There are 11 ways to get from Bologna to Sicily by plane, train, car ferry, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Fly Bologna to Catania  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA

$37 - $257

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Fly Bologna to Palermo, train  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Palermo (PMO) BLQ - PMO
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo

$40 - $175

Train to Florence, fly to Catania  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA

$73 - $200

Train to Florence, fly to Palermo, train  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Palermo (PMO) FLR - PMO
  3. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo

$81 - $218

Train, train to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  3. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA

$53 - $231

Train to Venice, fly to Catania  •  5 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
  2. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Catania (CTA) VCE - CTA

$68 - $320

Train, car ferry  •  13 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Napoli Afragola Fr
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$110 - $247

Train  •  15 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$126 - $164

Bus  •  17 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$67 - $91

Bus and ferry  •  18 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Bologna to Palermo Stazione Centrale

$71 - $95

Drive, car ferry  •  20 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Bologna to Livorno
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

$91 - $139

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Bologna to Sicily is to bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 17 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bologna to Sicily is to fly which costs 30€ - 230€ and takes 3 h 25 min.

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The distance between Bologna and Sicily is 803 km.

It takes approximately 3 h 25 min to get from Bologna to Sicily, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bologna to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 39 min.

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

Alitalia and Ryanair fly from Bologna to Catania every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bologna to Palermo via Roma Termini, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 15 h 2 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Florence to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from Venice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $350
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $450
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $180
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Venice to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $2,100
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
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
$30 - $40
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Bologna C.Le to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Bologna Centrale Station to Napoli Afragola Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Bologna - Terminal Bus 200 Mt. Da Stazione Fs to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
17 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Bologna to Palermo Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
17 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
$29 - $45
Grimaldi Lines

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