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There are 5 ways to get from Cosenza to Sicily by bus and ferry, train, night bus, car, car ferry or plane

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Bus and ferry  •  7 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo

$55 - $95

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  6 h 54 min

  1. Take the night bus from Cosenza, Cosenza to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione N586

$28 - $45

3 alternative options

Train  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Paola to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$48 - $69

Drive, car ferry  •  4 h 52 min

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

$64 - $139

Train, fly  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Cosenza to Lamezia Terme Centrale
  2. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Palermo (PMO) SUF - PMO

$119 - $503

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The cheapest way to get from Cosenza to Sicily is to night bus which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 6 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cosenza to Sicily is to drive and car ferry which costs 55€ - 130€ and takes 4 h 52 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cosenza and arriving at Palermo. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cosenza to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Cosenza and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Paola and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 40 min.

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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 and ferry which takes 7 h 7 min and costs 45€ - 80€.

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The bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo takes 7 h 7 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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Cosenza to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Cosenza station.

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Cosenza to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, depart from Paola station.

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There is no direct flight from Lamezia Terme Airport to Palermo Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 5 min and has one stopover.

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Map of how to get from Cosenza to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 164.9 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 7 min

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Cosenza to Palermo 3 times a day. Tickets cost $45 - $60 and the journey takes 6 h 36 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Venice Treviso
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Meridiana
Website
meridiana.it
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $900
Train operators
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 Paola to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 36 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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 Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $15
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $15
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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
Night bus from Cosenza, Cosenza to Palermo, Palermo Autostazione
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
bluferries.it

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

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

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Meridiana, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Lamezia Terme Airport to Palermo Airport.

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