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There are 11 ways to get from Erlangen to Sicily by plane, train, night train, bus, car or 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 Nuremberg to Catania  •  9h 31m

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Catania (CTA) NUE - CTA

€116 - €439

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Fly Nuremberg to Palermo  •  5h 48m

  1. Fly from Nuremberg (NUE) to Palermo (PMO) NUE - PMO

€50 - €170

9 alternative options

Train to Munich, fly to Palermo  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the train from Erlangen to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Palermo (PMO) MUC - PMO

€80 - €261

Train to Munich, fly to Catania  •  7h 8m

  1. Take the train from Erlangen to Muenchen Hbf
  2. Fly from Munich (MUC) to Catania (CTA) MUC - CTA

€86 - €290

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Catania  •  8h 18m

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

€78 - €376

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Catania  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Catania (CTA) STR - CTA

€99 - €322

Train  •  25h 20m

  1. Take the train from Erlangen to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Muenchen Hbf to Bologna Centrale Ecb
  3. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€135 - €293

Train, night train  •  29h 2m

  1. Take the train from Erlangen to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€149 - €252

Bus via Bologna  •  29h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg central bus station to Bologna N452
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Palermo N597

€96 - €163

Bus  •  31h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Nuremberg to Munich - Bus station
  2. Take the bus from Munich to Cosenza
  3. Take the bus from Cosenza - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro to Messina - Piazza della Repubblica
  4. Take the bus from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo

€149 - €195

Drive, ferry  •  28h 10m

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

€172 - €279

Erlangen to Sicily by train

The train journey time between Erlangen and Sicily is around 34h 10m and covers a distance of around 1970 km. The fastest train normally takes 32h 15m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Flixtrain, Deutsche Bahn Eurocity and others, the Erlangen to Sicily train service departs from Erlangen and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
34h 10m
Fastest train time:
32h 15m
Train distance:
1970 km
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€168
Carbon emissions:
103 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
09:37
Last train departs at:
11:44

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Erlangen to Sicily train schedules

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International entry into Italy from Germany

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Germany

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  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
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This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Germany from Italy.

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Last updated: 25 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Erlangen to Sicily is to fly which costs €50 - €170 and takes 5h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Erlangen to Sicily is to fly which costs €50 - €170 and takes 5h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Erlangen to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Erlangen and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Muenchen Hbf, Bologna Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 20m.

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The distance between Erlangen and Sicily is 1358 km.

The best way to get from Erlangen to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 25h 20m and costs €130 - €300.

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It takes approximately 9h 31m to get from Erlangen to Sicily, including transfers.

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Erlangen to Sicily train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Erlangen station.

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The best way to get from Erlangen to Sicily is to fly which takes 9h 31m and costs €110 - €440. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €130 - €300 and takes 25h 20m, you could also bus via Bologna, which costs €95 - €170 and takes 29h 57m.

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There is no direct flight from Nuremberg Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 6h 10m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Erlangen to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1358.2 km
  • Duration: 9h 31m

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

KLM, Turkish Airlines and seven other airlines fly from Erlangen to Catania 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Erlangen to Palermo via Muenchen Hbf, Bologna Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 25h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Munich to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Flights from Munich to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €400
Flights from Munich to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €480
Flights from Munich to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€170 - €350
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €350
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Munich to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Flights from Munich to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €370
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €450
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €450
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Catania via Palma Mallorca, Bologna
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €190
Flights from Nuremberg to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €460
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€20 - €460
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
8h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Munich to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Munich to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €490
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Nuremberg to Catania via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€50 - €290
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Munich to Catania via Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Erlangen to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Erlangen to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 44m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Go Ahead BW
Phone
+49 711 400 534 44
Website
go-ahead-bw.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Stuttgart Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Go Ahead BW
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Phone
0711 19449
Website
vvs.de
Train from Nürnberg Hauptbahnhof to Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€19 - €27
Website
Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund Stuttgart (VVS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Muenchen Hbf to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 43m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€27 - €90
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€27 - €40
Base Standard
€50 - €70
Base Premium
€60 - €90
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 Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€22 - €65
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€25 - €35
Smart Low Cost
€22 - €35
Smart Flex
€45 - €65
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 Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€22 - €35
Train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€50 - €75
Bus operators
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 Nuremberg central bus station to Bologna
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nuremberg to Munich - Bus station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
Blablabus
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
Ferry operators

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