There are 12 ways to get from Florence to Sicily by plane, bus, train, car ferry, bus and ferry or car

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 Palermo  •  3h 52m

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Palermo (PMO) FLR - PMO

84€ - 228€

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Bus  •  19h 4m

  1. Take the bus from POGGIBONSI - Distributore Esso Salceto to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

51€ - 67€

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Fly Florence to Catania  •  3h 35m

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

72€ - 202€

Bus to Pisa, fly to Palermo  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

Bus to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA

Train to Bologna, fly to Catania  •  4h 34m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA

52€ - 510€

Bus to Pisa, fly to Comiso  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Comiso (CIY) PSA - CIY

Bus to Pisa, fly to Trapani  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Trapani (TPS) PSA - TPS

Train, car ferry  •  12h 43m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Napoli Afragola Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni Fa
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

73€ - 209€

Train  •  15h 8m

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

69€ - 148€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  17h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station 533 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Palermo

72€ - 100€

Drive, car ferry  •  20h 12m

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

63€ - 98€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Sicily is to bus which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 19h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Sicily is to fly which costs 70€ - 210€ and takes 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Florence to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Firenze Autostazione and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via POGGIBONSI - Distributore Esso Salceto and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 4m.

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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 and car ferry which takes 12h 43m and costs 70€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Florence to Sicily, including transfers.

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Florence to Sicily bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from POGGIBONSI - Distributore Esso Salceto station.

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The best way to get from Florence to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 52m and costs 80€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 65€ - 150€ and takes 15h 8m, you could also bus, which costs 50€ - 70€ and takes 19h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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

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Map of how to get from Florence to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 730.7 km
  • Duration: 3h 52m

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

Vueling Airlines and Alitalia fly from Florence to Palermo 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 15h 8m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 180€
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 220€
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
80€ - 350€
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 240€
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 330€
Flights from Pisa to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
19€ - 310€
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 90€
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 300€
Flights from Pisa to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 360€
Flights from Pisa to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 260€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
85€ - 230€
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
55€ - 270€
Train operators
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 45€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
11€ - 15€
Base Standard
25€ - 35€
Base Premium
30€ - 45€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
35€ - 110€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
35€ - 50€
Base Standard
60€ - 85€
Base Premium
75€ - 110€
Train from Napoli Afragola to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
27€ - 70€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
27€ - 40€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
45€ - 70€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 75€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
21€ - 29€
Base Standard
40€ - 55€
Base Premium
50€ - 75€
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 Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
12€ - 40€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
14€ - 20€
Smart Low Cost
12€ - 17€
Smart Flex
26€ - 40€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Napoli Afragola
Ave. Duration
2h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
27€ - 80€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
29€ - 45€
Smart Low Cost
27€ - 40€
Smart Flex
55€ - 80€
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 55€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
21€ - 30€
Smart Low Cost
19€ - 27€
Smart Flex
40€ - 55€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
6€ - 14€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
12€ - 14€
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
14€ - 29€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
26€ - 29€
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 Firenze S.M.N. to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
7€ - 10€
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
14€ - 20€
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
16€ - 24€
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
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Florence, Florence to Rome, Rome Tiburtina Bus station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Roma Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from POGGIBONSI - Distributore Esso Salceto to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
16h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Website
Baltour
Ferry operators
Bluferries
Phone
340 98 48 540
Website
bluferries.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€
Website
Bluferries
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Livorno to Palermo
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 80€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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Vueling Airlines and Alitalia offer flights from Florence Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 246+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs 2€.

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