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Fly Cork to Palermo  •  8h 52m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Palermo (PMO) ORK - PMO

€38 - €175

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Fly Cork to Catania  •  8h 50m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Catania (CTA) ORK - CTA

€39 - €164

Fly Cork to Trapani  •  11h 39m

  1. Fly from Cork (ORK) to Trapani (TPS) ORK - TPS

€78 - €332

Train to Dublin, fly to Palermo  •  10h 1m

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Palermo (PMO) DUB - PMO

€55 - €258

Train to Dublin, fly to Catania  •  9h 59m

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Catania (CTA) DUB - CTA

€66 - €257

Train to Dublin, fly to Comiso  •  13h 13m

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Heuston
  2. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Comiso (CIY) DUB - CIY

€81 - €234

Train to Shannon, fly to Palermo  •  14h 59m

  1. Take the train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
  2. Fly from Shannon (SNN) to Palermo (PMO) SNN - PMO

€72 - €251

Bus, bus and ferry via PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS  •  2 days 11h

  1. Take the bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay 707 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  4. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Milan 473
  5. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS

€137 - €187

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 14h

  1. Take the bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay 707 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  3. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  4. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Milan 473
  5. Take the bus from Milan to Palermo

€152 - €197

Cork to Sicily by bus, walk and bus and ferry

The journey time between Cork and Sicily is around 2 days 17h and covers a distance of around 3671 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 17h. Operated by GoBus.ie, Bus Eireann, National Express and others, the Cork to Sicily service departs from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay and arrives in Piazza Boiardo. Typically three services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 17h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 17h
Services per week:
3
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
474 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:30
Last service departs at:
16:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cork to Sicily bus, walk and bus and ferry schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sicily is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sicily is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sicily is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Cork to Sicily is to fly which costs €35 - €170 and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Cork to Sicily is to fly which costs €35 - €170 and takes 8h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cork to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Dublin, London, Victoria Green Line Station, Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 11h.

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The distance between Cork and Sicily is 2375 km.

The best way to get from Cork to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry via PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS which takes 2 days 11h and costs €130 - €190.

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It takes approximately 8h 52m to get from Cork to Sicily, including transfers.

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Cork to Sicily bus services, operated by GoBus.ie, depart from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay station.

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There is no direct flight from Cork Airport to Palermo Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 55m and has one stopover.

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

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Sicily is 1h ahead of Cork. It is currently 2:52 PM in Cork and 3:52 PM in Sicily.

Map of how to get from Cork to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 2374.6 km
  • Duration: 8h 52m

What companies run services between Cork, Ireland and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair, Volotea and five other airlines fly from Cork to Palermo twice daily.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cork to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Flights from Cork to Palermo via Wroclaw
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €180
Flights from Cork to Palermo via Verona
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Flights from Cork to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Cork to Catania via London Stansted, Pisa
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Cork to Catania via London Stansted, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
9h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Cork to Trapani via London Stansted, Karlsruhe/Baden Baden
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €320
Flights from Dublin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €110
Flights from Dublin to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€25 - €110
Flights from Dublin to Palermo via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €110
Flights from Dublin to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €110
Flights from Dublin to Palermo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €110
Flights from Dublin to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €110
Flights from Dublin to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Dublin to Catania via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Dublin to Catania via Bari
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Dublin to Catania via Marseille
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Dublin to Catania via Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€30 - €210
Flights from Dublin to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Dublin to Comiso via Eindhoven, Pisa
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Dublin to Comiso via Pisa
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Shannon to Palermo via Manchester
Ave. Duration
11h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Shannon to Palermo via London Stansted, Verona
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Shannon to Palermo via Manchester, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Flights from Shannon to Palermo via London Stansted, Pisa
Ave. Duration
15h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Cork to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €160
Flights from Cork to Catania via Verona
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €340
Flights from Cork to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Shannon to Palermo via London Stansted, Verona
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Cork to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €450
Flights from Dublin to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €440
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Cork to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Flights from Dublin to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€220 - €450
Flights from Shannon to Palermo via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
16h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cork to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Cork to Palermo via Malta
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Dublin to Comiso via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Cork to Trapani via Amsterdam Schiphol, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €950
Flights from Cork to Trapani via Amsterdam Schiphol, Genoa
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€310 - €950
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €350
Flights from Dublin to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€230 - €420
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Cork to Palermo via Malta
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Cork to Palermo via London Luton
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Cork to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €460
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €490
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €400
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from Dublin to Catania via Oslo
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€95 - €210
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Shannon to Palermo via London Stansted, Verona
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
Train operators
Irish Rail
Phone
+353 1 836 6222
Email
digital@irishrail.ie
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Cork Kent to Heuston
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €30
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€20 - €24
Flexible
€26 - €30
Train from Cork Kent to Limerick Junction
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Irish Rail
Semi Flexible
€11 - €13
Flexible
€12 - €15
Bus operators
GoBus.ie
Phone
+353 (0)91 564600
Email
info@gobus.ie
Website
gobus.ie
Bus from Saint Patricks Quay, Saint Patricks Quay to Dublin, Eden Quay
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
GoBus.ie
Bus Eireann

Bus and coach operator Bus Éireann operates local bus services throughout Ireland, including city bus services in Cork, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford, as well as commuter and intercity bus services throughout the country. Fares vary by region and distance; purchase tickets with cash on the bus or use a Leap Card.

Contact Details
Phone
1850 836 611
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Parnell Place, stop 255021 to Eden Quay, stop 135351
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Bus Eireann
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Website
National Express
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
RegioJet
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 Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Milan
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Palermo
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
Baltour

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KLM, Aer Lingus, Air Malta and four other airlines offer flights from Cork Airport to Palermo Airport.

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