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There are 9 ways to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Sicily by plane, car ferry, bus, bus and ferry, train, ferry or night train

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Fly to Palermo  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Palermo (PMO) MAN - PMO

43€ - 206€

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Fly to Catania  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Catania (CTA) MAN - CTA

44€ - 195€

Fly to Trapani  •  11h 23m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Trapani (TPS) MAN - TPS

83€ - 383€

Fly to Malta, car ferry  •  9h 55m

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Malta (MLA) MAN - MLA
  2. Take the car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo

182€ - 363€

Bus, bus and ferry  •  47h 8m

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Paris 781 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Paris to Milan 729 / ...
  5. Take the bus from Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS

111€ - 169€

Train, bus, ferry  •  2 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly 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

216€ - 497€

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

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly 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

249€ - 519€

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

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly 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

205€ - 503€

Train, bus  •  2 days 16h

  1. Take the train from Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria to Legnica
  3. Take the bus from Legnica to Palermo

205€ - 443€

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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.

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The cheapest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Sicily is to fly which costs £35 - £170 and takes 6h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Sicily is to fly which costs £35 - £180 and takes 6h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manchester Piccadilly Station station to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via London, Lille, Paris, Milano - Bus Station Lampugnano and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 47h 8m.

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The distance between Manchester Piccadilly Station and Sicily is 2168 km.

The best way to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Sicily without a car is to bus and bus and ferry which takes 47h 8m and costs £95 - £150.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Sicily, including transfers.

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Manchester Piccadilly Station to Sicily bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St.

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

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Sicily is 1h ahead of Manchester Piccadilly Station. It is currently 10:05 AM in Manchester Piccadilly Station and 11:05 AM in Sicily.

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  • Distance: 2168.4 km
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Manchester Piccadilly Station, England and Sicily, Italy?

Ryanair, Swiss and easyJet fly from Manchester Piccadilly Station to Palermo twice daily.

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 Manchester to Trapani via Pisa
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
75€ - 360€
Flights from Manchester to Trapani via Malta
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 1300€
Flights from Manchester to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
40€ - 190€
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Trapani via London City, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
260€ - 1200€
Flights from Manchester to Trapani via London Heathrow, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
8h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
260€ - 1200€
Flights from Manchester to Trapani via Munich, Trieste
Ave. Duration
9h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
360€ - 1700€
Flights from Manchester to Trapani via Frankfurt, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
9h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
220€ - 1200€
Flights from Manchester to Trapani via Brussels, Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
210€ - 1200€
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 Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 410€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 500€
Flights from Manchester to Malta via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
170€ - 600€
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€
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 290€
Flights from Manchester to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 310€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Madrid
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
160€ - 440€
Flights from Manchester to Malta via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Manchester to Trapani via Munich, Rome
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
360€ - 1700€
Flights from Manchester to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
210€ - 1200€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Manchester to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
160€ - 650€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday
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€
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Catania via Dublin
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Manchester to Trapani via London Heathrow, Turin
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
250€ - 1200€
Jet2.com
Website
jet2.com
Flights from Manchester to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 600€
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Manchester to Malta via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday
Estimated price
130€ - 420€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Manchester to Malta via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
190€ - 900€
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 Manchester Coach Station, Chorlton St to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
10€ - 14€
Website
National Express
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
Bus and ferry from London to Salzburg
Ave. Duration
22h 27m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
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 Lille to Paris
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 16€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
40€ - 50€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Luxembourg, P+R Bouillon to Genoa
Ave. Duration
13h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
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
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
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Paris City Centre - Bercy Seine to Milan
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
24€ - 30€
Website
Blablabus
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
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
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
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
70€
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
70€
High season
127€

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