There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily by plane, car ferry, 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 Catania  •  3 h 18 min

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

$91 - $379

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Fly to Palermo  •  3 h 46 min

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

$88 - $284

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Fly to Trapani  •  6 h 10 min

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

$157 - $559

Fly to Comiso  •  6 h 6 min

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

$159 - $758

Fly to Malta, car ferry  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Malta (MLA) FRA - MLA
  2. Take the car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo

$218 - $502

Train via Roma Termini  •  25 h 14 min

  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 - $460

Drive, ferry  •  25 h 23 min

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

$207 - $336

Train  •  30 h 43 min

  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 - $455

Bus, bus and ferry Eurolines CH  •  32 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Airport to Karlsruhe 017 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Karlsruhe to Basel, Basel central station 207 / ...
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Basel to Palermo

$154 - $205

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

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

$176 - $281

Questions & Answers

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 32 h 36 min.

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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 25 h 14 min.

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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 25 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 18 min 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 3 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 25 h 14 min.

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 25 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 909.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

Lufthansa, Ryanair and eight other airlines fly from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Catania every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Frankfurt Airport (FRA) to Palermo via Mannheim Hbf, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 25 h 14 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Frankfurt to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Frankfurt to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Frankfurt to Trapani via Milan Linate, Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,600
Flights from Frankfurt to Trapani via Turin, Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Malta via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Frankfurt to Trapani via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Frankfurt to Trapani via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $470
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Munich, Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Comiso via Malta
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,700
Flights from Frankfurt to Malta
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Condor Flugdienst
Website
condor.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $470
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Frankfurt to Malta via Brussels
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,000
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
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6 h 49 min
Frequency
Twice 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
6 h 49 min
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
3 h 20 min
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
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
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
11 h 39 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $190
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
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
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Karlsruhe to Basel, Basel central station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus and ferry from Basel to Palermo
Ave. Duration
25 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Book at
eurolines.ch
Busitalia Simet S.p.A.
Phone
+39 098 3520 315
Email
info@fsbusitaliafast.it
Website
fsbusitaliafast.it
Bus from Frankfurt to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
23 h 46 min
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
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valetta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Schedules at
virtuferries.com
Low season
$75 - $90
High season
$143 - $147
Mid season
$125

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

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Ryanair, Condor Flugdienst, Brussels Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Frankfurt Airport to Catania Airport.

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