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

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 Bari to Palermo  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Palermo (PMO) BRI - PMO

$43 - $203

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Bus  •  11 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Cantinella
  2. Take the bus from Bivio Cantinella to Palermo

$37 - $55

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Fly Bari to Catania  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA

$53 - $330

Fly Bari to Trapani  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Trapani (TPS) BRI - TPS

$131 - $1,701

Bus to Naples, fly to Palermo  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Foggia to Naples
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Palermo (PMO) NAP - PMO

$48 - $185

Bus to Naples, fly to Catania  •  6 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Foggia to Naples
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA

$48 - $182

Bus, bus and ferry  •  13 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo

$81 - $121

Train  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Taranto Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Sibari Ic
  3. Take the train from Sibari to Paola Reg
  4. Take the train from Paola to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$75 - $139

Bus, train  •  14 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari via Capruzzi to Salerno 53801
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$96 - $124

Drive, carferry  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$101 - $192

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Apulia to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bari and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Bivio Cantinella and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Apulia to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bari Centrale and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Taranto, Sibari, Paola, Messina Centrale and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 44 min.

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The distance between Apulia and Sicily is 433 km.

The best way to get from Apulia to Sicily without a car is to bus which takes 11 h 50 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Apulia to Sicily, including transfers.

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Apulia to Sicily bus services, operated by Busitalia Simet S.p.A., depart from Bari station.

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Apulia to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Bari Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Apulia to Sicily is to fly which takes 3 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Apulia to Sicily bus services, operated by Ias Auto Linee, arrive at Palermo station.

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Map of how to get from Apulia to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 270.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

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

Volotea, Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Bari to Palermo 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bari to Palermo via Taranto, Sibari, Paola, Messina Centrale, and Palermo Centrale in around 14 h 44 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bari to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Flights from Bari to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Flights from Naples to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $240
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $210
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
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 Bari Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
Train from Sibari to Paola
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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
$31 - $37
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 Taranto to Sibari
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Paola to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
CLP Bus
Phone
081-5311707
Email
info@clpbusit
Website
clpbus.it
Bus from Foggia to Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $15
Schedules at
clpbus.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
Bus from Foggia to Naples, Naples
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Phone
+39 098 3520 315
Email
info@fsbusitaliafast.it
Website
fsbusitaliafast.it
Bus from Bari to Cantinella
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
simetspa.it
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Bivio Cantinella to Palermo
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari Station to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
saj.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $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

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

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Volotea, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Bari 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 Apulia to Bari Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs .

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