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

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Fly to Palermo

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Palermo (PMO)

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Fly to Catania

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Catania (CTA)

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Fly to Trapani

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Trapani (TPS)

Fly to Comiso

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Comiso (CIY)

Fly to Malta, car ferry

  1. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Malta (MLA)
  2. Take the car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
  2. Take the bus from Coimbra to Chambéry
  3. Take the bus from Chambéry to Frosinone
  4. Take the train from Frosinone to Palermo Centrale

Bus, ferry

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Nice Airport
  2. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Genoa
  3. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

Bus via Chambéry

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Chambéry
  2. Take the bus from Chambéry to Milan
  3. Take the bus from Milan to Palermo

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Avenida de América
  2. Take the bus from Madrid to Roma
  3. Take the bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus Station to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello

Drive, car ferry

  1. Drive from Lisbon to Valencia
  2. Take the car ferry from Valencia to Mostaganem
  3. Drive from Mostaganem to Tunis
  4. Take the car ferry from Tunis to Palermo

Lisbon to Sicily by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Lisbon and Sicily is around 3 days 11h and covers a distance of around 3940 km. This includes an average layover time of around 27h 42m. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 11h. Operated by Comboios De Portugal, FlixBus, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Lisbon to Sicily service departs from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2 days 8h
Layover time:
27h 42m
Total time:
3 days 11h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3 days 11h
Journey distance:
3940 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
€187
Carbon emissions:
417 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:30
Last service departs at:
07:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lisbon to Sicily train, walk and bus schedules

Portugal → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Portugal

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Portugal
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, 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: Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Portugal

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 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 Portugal
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Israel, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion, Svalbard and Jan Mayen and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Dominican Republic, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Maldives, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • 5-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, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, 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
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
This applies to arrivals who have visited Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, 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 in the last 14 days
  • COVID-19 test upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Canada, Japan, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican
  • Negative COVID-19 test within 2 days before arrival and testing upon arrival
This applies to arrivals from Aruba, Dominican Republic, Maldives, Mauritius and Seychelles

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Portugal

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

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Portugal.

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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
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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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 Portugal from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 22 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Lisbon to Sicily is to fly which costs €35 - €140 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Lisbon to Sicily is to fly which costs €35 - €140 and takes 6h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lisbon to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Lisbon Sete Rios and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Chambéry, Milan and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 12h.

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The distance between Lisbon and Sicily is 2035 km.

The best way to get from Lisbon to Sicily without a car is to train and bus which takes 2 days 10h and costs €180 - €260.

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It takes approximately 6h 30m to get from Lisbon to Sicily, including transfers.

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Lisbon to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lisbon Sete Rios station.

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Sicily is to fly which takes 6h 30m and costs €35 - €140. Alternatively, you can bus via Chambéry, which costs €170 - €240 and takes 2 days 12h.

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The quickest flight from Lisbon Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h.

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

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Map of how to get from Lisbon to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 2034.7 km
  • Duration: 6h 30m

What companies run services between Lisbon, Portugal and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair and easyJet fly from Lisbon to Palermo twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lisbon to Palermo via Chambéry, Milan, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 2 days 12h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Lisbon to Palermo via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Lisbon to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Krakow
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Marseille
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€30 - €150
Flights from Lisbon to Trapani via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Lisbon to Trapani via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€45 - €260
Flights from Lisbon to Comiso via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Lisbon to Comiso via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€95 - €480
Flights from Lisbon to Comiso via Marseille, Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from Lisbon to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €460
Flights from Lisbon to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €800
Flights from Lisbon to Malta via Marseille
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €800
Flights from Lisbon to Malta via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€35 - €800
Flights from Lisbon to Malta via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €800
Flights from Lisbon to Malta via Charleroi
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €800
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lisbon to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €270
Flights from Lisbon to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€95 - €270
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €380
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €390
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€120 - €410
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Lyon
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €850
Flights from Lisbon to Malta via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €700
Transavia Holland
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€270 - €550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€370 - €1300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
10h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €750
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lisbon to Catania via Budapest
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lisbon to Malta via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€200 - €1100
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Lisboa - Santa Apolonia to Coimbra-B
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
€15 - €22
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 Frosinone to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €70
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€45 - €70
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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Coimbra to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €95
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chambéry to Frosinone
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Nice Airport
Ave. Duration
31h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Nice Airport to Genoa
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Chambéry
Ave. Duration
30h 10m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €110
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Chambéry to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Milan to Palermo
Ave. Duration
23h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
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
+33 1 71 53 01 80
Website
fr.ouibus.com
Bus from Chambéry to Milan
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
Blablabus
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Milan Lampugnano to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
Ave. Duration
21h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Rome Tiburtina Bus Station to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Rede Expressos

Rede Nacional de Expressos is a cheap and convenient way to get around the country. In business since 1995, Portugal’s biggest bus operator services villages and cities across the country. Tickets can be purchased up to 30 days before the date of travel, with discounted fares available via their free RFLEX Card. Most coaches have WiFi and power sockets.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 21 75 24 524
Email
cliente@rne.pt
Website
rede-expressos.pt
Bus from Lisbon Sete Rios to Madrid Avenida de América
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €28
Schedules at
rede-expressos.pt
Book at
rede-expressos.pt
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Email
alsa@alsa.es
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Madrid to Roma
Ave. Duration
2 days 5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€210 - €300
Website
alsa.com
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
€70
High season
€127
Balearia
Phone
+34 912 66 02 14
Email
reservas@balearia.com
Website
balearia.com
Car ferry from Valencia to Mostaganem
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €1200
Website
Balearia
Cabin
€100 - €1200
Seating Neptuno
€50 - €70
Seating Sirena
€50 - €70
Seating
€108
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Tunis to Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€23 - €35
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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Sicily is 1h ahead of Lisbon. It is currently 11:07 PM in Lisbon and 12:07 AM in Sicily.

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

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The best way to get from Lisbon to Lisbon Airport is to subway which takes 17 min and costs €1 - €6.

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