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There are 8 ways to get from Barcelona to Sicily by plane, bus, car ferry, ferry or train

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Fly to Palermo  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Barcelona (BCN) to Palermo (PMO) BCN - PMO

49€ - 259€

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Fly to Catania  •  5h 23m

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

57€ - 239€

Fly to Trapani  •  9h

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

279€ - 462€

Bus  •  33h 14m

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

103€ - 181€

Car ferry, ferry via Termini Imerese  •  34h 46m

  1. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Termini Imerese Itcvv-Ittri

117€ - 177€

Car ferry, ferry  •  35h 4m

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

118€ - 215€

Ferry  •  35h 36m

  1. Take the ferry from Barcellona to Civitavecchia Esbcn - Itcvv
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

110€ - 204€

Train, bus  •  37h 45m

  1. Take the train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Figueras Re
  2. Take the bus from Figueres to Verona
  3. Take the train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini Fa / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

176€ - 323€

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sicily is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sicily is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sicily is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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The most affordable way to get from Barcelona to Sicily is to bus, which costs 100€ - 190€ and takes 33h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Barcelona to Sicily is to fly which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 5h 23m.

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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 33h 14m.

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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 33h 14m and costs 100€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 5h 33m 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 5h 33m and costs 45€ - 260€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 100€ - 190€ and takes 33h 14m.

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The quickest flight from Barcelona Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 55m.

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

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Map of how to get from Barcelona to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1110.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 33m

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

Vueling Airlines, Ryanair and Alitalia fly from Barcelona to Palermo once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Barcelona to Palermo via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano, PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 33h 14m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 550€
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
28€ - 600€
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
550€ - 950€
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Bologna
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
440€ - 1900€
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Malta
Ave. Duration
10h 20m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
430€ - 1900€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 650€
Flights from Barcelona to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 700€
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
390€ - 1800€
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
380€ - 2600€
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
360€ - 1700€
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Barcelona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 650€
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
120€ - 550€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Barcelona to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
70€ - 390€
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Barcelona to Trapani via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
230€ - 1000€
Train operators
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
902 320 320
Website
renfe.com
Train from Barcelona-Paseo De Gracia to Figueras
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 16€
Website
Renfe Viajeros
Trenitalia Frecce

Trenitalia’s high-speed Frecce trains run on specialised tracks and have a greater level of service and comfort than InterCity and regional trains. There are three types of Frecce trains: Frecciarossa, (the fastest; connects major Italian cities); Frecciargento (mostly connect Rome to other Italian cities); and Frecciabianca (the slowest Frecce trains). Frecciarossa trains offer four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Standard, Premium, Business and Executive. All Frecce tickets include a seat reservation and must be purchased before boarding the train.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Verona Porta Nuova to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 80€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
29€ - 45€
Smart Low Cost
27€ - 40€
Smart Flex
55€ - 80€
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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
50€ - 75€
Bus operators
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).

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
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are 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 Barcelona to Milano
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
75€ - 110€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Figueres to Verona
Ave. Duration
16h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Milano
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Baltour
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 95€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Ferry from Barcellona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 95€
Website
Grimaldi Lines
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Civitavecchia to Termini Imerese
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 110€
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci

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