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There are 10 ways to get from Venice to Palermo by plane, train, bus, car ferry, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Venice to Palermo  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Palermo (PMO) VCE - PMO

$59 - $250

Cheapest option

Train to Verona, fly to Palermo  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Palermo (PMO) VRN - PMO

$42 - $291

8 alternative options

Fly Venice Treviso to Palermo  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Venice Treviso (TSF) to Palermo (PMO) TSF - PMO

$62 - $224

Train to Bologna, fly to Palermo  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Palermo (PMO) BLQ - PMO

$50 - $227

Fly Venice to Catania, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Catania (CTA) VCE - CTA
  2. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo

$77 - $303

Train, car ferry  •  14 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$111 - $270

Train  •  16 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$121 - $185

Bus  •  20 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$72 - $106

Bus and ferry  •  22 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Padova to Palermo

$67 - $101

Drive, car ferry  •  21 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Venice to Livorno
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

$107 - $161

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The cheapest way to get from Venice to Palermo is to bus which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 20 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Venice to Palermo is to fly which costs 50€ - 220€ and takes 4 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Venice to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Venezia Piazzale Roma and arriving at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS via Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Venice to Palermo. However, there are services departing from Venezia S.Lucia and arriving at Palermo Centrale via Roma Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 24 min.

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The distance between Venice and Palermo is 817 km.

The best way to get from Venice to Palermo without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 14 h 36 min and costs 95€ - 240€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Venice to Palermo, including transfers.

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Venice to Palermo bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 station.

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Venice to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Venezia S.Lucia station.

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The best way to get from Venice to Palermo is to fly which takes 4 h 24 min and costs 50€ - 220€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 100€ - 170€ and takes 16 h 24 min, you could also bus, which costs 60€ - 95€ and takes 20 h 45 min.

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Map of how to get from Venice to Palermo.
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  • Distance: 510.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 24 min

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

Volotea, Alitalia and Swiss fly from Venice to Palermo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Venice to Palermo via Roma Termini in around 16 h 24 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Verona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Venice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Venice Treviso to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $340
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,600
Train operators
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 Venezia S.Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
2 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $20
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$21 - $26
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Roma Termini Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
italotreno.it
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 Venezia Santa Lucia to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
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 Venezia S.Lucia to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
19 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Padova to Palermo
Ave. Duration
20 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it
Grimaldi Lines

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The quickest flight from Venice Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 40 min.

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Venice to Palermo bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Venice to Palermo train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Volotea, Swiss and Alitalia offer flights from Venice Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 3064+ hotels available in Palermo. Prices start at $42 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Venice to Venice Airport is to bus which takes 23 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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