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There are 12 ways to get from Milan to Sicily by plane, train, car ferry, bus, car or ferry

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Recommended option

Fly Milan Linate to Comiso  •  3h 23m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Comiso (CIY) LIN - CIY

95€ - 354€

Cheapest option

Fly Milan Malpensa to Palermo  •  4h 25m

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

22€ - 151€

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Fly Milan Linate to Palermo  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Palermo (PMO) LIN - PMO

34€ - 138€

Fly Milan Linate to Catania  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Catania (CTA) LIN - CTA

35€ - 207€

Fly Milan Malpensa to Catania  •  4h 15m

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

33€ - 270€

Fly Milan Linate to Trapani  •  4h 28m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Trapani (TPS) LIN - TPS

84€ - 165€

Fly Milan Linate to Reggio Calabria, train, car ferry  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Reggio Calabria (REG) LIN - REG
  2. Take the train from Reggio Calabria C.Le to Villa S.Giovanni
  3. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima

46€ - 219€

Train, car ferry  •  14h 48m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale Station to Villa San Giovanni Fr / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

76€ - 297€

Train  •  17h 16m

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

83€ - 197€

Bus  •  20h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS Baltour

59€ - 80€

Bus via Duomo M3  •  22h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Milan to Palermo N597

74€ - 89€

Drive, ferry  •  22h 12m

  1. Drive from Milan to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

94€ - 167€

Milan to Sicily by trains

The train journey time between Milan and Sicily is around 26h 35m and covers a distance of around 1440 km. The fastest train normally takes 25h 19m. Operated by Trenitalia Frecce, ItaloTreno, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Milan to Sicily train service departs from Milano Centrale and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
26h 35m
Fastest train time:
25h 19m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
83€
Carbon emissions:
75 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
14:40
Last train departs at:
18:40

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Milan to Sicily train schedules

Milan → Sicily
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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Sicily is to fly which costs 22€ - 160€ and takes 4h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Sicily is to fly which costs 95€ - 360€ and takes 3h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Milan to Sicily. However, there are services departing from via verziere prima di l.go augusto and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Milano - Autostazione San Donato and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Milan to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Milano Centrale and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 16m.

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The distance between Milan and Sicily is 968 km.

The best way to get from Milan to Sicily without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 14h 48m and costs 75€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 3h 23m to get from Milan to Sicily, including transfers.

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Milan to Sicily bus services, operated by Baltour, depart from Milano - Autostazione San Donato station.

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Milan to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Milano Centrale station.

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The best way to get from Milan to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 23m and costs 95€ - 360€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 80€ - 200€ and takes 17h 16m, you could also bus, which costs 55€ - 80€ and takes 20h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 968 km
  • Duration: 3h 23m

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

Alitalia flies from Milan to Vittoria 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Milan to Palermo via Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale in around 17h 16m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 490€
Flights from Milan Linate to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
75€ - 490€
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 380€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
85€ - 440€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 750€
Flights from Milan Linate to Reggio Calabria
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 140€
Flights from Milan Linate to Reggio Calabria via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 140€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
26€ - 110€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
26€ - 110€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 330€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
12€ - 130€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
18€ - 320€
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 110€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 370€
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
45€ - 400€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 60€
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
45€ - 400€
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
40€ - 320€
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 270€
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
29€ - 120€
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 Reggio Calabria C.Le to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 4€
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
3€ - 4€
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 Reggio Calabria C.Le to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
2€ - 4€
Train from Milano Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
16h 38m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
70€ - 100€
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 Reggio Calabria C.Le to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 35€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
6€ - 9€
Base Standard
17€ - 24€
Base Premium
23€ - 35€
Train from Milano Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
9h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
80€ - 230€
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
80€ - 110€
Base Standard
130€ - 180€
Base Premium
160€ - 230€
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€
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 Reggio Calabria to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
9€ - 28€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
11€ - 16€
Smart Low Cost
9€ - 13€
Smart Flex
20€ - 28€
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
9h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
55€ - 160€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
60€ - 85€
Smart Low Cost
55€ - 85€
Smart Flex
110€ - 160€
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Rome Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
30€ - 90€
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
30€ - 50€
Smart Low Cost
30€ - 45€
Smart Flex
65€ - 90€
Bus operators
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Milano - Autostazione San Donato to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
17h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
55€ - 75€
Website
Baltour
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
20h 55m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
70€ - 85€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 40€
Website
Caronte & Tourist
Passenger
2€ - 7€
Moto
16€ - 22€
Car
30€ - 40€

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The quickest flight from Milan Linate Airport to Comiso Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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

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

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Alitalia offers flights from Milan Linate Airport to Comiso Airport.

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There are 43+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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The best way to get from Milan to Milan Linate Airport is to line 73 bus which takes 18 min and costs 1€ - 3€.

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