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Bologna to Palermo by bus

The journey from Bologna to Palermo by bus is 453.45 mi and takes 19 hr 36 min. There are 14 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:20 AM and the last at 9:40 PM. It is possible to travel from Bologna to Palermo by bus for as little as $18.45 or as much as $114.85. The best price for this journey is $18.45.

Lowest Price$18.45
Journey Duration19 hr 36 min
Connection per Day14
Lowest Price$18.45
Highest Price$114.85
First Departure1:20 AM
Last Departure9:40 PM
Distance453.45 mi
DepartureBologna
ArrivalPalermo
CarriersItalo, Autoservizi SalemiMore

Bologna to Palermo Bus Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Planning to travel from Bologna to Palermo? Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start - but that's where Virail comes in. Our powerful search engine will explore all the options available for your trip, combing through more than 2000 transport companies all over the globe. All you have to do is enter your travel dates. In an instant, we'll show you a thorough list of possible routes, with all the information you need to make your decision. Choose from buses, trains, and more, connecting or direct, one-way or round trip - whatever you prefer. When you see your results, select your chosen option and Virail will redirect you to the provider's website, where you can complete your booking. Let us do the legwork for you, and you can just sit back and enjoy your trip.

How can I find the cheapest bus tickets to get from Bologna to Palermo?

The cheapest bus tickets from Bologna to Palermo cost $18.45. On average, you can expect to spend around $61.44 for your bus ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper bus tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Bologna to Palermo.
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The prices for bus tickets from Bologna to Palermo vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $61.44. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long will it take me to travel from Bologna to Palermo by bus?

The journey between Bologna and Palermo by bus is approximately 453.45 mi. It will take you more or less 19 hr 36 min to complete this journey. This average figure does not take into account any delays that might arise on your route in exceptional circumstances. If you are planning to make a connection or operating on a tight schedule, give yourself plenty of time. The journey between Bologna and Palermo by bus usually takes 19 hr 36 min to cover a distance of 453.45 mi. The shortest journey from Bologna to Palermo will take you 15 hr 3 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Palermo quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many times a day do journeys run from Bologna to Palermo?

If you want to get from Bologna to Palermo, you can travel with providers such as . You will find a maximum number of departures per day. On average, there are 14 departures per day. Book in advance to make sure that your journey will run smoothly and you depart at a time that suits you best. When you travel, you can look for direct journeys or other routes which offer connections and changes. On average, there are 4 direct journeys between Bologna and Palermo. If you don't mind changing along the way, you may find more options available to you. There are usually 10 journeys with at least one change. These numbers may vary depending on the time of year or day of the week. Some travelers prefer direct routes, particularly if they are carrying heavy suitcases or concerned about missing a connection. Others enjoy the flexibility offered by connecting journeys. Whatever you prefer, Virail can help you find the right options to suit you. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Bologna to Palermo. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Bologna to Palermo
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Bologna to Palermo.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Bologna to Palermo, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Bologna to Palermo.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $32.77 to $124.19 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 74% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Bologna to Palermo

The cheapest Bologna - Palermo bus tickets can be found for as low as $54.20 if you’re lucky, or $73.54 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $102.27.

Find the best day to travel to Palermo by bus

When travelling to Palermo by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Autoservizi Salemi is a bus company based in Sicily, Italy. It was founded in 1972 and has since grown to become one of the leading bus operators in the region. The company offers a wide range of services, including local and long-distance bus transportation, airport transfers, and private tours. Autoservizi Salemi operates a modern fleet of buses equipped with air conditioning, comfortable seating, and other amenities. The company is committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable transportation services to its customers. With a team of experienced drivers and a strong focus on customer satisfaction, Autoservizi Salemi has become a trusted name in the transportation industry.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

Italo, a subsidiary of the Italian railway company Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV), operates a high-speed train service throughout Italy. The 2012 launch of Italo trains, which are both conventional and high-speed, provides travelers with speedy and comfortable travel across Italy. The 300 km/h speed ensures regular and comfortable transportation to major cities like Rome, Naples, Florence, and Milan.

Ticket types and facilities from Bologna to Palermo

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Italo when traveling from Bologna to Palermo.

Smart

With the Smart ambiance, experience all the comforts and services of Italo at an affordable price.
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Prima

Experience the best of Italo with the Prima ambiance, providing you with maximum comfort and top-notch services for your entire journey.
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Club Executive

For an even more luxurious and relaxing trip, opt for the Club Ambiance. Here, you'll delight in ultimate comfort and pampering with spacious individual seating arrangements.
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Facility Description

Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Italo trains come equipped with free WiFi and the ItaloLive entertainment portal, featuring an array of movies, shows, news, and more.
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All Italo trains provide power sockets at each seat.
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Your train ticket comes with a luggage allowance, which you need to store in specified areas on Italo trains. In Smart ambience coaches, there's a size limit, so ensure your luggage doesn't exceed 75 x 53 x 30 cm. Adhering to these guidelines helps you avoid any penalties.
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For travelers with reduced mobility, Italo trains have priority seating located near an accessible restroom, which includes tactile and Braille signage.
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On Italo trains, while there's no dedicated dining carriage, vending machines in Coaches 3 and 7 (AGV trains) or Coaches 3 and 6 (EVO trains) offer snacks and drinks. Prima Ambience passengers receive a complimentary Welcome Service with a variety of snacks and beverages served at their seat. For an even more luxurious experience, Club Executive Ambience travelers enjoy an exclusive onboard catering service with espresso, pastries, and drinks delivered by attentive staff.
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All Italo trains are equipped with air-conditioning.
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Prams, pushchairs, and folding bicycles are considered standard luggage and should be stored in designated spaces on Italo trains. Oversized luggage and standard bicycles are not allowed. We recommend protecting your bicycle with a cover.
Services on board Italo, Autoservizi Salemi and FlixBus from Bologna to Palermo
Compare services on board when travelling from Bologna to Palermo by bus.
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Bologna to Palermo CO2 Emissions by Bus

Ecology
Train
51.08kg
Bus
54.73kg
Flight
145.95kg
Car
116.76kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Bologna to Palermo?
A bus ticket from Bologna to Palermo is $61.44. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $18.45.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Bologna to Palermo?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Bologna to Palermo is $18.45. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Bologna and Palermo by bus?
Bologna to Palermo is 453.45 mi.
How long does the bus between Bologna and Palermo take?
Bologna to Palermo is on average 19 hr 36 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 15 hr 3 min.
Which companies operate from Bologna to Palermo?
The bus journey from Bologna to Palermo is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Italo, Autoservizi Salemi, FlixBus and Itabus.
How many bus connections per day go from Bologna to Palermo?
Bologna to Palermo has 14 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Bologna to Palermo leave?
The earliest bus from Bologna to Palermo departs at 1:20 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Bologna to Palermo depart?
The latest bus from Bologna to Palermo departs at 9:40 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Bologna to Palermo in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $18.45 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Bologna to Palermo?
There are on average 4 direct connection(s) from Bologna to go to Palermo.
What's the fastest journey time between Bologna to Palermo by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Bologna and Palermo is 15 hr 3 min.
Is there a direct bus from Bologna to Palermo?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Bologna and Palermo.
What are the CO2 emissions for Bologna to Palermo by bus?
The bus journey from Bologna to Palermo creates 54.73kg of CO2 emissions.

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