There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Sicily by plane, train, car, ferry, bus or bus and ferry

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

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Catania  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Catania (CTA) CGN - CTA

$68 - $294

8 alternative options

Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Palermo  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Palermo (PMO) CGN - PMO

$95 - $307

Fly Dusseldorf to Catania  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Catania (CTA) DUS - CTA

$88 - $378

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Catania  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Catania (CTA) FRA - CTA

$128 - $444

Train via Roma Termini  •  26 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$317 - $513

Train  •  31 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale Icn

$338 - $501

Drive, ferry  •  27 h 4 min

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

$243 - $383

Bus, bus and ferry  •  34 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg
  2. Take the bus from Heidelberg to Zurich 107 / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Zurich to Palermo

$166 - $231

Bus  •  42 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Rossano N422
  2. Take the bus from Rossano FS to Palermo

$163 - $266

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Sicily, Italy?

Eurowings, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Catania 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Palermo via Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 26 h 1 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,300
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $240
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Perugia
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$410 - $900
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Palermo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Website
bahn.de
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$85 - $110
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Deinbus
Phone
+49 069/17 53 73 200
Email
info@deinbus.de
Website
deinbus.de
Bus from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Heidelberg
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Schedules at
deinbus.de
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Heidelberg to Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Rossano
Ave. Duration
31 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Zurich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ias Auto Linee
Phone
0983 565635
Email
ias@iasautolinee.it
Website
iasautolinee.com
Bus and ferry from Rossano FS to Palermo
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
iasautolinee.com
Ferry operators

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cologne and Sicily is 1589 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Sicily is to fly which costs 55€ - 240€ and takes 5 h 18 min.

The quickest way to get from Cologne to Sicily is to fly which takes 5 h 18 min and costs 55€ - 240€.

No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 1 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Köln Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Heidelberg, Zurich and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 31 min.

It takes approximately 5 h 18 min to get from Cologne to Sicily, including transfers.