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Rome to Palermo by bus

The journey from Rome to Palermo by bus is 265.47 mi and takes 12 hr 36 min. There are 8 connections per day, with the first departure at 7:50 PM and the last at 10:05 PM. It is possible to travel from Rome to Palermo by bus for as little as $5.10 or as much as $104.81. The best price for this journey is $5.10.

Lowest Price$5.10
Journey Duration12 hr 36 min
Connection per Day8
Lowest Price$5.10
Highest Price$104.81
First Departure7:50 PM
Last Departure10:05 PM
Distance265.47 mi
DepartureRome
ArrivalPalermo
CarriersItalo, Autoservizi SalemiMore

Rome to Palermo Bus Times

Departure date
Thursday, Feb 22, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Rome to Palermo by bus?

On average, a bus ticket from Rome to Palermo will cost you $36.78. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as $5.10. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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On average, a bus ticket from Rome to Palermo will cost you $36.78. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How long is the journey from Rome to Palermo by bus?

With a distance of 265.47 mi between Rome and Palermo, it will usually take 12 hr 36 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 12 hr 36 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Rome and Palermo by bus usually takes 12 hr 36 min to cover a distance of 265.47 mi. The shortest journey from Rome to Palermo will take you 11 hr 45 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.

When do the first and last departures from Rome to Palermo leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Rome to Palermo, which usually leaves at 7:50 PM. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 10:05 PM. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year. If you prefer to travel at night, you will usually find the first departure from Rome to Palermo leaving at 7:50 PM. Although things may change depending on the day, in general the last departure of the night leaves at 10:05 PM.If you have some flexibility over the day on which you travel, you might find more options available to you. For example, some providers may only run early morning routes on weekdays, when people are traveling to work. You will often find fewer options available on weekends or public holidays.

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

You will be able to travel from Rome to Palermo using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 8 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Rome to Palermo using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 5 direct connections from Rome to Palermo each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 3 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Rome 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 Rome to Palermo
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Rome to Palermo.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Rome 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 Rome 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 $5.10 to $59.32 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 91% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Rome to Palermo

The cheapest Rome - Palermo bus tickets can be found for as low as $30.14 if you’re lucky, or $42.22 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $55.32.

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

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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.

Itabus is a bus company that operates in Italy, offering long-distance bus services between major cities and airports. It provides service to Milan, Rome, Bologna, Venice, and other key cities in Italy. Itabus aims to provide affordable and sustainable travel options for passengers, with a focus on reducing carbon emissions and promoting eco-friendly practices.

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 Rome to Palermo

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Italo when traveling from Rome 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 Itabus from Rome to Palermo
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Rome to Palermo CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
29.91kg
Bus
32.04kg
Flight
85.45kg
Car
68.36kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Rome to Palermo?
A bus ticket from Rome to Palermo is $36.78. 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 $5.10.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Rome to Palermo?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Rome to Palermo is $5.10. 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 Rome and Palermo by bus?
Rome to Palermo is 265.47 mi.
How long does the bus between Rome and Palermo take?
Rome to Palermo is on average 12 hr 36 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 11 hr 45 min.
Which companies operate from Rome to Palermo?
The bus journey from Rome to Palermo is covered by 3 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Italo, Autoservizi Salemi, Itabus and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Rome to Palermo?
Rome to Palermo has 8 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Rome to Palermo leave?
The earliest bus from Rome to Palermo departs at 7:50 PM. 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 Rome to Palermo depart?
The latest bus from Rome to Palermo departs at 10:05 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 Rome 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 $5.10 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.
From which stations can I leave from Rome to Palermo?
There are 11 station(s) that you can depart from Rome to go to Palermo. You can go from Roma Monte Mario, Rome Balduina, Rome Ciampino Airport, Rome Trastevere, Rome Nomentana, Fiumicino Aeroporto Internazionale, Rome Termini, Rome Tuscolana, Rome Ostiense, Rome S. Pietro and Rome Tiburtina and you can arrive at Palermo Autostazione and Palermo Centrale.
How many direct connections depart from Rome to Palermo?
There are on average 5 direct connection(s) from Rome to go to Palermo.
What's the fastest journey time between Rome to Palermo by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Rome and Palermo is 11 hr 45 min.
Is there a direct bus from Rome to Palermo?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Rome and Palermo.
What are the CO2 emissions for Rome to Palermo by bus?
The bus journey from Rome to Palermo creates 32.04kg of CO2 emissions.

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