There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Sicily by plane, train, ferry, bus, car ferry or bus and 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 to Catania  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Catania (CTA) BCN - CTA

$59 - $341

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Fly to Palermo, train  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Palermo (PMO) BCN - PMO
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo

$66 - $329

Fly to Trapani  •  8 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Trapani (TPS) BCN - TPS

$162 - $552

Fly to Reggio Calabria, ferry  •  9 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Reggio Calabria (REG) BCN - REG
  2. Take the ferry from Reggio Calabria to Messina Marittima

$102 - $4,321

Bus  •  33 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Milan, Milan N740 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$136 - $208

Train, bus  •  34 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Barcelona Sants to Girona A / ...
  2. Take the bus from Girona to Marseille
  3. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec
  4. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale Icn

$223 - $370

Car ferry, ferry  •  35 h 12 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

$192 - $282

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 9 h

  1. Take the bus from Barcelona to Roma
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$170 - $268

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Barcelona to Sicily is to fly and train which costs 55€ - 280€ and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Sicily is to fly which costs 50€ - 290€ and takes 4 h 49 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Barcelona to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Barcelona and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33 h 19 min.

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The distance between Barcelona and Sicily is 1110 km.

The best way to get from Barcelona to Sicily without a car is to bus which takes 33 h 19 min and costs 110€ - 180€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Barcelona to Sicily, including transfers.

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Barcelona to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Barcelona station.

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The best way to get from Barcelona to Sicily is to fly which takes 4 h 49 min and costs 50€ - 290€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 110€ - 180€ and takes 33 h 19 min.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 min.

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Barcelona to Sicily bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and easyJet offer flights from Barcelona Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 182+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 694 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

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

Vueling Airlines, Alitalia and easyJet fly from Barcelona to Catania every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Palermo via Milan, Milan, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano, PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 33 h 19 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Venice, Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Barcelona to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
Flights from Barcelona to Reggio Calabria via Venice, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from Barcelona to Reggio Calabria via Cagliari, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Reggio Calabria via Milan Malpensa, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $700
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,900
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,900
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Prague
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Palma Mallorca, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Blue Panorama Airlines
Website
blue-panorama.com
Flights from Barcelona to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $460
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 Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$2 - $4
Spanish Railways (RENFE)

Based in Madrid, Renfe is a state-owned train operator, that connects cities across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Renfe’s extensive network means most destinations offer multiple trains a day, with the most popular routes normally offering a train each hour. Locally known as AVE, the high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. Comfort is key in a Renfe train, with seats with footrests in all three classes of travel: Standard, Club and First. Each seat has an individual light, a pull-down table and an electrical outlet for in Club and First classes. There is free WiFi for first class passengers and for those with a + Renfe card.

Rome2rio's guide to Spanish Railways (RENFE)
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona Sants to Girona
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $22
Website
renfe.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
5 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
18 h 59 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $160
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Barcelona to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Girona to Marseille
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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 so you’re never bored on your journey. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. Flexibility is another highlight of an ALSA journey, with 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 Gerona/Girona to Marsella
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Barcelona to Roma
Ave. Duration
45 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $180
Website
alsa.com
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators

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