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

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Fly to Catania  •  5h 51m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Catania (CTA) MAD - CTA

56€ - 269€

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Fly to Palermo  •  6h 14m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Palermo (PMO) MAD - PMO

68€ - 315€

Fly to Comiso  •  8h 39m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Comiso (CIY) MAD - CIY

144€ - 631€

Fly to Trapani  •  9h 44m

  1. Fly from Madrid (MAD) to Trapani (TPS) MAD - TPS

151€ - 499€

Drive, ferry  •  33h 40m

  1. Drive from Madrid to Toulon
  2. Take the ferry from Toulon to Trapani
  3. Drive from Trapani to Palermo

280€ - 378€

Train, car ferry, ferry  •  40h 21m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
  3. Take the ferry from Civitavecchia to Palermo

204€ - 325€

Train, bus  •  42h 40m

  1. Take the train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants Ave
  2. Take the bus from Barcelona to Verona Si
  3. Take the train from Verona to Rome Termini 100
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

Bus  •  45h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Milano
  2. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

187€ - 254€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the bus from Madrid to Padova
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Padova to Palermo Centrale Station

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The cheapest way to get from Madrid to Sicily is to fly which costs 55€ - 270€ and takes 5h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Madrid to Sicily is to fly which costs 55€ - 270€ and takes 5h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Madrid to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Madrid and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45h 34m.

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The distance between Madrid and Sicily is 1572 km.

The best way to get from Madrid to Sicily without a car is to train and car ferry and ferry which takes 40h 21m and costs 200€ - 330€.

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It takes approximately 5h 51m to get from Madrid to Sicily, including transfers.

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Madrid to Sicily bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Madrid station.

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The best way to get from Madrid to Sicily is to fly which takes 5h 51m and costs 55€ - 270€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 180€ - 260€ and takes 45h 34m.

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The quickest flight from Madrid Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from Madrid to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1571.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 51m

What companies run services between Madrid, Spain and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair, Iberia and four other airlines fly from Madrid to Catania every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Madrid to Palermo via Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano, PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 45h 34m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Madrid to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 480€
Flights from Madrid to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
70€ - 480€
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 850€
Flights from Madrid to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 800€
Flights from Madrid to Trapani via Venice, Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Madrid to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 550€
Flights from Madrid to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
60€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Comiso via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
Flights from Madrid to Comiso via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
180€ - 750€
Flights from Madrid to Comiso via Ibiza, Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
120€ - 600€
Flights from Madrid to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
6h 57m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 1100€
Flights from Madrid to Trapani via Malta
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
90€ - 410€
Flights from Madrid to Trapani via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
95€ - 430€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Madrid to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
200€ - 3300€
Flights from Madrid to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 390€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Madrid to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 310€
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Madrid to Comiso via Brussels
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
320€ - 1400€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Madrid-Puerta De Atocha to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 120€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
60€ - 85€
Promo+
70€ - 75€
Flexible
90€ - 120€
Sudtirol Alto Adige
Phone
840 000 471
Website
sii.bz.it
Train from Verona to Rome Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
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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
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.

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Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Barcelona to Verona
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Madrid to Milano
Ave. Duration
25h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
130€ - 180€
Website
alsa.com
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
Phone
+34 937 065 366
Website
barcelonanord.cat
Bus from Barcelona Nord to Verona
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Estació d'autobusos Barcelona Nord
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
Atlassib
Phone
(004) 0269 229.224
Email
informatii@atlassib.es
Website
atlassib.es
Bus from Madrid to Padova
Ave. Duration
29h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
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Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Padova to Palermo Centrale Station
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 85€
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Toulon to Trapani
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
130€ - 160€
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Barcelona to Civitavecchia
Ave. Duration
20h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
60€ - 95€
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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Ryanair, Iberia, easyJet and Alitalia offer flights from Madrid Airport to Catania Airport.

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