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

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Train to Pisa, fly to Palermo  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

31€ - 296€

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Train to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA

39€ - 355€

Train, train to Genoa, fly to Palermo  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Levanto
  2. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  3. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO) GOA - PMO

35€ - 292€

Train to Florence, fly to Catania  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Firenze Rifredi
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA

65€ - 2030€

Train to Genoa, fly to Catania  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Catania (CTA) GOA - CTA

34€ - 161€

Train to Pisa, fly to Trapani  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Trapani (TPS) PSA - TPS

109€ - 1004€

Train, train to Bologna, fly to Catania  •  7h 47m

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

32€ - 248€

Train, car ferry  •  15h 40m

  1. Take the train from Corniglia to Firenze S.M.N. Re
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Villa S.Giovanni Fa / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

88€ - 275€

Train  •  18h 4m

  1. Take the train from La Spezia Centrale to Roma Tiburtina Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

79€ - 178€

Drive, car ferry  •  20h 33m

  1. Drive from Cinque Terre to Livorno
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

66€ - 102€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  24h 28m

  1. Take the bus from LA SPEZIA - Loc. SARZANA- Via Variante Cisa - CENTRO LUNA to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica Baltour
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo

57€ - 86€

Train, ferry  •  24h 57m

  1. Take the train from Sestri Levante to Genova Brignole Re / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

83€ - 156€

Cinque Terre → Sicily
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The most affordable way to get from Cinque Terre to Sicily is to bus and bus and ferry, which costs 55€ - 90€ and takes 24h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Cinque Terre to Sicily is to train and fly which costs 35€ - 360€ and takes 5h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cinque Terre to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Corniglia and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via La Spezia Centrale, Tiburtina F.s., Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 4m.

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The distance between Cinque Terre and Sicily is 817 km.

The best way to get from Cinque Terre to Sicily without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 15h 40m and costs 85€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 5h 55m to get from Cinque Terre to Sicily, including transfers.

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Cinque Terre to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from La Spezia Centrale station.

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The quickest flight from Pisa Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Wizz Air, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Pisa Airport to Palermo Airport.

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Map of how to get from Cinque Terre to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 816.7 km
  • Duration: 5h 55m

What companies run services between Cinque Terre, Italy and Sicily, Italy?

You can take a train from Cinque Terre to Palermo via La Spezia Centrale, Roma Tiburtina, Tiburtina F.s., Termini, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 18h 4m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
95€ - 460€
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 420€
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 470€
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
85€ - 140€
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 210€
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 220€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
22€ - 310€
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 330€
Flights from Pisa to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 950€
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
7€ - 230€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
23€ - 260€
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
25€ - 230€
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 200€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
27€ - 440€
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 290€
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 420€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
75€ - 210€
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 350€
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 La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
5€ - 12€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
10€ - 12€
Train from Corniglia to Levanto
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 4€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
2€ - 4€
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
9€ - 10€
Train from Corniglia to Firenze Rifredi
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 22€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 22€
Train from Corniglia to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
11€ - 23€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
20€ - 23€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
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€
Train from Sestri Levante to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
3€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
6€ - 8€
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 La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
6€ - 9€
Train from Levanto to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
5€ - 8€
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 La Spezia Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
25€ - 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 Sestri Levante to Genova Brignole
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
4€ - 6€
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 La Spezia Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
9€ - 45€
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Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
9€ - 14€
Base Standard
23€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 180€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
60€ - 85€
Base Standard
100€ - 140€
Base Premium
120€ - 180€
Train from La Spezia Centrale to Roma Tiburtina
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
30€ - 95€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
30€ - 45€
Base Standard
55€ - 75€
Base Premium
65€ - 95€
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from LA SPEZIA - Loc. SARZANA- Via Variante Cisa - CENTRO LUNA to MESSINA - Piazza Della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Baltour
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 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
13€ - 19€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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€
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Livorno to Palermo
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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