There are 9 ways to get from Florence to Sicily by plane, train, bus and ferry, car, 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.

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Fly Florence to Catania  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA

$58 - $176

Cheapest option

Train to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA

$38 - $207

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Fly Florence to Palermo, train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Palermo (PMO) FLR - PMO
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo

$65 - $194

Train to Pisa, fly to Palermo  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

$43 - $175

Train to Bologna, fly to Catania  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA

$59 - $309

Train  •  14 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$109 - $150

Bus and ferry  •  16 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Florence to Palermo Stazione Centrale

$70 - $94

Drive, car ferry  •  19 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Livorno
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

$75 - $111

Bus  •  20 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

$63 - $88

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Sicily is to bus which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 20 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Sicily is to fly which costs 50€ - 160€ and takes 3 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Florence and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 58 min.

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The distance between Florence and Sicily is 731 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 14 h 40 min and costs 95€ - 130€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Florence to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Florence to Sicily is to fly which takes 3 h 44 min and costs 50€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 95€ - 130€ and takes 14 h 40 min, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 20 h 32 min.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Florence to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo Stazione Centrale station.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 456.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 44 min

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

Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Florence to Catania 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Florence to Palermo via Roma Termini, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 14 h 40 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $310
Flights from Florence to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $430
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $330
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $210
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $460
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
Flights from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$2 - $4
Train from Firenze Smn to Pisa C.Le
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$11 - $14
Trenitalia Frecce
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Bologna C.Le
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze S.Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Bologna Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Intercity
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Florence to Palermo Stazione Centrale
Ave. Duration
16 h 29 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
baltour.it
Bus from Firenze - Terminal Tramvia Villa Costanza to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
http://www.baltour.it/
Ferry operators
Grimaldi Lines

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