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There are 11 ways to get from Andalusia to Sicily by plane, train, ferry, bus, car or car ferry

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Fly Malaga to Palermo

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Palermo (PMO)

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Fly Sevilla to Palermo

  1. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Palermo (PMO)

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Fly Sevilla to Catania

  1. Fly from Sevilla (SVQ) to Catania (CTA)

Fly Malaga to Catania

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Catania (CTA)

Fly Granada to Palermo

  1. Fly from Granada (GRX) to Palermo (PMO)

Train to Madrid, fly to Palermo

  1. Take the train from Cordoba-Central to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
  2. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Palermo (PMO)

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the ferry from Barcellona to Civitavecchia
  3. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants
  2. Take the train from Barcelona-Sants to Lyon Perrache
  3. Take the bus from Lyon Perrache to Frosinone
  4. Take the train from Frosinone to Palermo Centrale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Malaga to Madrid Estacion Sur
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Turin
  3. Take the bus from Turin to Palermo

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Antequera to Murcia
  2. Take the bus from Murcia to Roma
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Málaga to Alicante
  2. Take the car ferry from Alicante to Mostaganem
  3. Drive from Mostaganem to Tunis
  4. Take the car ferry from Tunis to Palermo

Andalusia to Sicily by train, walk, subway, ferry and bus

The journey time between Andalusia and Sicily is around 2 days 16h and covers a distance of around 2403 km. This includes an average layover time of around 26h 43m. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 16h. Operated by Renfe AVE, Tmb, Grimaldi Lines and others, the Andalusia to Sicily service departs from Malaga Maria Zambrano and arrives in Leonardo Da Vinci - Galilei. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
38h 5m
Layover time:
26h 43m
Total time:
2 days 16h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2 days 16h
Journey distance:
2403 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€230
Carbon emissions:
87 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:35
Last service departs at:
14:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Andalusia to Sicily train, walk, subway, ferry and bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Andalusia to Sicily is to fly which costs €25 - €75 and takes 6h 8m.

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The fastest way to get from Andalusia to Sicily is to fly which takes 6h 8m and costs €25 - €75.

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No, there is no direct bus from Andalusia to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Malaga and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Madrid, Turin and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 7h.

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The distance between Andalusia and Sicily is 1651 km.

The best way to get from Andalusia to Sicily without a car is to train and ferry which takes 40h 52m and costs €230 - €370.

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It takes approximately 6h 28m to get from Andalusia to Sicily, including transfers.

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Andalusia to Sicily bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Malaga station.

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The best way to get from Andalusia to Sicily is to fly which takes 6h 28m and costs €30 - €420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €230 - €330 and takes 2 days 7h.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 45m.

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Andalusia to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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Map of how to get from Andalusia to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1651.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 28m

What companies run services between Andalusia, Spain and Sicily, Italy?

Volotea, Vueling Airlines and three other airlines fly from Málaga to Palermo twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Málaga to Palermo via Madrid, Turin, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 2 days 7h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €130
Flights from Malaga to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €130
Flights from Sevilla to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €100
Flights from Sevilla to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€18 - €100
Flights from Sevilla to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €100
Flights from Sevilla to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €140
Flights from Sevilla to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €140
Flights from Sevilla to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€20 - €140
Flights from Sevilla to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€20 - €140
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Madrid to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€19 - €140
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€19 - €140
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Sevilla to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from Granada to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €240
Flights from Granada to Palermo via Mahon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Granada to Palermo via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Flights from Granada to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €240
Flights from Granada to Palermo via Mahon, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Granada to Palermo via Palma Mallorca, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
9h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Granada to Palermo via Madrid, Barcelona
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€65 - €260
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Malaga to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Sevilla to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Malaga to Catania via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €430
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Sevilla to Palermo via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Sevilla to Catania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Malaga to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Flights from Malaga to Palermo via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Malaga to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €490
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €280
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €460
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 2m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Malaga to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€150 - €470
Flights from Malaga to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €470
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Malaga to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €750
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Air Europa
Website
aireuropa.com
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €460
Train operators
Renfe AVE
Rome2rio's guide to Renfe AVE
Contact Details
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba-Central to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€35 - €45
Promo+
€41 - €44
Flexible
€55 - €75
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€110 - €200
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
€110 - €150
Promo+
€120 - €130
Flexible
€150 - €200
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Cordoba-Central to Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Renfe SNCF
Trenitalia Intercity

Trenitalia’s Intercity (IC) trains are slower than the high-speed Frecce trains but are still a good way to travel between major cities and towns, with routes including Rome to Naples, Venice to Bologna and Milan to Genoa. Tickets usually open for booking 90 days ahead of travel, and you’ll need make a seat reservation before boarding. All IC trains have 1st and 2nd class carriages as well as a bar buffet car, air conditioning and power sockets. InterCity trains that run at night are called InterCity Notte (ICN).

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Frosinone to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€45 - €70
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Bus operators
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lyon Perrache to Frosinone
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Malaga to Madrid Estacion Sur
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Turin
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Murcia to Roma
Ave. Duration
3 days 8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€290 - €410
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Ferry from Barcellona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€60 - €95
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Car ferry from Tunis to Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Algerie Ferries
Phone
+213 (0)21.63.53.76
Email
drc.entmv@algerieferries.dz
Website
algerieferries.dz
Car ferry from Alicante to Mostaganem
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€95
Website
Algerie Ferries

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Vueling Airlines, easyJet, Alitalia and two other airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Palermo Airport.

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The best way to get from Andalusia to Malaga Airport is to shuttle which takes 30 min and costs €9 - €300.

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