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Milan - Palermo Coach Timetable

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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity coaches per day from Milan to Palermo. Traveling by coach from Milan to Palermo usually takes around 23 hours and 50 minutes, but the fastest Autoservizi Salemi coach can make the trip in 21 hours,

Distance551 mi (887 km)
Shortest duration21h 0m
Cheapest price£32.86
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
Coach lines4

How much is a coach ticket from Milan to Palermo?

Bus tickets for a trip from Milan to Palermo cost £89.56 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to Palermo. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Milan to Palermo, mark your calendar for January. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just £55. However, taking the bus from Milan to Palermo during August is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of £101. The best way to find deals on a trip in August is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

What coach companies travel from Milan to Palermo?

There are 4 bus lines from Milan to Palermo available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 10 daily trips, FlixBus usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

CoachDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Autoservizi Salemi221h 23m£73.91
FlixBus101d 0h 9m£109.49
Itabus223h 23m£41.05
Onebus122h 0m£239.53
  • Autoservizi Salemi is an Italian bus company that travels the length of the Italian peninsula daily. Some notable routes include stops in Milan, Florence, Bologna, Marsala, and Palermo. Their modern buses have excellent amenities including air conditioning, power outlets, restrooms, WiFi, and snacks and drinks for sale.

  • First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 10 trips from Milan to Palermo, and usually makes the trip in about 24 hours and 9 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

  • Itabus is an Italian bus company servicing the whole peninsula, including major tourist hotspots like Rome, Trieste, and Catania. The company has both single and double-decker buses with clean, comfortable seats, complimentary WiFi, power outlets, restrooms, and air conditioning. Upgrade to a premium ticket for even larger seats and extendable armchairs.

  • Onebus is a bus company headquartered in northern Italy with service across Switzerland, France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, and Italy to cities such as Zurich and Milan. Passengers can expect restrooms, one or two power outlets per row of seats, complimentary WiFi, and air conditioning onboard. Onebus vehicles meet the highest environmental standards and are much more environmentally friendly than flying.

Frequently Asked Questions

The coach takes an average of 23 hours and 50 minutes to cover the 551 miles from Milan to Palermo. However, the fastest coach only takes 21 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual coach may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when coaches are busiest, as many travelers take the coach to enjoy the weekend in Palermo. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for coach travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the coach, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first coach leaves at 08:00 and the last coach leaves at 22:00. To see the times for all coaches from Milan to Palermo, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 13 scheduled coaches that travel from Milan to Palermo every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct coaches, where you can stay on the same coach without having to transfer to a connecting coach at any point during your trip.

City Information

Milan

The fashion capital of the world, Milan, is a busy city brimming with activities and lavish nightlife. In spite of its frenetic modern lifestyle, Milan is also blessed with some amazing landmarks, of which the Milan Cathedral should be given special attention. Considered the largest and most unique Gothic structure in Italy, the cathedral took about 600 years to build, and its impressive gothic details will amaze all fans of architecture. The roof of the cathedral itself is accessible, so visitors can climb up to marvel at the city’s skyline and see the cathedral’s details up close. Another spot to consider is the Santa Maria delle Grazie, which currently houses “The Last Supper,” a masterpiece by the legendary artist Leonardo da Vinci. For those who enjoy old books, the Ambrosiana Library & Picture Gallery houses a vast collection of artworks, as well as rare ancient manuscripts.

For a taste of the unique Milanese cuisine, you could consider the Gente di Mare in Darsena, which offers superb seafood. If you wish to enjoy great local pizzas, Pizzium - Via Vigevano offers great dishes.

Milano Centrale is the city’s main train station, offering access to international destinations such as Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich. The main bus station in Milan is Lampugnano, serving as the local hub for bus carriers like FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus and Union Ivkoni. The main airport in Milan is Malpensa Airport located about 32 miles northwest of the city center.

Station Information

Where does the coach leave from in Milan?

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Main departure station: Lampugnano

The Lampugnano Bus Station is a major station in Milan. It is located on Via Giulio Natta, at the base of Monte Stella, and close to amenities such as coffee shops and restaurants. There is an indoor space to wait for your coach, but there is also outdoor seating under a wide covered area where coaches board. The station is usually busy, as it welcomes many coaches; FlixBus, BlaBlaCar Bus, RegioJet, Union Ivkoni, and Itabus are just a few. Though the station is located northwest of Milan's city centre in the Lampugnano district, it is easy to reach other areas thanks to the metro stop right next door to the bus station.

All coach stations in Milan:

  • Lampugnano

  • Milan (San Donato M3)

  • Lampugnano

  • San Donato Bus Station

  • Milan San Donato

Where does the coach arrive in Palermo?

Main arrival station: Via Tommaso Fazello - Autostazione

Coaches arrive in Palermo at 3 stations, depending on which coach line you are traveling with.

Coach stations in Palermo:

  • Via Tommaso Fazello - Autostazione

  • Palermo Central Railway Station

  • Palermo Centrale

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