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There are 9 ways to get from Bari to Sicily by plane, bus, bus and ferry, train, night bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Palermo  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Palermo (PMO) BRI - PMO

$43 - $203

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  11 h 39 min

  1. Take the night bus from Bari to Sibari N585
  2. Take the night bus from Sibari to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione N586

$42 - $69

7 alternative options

Fly to Catania  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA

$53 - $330

Fly to Trapani  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Trapani (TPS) BRI - TPS

$131 - $1,701

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo

$79 - $119

Bus, train via Castiglione Cosentino  •  12 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari to Sibari
  2. Take the train from Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino Reg
  3. Take the train from Paola to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$59 - $112

Train  •  14 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Taranto Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Sibari Ic
  3. Take the train from Sibari to Paola Reg
  4. Take the train from Paola to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$74 - $138

Bus, train  •  14 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Bari via Capruzzi to Salerno 53801
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$96 - $121

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 55 min

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

$101 - $192

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The cheapest way to get from Bari to Sicily is to night bus which costs 35€ - 60€ and takes 11 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bari to Sicily is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bari to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bari and arriving at Palermo via Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 31 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bari to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bari Centrale and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Taranto, Sibari, Paola, Messina Centrale and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 44 min.

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The distance between Bari and Sicily is 455 km.

The best way to get from Bari to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 12 h 31 min and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Bari to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bari to Sicily is to fly which takes 3 h 43 min and costs 35€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 120€ and takes 14 h 44 min.

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Map of how to get from Bari to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 284.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

Volotea, Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Bari to Palermo every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bari to Palermo via Taranto, Sibari, Paola, Messina Centrale, and Palermo Centrale in around 14 h 44 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bari to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Flights from Bari to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $150
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 Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
Train from Bari Centrale to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$14 - $18
Train from Sibari to Paola
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 Paola to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Taranto to Sibari
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
saj.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Bari to Sibari
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Sibari to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
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 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Bari to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo, Palermo Autostazione station.

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

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Volotea, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Bari Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 182+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Bari to Bari Airport is to train which takes 12 min and costs 5€.

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