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There are 6 ways to get from Cetara to Sicily by train, ferry, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, car or plane

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

Train  •  10h 50m

  1. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic

€39 - €54

Cheapest option

Line 5120 bus, train, fly to Palermo  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the line 5120 bus from Cetara to Salerno
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Napoli Centrale
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Palermo (PMO) NAP - PMO

€26 - €170

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Ferry, car ferry  •  11h 51m

  1. Take the ferry from Cetara to Salerno
  2. Take the car ferry from Salerno to Palermo

€33 - €55

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Salerno to Messina N528 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo Messina

€38 - €49

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 30m

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

€84 - €163

Line 5120 bus, train, fly to Catania  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the line 5120 bus from Cetara to Salerno
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Napoli Centrale
  3. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA

€27 - €139

Cetara to Sicily by bus and train

The journey time between Cetara and Sicily is around 10h 14m and covers a distance of around 620 km. The fastest journey normally takes 10h 5m. Operated by Sita Sud, Trenitalia Intercity and AMAT Palermo S.p.A., the Cetara to Sicily service departs from Cetara and arrives in Piazza Boiardo. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 14m
Fastest journey time:
10h 5m
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
€39
Carbon emissions:
33 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:45
Last service departs at:
10:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cetara to Sicily bus and train schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Cetara → Sicily
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Cetara to Sicily is to ferry and car ferry, which costs €30 - €55 and takes 11h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Cetara to Sicily is to line 5120 bus and train and fly which costs €26 - €140 and takes 5h 12m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cetara to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Cetara and arriving at Palermo via Salerno and Messina Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 20m.

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The distance between Cetara and Sicily is 344 km.

The best way to get from Cetara to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 10h 50m and costs €35 - €55.

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It takes approximately 10h 50m to get from Cetara to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Naples Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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

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Ryanair, easyJet, Volotea and Alitalia offer flights from Naples Airport to Catania Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cetara to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 343.5 km
  • Duration: 10h 50m

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale once daily. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 8h 46m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €170
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €140
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €150
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€24 - €120
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€18 - €160
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€20 - €140
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €210
TUI fly Belgium
Website
tuifly.be
Flights from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €410
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 Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €50
Train from Salerno to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€4 - €7
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 Salerno to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €9
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€7 - €9
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 Salerno to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€8 - €12
Base Standard
€21 - €28
Base Premium
€27 - €40
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 Salerno to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €35
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€13 - €18
Smart Low Cost
€10 - €15
Smart Flex
€23 - €35
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 Salerno to Messina
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Salerno to Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€28 - €45
Website
Grimaldi Lines
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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