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There are 11 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily by plane, car ferry, train, night train, bus, ferry or car

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Fly to Catania  •  3h 31m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Catania (CTA) BER - CTA

€30 - €222

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Fly to Palermo  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Palermo (PMO) BER - PMO

€26 - €203

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Fly to Trapani  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Trapani (TPS) BER - TPS

€55 - €264

Fly to Comiso  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Comiso (CIY) BER - CIY

€52 - €183

Fly to Malta, car ferry  •  7h 2m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Malta (MLA) BER - MLA
  2. Take the car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo

€167 - €266

Train, night train via Nuremberg  •  33h 2m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€229 - €434

Train, night train  •  36h 12m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€290 - €463

Bus via Milan  •  37h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin central bus station to Milan N95
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

€112 - €148

Train, ferry  •  39h

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zuerich Hb Ice
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Genova P.Za Principe Ec
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€385 - €730

Drive, ferry  •  31h 19m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€221 - €351

Bus  •  46h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Wroclaw Sucha Central Bus Station Amsterdam - Lesko 1 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Wrocław to Palermo

€86 - €125

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily by train and night train

The journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Sicily is around 2 days 6h and covers a distance of around 2593 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 6h. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily service departs from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 6h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 6h
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€254
Carbon emissions:
136 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:37
Last service departs at:
13:37

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily train and night train schedules

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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 1.5 metres.

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 Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily is to fly, which costs €26 - €210 and takes 3h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily is to fly which costs €30 - €230 and takes 3h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Berlin Airport BER and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Berlin central bus station, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Flughafen Ber - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Berlin Suedkreuz, Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 2m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Sicily is 1644 km.

The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily without a car is to train and night train via Nuremberg which takes 33h 2m and costs €220 - €440.

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It takes approximately 3h 31m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Suedkreuz station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 31m and costs €30 - €230. Alternatively, you can bus via Milan, which costs €110 - €150 and takes 37h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1644.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 31m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair, easyJet and eight other airlines fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Catania every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Palermo via Berlin central bus station, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano, PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 37h 39m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€19 - €220
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€19 - €220
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €100
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Bari
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€24 - €100
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Trapani via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €270
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Trapani via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €470
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Comiso via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €170
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Malta
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Malta via Billund
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€220 - €500
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€200 - €430
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Malta via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Malta via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €270
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €320
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Malta via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €370
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Malta via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €950
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €360
Aegean Airlines
Website
en.aegeanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Athens
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €360
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Malta
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Malta via Skopje
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€150 - €220
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €140
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Frankfurt to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€110 - €210
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €190
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin central bus station to Milan
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Phone
+48 14 6 571 777
Email
linia@madeltrans.com.pl
Website
madeltrans.pl
Bus from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Wroclaw Sucha Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €25
Website
Mądeltrans Eurolines
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Wrocław to Palermo
Ave. Duration
37h 59m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€65 - €95
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
€70
High season
€127

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