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There are 10 ways to get from London Victoria to Sicily by plane, train, subway, bus, ferry, night train or bus and ferry

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Fly London Heathrow to Palermo  •  6h 46m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Palermo (PMO) LHR - PMO

€40 - €199

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Fly London Heathrow to Catania  •  6h 34m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Catania (CTA) LHR - CTA

€61 - €188

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Catania  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Catania (CTA) LGW - CTA

€64 - €181

Subway to London Stansted, fly to Palermo  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the subway from Victoria station to Tottenham Hale station
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Palermo (PMO) STN - PMO

€49 - €229

Train to London Luton, fly to Palermo  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Palermo (PMO) LTN - PMO

€65 - €253

Train to London Luton, fly to Catania  •  7h 11m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Catania (CTA) LTN - CTA

€56 - €102

Train, bus, ferry  •  36h 54m

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Marne La Vallee Chessy Eil
  2. Take the train from Marne-la-Vallée-Chessy TGV to Grenoble Tgv
  3. Take the bus from Grenoble to Genoa 503
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€360 - €780

Train, night train  •  38h 8m

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

€369 - €721

Bus and ferry, bus  •  40h 52m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  2. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 802 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Paris to Milan 729 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS

€100 - €155

Bus  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria to Legnica
  2. Take the bus from Legnica to Palermo

€122 - €165

London Victoria to Sicily by subway, train, walk and night train

The journey time between London Victoria and Sicily is around 3 days 8h and covers a distance of around 3221 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 6h. Operated by London Underground (Tube), Eurostar, TGV inOui and others, the London Victoria to Sicily service departs from Victoria station 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 8h
Fastest journey time:
3 days 6h
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
€369
Carbon emissions:
169 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:48
Last service departs at:
12:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

London Victoria to Sicily subway, train, walk and night train schedules

Subway 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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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • 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 United Kingdom from Italy.

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2021
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The most affordable way to get from London Victoria to Sicily is to train and fly, which costs £45 - £90 and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from London Victoria to Sicily is to train and fly which costs £50 - £160 and takes 6h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Victoria to Sicily. However, there are services departing from London and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Lille, Paris, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 40h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from London Victoria station to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Victoria station 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 38h 8m.

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The distance between London Victoria and Sicily is 1910 km.

The best way to get from London Victoria to Sicily without a car is to train and bus and ferry which takes 36h 54m and costs £300 - £700.

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It takes approximately 6h 46m to get from London Victoria to Sicily, including transfers.

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London Victoria to Sicily bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, depart from London station.

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London Victoria to Sicily train services, operated by Eurostar, depart from London St Pancras Eurostar station.

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The best way to get from London Victoria to Sicily is to fly which takes 6h 46m and costs £30 - £180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £100 - £150 and takes 2 days 13h.

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Map of how to get from London Victoria to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1910 km
  • Duration: 6h 46m

What companies run services between London Victoria, England and Sicily, Italy?

British Airways, Swiss and two other airlines fly from London Victoria to Palermo 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from London Victoria to Palermo via Legnica, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 2 days 13h.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €320
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Basel
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from London Luton to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€85 - €300
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €290
Flights from London Luton to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €280
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Turin
Ave. Duration
6h 1m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Perugia
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Krakow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Venice
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€29 - €90
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €260
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €270
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€100 - €500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €210
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €300
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €190
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €390
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €600
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€180 - €410
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €330
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €440
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €500
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Florence
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Luton to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Victoria station to Tottenham Hale station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €20
East Midlands Railways
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €20
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
Eurostar
Rome2rio's guide to Eurostar
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
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 Grenoble
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€140 - €260
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 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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Grenoble to Genoa
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €25
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Lille
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Blablabus
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 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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The quickest flight from London Heathrow Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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London Victoria to Sicily bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Sicily is 1h ahead of London Victoria. It is currently 4:53 PM in London Victoria and 5:53 PM in Sicily.

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

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British Airways, Air France, Swiss and Alitalia offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Palermo Airport.

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