There are 9 ways to get from Amsterdam to Sicily by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, car or ferry

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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Fly Amsterdam to Catania  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Catania (CTA) AMS - CTA

$69 - $266

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Fly Amsterdam to Trapani  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Trapani (TPS) AMS - TPS

$182 - $607

Fly Amsterdam to Palermo  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Palermo (PMO) AMS - PMO

$91 - $434

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Catania  •  7 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Catania (CTA) DUS - CTA

$107 - $396

Train  •  34 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ec
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale Icn

$390 - $561

Train via Paris-Nord  •  35 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Vercelli Tgv
  3. Take the train from Vercelli to Pavia R36
  4. Take the train from Pavia to Palermo Centrale Icn

$445 - $572

Bus  •  36 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Milan, Milan N836
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$141 - $217

Bus, bus and ferry  •  41 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Palermo

$215 - $265

Drive, ferry  •  29 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$273 - $430

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Sicily is to fly which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Sicily is to fly which costs 55€ - 230€ and takes 5 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amsterdam to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Paris Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon, Vercelli, Pavia and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 21 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Sicily is 1795 km.

The best way to get from Amsterdam to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 34 h 5 min and costs 330€ - 480€.

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It takes approximately 5 h 21 min to get from Amsterdam to Sicily, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Sicily train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Sicily is to fly which takes 5 h 21 min and costs 55€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 330€ - 480€ and takes 34 h 5 min, you could also bus, which costs 120€ - 190€ and takes 36 h 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1121.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 21 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Sicily, Italy?

Transavia Holland, KLM and four other airlines fly from Amsterdam to Catania hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Amsterdam to Palermo via Basel SBB, Milano Centrale, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 34 h 5 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Trapani via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Trapani via Genoa, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Trapani via Frankfurt, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Amsterdam to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $700
Flights from Amsterdam to Palermo via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
Flights from Amsterdam to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $1,800
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $950
Flights from Amsterdam to Palermo via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $600
Flights from Amsterdam to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $850
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Palermo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,200
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Amsterdam to Trapani via Prague
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,300
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
bahn.de
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $160
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
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 Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
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 Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $190
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Pavia to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$140 - $180
1st Class
$190 - $260
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Vercelli
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$150 - $170
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$150 - $170
1st Class
$200 - $300
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
16 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Amsterdam to Zurich
Ave. Duration
14 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Book at
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators

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