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Recommended option

Fly Paris CDG to Palermo  •  6h 27m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Palermo (PMO) CDG - PMO

€73 - €316

Cheapest option

Train to Beauvais, fly to Palermo  •  8h 44m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Beauvais
  2. Fly from Beauvais (BVA) to Palermo (PMO) BVA - PMO

€43 - €156

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Train to Paris Orly, fly to Palermo  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Chatelet Les Halles to Antony
  2. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Palermo (PMO) ORY - PMO

€55 - €191

Fly Paris CDG to Catania  •  6h 10m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Catania (CTA) CDG - CTA

€64 - €265

Fly Paris CDG to Comiso  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Comiso (CIY) CDG - CIY

€58 - €192

Fly Paris Orly to Catania  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Paris Orly (ORY) to Catania (CTA) ORY - CTA

€56 - €340

Train  •  24h 58m

  1. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  2. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€212 - €372

Drive, ferry  •  29h 19m

  1. Drive from Gare de Lyon to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€191 - €307

Bus  •  34h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Florence N521
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Palermo N597

€111 - €137

Bus, ferry  •  38h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€109 - €181

Gare de Lyon to Sicily by walk, train and bus

The journey time between Gare de Lyon and Sicily is around 36h 53m and covers a distance of around 2304 km. The fastest journey normally takes 33h 33m. Operated by TGV inOui, Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Gare de Lyon to Sicily service departs from Gare de Lyon and arrives in Piazza Boiardo. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
36h 53m
Fastest journey time:
33h 33m
Journey distance:
2304 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€212
Carbon emissions:
121 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:22
Last service departs at:
10:26

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Gare de Lyon to Sicily walk, train and bus schedules

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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.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €40 - €160 and takes 8h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Gare de Lyon to Sicily is to fly which takes 6h 8m and costs €55 - €340.

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No, there is no direct bus from Gare de Lyon to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Paris and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Florence and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 34h 37m.

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The distance between Gare de Lyon and Sicily is 1570 km.

The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 24h 58m and costs €210 - €380.

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It takes approximately 6h 27m to get from Gare de Lyon to Sicily, including transfers.

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Gare de Lyon to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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The best way to get from Gare de Lyon to Sicily is to fly which takes 6h 27m and costs €70 - €320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €210 - €380 and takes 24h 58m, you could also bus, which costs €110 - €140 and takes 34h 37m.

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 30m.

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Gare de Lyon to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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Map of how to get from Gare de Lyon to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1570.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 27m

What companies run services between Gare de Lyon, Île-de-France, France and Sicily, Italy?

Air France, Swiss and four other airlines fly from Gare de Lyon to Palermo every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Gare de Lyon to Palermo via Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Roma Termini, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 24h 58m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €650
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €650
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €480
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €480
Flights from Paris CDG to Comiso via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Flights from Paris CDG to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €400
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €450
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €750
Flights from Paris Orly to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €750
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Comiso via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€24 - €140
Flights from Paris CDG to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€24 - €140
Flights from Beauvais to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Beauvais to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Beauvais to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Flights from Beauvais to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€45 - €240
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €450
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €650
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Malta
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €750
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €650
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €450
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
When
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €800
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€260 - €850
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€200 - €700
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Palermo via Genoa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€170 - €1400
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Paris Orly to Catania via Florence
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Train operators
Paris RER

The Réseau Express Régional (RER) has 5 lines that connect central Paris to the city suburbs, including notable destinations such as Charles de Gaulle airport, Disneyland Paris and Versailles. The RER is also a great option for getting around the city centre as it operates like an express subway train (like the Paris metro, but with fewer stops). If you’re travelling solely within central Paris Zone 1, you can use a Paris Metro ticket. If you’re travelling beyond Zone 1, you’ll need to purchase a Billet Ile-de-France. Children under 4 travel free on the RER.

Contact Details
Phone
3424
Website
ratp.fr
Train from Chatelet Les Halles to Antony
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
RATP Paris
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Paris Nord to Beauvais
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €27
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Rail 1st Class
€18 - €27
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
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 Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €150
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€50 - €70
Base Standard
€85 - €120
Base Premium
€100 - €150
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 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 Paris to Florence
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
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 Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €40
Website
Blablabus
Ferry operators

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