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There are 9 ways to get from Leeds to Sicily by plane, train, bus, ferry, night train or bus and ferry

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Fly Leeds Bradford to Catania  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Catania (CTA) LBA - CTA

€63 - €215

Cheapest option

Train to Manchester, fly to Palermo  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Palermo (PMO) MAN - PMO

€61 - €223

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Fly Leeds Bradford to Palermo  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Leeds Bradford (LBA) to Palermo (PMO) LBA - PMO

€72 - €256

Train to Manchester, fly to Catania  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to Manchester Airport
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Catania (CTA) MAN - CTA

€62 - €212

Train, bus, ferry via Marseille  •  39h 44m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  3. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Marseille-Saint-Charles Tgv / ...
  4. Take the bus from Marseille to Genoa 482
  5. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€355 - €901

Train, night train  •  40h 14m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord Eil
  3. Take the train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf Tgv
  4. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€394 - €952

Train, bus, ferry  •  45h 16m

  1. Take the train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  3. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€258 - €806

Bus, bus and ferry  •  46h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Brussels
  3. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Milan
  4. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS

€122 - €161

Bus  •  2 days 15h

  1. Take the bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Legnica
  3. Take the bus from Legnica to Palermo

€132 - €180

Leeds to Sicily by train, walk and night train

The journey time between Leeds and Sicily is around 3 days 15h and covers a distance of around 3514 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 9h. Operated by LNER, Eurostar, TGV inOui and others, the Leeds to Sicily service departs from Leeds and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3 days 15h
Fastest journey time:
3 days 9h
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€394
Carbon emissions:
185 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:05
Last service departs at:
13:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leeds to Sicily train, walk and night train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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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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The cheapest way to get from Leeds to Sicily is to train and fly which costs £50 - £190 and takes 7h 42m.

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The fastest way to get from Leeds to Sicily is to fly which takes 6h 2m and costs £50 - £190.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leeds station to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via London Victoria Coach Station, Legnica and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 15h.

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No, there is no direct train from Leeds to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Leeds and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via London St Pancras Eurostar, Paris l'Est, Muenchen Hbf, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 14m.

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The distance between Leeds and Sicily is 2166 km.

The best way to get from Leeds to Sicily without a car is to train and bus and ferry via Marseille which takes 39h 44m and costs £300 - £800.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Leeds to Sicily, including transfers.

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Leeds to Sicily bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street.

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Leeds to Sicily train services, operated by LNER, depart from Leeds station.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Sicily is to fly which takes 6h 2m and costs £50 - £190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £110 - £160 and takes 2 days 15h.

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Map of how to get from Leeds to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 2165.6 km
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Leeds, England and Sicily, Italy?

KLM, Ryanair and seven other airlines fly from Leeds to Catania 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leeds Coach Station to Palermo via London Victoria Coach Station, Legnica, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 2 days 15h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Palermo via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Manchester to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Manchester to Palermo via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Manchester to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Manchester to Palermo via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Eindhoven
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Flights from Manchester to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Manchester to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Manchester to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €550
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €550
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Catania via Verona
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Palermo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €650
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Catania via Dublin
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €180
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Flydubai
Website
flydubai.com
Flights from Leeds Bradford to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€160 - €440
Train operators
TransPennine Express Service
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Leeds to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
2h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €240
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
€28 - €40
Anytime Day Single
€100 - €150
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
€160 - €240
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Phone
+44 343 218 6186
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€120 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€120 - €150
Standard Premier
€170 - €220
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€110 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€310 - €350
Standard
€110 - €140
Standard Premier
€160 - €210
Train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€100 - €350
Website
Eurostar
Business Premier
€300 - €350
Standard
€100 - €130
Standard Premier
€150 - €190
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Marseille-Saint-Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€190 - €350
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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 Marne La Vallee Chessy to Marseille St Charles
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €150
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€110 - €130
1st Class
€120 - €150
Train from Paris l'Est to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€120 - €170
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€120 - €140
1st Class
€140 - €170
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 Marseille to Genoa
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Genoa
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Milan
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leeds Coach Station, Dyer Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Brussels
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €18
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €75
Website
Baltour
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Legnica
Ave. Duration
17h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Legnica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
39h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€70 - €95
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators

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There is no direct flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 55m and has one stopover.

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Leeds to Sicily bus services, operated by Autokar Polska, arrive at Palermo station.

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Sicily is 1h ahead of Leeds. It is currently 2:48 AM in Leeds and 3:48 AM in Sicily.

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

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Wizz Air, Volotea, Flydubai and four other airlines offer flights from Leeds Bradford Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Leeds to Leeds Bradford Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs £21 - £26.

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