There are 10 ways to get from Athens to Sicily by plane, ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, train, night bus or car

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 to Palermo  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Palermo (PMO) ATH - PMO

$77 - $367

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Fly to Catania  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Catania (CTA) ATH - CTA

$72 - $294

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Fly to Trapani  •  9 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Trapani (TPS) ATH - TPS

$195 - $655

Fly to Comiso  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Comiso (CIY) ATH - CIY

$77 - $1,014

Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Reggio Calabria (REG) ATH - REG
  2. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$170 - $1,824

Bus, bus and ferry  •  33 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Trikala
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Ancona to Palermo

$213 - $303

Bus, carferry, train  •  34 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the carferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli
  4. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$199 - $419

Train, bus and ferry  •  34 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Athens to Kalambaka
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$234 - $338

Bus, bus and ferry, night bus  •  37 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
  3. Take the bus from Brindisi to Taranto
  4. Take the bus from Taranto to Spezzano albanese Terme
  5. Take the night bus from Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione

$160 - $214

Drive, carferry  •  27 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the carferry from Patras to Brindisi
  3. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$170 - $342

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Palermo via Trikala, Piazza U.Bassi and Ancona. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 36 min.

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The distance between Athens and Sicily is 841 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 33 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 53 min to get from Athens to Sicily, including transfers.

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Athens to Sicily bus services, operated by KTEL Grevenon, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 50 min.

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

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Sicily is 1 h behind Athens. It is currently 9:52 AM in Athens and 8:52 AM in Sicily.

Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Athens Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 525.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 53 min

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair, Aegean Airlines and Alitalia fly from Athens to Palermo 3 times a day.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$60 - $240
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7 h 57 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Athens to Comiso via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Athens to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,700
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $390
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,100
Flights from Athens to Reggio Calabria via Bologna, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Athens to Reggio Calabria via Lamezia Terme, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $850
Flights from Athens to Reggio Calabria via Nice, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $350
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Athens to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Athens to Comiso via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,700
Train operators
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 Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Kalambaka
Ave. Duration
4 h 58 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $28
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
Second Class
$21 - $28
First Class
$26 - $35
Bus operators
KTEL Grevenon
Phone
24620 22242
Website
ktelgrevenon.gr
Bus from Athens to Trikala
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$46
Schedules at
ktelgrevenon.gr
Portokalidis Tours
Website
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Trikala to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Bus and ferry from Kalabaka to Ancona
Ave. Duration
10 h 28 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
portokalidistours.gr
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Ancona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Bus from Brindisi to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
Marino Autolinee
Phone
+39 080 3112335
Email
info@marinobus.it
Website
marinobus.it
Bus from Bari Porto to Napoli
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
marinobus.it
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
10 h 49 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$47
Schedules at
albtrans.net
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Taranto to Spezzano albanese Terme
Ave. Duration
2 h 9 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
saj.it
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
Night bus from Spezzano Albanese, Terme Spezzano to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$29 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $270
Schedules at
superfast.com
Deck
$93 - $94
Aircraft-type seats
$105 - $107
2 bed inside cabin
$263 - $266
3 bed outside cabin
$210 - $270
Grimaldi Lines
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45

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