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

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Train to Pisa, fly to Palermo  •  4h 19m

  1. Take the train from Livorno Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO) PSA - PMO

€13 - €106

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Train to Pisa, fly to Catania  •  4h 7m

  1. Take the train from Livorno Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA) PSA - CTA

€28 - €180

Train to Florence, fly to Palermo  •  5h 23m

  1. Take the train from Livorno Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Palermo (PMO) FLR - PMO

€51 - €232

Train to Florence, fly to Catania  •  5h 11m

  1. Take the train from Livorno Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
  2. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Catania (CTA) FLR - CTA

€47 - €181

Fly Pisa to Comiso  •  3h 36m

  1. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Comiso (CIY) PSA - CIY

€76 - €237

Train to Pisa, fly to Trapani  •  4h 41m

  1. Take the train from Livorno Centrale to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Trapani (TPS) PSA - TPS

€35 - €228

Train, ferry  •  14h 12m

  1. Take the train from Livorno Centrale to Firenze S.M.N. Re
  2. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Villa S.Giovanni Fa / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V7 / ...
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€70 - €230

Train  •  16h 18m

  1. Take the train from Livorno Centrale to Roma Termini Fb / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€71 - €157

Bus  •  19h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Livorno to Florence 536
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Palermo N597

€65 - €82

Car ferry  •  19h 34m

  1. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

€63 - €90

Livorno to Sicily by train, ferry and walk

The journey time between Livorno and Sicily is around 17h 46m and covers a distance of around 1229 km. The fastest journey normally takes 16h 47m. Operated by Trenitalia, Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno and others, the Livorno to Sicily service departs from Livorno Centrale and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically 18 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
17h 46m
Fastest journey time:
16h 47m
Journey distance:
1229 km
Services per week:
18
Cheapest price:
€71
Carbon emissions:
64 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:12
Last service departs at:
21:12

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Livorno to Sicily train, ferry and walk schedules

Livorno → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Livorno to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €12 - €110 and takes 4h 19m.

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The quickest way to get from Livorno to Sicily is to fly which costs €75 - €240 and takes 3h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Livorno to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Livorno and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Florence and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Livorno to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Livorno Centrale and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 18m.

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The distance between Livorno and Sicily is 737 km.

The best way to get from Livorno to Sicily without a car is to train and ferry which takes 14h 12m and costs €70 - €230.

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It takes approximately 4h 19m to get from Livorno to Sicily, including transfers.

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Livorno to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Livorno station.

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Livorno to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Livorno Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Livorno to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 36m and costs €75 - €240. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €70 - €160 and takes 16h 18m, you could also bus, which costs €65 - €85 and takes 19h 21m.

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Map of how to get from Livorno to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 736.9 km
  • Duration: 4h 19m

What companies run services between Livorno, Italy and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair flies from Livorno to Vittoria 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Livorno to Palermo via Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale in around 16h 18m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €100
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€17 - €100
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Pisa to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €320
Flights from Pisa to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from Pisa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from Florence to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €410
Flights from Florence to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €140
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €550
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €220
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€9 - €90
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €120
Air Dolomiti
Website
airdolomiti.it
Flights from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€80 - €280
Flights from Florence to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €160
Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Livorno Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €5
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€3 - €5
Train from Livorno Centrale to Firenze S.M.N.
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
Train from Livorno Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €45
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€38 - €41
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 Livorno Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€3 - €5
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
Train from Livorno Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€19 - €28
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
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 Livorno Centrale to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €35
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€6 - €9
Base Standard
€18 - €24
Base Premium
€23 - €35
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
6h 34m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €180
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€60 - €85
Base Standard
€100 - €140
Base Premium
€120 - €180
Train from Livorno Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€25 - €80
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€25 - €35
Base Standard
€45 - €65
Base Premium
€55 - €80
ItaloTreno

Private train company Italotreno operates high-speed trains in Italy on the same tracks as Trenitalia. The routes service 21 stations across the country, including popular routes Milan-Florence, Rome-Venice and Bologna-Naples. Choose from four classes of service, all with free Wi-Fi: Smart, Comfort, Prima and Club Executive. Italo also operates Italobus – an integrated train-bus service that takes passengers from the main train stations to other Italian cities.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Firenze Santa Maria Novella to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€45 - €130
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€45 - €65
Smart Low Cost
€45 - €65
Smart Flex
€90 - €130
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 Livorno to Florence
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.it
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Livorno to Palermo
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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