There are 12 ways to get from Bologna to Sicily by plane, train, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry 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 Bologna to Catania  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA

$38 - $257

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Fly Bologna to Palermo  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Palermo (PMO) BLQ - PMO

$33 - $170

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Train to Florence, fly to Catania  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA

$65 - $202

Train to Verona, fly to Catania  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
  2. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Catania (CTA) VRN - CTA

$63 - $268

Train to Venice, fly to Catania  •  5 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Catania (CTA) VCE - CTA

$59 - $318

Train, train to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  3. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA

$45 - $233

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Palermo (PMO) LIN - PMO

$68 - $304

Train, carferry  •  13 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Napoli Afragola Fr
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  3. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$109 - $247

Train  •  15 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$114 - $166

Bus  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$67 - $91

Bus and ferry  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Palermo Stazione Centrale

$71 - $95

Drive, carferry  •  20 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Livorno
  2. Take the carferry from Livorno to Palermo

$86 - $129

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bologna to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bologna C.Le and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 32 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Sicily is 803 km.

The best way to get from Bologna to Sicily without a car is to train and carferry which takes 13 h 1 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 41 min to get from Bologna to Sicily, including transfers.

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Bologna to Sicily bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs station.

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Bologna to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Bologna C.Le station.

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The best way to get from Bologna to Sicily is to fly which takes 3 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 15 h 32 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 17 h 39 min.

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The quickest flight from Bologna Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 35 min.

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Bologna to Sicily bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Map of how to get from Bologna to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 502 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 41 min

What companies run services between Bologna, Italy and Sicily, Italy?

Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Bologna to Catania every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Palermo via Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale in around 15 h 32 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Verona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $410
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Venice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
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 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Flights from Verona to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $450
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Flights from Venice to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Verona to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $2,900
Train operators
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Milano Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
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 Bologna C.Le to Firenze Smn
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Bologna C.Le to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$16 - $19
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$20 - $25
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Palermo Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
17 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
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
Grimaldi Lines

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Bologna to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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