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There are 10 ways to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily by plane, train, ferry, car, bus or bus and ferry

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Palermo  •  2h 48m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Palermo (PMO) MXP - PMO

€11 - €59

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Catania  •  2h 36m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Catania (CTA) MXP - CTA

€8 - €79

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Fly Milan Malpensa to Comiso  •  2h 10m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Comiso (CIY) MXP - CIY

€55 - €148

Fly Milan Malpensa to Trapani  •  3h 10m

  1. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Trapani (TPS) MXP - TPS

€35 - €95

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Comiso  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Bovisa Fnm
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Comiso (CIY) LIN - CIY

€94 - €231

Train, ferry  •  16h 51m

  1. Take the train from Milano Rho-Fiera to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€86 - €230

Train  •  18h 26m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale R28 / ...
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€85 - €213

Drive, ferry  •  22h 35m

  1. Drive from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€101 - €178

Bus  •  23h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Palermo N597

€78 - €94

Train, bus and ferry, bus  •  30h 20m

  1. Take the train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Cadorna Xp1
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano to Marsala
  3. Take the bus from Marsala to Palermo Centrale

€102 - €152

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily by train, walk and ferry

The journey time between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Sicily is around 19h 39m and covers a distance of around 1502 km. The fastest journey normally takes 19h 10m. Operated by Trenord, Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS), ItaloTreno and others, the Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily service departs from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
19h 39m
Fastest journey time:
19h 10m
Journey distance:
1502 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€78
Carbon emissions:
78 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:19
Last service departs at:
13:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily train, walk and ferry schedules

Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily is to fly which costs €11 - €60 and takes 2h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily is to fly which costs €55 - €150 and takes 2h 10m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Milan and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Milan and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 26m.

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The distance between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) and Sicily is 1001 km.

The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily without a car is to train and ferry which takes 16h 51m and costs €85 - €230.

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It takes approximately 2h 48m to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily, including transfers.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Milan station.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily train services, operated by Trenord, depart from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 station.

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The best way to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily is to fly which takes 2h 48m and costs €11 - €60. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €85 - €220 and takes 18h 26m, you could also bus, which costs €75 - €95 and takes 23h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 1001.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 48m

What companies run services between Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP), Italy and Sicily, Italy?

Neos, easyJet and five other airlines fly from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Palermo hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Palermo via Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 18h 26m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €140
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €100
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €200
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €150
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €85
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€5 - €110
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €650
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€190 - €390
Flights from Milan Linate to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Flights from Milan Linate to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €170
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€27 - €160
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €190
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €170
Train operators
Malpensa Express
Phone
02 72 49 49 49
Website
malpensaexpress.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Bovisa Fnm
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Cadorna
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Malpensa Express
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Bovisa Fnm
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
Trenord
Train from Malpensa Aeroporto T.1 to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Trenord
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 Rho-Fiera to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
9h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €170
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€60 - €85
Smart Low Cost
€55 - €85
Smart Flex
€110 - €170
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Rome Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€65 - €90
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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €30
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€27 - €30
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 Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€14 - €20
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
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
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 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Milan to Palermo
Ave. Duration
21h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €85
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Milano - Autostazione Terminal Bus Di Lampugnano to Marsala
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Marsala to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Ferry operators
Blue Jet
Phone
342 32 55 869
Website
blujetlines.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3
Schedules at
blujetlines.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
Ferry from Villa S.Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Trenitalia

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The quickest flight from Milan Malpensa Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Intercity, arrive at Palermo Centrale station.

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