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

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

Recommended option

Bus, fly to Palermo  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Bari
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Palermo (PMO) BRI - PMO

$42 - $205

Cheapest option

Italobus Connections, carferry  •  18 h 34 min

  1. Take the Italobus Connections from Matera to Salerno 1112
  2. Take the carferry from Salerno to Palermo

$29 - $42

7 alternative options

Bus, fly to Catania  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Bari
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Catania (CTA) BRI - CTA

$52 - $332

Bus, fly to Trapani  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Bari
  2. Fly from Bari (BRI) to Trapani (TPS) BRI - TPS

$130 - $1,703

Bus, night bus, train, carferry  •  11 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Metaponto - Scalo 354
  2. Take the night bus from Metaponto to Lamezia Terme Centrale Bus
  3. Take the train from Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Reg / ...
  4. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  5. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Rv / ...

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Policoro 354
  2. Take the bus from Policoro to Cosenza
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo

$74 - $114

Train  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Ferrandina-Scalo Matera to Salerno Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Salerno to Palermo Centrale Ic / ...

$84 - $117

Bus, train  •  16 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Matera to Potenza
  2. Take the train from Potenza Centrale to Battipaglia Reg / ...
  3. Take the train from Battipaglia to Palermo Centrale Icn

$81 - $120

Drive, carferry  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Matera to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the carferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

$93 - $180

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Matera to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Matera and arriving at Palermo via Policoro and Cosenza. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 24 min.

More details

The distance between Matera and Sicily is 402 km.

The best way to get from Matera to Sicily without a car is to bus and night bus and train and carferry which takes 11 h 24 min and costs .

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 51 min to get from Matera to Sicily, including transfers.

More details

Matera to Sicily bus services, operated by Sita Sud, depart from Matera station.

More details

The quickest flight from Bari Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

Search flights

Matera to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

More details

Volotea, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Bari Airport to Palermo Airport.

Search flights

There are 181+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at $38 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Matera to Sicily.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 251.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 51 min

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

You can take a train from Matera to Palermo via Ferrandina, Ferrandina-Scalo Matera, Salerno, and Palermo Centrale in around 14 h 3 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Flights from Bari to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Bari to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Flights from Bari to Trapani via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $2,400
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$28 - $270
Flights from Bari to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bari to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
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 Lamezia Terme Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$15 - $18
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$30 - $40
Train from Potenza Centrale to Battipaglia
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $16
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$13 - $16
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Ferrandina-Scalo Matera to Salerno
Ave. Duration
2 h 19 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Salerno to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
8 h 41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $70
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Battipaglia to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
10 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Pugliairbus
Phone
+39 080 5790211
Email
info@cotrap.it
Website
aeroportidipuglia.it
Bus from Matera to Bari
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
aeroportidipuglia.it
Sita Sud
Phone
+39 080 579 0211
Email
info@sitasudtrasporti.it
Website
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Matera to Bari Airport
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Matera to Metaponto - Scalo
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.it
Bus from Matera to Policoro
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$9
Schedules at
sitasudtrasporti.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
Night bus from Metaponto to Lamezia Terme Centrale
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Saj
Phone
0981 500331
Email
info@saj.it
Website
saj.it
Bus from Policoro to Cosenza
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
saj.it
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Cosenza to Palermo
Ave. Duration
7 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Marozzi VT
Phone
080 579 0211
Email
info@marozzivt.it
Website
marozzivt.it
Bus from Matera to Potenza
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $16
Schedules at
marozzivt.it
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Bus from Matera to Salerno
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
italotreno.it
Ferry operators
Caronte & Tourist
Phone
800 627414
Email
servizioclienti@carontetourist.it
Website
carontetourist.it
Car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $45
Schedules at
carontetourist.it
Passenger
$2 - $3
Car
$28 - $45
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Salerno to Palermo
Ave. Duration
13 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
grimaldi-lines.com

Want to know more about travelling around Italy

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

Where to next?