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

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 Bilbao to Catania  •  7 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Catania (CTA) BIO - CTA

$124 - $316

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Fly Bilbao to Palermo  •  8 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Bilbao (BIO) to Palermo (PMO) BIO - PMO

$59 - $279

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Bus to Biarritz, fly to Catania  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Bayona
  2. Fly from Biarritz (BIQ) to Catania (CTA) BIQ - CTA

$225 - $467

Bus, ferry  •  39 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Genoa
  3. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$141 - $312

Train, bus  •  42 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Zaragoza Delicias A
  2. Take the train from Zaragoza Delicias to Girona Ave / ...
  3. Take the bus from Girona to Marseille
  4. Take the train from Marseille-Saint-Charles to Genova Piazza Principe Ec
  5. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale Icn

$306 - $480

Bus  •  42 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
  2. Take the bus from San Sebastián to Milan
  3. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS

$129 - $265

Train, carferry, ferry  •  44 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants A
  2. Take the carferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  3. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

$251 - $365

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Bilbao to Zaragoza
  2. Take the bus from Zaragoza to Roma
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$203 - $327

Drive, ferry  •  28 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Bilbao to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$266 - $421

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No, there is no direct bus from Bilbao to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bilbao and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via San Sebastián, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 29 min.

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The distance between Bilbao and Sicily is 1574 km.

The best way to get from Bilbao to Sicily without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 39 h 8 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 18 min to get from Bilbao to Sicily, including transfers.

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Bilbao to Sicily bus services, operated by Lurraldebus, depart from Bilbao station.

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Sicily is to fly which takes 7 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 42 h 29 min.

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There is no direct flight from Bilbao Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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

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Transavia Holland, easyJet, Brussels Airlines and three other airlines offer flights from Bilbao Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 181+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at $37 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bilbao to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 983.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 18 min

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

Vueling Airlines, easyJet and eight other airlines fly from Bilbao to Catania 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bilbao to Palermo via San Sebastián, Milan, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano, PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 42 h 29 min.

Airlines
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bilbao to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bilbao to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bilbao to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
Flights from Bilbao to Palermo via Alicante, Rome
Ave. Duration
8 h
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Bilbao to Palermo via Santiago de Compostela, Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bilbao to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Bilbao to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Biarritz to Catania via London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Biarritz to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Bilbao to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bilbao to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$140 - $800
Flights from Bilbao to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Flights from Bilbao to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bilbao to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Bilbao to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
8 h 42 min
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Biarritz to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bilbao to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Biarritz to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,500
Flights from Biarritz to Catania via Lyon, Rome
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bilbao to Palermo via Valencia
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Biarritz to Catania via Charleroi, Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $360
Flights from Biarritz to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bilbao to Catania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $460
Train operators
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 Bilbao-Abando to Zaragoza Delicias
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
renfe.com
Train from Bilbao-Abando to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $95
Website
renfe.com
Spanish Railways AVE
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
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 Bilbao to Bayona
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Gerona/Girona to Marsella
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Bilbao to Zaragoza
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Zaragoza to Roma
Ave. Duration
2 days 1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Website
alsa.com
Lurraldebus
Phone
943 000 117
Email
info@mugi.eus
Website
lurraldebus.eus
Bus from Bilbao to San Sebastián
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Website
Lurraldebus
Iberocoach
Phone
(+351) 253 267 730
Website
iberocoach.com
Bus from Bilbao - Estación de Autobuses de Bilbao to San Sebastian - Estacion de Autobuses
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $90
Website
iberocoach.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from San Sebastián to Genoa
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
Ouibus
Bus from San Sebastián to Milan
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
Ouibus
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
$35 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
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
$70 - $110
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
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
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Ferry from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $160
Schedules at
gnv.it
Ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
gnv.it
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

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The best way to get from Bilbao to Bilbao Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs .

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