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There are 7 ways to get from Nicastro to Sicily by train, ferry, bus, car ferry, car or plane

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Train, ferry  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Lamezia Terme 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 / ...

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Train  •  8h 10m

  1. Take the train from Lamezia Terme C. to Palermo Centrale Ic

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Bus, car ferry  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Lamezia Terme to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the car ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo - via Fazello

Bus  •  8h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Lamezia Terme to Messina 582 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo Messina

Drive, ferry  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Nicastro to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

Fly to Catania  •  4h 41m

  1. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Catania (CTA) SUF - CTA

Fly to Palermo  •  5h 33m

  1. Fly from Lamezia Terme (SUF) to Palermo (PMO) SUF - PMO

Nicastro to Sicily by train, ferry and walk

The journey time between Nicastro and Sicily is around 9h 54m and covers a distance of around 348 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 17m. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 27m. Operated by ItaloTreno, Blue Jet, Trenitalia and others, the Nicastro to Sicily service departs from Lamezia Terme and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically 20 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 37m
Layover time:
5h 17m
Total time:
9h 54m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 27m
Journey distance:
348 km
Services per week:
20
Cheapest price:
€31
Carbon emissions:
18 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
10:32
Last service departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nicastro to Sicily train, ferry and walk schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Nicastro to Sicily is to bus which costs €23 - €35 and takes 8h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Nicastro to Sicily is to drive and ferry which costs €45 - €75 and takes 4h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nicastro to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Nicastro - Via Cristoforo Colombo and arriving at Palermo via Lamezia Terme and Messina Piazza della Repubblica. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 11m.

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The distance between Nicastro and Sicily is 243 km.

The best way to get from Nicastro to Sicily without a car is to train and ferry which takes 6h 16m and costs €30 - €75.

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It takes approximately 6h 16m to get from Nicastro to Sicily, including transfers.

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Nicastro to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Lamezia Terme station.

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The best way to get from Nicastro to Sicily is to train which takes 8h 10m and costs €23 - €35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €23 - €35 and takes 8h 11m, you could also fly, which costs €35 - €110 and takes 4h 41m.

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There is no direct flight from Lamezia Terme Airport to Catania Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 40m and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Nicastro to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 243.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 16m

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

Trenitalia Intercity operates a train from Lamezia Terme C. to Palermo Centrale once daily. Tickets cost €20 - €29 and the journey takes 6h 21m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nicastro to Palermo via Lamezia Terme and Messina Piazza della Repubblica in around 8h 11m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€17 - €120
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€25 - €160
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 52m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Turin
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€26 - €160
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Bologna
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Pisa
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€23 - €150
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €200
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €250
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €250
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€90 - €330
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€35 - €240
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Milan Malpensa
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €240
Blue Air
Website
flyblueair.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Turin
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€280 - €950
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Verona
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€55 - €260
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Lamezia Terme to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€210 - €420
Train operators
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 Lamezia Terme to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€13 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€15 - €22
Smart Low Cost
€13 - €19
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
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
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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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 Lamezia Terme C. to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
6h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€20 - €29
Bus operators
SAIS Autolinee
Phone
800 21 10 20
Email
saisautolineeweb@gmail.com
Website
saisautolinee.it
Bus from Messina - Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo - via Fazello
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Schedules at
saisautolinee.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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lamezia Terme to Messina
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
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.
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Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Messina Piazza della Repubblica to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €19
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
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.
For more information, please visit this page
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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Wizz Air, Blue Air, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Lamezia Terme Airport to Catania Airport.

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The best way to get from Nicastro to Lamezia Terme Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs €2.

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