There are 10 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.

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Catania  •  5 h 34 min

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

$73 - $292

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Palermo  •  5 h 57 min

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

$93 - $305

Fly Dusseldorf to Catania  •  6 h 14 min

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

$74 - $354

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Catania  •  6 h 12 min

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

$126 - $439

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Palermo  •  6 h 40 min

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

$126 - $342

Train via Roma Termini  •  26 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice
  3. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$266 - $512

Train  •  31 h 21 min

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

$334 - $495

Drive, ferry  •  26 h 56 min

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

$233 - $373

Bus  •  34 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Milan, Milan N11
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$123 - $195

Bus, bus and ferry  •  38 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Köln to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Basel
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Basel to Palermo

$223 - $322

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No, there is no direct bus from Cologne to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Köln, Heumarkt and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34 h 52 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 26 h 30 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Sicily is 1589 km.

The best way to get from Cologne to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 26 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Cologne to Sicily, including transfers.

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Cologne to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen station.

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Cologne to Sicily train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Sicily is to fly which takes 5 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 26 h 30 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 34 h 52 min.

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The quickest flight from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 30 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 993.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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

Eurowings, Ryanair and three other airlines fly from Cologne to Catania 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Palermo via Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf, Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 26 h 30 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
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
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
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
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
Every day
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 Cologne/Bonn Apt to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$140 - $320
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Catania via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
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
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
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
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
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $180
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne North, Leverkusen to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
13 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Köln to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Basel
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Basel to Palermo
Ave. Duration
25 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators

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

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Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, Ryanair and two other airlines offer flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport to Catania Airport.

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Book your Cologne to Sicily train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and three other operators.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne/Bonn Apt Airport is to train which takes 11 min and costs .

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