There are 7 ways to get from Athens to Sicily by plane, bus, car ferry, train, 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 to Palermo  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Palermo (PMO) ATH - PMO

52€ - 276€

Cheapest option

Fly to Catania  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Catania (CTA) ATH - CTA

42€ - 214€

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Fly to Trapani  •  11h 2m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Trapani (TPS) ATH - TPS

120€ - 370€

Bus, car ferry  •  32h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Athens - KTEL Kifisou to Igoumenitsa
  2. Take the car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
  3. Take the bus from Brindisi to Palermo, Palermo

145€ - 248€

Bus, car ferry, train  •  34h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Salerno
  4. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic

140€ - 363€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  35h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Fier
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
  3. Take the bus from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the Bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Palermo

179€ - 229€

Drive, car ferry  •  26h 40m

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Bari
  3. Drive from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

195€ - 451€

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Sicily is to fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 5h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Sicily is to fly which costs 40€ - 220€ and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Palermo via Fier, Brindisi and Villa San Giovanni. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 31m.

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The distance between Athens and Sicily is 841 km.

The best way to get from Athens to Sicily without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 32h 52m and costs 140€ - 250€.

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It takes approximately 5h 45m to get from Athens to Sicily, including transfers.

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Athens to Sicily bus services, operated by Albtrans sh.p.k, depart from Athens station.

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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Sicily is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 6:45 AM in Athens and 5:45 AM in Sicily.

Map of how to get from Athens to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 841 km
  • Duration: 5h 45m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Sicily, Italy?

Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and Alitalia fly from Athens to Palermo twice daily.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 440€
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Catania, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 370€
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Milan Malpensa, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Tirana, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 650€
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Bari, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
80€ - 370€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
24€ - 290€
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
25€ - 180€
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Flights from Athens to Trapani via Pisa
Ave. Duration
11h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 380€
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 290€
Flights from Athens to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 270€
Train operators
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 Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
19€ - 85€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
19€ - 24€
Base 2nd Class
50€ - 65€
Base 1st Class
75€ - 85€
Bus operators
KTEL Thesprotias
Phone
2665 0 22309
Email
info@ktel-thesprotias.gr
Website
ktel-thesprotias.gr
Bus from Athens - KTEL Kifisou to Igoumenitsa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Schedules at
ktel-thesprotias.gr
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 Brindisi to Palermo, Palermo
Ave. Duration
12h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 45€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 23€
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Marozzi VT
Albtrans sh.p.k
Phone
+355 4 2239 203
Email
rezervime@albtrans.net
Website
albtrans.net
Bus from Athens to Fier
Ave. Duration
10h 49m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
40€
Website
Albtrans sh.p.k
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus and ferry from Fier to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
29€ - 34€
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Palermo
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
European Seaways
Phone
+30 210 9561630
Email
info@europeanseaways.com
Website
europeanseaways.com
Car ferry from Igoumenitsa to Brindisi
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 140€
Website
European Seaways
DECK
60€
AIRTYPE SEATS
65€
2-BERTH OUTSIDE CABIN
135€
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Bari
Ave. Duration
15h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
81€ - 82€
Aircraft-type seats
91€ - 92€
2 bed inside cabin
228€ - 229€
3 bed outside cabin
190€ - 230€
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€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 3€
Car
25€ - 40€

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Aegean Airlines, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Athens Airport to Palermo Airport.

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