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There are 7 ways to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily by plane, ferry, bus, car or train

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

Fly to Palermo  •  2h 48m

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

€64 - €244

Cheapest option

Fly to Catania  •  2h 36m

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

€54 - €197

5 alternative options

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

Bus  •  23h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Nice Airport to Florence N758
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Palermo N597

€79 - €98

Drive, ferry  •  22h 42m

  1. Drive from Nice Airport (NCE) to Genoa
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€101 - €177

Train  •  24h 15m

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville 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

€102 - €228

Bus, ferry  •  24h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Nice - Airport to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

€89 - €156

Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily by tram, walk, ferry and bus

The journey time between Nice Airport (NCE) and Sicily is around 23h 1m and covers a distance of around 942 km. The fastest journey normally takes 20h 49m. Operated by Zou! Alpes-Maritimes, Corsica Ferries, Segesta Autolinee and others, the Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily service departs from Aéroport Terminal 2 and arrives in Borremans - Rubens. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
23h 1m
Fastest journey time:
20h 49m
Journey distance:
942 km
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
32 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
18:23
Last service departs at:
19:24

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily tram, walk, ferry and bus schedules

France → Italy
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International entry into Italy from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Italy, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Australia, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside EU Schengen Area with the above exceptions. Brazil, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are also restricted

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Conditions of entry into Italy from France

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from France
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and United States
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom
  • 5-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
This applies to arrivals from Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area, Canada, Japan and United States
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn’t apply to citizens and permanent residents of San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from France.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sicily is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Sicily is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Sicily is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

No, but conditions apply when returning to France from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily is to fly which costs €50 - €200 and takes 2h 36m.

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The fastest way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily is to fly. Taking this option will cost €50 - €200 and takes 2h 36m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Nice Airport and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Florence and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 16m.

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No, there is no direct train from Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Aéroport Terminal 2 and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Nice Ville, Milano Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 15m.

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The distance between Nice Airport (NCE) and Sicily is 894 km.

The best way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 22h 8m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 48m to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily, including transfers.

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Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Nice Airport station.

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Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily train services, operated by Thello, depart from Nice Ville station.

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The best way to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily is to fly which takes 2h 48m and costs €60 - €250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €75 - €100 and takes 23h 16m, you could also train, which costs €100 - €230 and takes 24h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 893.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 48m

What companies run services between Nice Airport (NCE), France and Sicily, Italy?

Volotea, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Nice Airport (NCE) to Palermo twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Nice Airport (NCE) to Palermo via Florence, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 23h 16m.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €250
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€70 - €270
Flights from Nice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€75 - €180
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Nice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€220 - €650
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Train operators
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€20 - €29
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 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 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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice Airport to Florence
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€21 - €27
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Nice - Airport to Genoa - Via Fanti d'Italia
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Blablabus
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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Nice Airport (NCE) to Sicily bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Palermo station.

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Nice Airport (NCE) 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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