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There are 13 ways to get from Caen to Sicily by train, plane, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry, night train, 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.

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Train to Paris CDG, fly to Palermo  •  8h 40m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Palermo (PMO) CDG - PMO

€102 - €362

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Fly Caen to Palermo  •  7h 57m

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Palermo (PMO) CFR - PMO

€53 - €267

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Train to Paris Orly, fly to Palermo  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Palermo (PMO) ORY - PMO

€90 - €199

Train to Paris CDG, fly to Catania  •  8h 26m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Catania (CTA) CDG - CTA

€98 - €201

Train to Paris Orly, fly to Catania  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Catania (CTA) ORY - CTA

€81 - €188

Bus to Nantes, fly to Palermo  •  11h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Nantes Haluchère
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Palermo (PMO) NTE - PMO

€84 - €261

Fly Caen to Catania  •  8h 57m

  1. Fly from Caen (CFR) to Catania (CTA) CFR - CTA

€144 - €556

Train, bus to Beauvais, fly to Palermo  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
  2. Take the bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
  3. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Palermo (PMO) BVA - PMO

€83 - €281

Train  •  28h 13m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ter
  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

€242 - €437

Train, bus, car ferry, bus and ferry  •  35h 5m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ter
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Antibes Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Antibes to Villa San Giovani
  4. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo

€371 - €653

Train, night train, ferry  •  35h 59m

  1. Take the train from Caen to Paris St Lazare Ter
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Vercelli Tgv
  3. Take the night train from Vercelli to Genova P.Za Principe Ini
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€245 - €401

Bus  •  36h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Caen to Paris 722
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Milan 729 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS

€95 - €143

Drive, ferry  •  31h 27m

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

€216 - €344

Caen to Sicily by train and subway

The journey time between Caen and Sicily is around 47h 19m and covers a distance of around 2550 km. The fastest journey normally takes 46h 4m. Operated by SNCF, Paris Metro, TGV inOui and others, the Caen to Sicily service departs from Caen 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:
47h 19m
Fastest journey time:
46h 4m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€242
Carbon emissions:
134 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
20:28
Last service departs at:
21:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Caen to Sicily train and subway schedules

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Caen to Sicily is to bus and fly which costs €80 - €270 and takes 11h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Caen to Sicily is to fly which costs €50 - €270 and takes 7h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Caen to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Paris, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Caen to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Caen and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Saint-Lazare, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 13m.

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The distance between Caen and Sicily is 1737 km.

The best way to get from Caen to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 28h 13m and costs €240 - €440.

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It takes approximately 8h 40m to get from Caen to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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Caen to Sicily train services, operated by SNCF, depart from Caen station.

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The best way to get from Caen to Sicily is to fly which takes 7h 57m and costs €50 - €270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €240 - €440 and takes 28h 13m, you could also bus, which costs €95 - €150 and takes 36h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Caen to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1737.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 40m

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

Volotea, Air France and Ryanair fly from Caen to Palermo twice a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Caen to Palermo via Paris St Lazare, Saint-Lazare, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 28h 13m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €460
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €460
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €190
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €190
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €430
Flights from Caen to Catania via Marseille, Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 31m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€240 - €750
Flights from Caen to Catania via Nice, Rome
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€230 - €750
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €180
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €270
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €270
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €170
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €170
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from Caen to Catania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Caen to Catania via Bastia, Lyon
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €430
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €420
Flights from Nantes to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €700
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €1500
Flights from Nantes to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€210 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Caen to Palermo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €260
Flights from Caen to Catania via Ajaccio, Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€250 - €850
Flights from Beauvais to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Beauvais to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Beauvais to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Flights from Beauvais to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€40 - €200
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Florence
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€75 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €600
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€180 - €370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €380
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Caen to Palermo via Nice
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €550
Flights from Nantes to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Train operators
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Caen to Paris St Lazare
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€28 - €45
Rail 1st Class
€40 - €60
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Vercelli
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€110 - €160
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €140
1st Class
€130 - €160
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to Antibes
Ave. Duration
5h 29m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€250 - €440
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Intercity Night

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
800 90 60 60
Website
trenitalia.com
Night train from Vercelli to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Trenitalia ICN
Schedules at
Trenitalia
Schedules at
Bahn DB
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 Caen to Nantes Haluchère
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Caen to Paris
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Phone
0892 68 20 66
Website
aeroportparisbeauvais.com
Bus from Paris Porte Maillot to Paris Beauvais Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16
Website
Aéroport Paris Beauvais
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Blablabus
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
Baltour
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

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Caen to Sicily bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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

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Air France, Lufthansa, Swiss and two other airlines offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Palermo Airport.

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