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There are 10 ways to get from La Rochelle to Sicily by plane, train, car, ferry or bus

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Recommended option

Fly La Rochelle to Palermo  •  10h 13m

  1. Fly from La Rochelle (LRH) to Palermo (PMO) LRH - PMO

€85 - €344

Cheapest option

Fly La Rochelle to Catania  •  10h 41m

  1. Fly from La Rochelle (LRH) to Catania (CTA) LRH - CTA

€45 - €217

8 alternative options

Train to Nantes, fly to Palermo  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Clisson
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Palermo (PMO) NTE - PMO

€54 - €229

Train to Nantes, fly to Catania  •  8h 31m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Clisson
  2. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Catania (CTA) NTE - CTA

€90 - €198

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Palermo  •  9h 16m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux St Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Palermo (PMO) BOD - PMO

€52 - €340

Train to Bordeaux, fly to Catania  •  9h 14m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux St Jean
  2. Fly from Bordeaux (BOD) to Catania (CTA) BOD - CTA

€67 - €154

Train  •  29h 1m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2 Tgv
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Torino Porta Susa Tgv
  3. Take the train from Torino Porta Susa to Roma Termini Fr
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€289 - €476

Drive, ferry  •  31h 38m

  1. Drive from La Rochelle to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€225 - €356

Bus  •  40h 16m

  1. Take the bus from La Rochelle to Bordeaux City Centre 701 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Torino - Bus station
  3. Take the bus from Turin to Palermo

€110 - €139

Train, bus, ferry  •  43h 10m

  1. Take the train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux St Jean Ter
  2. Take the bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Genoa
  3. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€151 - €256

La Rochelle to Sicily by train, walk and subway

The journey time between La Rochelle and Sicily is around 45h 57m and covers a distance of around 2771 km. The fastest journey normally takes 38h 51m. Operated by TGV inOui, Paris Metro, Trenitalia Frecce and others, the La Rochelle to Sicily service departs from La Rochelle Ville and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
45h 57m
Fastest journey time:
38h 51m
Journey distance:
2771 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€289
Carbon emissions:
146 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:35
Last service departs at:
21:52

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

La Rochelle to Sicily train, walk and subway schedules

France → Italy
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International entry into Italy from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • 5-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 2 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from La Rochelle to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €65 - €160 and takes 9h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from La Rochelle to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €90 - €200 and takes 8h 31m.

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No, there is no direct bus from La Rochelle to Sicily. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Bordeaux City Centre, Turin and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from La Rochelle to Sicily. However, there are services departing from La Rochelle Ville and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29h 1m.

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The distance between La Rochelle and Sicily is 1581 km.

The best way to get from La Rochelle to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 29h 1m and costs €280 - €480.

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It takes approximately 10h 13m to get from La Rochelle to Sicily, including transfers.

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La Rochelle to Sicily bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from La Rochelle station.

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La Rochelle to Sicily train services, operated by TGV inOui, depart from La Rochelle Ville station.

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The best way to get from La Rochelle to Sicily is to fly which takes 10h 13m and costs €85 - €350. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €280 - €480 and takes 29h 1m, you could also bus, which costs €110 - €140 and takes 40h 16m.

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Map of how to get from La Rochelle to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1581.4 km
  • Duration: 10h 13m

What companies run services between La Rochelle, France and Sicily, Italy?

easyJet, Volotea and two other airlines fly from La Rochelle to Palermo twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from La Rochelle to Palermo via Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2, Montparnasse-Bienvenue, Bercy, Paris Gare De Lyon, Torino Porta Susa, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 29h 1m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Palermo via Geneva, Naples
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from La Rochelle to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Flights from La Rochelle to Palermo via Nice, Geneva
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from La Rochelle to Catania via Geneva, Naples
Ave. Duration
12h 40m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from La Rochelle to Catania via Porto, Lyon
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €480
Flights from Nantes to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €380
Flights from Nantes to Palermo via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Flights from Nantes to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Palermo via Geneva, Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from La Rochelle to Palermo via Nice, Venice
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Flights from La Rochelle to Catania via Nice, Venice
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €340
Flights from Nantes to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Flights from Nantes to Palermo via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€85 - €370
Flights from Nantes to Palermo via Nice
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €330
Flights from Nantes to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€90 - €370
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Venice
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Catania via Dublin, Bologna
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €220
Flights from Nantes to Palermo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€80 - €350
Flights from Nantes to Catania via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Nantes to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Nantes to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €650
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €330
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Palermo via Geneva, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from La Rochelle to Catania via Geneva, Rome
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Palermo via Geneva, Zurich
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €600
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €450
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Catania via Porto, Madrid
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €430
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€95 - €270
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nantes to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €300
Flights from Bordeaux to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €490
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Catania via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €330
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from La Rochelle to Catania via Dublin, Munich
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €1100
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Nantes to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €600
Train operators
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 La Rochelle Ville to Clisson
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €35
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€15 - €22
Rail 1st Class
€23 - €35
Train from La Rochelle Ville to Bordeaux St Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 24m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €50
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 La Rochelle Ville to Paris Montparnasse 1 Et 2
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€75 - €100
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€75 - €90
1st Class
€80 - €100
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
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 La Rochelle to Bordeaux City Centre
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Bordeaux City Centre to Torino - Bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
Blablabus
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 La Rochelle to Bordeaux Saint-Jean
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bordeaux Saint-Jean to Genoa
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from La Rochelle Airport to Palermo Airport. The quickest flight takes 8h 35m and has one stopover.

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La Rochelle to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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La Rochelle to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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Swiss, Volotea, Alitalia and easyJet offer flights from La Rochelle Airport to Palermo Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €87 per night.

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