There are 10 ways to get from Nice to Sicily by plane, train, car, ferry, bus or bus and 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 Nice to Catania  •  5 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Catania (CTA) NCE - CTA

$74 - $281

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Train to Genoa, fly to Catania  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponente
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Catania (CTA) GOA - CTA

$51 - $263

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Fly Nice to Palermo  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Palermo (PMO) NCE - PMO

$69 - $354

Train to Genoa, fly to Palermo  •  8 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponente
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO) GOA - PMO

$81 - $276

Thello to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the Thello from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Palermo (PMO) LIN - PMO

$88 - $319

Train, train to Turin, fly to Catania  •  10 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Breil-sur-Roya
  2. Take the train from Breil Sur Roya to Torino Porta Nuova
  3. Fly from Turin (TRN) to Catania (CTA) TRN - CTA

$64 - $258

Drive, ferry  •  19 h 32 min

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

$116 - $204

Thello, train  •  23 h 30 min

  1. Take the Thello from Nice Ville to Genova Piazza Principe R
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale Icn

$153 - $209

Bus Lirosi Linee, bus and ferry  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Villa San Giovani
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Palermo

$157 - $205

Bus Eurolines FR, bus and ferry  •  29 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Naples
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Naples to Palermo

$131 - $258

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Nice and arriving at Palermo via Villa San Giovanni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Nice Ville and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Genova Piazza Principe and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23 h 30 min.

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The distance between Nice and Sicily is 894 km.

The best way to get from Nice to Sicily without a car is to Thello and train which takes 23 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 6 min to get from Nice to Sicily, including transfers.

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Nice to Sicily bus services, operated by Lirosi Linee, depart from Nice station.

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Nice to Sicily train services, operated by Thello, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice to Sicily is to fly which takes 5 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can Thello and train, which costs and takes 23 h 30 min.

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The quickest flight from Nice Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h.

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Nice to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Map of how to get from Nice to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 558.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 6 min

What companies run services between Nice, France and Sicily, Italy?

easyJet, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Nice to Catania 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Palermo via Genova Piazza Principe and Palermo Centrale in around 23 h 30 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Turin to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $280
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Nice to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $330
Blue Air
Website
blueairweb.com
Flights from Turin to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $360
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Turin to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $430
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 Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponente
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$18 - $22
Train from Breil Sur Roya to Torino Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $25
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Website
thello.com
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Nice Ville to Breil-sur-Roya
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $26
Train from Nice Ville to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
en.oui.sncf
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
18 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Nice to Villa San Giovani
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Nice to Naples
Ave. Duration
16 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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Nice to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Vueling Airlines, Lufthansa, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Nice Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Nice to Nice Airport is to line 99 bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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