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There are 5 ways to get from Avola to Sicily by bus, train or car

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Bus via Catania Airport (CTA)  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Avola to Catania Airport
  2. Take the bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo A19

€19 - €26

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Siracusa Bus Terminal to Palermo station Siracusa

€16 - €24

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  5h 58m

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

€25 - €45

Train  •  7h 6m

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

€25 - €56

Drive  •  3h 3m

  1. Drive from Avola to Palermo 277.2 km

€30 - €50

Avola to Sicily by bus and train

The journey time between Avola and Sicily is around 4h 28m and covers a distance of around 289 km. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 26m. Operated by Azienda Siciliana Trasporti, SAIS Autolinee and Trenitalia, the Avola to Sicily service departs from Avola and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 28m
Fastest journey time:
4h 26m
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€19
Carbon emissions:
35 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:00
Last service departs at:
10:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Avola to Sicily bus and train schedules

Avola → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Avola to Sicily is to bus which costs €16 - €24 and takes 5h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Avola to Sicily is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 3h 3m.

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No, there is no direct train from Avola to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Avola and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Siracusa, Catania Centrale and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 6m.

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The distance between Avola and Sicily is 115 km. The road distance is 277.2 km.

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The best way to get from Avola to Sicily without a car is to bus via Catania Airport (CTA) which takes 5h 8m and costs €18 - €27.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Avola to Sicily, including transfers.

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Avola to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Siracusa station.

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The best way to get from Avola to Sicily is to bus via Catania Airport (CTA) which takes 5h 8m and costs €18 - €27. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €25 - €60 and takes 7h 6m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Avola to Sicily is 277 km. It takes approximately 3h 3m to drive from Avola to Sicily.

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Map of how to get from Avola to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 115.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 8m

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

You can take a bus from Avola to Palermo via Catania Airport, Catania–Fontanarossa Airport, Palermo, and Palermo Centrale in around 5h 8m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Avola to Palermo via Siracusa, Catania Centrale, and Palermo Centrale in around 7h 6m.

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 Catania Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€29 - €32
Train from Siracusa to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
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 Siracusa to Catania Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Bus operators
Azienda Siciliana Trasporti
Phone
090.9796533
Email
ast@postacert.astsicilia.it
Website
aziendasicilianatrasporti.it
Bus from Avola to Catania Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Schedules at
aziendasicilianatrasporti.it
Bus from Avola to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €8
Schedules at
aziendasicilianatrasporti.it
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Catania–Fontanarossa Airport to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Interbus
Phone
+39 0935 22 460
Website
interbus.it
Bus from Siracusa Bus Terminal to Palermo station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Schedules at
interbus.it

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