There are 9 ways to get from Budapest to Sicily by plane, train, night train, 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.

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Fly Budapest to Catania  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Catania (CTA) BUD - CTA

43€ - 215€

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Fly Budapest to Palermo  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Palermo (PMO) BUD - PMO

78€ - 237€

Fly Budapest to Comiso  •  8h 19m

  1. Fly from Budapest (BUD) to Comiso (CIY) BUD - CIY

58€ - 374€

Train to Vienna, fly to Catania  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
  2. Fly from Vienna (VIE) to Catania (CTA) VIE - CTA

61€ - 318€

Train  •  28h 46m

  1. Take the train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre Rj
  3. Take the train from Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

147€ - 393€

Train, night train  •  31h 13m

  1. Take the train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf Rj / ...
  2. Take the night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

152€ - 294€

Bus via Florence  •  33h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Florence, Florence N536
  2. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Palermo, Palermo N597

103€ - 128€

Bus  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the bus from Budapest to Nowy Sącz
  2. Take the bus from Nowy Sacz to Palermo

114€ - 159€

Drive, car ferry  •  20h 43m

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

289€ - 461€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Budapest to Sicily is to fly which costs 14 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft and takes 5h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Budapest to Sicily is to fly which costs 14 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft and takes 5h 44m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Budapest to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Deák Ferenc tér M and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Budapest, Budapest Népliget, Florence, Florence and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 33h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Budapest to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Kelenfoeld and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Wien Hbf, Venezia Mestre, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 46m.

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The distance between Budapest and Sicily is 1172 km.

The best way to get from Budapest to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 28h 46m and costs 49 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Budapest to Sicily, including transfers.

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Budapest to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Budapest, Budapest Népliget station.

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Budapest to Sicily train services, operated by Railjet, depart from Kelenfoeld station.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Sicily is to fly which takes 5h 44m and costs 14 000 Ft - 75 000 Ft. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 49 000 Ft - 140 000 Ft and takes 28h 46m, you could also bus via Florence, which costs 34 000 Ft - 44 000 Ft and takes 33h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Budapest to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1171.8 km
  • Duration: 5h 44m

What companies run services between Budapest, Hungary and Sicily, Italy?

Wizz Air, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Budapest to Catania 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Budapest to Palermo via Wien Hbf, Venezia Mestre, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 28h 46m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Budapest to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
40€ - 330€
Flights from Budapest to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 330€
Flights from Budapest to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 220€
Flights from Budapest to Comiso via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
55€ - 370€
Flights from Budapest to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Monday
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Budapest to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
140€ - 500€
Flights from Vienna to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 500€
Flights from Vienna to Catania via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 800€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Budapest to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Flights from Vienna to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
50€ - 440€
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Vienna to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
65€ - 850€
Cairo Aviation
Website
cairoaviation.com.eg
Flights from Vienna to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
24€ - 180€
Train operators
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Railjet
Train from Wien Hbf to Venezia Mestre
Ave. Duration
7h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
70€ - 110€
Website
Railjet
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Railjet
Hungarian Railways (MÁV)
Phone
+36 (1) 3 49 49 49
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 15€
Website
mavcsoport.hu
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Phone
0219521
Website
cfrcalatori.ro
Train from Kelenfoeld to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 12€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
Train from Budapest-Keleti to Wien Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 13€
Website
Romanian Railways (CFR)
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 Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
65€ - 90€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
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 Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Italo Treno
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 Venezia Mestre to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
17€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
17€ - 21€
Base 2nd Class
45€ - 55€
Base 1st Class
65€ - 75€
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
25€ - 120€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
Super Economy
25€ - 35€
Base 2nd Class
70€ - 90€
Base 1st Class
100€ - 115€
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Wien Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
13h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
90€ - 120€
Website
Nightjet
Bus operators
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Budapest, Budapest Népliget to Florence, Florence
Ave. Duration
14h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 55€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence, Florence to Palermo, Palermo
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
55€ - 70€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Budapest to Nowy Sącz
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Nowy Sacz to Palermo
Ave. Duration
40h 26m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
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€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 3€
Car
25€ - 40€

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The quickest flight from Budapest Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 5m.

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

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

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Wizz Air, Lufthansa, Eurowings and Ryanair offer flights from Budapest Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 245+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Budapest to Budapest Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs 350 Ft.

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