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

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 Florence to Palermo  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Palermo (PMO) FLR - PMO

$58 - $189

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Train to Pisa, fly to Palermo  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

$36 - $170

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Fly Florence to Catania  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA

$58 - $176

Train to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  4 h 32 min

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

$38 - $207

Train to Bologna, fly to Catania  •  4 h 40 min

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

$50 - $309

Train  •  13 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Napoli Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$101 - $159

Train via Roma Termini  •  14 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini To-Rm / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$105 - $164

Bus and ferry  •  16 h 58 min

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

$71 - $95

Drive, carferry  •  19 h 16 min

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

$70 - $106

Bus  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$63 - $88

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Florence to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Firenze S.Maria Novella and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Napoli Centrale and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 50 min.

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The distance between Florence and Sicily is 731 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 13 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 54 min to get from Florence to Sicily, including transfers.

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Florence to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Florence station.

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Florence to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Firenze S.Maria Novella station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Sicily is to fly which takes 3 h 54 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 13 h 50 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 20 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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Florence to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo Stazione Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 456.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 54 min

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

Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Florence to Palermo 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Palermo via Napoli Centrale and Palermo Centrale in around 13 h 50 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
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
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
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 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 Firenze Smn to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
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 Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Napoli Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
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
$60 - $75
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence to Palermo Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
16 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines

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

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Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Florence 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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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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