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There are 9 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily by plane, train, car, ferry, bus or bus and 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 to Palermo  •  3h 32m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Palermo (PMO) FRA - PMO

$88 - $284

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Fly to Catania  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Catania (CTA) FRA - CTA

$91 - $379

Fly to Trapani  •  5h 50m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Trapani (TPS) FRA - TPS

$261 - $1,140

Fly to Comiso  •  6h 1m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Comiso (CIY) FRA - CIY

$159 - $758

Train via Roma Termini  •  25h 15m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$228 - $457

Drive, ferry  •  25h 23m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

$207 - $336

Train  •  30h 47m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale Icn

$248 - $452

Bus Busitalia Simet S.p.A., bus and ferry  •  33h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt to Cosenza
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo

$176 - $281

Bus, bus and ferry Eurolines CH  •  34h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 108 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Basel, Basel central station 108 / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Basel to Palermo

$157 - $209

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily is to fly which costs 75€ - 330€ and takes 3h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily is to fly which costs 75€ - 330€ and takes 3h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Karlsruhe, Basel and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 6m.

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No, there is no direct train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 25h 15m.

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The distance between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) and Sicily is 1455 km.

The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 25h 15m and costs 190€ - 400€.

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It takes approximately 3h 32m to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily, including transfers.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 32m and costs 75€ - 250€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 190€ - 400€ and takes 25h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 909.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 32m

What companies run services between Frankfurt Airport (FRA), Germany and Sicily, Italy?

Lufthansa and Alitalia fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Palermo 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Palermo via Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 25h 15m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Trapani via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 22m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Venice, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Bologna, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,800
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Frankfurt to Trapani via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,800
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $25
Standard
$21 - $29
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
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 Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 39m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Phone
+39 098 3520 315
Email
info@fsbusitaliafast.it
Website
fsbusitaliafast.it
Bus from Frankfurt to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
23h 46m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
simetspa.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
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
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Basel to Palermo
Ave. Duration
25h 5m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 15m.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Palermo station.

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Lufthansa and Alitalia offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Palermo Airport.

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