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

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Train to Manchester, fly to Palermo  •  7h 43m

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

€56 - €218

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Fly Liverpool to Catania  •  8h 27m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Catania (CTA) LPL - CTA

€51 - €235

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Train to Manchester, fly to Catania  •  7h 43m

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

€57 - €207

Fly Liverpool to Palermo  •  9h 37m

  1. Fly from Liverpool (LPL) to Palermo (PMO) LPL - PMO

€55 - €256

Bus, bus and ferry  •  47h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place 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

€131 - €170

Train, bus, ferry  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
  3. Take the bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€220 - €511

Train, bus and ferry, night train  •  2 days 3h

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
  3. Take the night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini Nj
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€253 - €533

Train, bus, ferry via Paris  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€209 - €517

Train, bus  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the train from Liverpool Lime Street to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Legnica
  3. Take the bus from Legnica to Palermo

€209 - €457

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sicily is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Liverpool to Sicily is to train and fly which costs £45 - £180 and takes 7h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Liverpool to Sicily is to train and fly which costs £45 - £190 and takes 7h 43m.

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The distance between Liverpool and Sicily is 2197 km.

The best way to get from Liverpool to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 47h 33m and costs £110 - £150.

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It takes approximately 7h 43m to get from Liverpool to Sicily, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 5m.

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Sicily is 1h ahead of Liverpool. It is currently 1:34 PM in Liverpool and 2:34 PM in Sicily.

Swiss, easyJet and Ryanair offer flights from Manchester Airport to Palermo Airport.

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

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Map of how to get from Liverpool to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 2196.6 km
  • Duration: 7h 43m

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

easyJet, Ryanair and Volotea fly from Liverpool to Palermo 6 times a week.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
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 Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
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 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €170
Flights from Liverpool to Catania via Krakow
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
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
Flights from Liverpool to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Flights from Liverpool to Palermo via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Luton
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Liverpool to Palermo via Jersey, London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
8h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Liverpool to Palermo via Belfast (Aldergrove), London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Liverpool to Catania via Iasi
Ave. Duration
9h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Flights from Liverpool to Catania via Bucharest Otopeni
Ave. Duration
8h 7m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €470
Flights from Liverpool to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Liverpool to Palermo via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Flights from Liverpool to Palermo via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €500
Flights from Liverpool to Catania via Bari
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€45 - €210
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €490
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€160 - €440
Flights from Liverpool to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€160 - €650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
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 15m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€120 - €600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €650
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Liverpool to Catania via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €470
Train operators
Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Salzburg Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
11h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Nightjet
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
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 Liverpool One Bus Station, Canning Place to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express
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 Liverpool to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
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
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Genoa
Ave. Duration
16h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
22h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
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
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €24
Website
RegioJet
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 London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
15h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
Blablabus
Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from London Victoria to Legnica
Ave. Duration
20h 26m
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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