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There are 12 ways to get from Brindisi to Sicily by plane, train, bus, bus and ferry, night bus, car or car ferry

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 Brindisi to Palermo  •  5h 32m

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Palermo (PMO) BDS - PMO

$53 - $608

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Bus, night bus  •  14h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Brindisi Station to Taranto
  2. Take the bus from Taranto to Bivio Cantinella 587
  3. Take the night bus from Bivio Cantinella to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione

$44 - $71

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Fly Brindisi to Catania  •  5h 18m

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Catania (CTA) BDS - CTA

$68 - $475

Train to Bari, fly to Palermo  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Palermo (PMO) BRI - PMO

$52 - $221

Fly Brindisi to Trapani  •  5h 55m

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Trapani (TPS) BDS - TPS

$236 - $1,046

Fly Brindisi to Comiso  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from Brindisi (BDS) to Comiso (CIY) BDS - CIY

$133 - $805

Train to Bari, fly to Catania  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Brindisi to Bari Centrale
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA

$62 - $348

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Brindisi to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo

$75 - $115

Train, night bus  •  13h 20m

  1. Take the train from Brindisi to Taranto Reg
  2. Take the night bus from Taranto to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  3. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

Train via Messina Centrale  •  14h 31m

  1. Take the train from Brindisi to Taranto Reg
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Sibari Ic
  3. Take the train from Sibari to Paola Reg
  4. Take the train from Paola to Messina Centrale Ic / ...
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

$71 - $133

Train  •  17h 50m

  1. Take the train from Brindisi to Taranto Reg
  2. Take the train from Taranto to Battipaglia Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Battipaglia to Palermo Centrale Icn

$91 - $125

Drive, car ferry  •  8h 9m

  1. Drive from Brindisi to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$103 - $195

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brindisi to Sicily is to bus and night bus which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 14h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Brindisi to Sicily is to train and fly which costs 50€ - 310€ and takes 5h 11m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brindisi to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Brindisi and arriving at Palermo via Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 7m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brindisi to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Brindisi and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Taranto, Sibari, Paola, Messina Centrale and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 31m.

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The distance between Brindisi and Sicily is 470 km.

The best way to get from Brindisi to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 12h 7m and costs 65€ - 100€.

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It takes approximately 5h 32m to get from Brindisi to Sicily, including transfers.

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Brindisi to Sicily bus services, operated by Saj, depart from Brindisi station.

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Brindisi to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Brindisi station.

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The best way to get from Brindisi to Sicily is to fly which takes 5h 32m and costs 45€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 60€ - 120€ and takes 14h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Brindisi to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 293.8 miles
  • Duration: 5h 32m

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

Alitalia, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Brindisi to Palermo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brindisi to Palermo via Taranto, Sibari, Paola, Messina Centrale, and Palermo Centrale in around 14h 31m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Brindisi to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Brindisi to Trapani via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $1,300
Flights from Brindisi to Trapani via Rome, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Brindisi to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,600
Flights from Brindisi to Comiso via Milan Malpensa, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $2,500
Flights from Brindisi to Comiso via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $2,400
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $200
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 37m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Flights from Brindisi to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Brindisi to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Brindisi to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
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 Brindisi to Bari Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $19
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $19
Train from Brindisi to Taranto
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $13
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$10 - $13
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$31 - $37
Train from Sibari to Paola
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
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 Lamezia Terme Centrale to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Taranto to Sibari
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Paola to Messina Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Taranto to Battipaglia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Battipaglia to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
10h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Brindisi to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
3h 52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
saj.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
Night bus from Taranto to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Società Trasporti Pubblici Brindisi SpA
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Taranto to Bivio Cantinella
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Night bus from Bivio Cantinella to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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There is no direct flight from Brindisi Airport to Palermo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 5m and has one stopover.

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Brindisi to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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

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easyJet, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Brindisi Airport to Palermo Airport.

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Book your Brindisi to Sicily train tickets online with Rome2rio.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at $40 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brindisi to Brindisi Airport is to bus which takes 10m and costs 1€.

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