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There are 4 ways to get from Alcantara to Sicily by train, 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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Train, bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Alcantara to Catania Centrale Re
  2. Take the bus from Catania - Bus Station to Palermo A19

€16 - €26

3 alternative options

Bus  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Giardini Naxos to Messina 582
  2. Take the bus from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo Messina

€19 - €26

Train  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Alcantara to Catania Centrale Re
  2. Take the train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re

€21 - €44

Drive  •  2h 47m

  1. Drive from Alcantara to Palermo 253.6 km

€30 - €50

Alcantara to Sicily by train, bus and walk

The journey time between Alcantara and Sicily is around 4h 56m and covers a distance of around 258 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 7m. Operated by Trenitalia, SAIS Autolinee and AMAT Palermo S.p.A., the Alcantara to Sicily service departs from Alcantara and arrives in Piazza Boiardo. Typically 67 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 56m
Fastest journey time:
4h 7m
Journey distance:
258 km
Services per week:
67
Cheapest price:
€16
Carbon emissions:
29 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:57
Last service departs at:
22:43

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Alcantara to Sicily train, bus and walk schedules

Alcantara → Sicily
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alcantara to Sicily is to bus which costs €19 - €27 and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Alcantara to Sicily is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 47m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alcantara to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Giardini Naxos and arriving at Palermo via Messina Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 8m.

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The distance between Alcantara and Sicily is 100 km. The road distance is 253.6 km.

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The best way to get from Alcantara to Sicily without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 7m and costs €16 - €26.

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It takes approximately 5h 7m to get from Alcantara to Sicily, including transfers.

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Alcantara to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Giardini Naxos station.

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The best way to get from Alcantara to Sicily is to bus which takes 5h 8m and costs €19 - €27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €21 - €45 and takes 5h 25m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Alcantara to Sicily is 254 km. It takes approximately 2h 47m to drive from Alcantara to Sicily.

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Map of how to get from Alcantara to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 99.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 7m

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

You can take a bus from Alcantara to Palermo via Giardini Naxos and Messina Piazza della Repubblica in around 5h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Alcantara to Palermo via Catania Centrale, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 5h 25m.

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 Alcantara to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €7
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€6 - €7
Train from Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€29 - €32
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania - Bus Station to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Giardini Naxos to Messina
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it

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