There are 10 ways to get from Cologne to Sicily by plane, train, bus and ferry, car, ferry or bus

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 - $292

Cheapest option

Fly Dusseldorf to Catania  •  5 h 54 min

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

$60 - $356

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Fly Cologne/Bonn Apt to Palermo  •  6 h 24 min

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

$96 - $310

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

$126 - $440

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Palermo  •  7 h 7 min

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

$134 - $348

Train via Roma Termini  •  25 h 55 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 / ...

$264 - $504

Train, bus and ferry  •  30 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Koln Hbf to Basel SBB ICE International
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Basel to Palermo

$232 - $313

Train  •  31 h 31 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

$280 - $497

Drive, ferry  •  27 h 4 min

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

$238 - $373

Bus  •  33 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Milan, Milan N177 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$139 - $215

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Sicily is to fly which costs 50€ - 310€ and takes 5 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Sicily is to fly which costs 55€ - 250€ and takes 5 h 18 min.

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The distance between Cologne and Sicily is 1589 km.

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

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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 Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25 h 55 min.

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

Eurowings, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Catania 3 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 25 h 55 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 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 Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $750
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
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
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 45 min
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Palermo via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,400
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 Dusseldorf to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $1,300
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 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
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
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
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
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
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 Koln Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $150
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
5 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
$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 - $190
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
FlixBus
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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Milan, Milan
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
$75 - $110
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators

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