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There are 11 ways to get from London to Sicily by plane, train, bus or ferry

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

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Fly London Heathrow to Palermo

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

Cheapest option

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Palermo

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport
  2. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Palermo (PMO)

9 alternative options

Fly London Heathrow to Catania

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

Fly London Stansted to Palermo

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Palermo (PMO)

Train to London Gatwick, fly to Catania

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

Train to London Luton, fly to Palermo

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

Train to London Luton, fly to Catania

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

Fly London Stansted to Trapani

  1. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Trapani (TPS)

Train

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
  3. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

Train, bus, ferry

  1. Take the train from London St Pancras Intl to Paris Nord
  2. Take the train from Paris Gare de Lyon to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
  3. Take the bus from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet to Genoa
  4. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

Bus

  1. Take the bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
  2. Take the bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
  3. Take the bus from Milan Lampugnano to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello

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The cheapest way to get from London to Sicily is to train and fly which costs £27 - £110 and takes 6h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from London to Sicily is to fly. Taking this option will cost £60 - £200 and takes 6h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from London station to Sicily. However, there are services departing from London - Victoria Coach Station and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine, Milan Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 46h 5m.

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No, there is no direct train from London to Sicily. However, there are services departing from London St Pancras Intl and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Gare du Nord, Paris Gare De Lyon, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 19m.

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The distance between London and Sicily is 1910 km.

The best way to get from London to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 27h 19m and costs £210 - £600.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from London to Sicily, including transfers.

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London to Sicily bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from London - Victoria Coach Station.

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

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The best way to get from London to Sicily is to fly which takes 6h 22m and costs £60 - £200. Alternatively, you can train, which costs £210 - £600 and takes 27h 19m, you could also bus, which costs £90 - £170 and takes 46h 5m.

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Map of how to get from London to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1910.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

British Airways, Lufthansa and three other airlines fly from London Paddington to Palermo 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from London King's Cross to Palermo via Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare De Lyon, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 27h 19m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 18m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €200
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €300
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €300
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €300
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Nantes
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €300
Flights from London Luton to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€75 - €360
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €360
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€80 - €380
Flights from London Luton to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €600
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
When
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Venice
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Stansted to Palermo via Verona
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€22 - €140
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 54m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€30 - €190
Flights from London Luton to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €550
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €550
Flights from London Stansted to Trapani
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€40 - €130
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €750
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €470
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €370
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€19 - €150
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €180
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€28 - €180
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Venice
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €180
Flights from London Luton to Catania via Sofia
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €310
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €270
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 37m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€150 - €460
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €490
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Palermo via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €1000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 57m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€80 - €410
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€230 - €600
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Catania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€900 - €1900
Wizz Air UK
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€25 - €240
Norwegian Air International
Website
norwegian.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Catania via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Ryanair UK
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Trapani
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€110 - €700
Train operators
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 - €21
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
€16 - €21
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
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk
Advance Single
€8 - €23
Off-Peak Single
€14 - €21
Anytime Day Single/Anytime Single
€19 - €28
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 Paris Gare De Lyon to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €120
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€100 - €115
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €90
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 Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
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
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
sncf-connect.com
Train from Paris Gare de Lyon to St-Gervais-les-Bains-le-Fayet
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€90 - €120
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€90 - €110
1st Class
€100 - €120
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 Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - Le Fayet to Genoa
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Paris
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Milan
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €50
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
blablacar.fr
Bus from London - Victoria Coach Station to Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London Victoria Green Line Station to Paris Gare de Bercy Seine
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
RegioJet
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
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 to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello station.

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Sicily is 1h ahead of London. It is currently 1:50 AM in London and 2:50 AM in Sicily.

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

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British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from London Heathrow Airport to Palermo Airport.

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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 London to London Heathrow Airport is to train which takes 14 min and costs £4 - £35.

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