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There are 8 ways to get from Monaco to Sicily by plane, train, ferry, bus 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.

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Fly Nice to Palermo  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Palermo (PMO) NCE - PMO

Cheapest option

Train to Genoa, fly to Catania  •  7h 28m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponen.
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Catania (CTA) GOA - CTA

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Fly Nice to Catania  •  5h 31m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Catania (CTA) NCE - CTA

Train to Genoa, fly to Palermo  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponen.
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO) GOA - PMO

Train  •  22h 1m

  1. Take the train from Monaco Monte Carlo to Milano Centrale Ec
  2. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

Ferry, bus  •  22h 8m

  1. Take the ferry from Nice to Trapani
  2. Take the bus from Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti to Palermo Via Belgio

Drive, ferry  •  22h 29m

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

Bus  •  27h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Bologna 482
  2. Take the bus from Bologna to Palermo N597

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Monaco to Sicily is to fly which costs €40 - €130 and takes 5h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Monaco to Sicily is to fly which costs €60 - €160 and takes 5h 28m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Monaco to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Belgique - MONACO and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Nice, Bologna and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 27h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Monaco to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Monaco Monte Carlo and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22h 1m.

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The distance between Monaco and Sicily is 888 km.

The best way to get from Monaco to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 22h 1m and costs €100 - €230.

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It takes approximately 5h 28m to get from Monaco to Sicily, including transfers.

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Monaco to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice station.

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Monaco to Sicily train services, operated by Thello, depart from Monaco Monte Carlo station.

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The best way to get from Monaco to Sicily is to fly which takes 5h 28m and costs €60 - €160. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €100 - €230 and takes 22h 1m, you could also bus, which costs €85 - €110 and takes 27h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Monaco to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 888.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 28m

What companies run services between Monaco and Sicily, Italy?

Volotea, Alitalia and two other airlines fly from Monaco to Palermo twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Monaco to Palermo via Milano Centrale, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 22h 1m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €490
Flights from Nice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €350
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €470
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€90 - €550
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €370
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €370
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Nice to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€28 - €230
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €230
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€24 - €110
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €420
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €460
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 Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponen.
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Monaco Monte Carlo to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
Thello
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
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 Centrale Station to Roma 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 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
Segesta Autolinee
Phone
06 164 160, +39091342525
Email
info@segesta.it
Website
segesta.it
Bus from Trapani Via Ammiraglio Staiti to Palermo Via Belgio
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
segesta.it
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice to Bologna
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
For more information, please visit this page
Ferry operators
Corsica Ferries
Phone
+33.4.95.32.95.95
Website
corsica-ferries.it
Ferry from Nice to Trapani
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€70 - €180
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Website
Sardinia Ferries
Passenger Flex Fare
€70 - €90
Passenger & Vehicle Flex Fare
€130 - €180

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

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Monaco to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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

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Volotea, Alitalia, easyJet and Swiss offer flights from Nice Airport to Palermo Airport.

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