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There are 7 ways to get from Cosenza to Sicily by bus, train, ferry, car or plane

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Bus  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
  2. Take the bus from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo Messina

€26 - €37

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Train, ferry  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Cosenza to Villa S.Giovanni Re
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€31 - €61

Bus via Palermo - via Fazello  •  8h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Cosenza to Messina 582 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo - via Fazello Messina

€27 - €34

Train  •  8h 49m

  1. Take the train from Paola to Palermo Centrale Ic

€28 - €42

Drive, ferry  •  4h 38m

  1. Drive from Cosenza to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

€53 - €80

Bus to Lamezia Terme, fly to Trapani  •  4h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Cosenza to Lamezia Terme Airport
  2. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Trapani (TPS) SUF - TPS

€42 - €189

Train to Naples, fly to Catania  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Paola to Napoli Centrale
  2. Fly from Naples (NAP) to Catania (CTA) NAP - CTA

€39 - €180

Cosenza to Sicily by bus

The bus journey time between Cosenza and Sicily is around 21h 58m and covers a distance of around 467 km. The fastest bus normally takes 14h 45m. Operated by SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro and Autoservizi Salemi Srl, the Cosenza to Sicily bus service departs from Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro and arrives in Palermo. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
21h 58m
Fastest bus time:
14h 45m
Bus distance:
467 km
Buses per week:
7
Cheapest price:
€26
Carbon emissions:
58 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
01:45
Last bus departs at:
17:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Cosenza to Sicily bus schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Cosenza to Sicily is to bus which costs €26 - €40 and takes 7h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Cosenza to Sicily is to drive and ferry which costs €50 - €85 and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cosenza to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro and arriving at Palermo via Messina Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 5m.

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The distance between Cosenza and Sicily is 264 km.

The best way to get from Cosenza to Sicily without a car is to bus which takes 7h 5m and costs €26 - €40.

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It takes approximately 7h 5m to get from Cosenza to Sicily, including transfers.

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Cosenza to Sicily bus services, operated by SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro, depart from Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro station.

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The best way to get from Cosenza to Sicily is to bus which takes 7h 5m and costs €26 - €40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €28 - €45 and takes 8h 49m.

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The quickest flight from Lamezia Terme Airport to Trapani Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Cosenza to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Map of how to get from Cosenza to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 263.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 5m

What companies run services between Cosenza, Italy and Sicily, Italy?

You can take a bus from Cosenza to Palermo via Messina - Piazza della Repubblica and Messina Piazza della Repubblica in around 7h 5m. Alternatively, Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Paola to Palermo Centrale once daily. Tickets cost €24 - €35 and the journey takes 6h 51m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €200
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €150
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Naples to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €160
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Naples to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
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 Cosenza to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €26
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€23 - €26
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 Paola to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€32 - €36
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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Paola to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Train from Paola to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€17 - €24
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €24
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Paola to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€19 - €60
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€21 - €30
Smart Low Cost
€19 - €27
Smart Flex
€40 - €60
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 Paola to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€40 - €60
Base Premium
€50 - €75
Bus operators
SAIS trasporti S.p.A. - Autolinee Giamporcaro
Phone
091 617 1141
Website
saistrasporti.it
Bus from Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €18
Schedules at
saistrasporti.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 Cosenza to Messina
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo - via Fazello
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Schedules at
saisautolinee.it
Ferry operators
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia

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