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

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Recommended option

Train to Forli, fly to Palermo  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the train from Cesena to Forli
  2. Fly from Forli (FRL) to Palermo (PMO) FRL - PMO

€108 - €1251

Cheapest option

Train to Bologna, fly to Palermo  •  5h 8m

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

€23 - €165

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Train to Bologna, fly to Catania  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Cesena to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA

€29 - €159

Fly Forli to Trapani  •  4h 16m

  1. Fly from Forli (FRL) to Trapani (TPS) FRL - TPS

€203 - €2548

Train to Bologna, fly to Trapani  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Cesena to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Trapani (TPS) BLQ - TPS

€63 - €252

Train, train to Florence, fly to Catania  •  5h 42m

  1. Take the train from Cesena to Bologna Centrale
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  3. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA

€52 - €255

Train, ferry  •  14h 18m

  1. Take the train from Cesena to Bologna Centrale Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Fr / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€69 - €269

Train via Bologna  •  17h 9m

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

€79 - €211

Train  •  18h 32m

  1. Take the train from Cesena to Roma Termini Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€71 - €140

Drive, ferry  •  18h 14m

  1. Drive from Cesena to Civitavecchia
  2. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

€87 - €170

Bus  •  19h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Cesena Accoglienza to Bologna N431 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Palermo N597

€69 - €86

Bus, bus and ferry  •  24h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Cesena to Roma Tiburtina
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Marsala
  3. Take the bus from Marsala to Palermo Centrale

€86 - €119

Cesena to Sicily by train, ferry and walk

The journey time between Cesena and Sicily is around 18h 55m and covers a distance of around 1304 km. The fastest journey normally takes 17h 30m. Operated by Trenitalia Intercity, Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia and others, the Cesena to Sicily service departs from Cesena and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically 18 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
18h 55m
Fastest journey time:
17h 30m
Journey distance:
1304 km
Services per week:
18
Cheapest price:
€71
Carbon emissions:
68 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:19
Last service departs at:
20:07

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cesena to Sicily train, ferry and walk schedules

Cesena → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Cesena to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €23 - €170 and takes 5h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Cesena to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €100 - €1300 and takes 3h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cesena to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Cesena Accoglienza and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Bologna and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cesena to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Cesena and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Bologna Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 9m.

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The distance between Cesena and Sicily is 746 km.

The best way to get from Cesena to Sicily without a car is to train and ferry which takes 14h 18m and costs €65 - €270.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from Cesena to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Cesena to Sicily is to fly which takes 4h 16m and costs €200 - €2600. Alternatively, you can train via Bologna, which costs €75 - €220 and takes 17h 9m, you could also bus, which costs €65 - €90 and takes 19h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Cesena to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 745.9 km
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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

FlexFlight ApS flies from Cesena to Marsala 4 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cesena to Palermo via Bologna Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 17h 9m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €110
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €110
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €130
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €130
Flights from Bologna to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €170
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €140
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Forli to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €1200
Flights from Forli to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €2500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €90
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €110
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €380
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €360
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €160
Train operators
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 Cesena to Forli
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€3 - €5
Train from Cesena to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€6 - €10
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€22 - €35
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
Train from Cesena to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€23 - €35
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 Cesena to Forli
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€1 - €4
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€3 - €4
Train from Cesena to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €13
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€11 - €13
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
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 Cesena to Forli
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€6 - €9
Base Standard
€18 - €24
Base Premium
€23 - €35
Train from Cesena to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €14
Base Standard
€24 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Bologna Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€65 - €90
Base Standard
€110 - €150
Base Premium
€130 - €190
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
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 Cesena to Forlì
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €28
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€11 - €16
Smart Low Cost
€9 - €13
Smart Flex
€20 - €28
Train from Cesena to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€11 - €35
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €20
Smart Low Cost
€11 - €17
Smart Flex
€25 - €35
Train from Bologna Centrale to Firenze Santa Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €21
Smart Low Cost
€12 - €17
Smart Flex
€26 - €40
Train from Bologna Centrale to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€50 - €70
Smart Low Cost
€45 - €70
Smart Flex
€95 - €140
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€22 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
Train from Cesena to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €70
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€26 - €40
Smart Low Cost
€24 - €35
Smart Flex
€50 - €70
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Cesena to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Cesena Accoglienza to Bologna
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Satam Bus
Phone
+39 0871 344969
Email
satam@gruppolapanoramica.it
Website
satambus.it
Bus from Cesena Bar Al Casello to Bologna - Piazza XX settembre
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
satambus.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Marsala
Ave. Duration
15h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
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
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia

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