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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Leipzig to Catania  •  7h 15m

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Catania (CTA) LEJ - CTA

€197 - €561

Cheapest option

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Palermo  •  7h 33m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Palermo (PMO) BER - PMO

€35 - €234

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Fly Leipzig to Palermo  •  7h 42m

  1. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Palermo (PMO) LEJ - PMO

€166 - €762

Train to Berlin Brandenburg Apt, fly to Catania  •  7h 16m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
  2. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Catania (CTA) BER - CTA

€36 - €273

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

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Catania (CTA) DRS - CTA

€47 - €200

Train, night train via Nuremberg  •  31h 25m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice / ...
  4. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  5. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€209 - €404

Train, night train  •  34h 15m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Muenchen Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from Muenchen Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€175 - €378

Drive, ferry  •  30h 7m

  1. Drive from Leipzig to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€202 - €323

Bus  •  36h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Leipzig central train station to Milan N95
  2. Take the bus from Milan to Palermo N597

€117 - €141

Train, bus  •  46h 17m

  1. Take the train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Dresden-Neustadt to Goerlitz Re
  3. Take the train from Goerlitz to Legnica Os
  4. Take the bus from Legnica to Palermo

Leipzig to Sicily by train and night train

The journey time between Leipzig and Sicily is around 2 days 4h and covers a distance of around 2407 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 4h. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Abellio, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Leipzig to Sicily service departs from Leipzig Hbf 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:
2 days 4h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 4h
Journey distance:
2407 km
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€234
Carbon emissions:
126 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:48
Last service departs at:
15:33

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Leipzig to Sicily train and night train schedules

Germany → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Germany

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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), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Germany

  • 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
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  • 10-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 Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand 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
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  • 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
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)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
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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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

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  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
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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 Germany from Italy.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cost-effective way to get from Leipzig to Sicily is to train and fly, which costs €35 - €280 and takes 7h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from Leipzig to Sicily is to fly which costs €190 - €600 and takes 7h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Leipzig station to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Leipzig central train station and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Milan and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36h 56m.

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No, there is no direct train from Leipzig to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Leipzig Hbf and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Erfurt Hbf, Nuernberg Hbf, Muenchen Hbf, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 25m.

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The distance between Leipzig and Sicily is 1536 km.

The best way to get from Leipzig to Sicily without a car is to train and night train via Nuremberg which takes 31h 25m and costs €200 - €410.

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It takes approximately 7h 15m to get from Leipzig to Sicily, including transfers.

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Leipzig to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Leipzig central train station.

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Leipzig to Sicily train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Leipzig Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Sicily is to fly which takes 7h 15m and costs €190 - €600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €110 - €150 and takes 36h 56m.

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Map of how to get from Leipzig to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1535.5 km
  • Duration: 7h 15m

What companies run services between Leipzig, Germany and Sicily, Italy?

Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines fly from Leipzig to Catania once daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Leipzig to Palermo via Milan, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 36h 56m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Pisa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €260
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€21 - €190
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€21 - €190
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €190
Flights from Dresden to Catania via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €130
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Leipzig to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €750
Flights from Leipzig to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €750
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €410
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €480
Flights from Dresden to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €280
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €190
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€210 - €440
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €450
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€100 - €500
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €340
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Leipzig to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€190 - €550
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €330
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €500
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €490
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€130 - €190
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Berlin Suedkreuz
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Erfurt Hbf to Nuernberg Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Nuernberg Hbf to Muenchen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Leipzig Hbf to Erfurt Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio
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
Die Länderbahn
Website
vogtlandbahn.de
Train from Dresden-Neustadt to Goerlitz
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
vogtlandbahn.de
Koleje Dolnośląskie
Phone
61- 27-92-700
Email
biuro@koleje-wielkopolskie.com.pl
Website
kolejedolnoslaskie.pl
Train from Goerlitz to Legnica
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
Koleje Dolnośląskie
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 Leipzig central train station to Milan
Ave. Duration
13h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Palermo
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
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 Leipzig Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 5m and has one stopover.

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

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

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Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Leipzig Airport to Catania Airport.

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The best way to get from Leipzig to Leipzig Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs €4 - €6.

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