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

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

Bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, train  •  22h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Bitola to Struga
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Struga to Bari
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€71 - €147

Cheapest option

Bus, bus to Tirana, fly to Catania  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Bitola to Ohrid
  2. Take the bus from Ohrid to Tiranë
  3. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Catania (CTA) TIA - CTA

€49 - €154

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Taxi, bus and ferry, train  •  23h 44m

  1. Take a taxi from Bitola to Struga
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Struga to Bari
  3. Take the train from Bari Centrale to Caserta Fa / ...
  4. Take the train from Caserta to Palermo Centrale Ic

€118 - €214

Bus, car ferry  •  32h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Bitola to Ohrid
  2. Take the bus from Ohrid to Durrës
  3. Take the car ferry from Durrës to Bari
  4. Take the bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli-Immacolatella
  5. Take the car ferry from Naples to Palermo

€82 - €217

Drive, car ferry  •  21h 7m

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

€129 - €303

Bus, bus to Tirana, fly to Comiso  •  13h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Bitola to Ohrid
  2. Take the bus from Ohrid to Tiranë
  3. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Comiso (CIY) TIA - CIY

€69 - €251

Bus, bus to Tirana, fly to Palermo  •  12h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Bitola to Ohrid
  2. Take the bus from Ohrid to Tiranë
  3. Fly from Tirana (TIA) to Palermo (PMO) TIA - PMO

€53 - €245

Bus, bus and ferry to Bari, fly to Catania  •  13h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Bitola to Struga
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Struga to Bari
  3. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA

€52 - €129

Train, bus to Sofia, fly to Catania  •  12h 57m

  1. Take the train from Bitola to Skopje
  2. Take the bus from Skopje to Sofia
  3. Fly from Sofia (SOF) to Catania (CTA) SOF - CTA

€67 - €234

Bitola to Sicily by bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, walk and train

The journey time between Bitola and Sicily is around 47h 29m and covers a distance of around 1175 km. The fastest journey normally takes 47h 29m. Operated by Transkop patnicki soobrakaj A.D. Bitola, Durmo Tours, Autoservizi Salemi Srl and others, the Bitola to Sicily service departs from Bitola and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
47h 29m
Fastest journey time:
47h 29m
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€72
Carbon emissions:
156 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:00
Last service departs at:
09:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bitola to Sicily bus, bus and ferry, car ferry, walk and train schedules

North Macedonia → Italy
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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.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bitola to Sicily is to bus and bus and ferry and fly which costs $60 - $160 and takes 13h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Bitola to Sicily is to bus and fly which costs $55 - $190 and takes 10h 10m.

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The distance between Bitola and Sicily is 726 km.

The best way to get from Bitola to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry and car ferry and train which takes 22h 12m and costs $85 - $180.

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It takes approximately 22h 12m to get from Bitola to Sicily, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Tirana Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Wizz Air and Alitalia offer flights from Tirana Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Bitola to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 726.4 km
  • Duration: 22h 12m

What companies run services between Bitola, North Macedonia and Sicily, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Bitola to Sicily. However, you can take the bus to Struga, take the walk to Struga, take the bus and ferry to Bari, take the bus and ferry to Villa San Giovanni, take the walk to Villa San Giovanni, take the car ferry to Messina Marittima, take the walk to Messina Centrale, take the train to Palermo Centrale, then take the train to Palermo Notarbartolo. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Struga, take the bus and ferry to Bari, take the walk to Bari Centrale, take the train to Caserta, take the train to Palermo Centrale, then take the train to Palermo Notarbartolo.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Tirana to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €260
Flights from Tirana to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Tirana to Comiso via Belgrade, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €390
Flights from Tirana to Comiso via Rome, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Tirana to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €320
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €190
Flights from Sofia to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €250
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Tirana to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €130
Flights from Tirana to Palermo via Verona
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €230
Flights from Tirana to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from Sofia to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€18 - €110
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Tirana to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€13 - €120
Flights from Sofia to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €110
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Tirana to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Tirana to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €100
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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Bari Centrale to Caserta
Ave. Duration
4h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
Train from Caserta to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 23m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€40 - €60
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 Bari Centrale to Caserta
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €35
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
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 Bari Centrale to Caserta
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€22 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€20 - €28
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
Railways of the Republic North Macedonia Transport AD
Bus operators
Transkop patnicki soobrakaj A.D. Bitola
Phone
+389 47 231 192
Website
transkop.mk
Bus from Bitola to Struga
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17
Schedules at
transkop.mk
Bus from Bitola to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17
Schedules at
transkop.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€17
Schedules at
transkop.mk
Durmo Tours
Phone
+389 42 217 370
Email
durmotours@yahoo.com
Website
durmotours.com.mk
Bus and ferry from Struga to Bari
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €23
Schedules at
durmotours.eu
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
AD Galeb Ohrid
Phone
(389) 46 251-882
Email
info@galeb.mk
Website
galeb.mk
Bus from Bitola to Ohrid
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Schedules at
galeb.mk
Bus from Ohrid to Durrës
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Schedules at
galeb.mk
Bus from Ohrid to Tiranë
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€5 - €10
Schedules at
galeb.mk
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Bari-Porto to Napoli-Immacolatella
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €24
Website
Marozzi VT
Sita Sud
Makedonija Soobrakaj AD
Phone
+389(0)2 24 02 388
Email
avtobuska@maksoob.com.mk
Website
ms.mk
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Schedules at
ms.mk
Kaleia
Phone
+359 894 77 44 02
Email
kaleia@mail.com
Website
kaleiatravel.com
Bus from Skopje to Sofia
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16
Schedules at
en.kaleiatravel.com
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
Hourly
Estimated price
€2 - €40
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
€2 - €7
Moto
€16 - €22
Car
€30 - €40
Ventouris Ferries
Adria Ferries
Phone
071 50211621
Email
booking@adriaferries.com
Website
adriaferries.com
Car ferry from Durrës to Bari
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €110
Website
Adria Ferries
Deck
€60 - €70
Car
€95 - €105
Inside cabin 2 beds
€90 - €100
Inner cabin 2 beds
€95 - €110
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Tirrenia
Grandi Navi Veloci
Phone
+39 010 209 4591
Email
booking@gnv.it
Website
gnv.it
Car ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Car ferry from Durrës to Bari
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Grandi Navi Veloci
Other operators
Taxi from Bitola to Struga
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Taxi Prevoz Bitola
Phone
+389 77 855 005
Website
facebook.com
Taxi Cager
Phone
+389 71 311 999

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