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

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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Bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Taormina Bus terminal, Via Luigi Pirandello to Catania, Via Archimede Hotel Antares
  2. Take the bus from Catania Bus Terminal to Palermo A19

$36 - $59

Cheapest option

Train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Taormina to Catania Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$21 - $49

3 alternative options

Train via Messina Centrale  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Taormina to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$29 - $58

Train, bus and ferry  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Taormina to Catania Centrale Rv / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Catania to Palermo Stazione Centrale

$71 - $101

Drive  •  2 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Taormina to Palermo 167.3 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Taormina to Palermo is to train which costs 18€ - 45€ and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Taormina to Palermo is to drive which costs 35€ - 55€ and takes 2 h 57 min.

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The distance between Taormina and Palermo is 174 km. The road distance is 267.6 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Taormina to Palermo, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Taormina to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Taormina Bus terminal, Via Luigi Pirandello and arriving at Palermo via Catania Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Taormina to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Taormina and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Messina Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 26 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Taormina to Palermo is 268 km. It takes approximately 2 h 57 min to drive from Taormina to Palermo.

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Taormina to Palermo bus services, operated by Interbus, depart from Hotel Antares, Letojanni station.

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Map of how to get from Taormina to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 108.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

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

You can take a bus from Taormina to Palermo via Catania, Via Archimede and Catania Bus Terminal in around 4 h 17 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Taormina to Palermo via Messina Centrale in around 4 h 26 min.

Train operators
Trenitalia Intercity
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $36
Train from Taormina to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$7 - $9
Train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Taormina Bus terminal, Via Luigi Pirandello to Catania, Via Archimede
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
interbus.it
Book at
interbus.it
Full
$8 - $10
SAIS Autolinee
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Catania to Palermo Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it

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