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There are 10 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  •  3h 39m

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

$43 - $203

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  11h 39m

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

$42 - $69

8 alternative options

Fly to Catania  •  3h 20m

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

$53 - $330

Fly to Trapani  •  6h 2m

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

$131 - $1,701

Fly to Comiso  •  6h 53m

  1. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Comiso (CIY) BRI - CIY

$128 - $710

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12h 31m

  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  •  12h 58m

  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

Bus, train  •  14h 51m

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

$95 - $122

Train  •  15h 28m

  1. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Caserta Fa / ...
  2. Take the train from Aversa to Palermo Centrale Ic

$107 - $148

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 55m

  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

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Bari to Sicily is to fly which costs 45€ - 290€ and takes 3h 20m.

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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 12h 31m.

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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 Caserta, Aversa and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15h 28m.

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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 12h 31m and costs 65€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 3h 39m to get from Bari to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Bari to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 39m and costs 35€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 90€ - 130€ and takes 15h 28m.

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Map of how to get from Bari to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 284.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 39m

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 Caserta, Aversa, and Palermo Centrale in around 15h 28m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bari to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Flights from Bari to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Flights from Bari to Trapani via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Flights from Bari to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Bari to Comiso via Pisa
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Bari to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $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 Sibari to Castiglione Cosentino
Ave. Duration
47m
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
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
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
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Aversa to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $90
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Bari Centrale to Caserta
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Bari to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
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
7h 7m
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
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Sibari to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
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
30m
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
30m
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 1h 10m.

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Bari to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Bari to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, 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 186+ 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 12m and costs 5€.

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