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There are 8 ways to get from Bordeaux to Sicily by plane, train, car, ferry, bus or bus and ferry

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Fly to Palermo  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Palermo (PMO) BOD - PMO

€25 - €278

7 alternative options

Fly to Catania  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Catania (CTA) BOD - CTA

€40 - €92

Fly to Trapani  •  10h 39m

  1. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Trapani (TPS) BOD - TPS

€44 - €265

Train  •  28h 32m

  1. Take the train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€299 - €490

Drive, ferry  •  29h 58m

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

€202 - €323

Bus  •  37h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Torino - Bus station BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Palermo N597

€100 - €125

Bus, ferry  •  39h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Genoa 1922
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€128 - €203

Bus, bus and ferry  •  43h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Milan
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano to Marsala
  3. Take the bus from Marsala to Palermo Centrale

€116 - €188

Bordeaux to Sicily by train, walk and subway

The journey time between Bordeaux and Sicily is around 44h 54m and covers a distance of around 2848 km. The fastest journey normally takes 37h 22m. Operated by TGV inOui, Paris Metro, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the Bordeaux to Sicily service departs from Bordeaux St Jean 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:
44h 54m
Fastest journey time:
37h 22m
Journey distance:
2848 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€299
Carbon emissions:
150 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:04
Last service departs at:
22:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bordeaux to Sicily train, walk and subway schedules

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  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
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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 cheapest way to get from Bordeaux to Sicily is to fly which costs €35 - €95 and takes 5h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Bordeaux to Sicily is to fly which costs €35 - €95 and takes 5h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bordeaux to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux City Centre and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Turin and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Bordeaux to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Bordeaux St Jean and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 32m.

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The distance between Bordeaux and Sicily is 1469 km.

The best way to get from Bordeaux to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 28h 32m and costs €290 - €490.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Bordeaux to Sicily, including transfers.

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Bordeaux to Sicily bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Bordeaux City Centre station.

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Bordeaux to Sicily train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from Bordeaux St Jean station.

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The best way to get from Bordeaux to Sicily is to fly which takes 5h 57m and costs €24 - €280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €290 - €490 and takes 28h 32m, you could also bus, which costs €100 - €130 and takes 37h 1m.

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Map of how to get from Bordeaux to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1469.4 km
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Bordeaux, France and Sicily, Italy?

Volotea, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Bordeaux to Palermo twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Bordeaux to Palermo via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 28h 32m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Bordeaux to Trapani via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €260
Flights from Bordeaux to Trapani via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from Bordeaux to Trapani via Marseille, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €270
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €270
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Bordeaux to Trapani via Zurich, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €950
Train operators
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Bordeaux St Jean to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€85 - €100
1st Class
€95 - €110
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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 Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €70
Base Standard
€85 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
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
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 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 Bordeaux City Centre to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Milan
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Genoa
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Milan
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano to Marsala
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Marsala to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Bordeaux Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Bordeaux to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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Bordeaux to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Wizz Air, Ryanair, Air France and two other airlines offer flights from Bordeaux Airport to Palermo Airport.

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