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There are 4 ways to get from Balestrate to Sicily by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus, line 102 bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Balestrate to Palermo - p.zza Cairoli
  2. Take the line 102 bus from Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna to Piazza Boiardo 102 / ...

€7 - €8

Cheapest option

Train  •  1h 56m

  1. Take the train from Balestrate to Piraineto Re
  2. Take the train from Piraineto to Palermo Notarbartolo Re

€5 - €11

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  34 min

  1. Take a taxi from Balestrate to Palermo 52.6 km

€55 - €70

Drive  •  34 min

  1. Drive from Balestrate to Palermo 52.6 km

€6 - €10

Balestrate to Sicily by train

The train journey time between Balestrate and Sicily is around 1h 55m and covers a distance of around 57 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 20m. Operated by Trenitalia, the Balestrate to Sicily train service departs from Balestrate and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically 24 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 55m
Fastest train time:
1h 20m
Train distance:
57 km
Trains per week:
24
Cheapest price:
€5
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:11
Last train departs at:
20:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Balestrate to Sicily train schedules

Balestrate → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Balestrate to Sicily is to bus and line 102 bus which costs €7 - €9 and takes 1h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Balestrate to Sicily is to taxi which costs €55 - €70 and takes 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Balestrate to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Balestrate and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Balestrate to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Balestrate and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Piraineto. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 56m.

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It is 113 km from Balestrate to Sicily. It is approximately 52.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Balestrate to Sicily without a car is to bus and line 102 bus which takes 1h 30m and costs €7 - €9.

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It takes approximately 1h 30m to get from Balestrate to Sicily, including transfers.

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Balestrate to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Russo, depart from Balestrate station.

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

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The best way to get from Balestrate to Sicily is to bus and line 102 bus which takes 1h 30m and costs €7 - €9. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €4 - €11 and takes 1h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Balestrate to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 113.5 km
  • Duration: 1h 30m

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

You can take a bus from Balestrate to Palermo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 1h 30m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Balestrate to Palermo via Piraineto in around 1h 56m.

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 Balestrate to Piraineto
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €6
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€5 - €6
Train from Piraineto to Palermo Notarbartolo
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €5
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€4 - €5
Bus operators
Autoservizi Russo
Phone
0924 31364
Website
russoautoservizi.it
Bus from Balestrate to Palermo - p.zza Cairoli
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Schedules at
russoautoservizi.it
AMAT Palermo S.p.A.
Phone
+39 091 350111
Email
amat@amat.pa.it
Website
amat.pa.it
Bus from Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna to Piazza Boiardo
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
AMAT Palermo S.p.A.
2nd Class
€2
Other operators
Taxi from Balestrate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
34 min
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Taxi Transfer Bonventre Gaetano
Phone
+39 339 301 4593
Taxi Massimo Catania
Phone
+39 339 234 1981
Website
taxialcamo.com

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Balestrate to Sicily bus services, operated by AMAT Palermo S.p.A., arrive at Piazza Boiardo station.

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Balestrate to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Palermo Notarbartolo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Balestrate to Sicily is 53 km. It takes approximately 34 min to drive from Balestrate to Sicily.

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