristol to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$200 - $850
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Dublin
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$240 - $750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Hayes & Harlington
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $24
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$10 - $15
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$13 - $24
Train from Southampton Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$23 - $35
Advanced Single
$25 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $75
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Southampton Central to Clapham Junction
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Lille Flandres to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $150
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$130 - $150
1st Class
$180 - $260
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
7h 34m
Frequency
Once 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
7h 34m
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
3h 20m
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 Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
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
11h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Trapani Birgi Airport to Palermo Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
SAIS Autolinee
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 Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Basel to Palermo
Ave. Duration
25h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
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eurolines.ch
Eurolines CZ
Email
info@eurolines.cz
Website
elines.cz
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
elines.cz
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 London to Paris, Paris
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris, Paris to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels, Brussels-North station to Genoa, Genoa
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $110
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
Ouibus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $16
Website
regiojet.com
Ferry operators

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