There are 10 ways to get from Nice to Sicily by plane, train, car, ferry, bus or bus and ferry

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 Nice to Palermo, train  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Palermo (PMO) NCE - PMO
  2. Take the train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo

$76 - $358

Cheapest option

Train to Genoa, fly to Catania  •  8 h 11 min

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

$54 - $270

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Fly Nice to Catania  •  6 h 49 min

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

$74 - $281

Fly Nice to Trapani  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Trapani (TPS) NCE - TPS

$202 - $847

Train, train to Genoa, fly to Palermo  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Ventimiglia
  2. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponente
  3. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO) GOA - PMO

$91 - $287

Train to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Nice Ville to Milano Centrale
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Palermo (PMO) LIN - PMO

$102 - $337

Drive, ferry  •  19 h 32 min

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

$116 - $204

Bus, bus and ferry via Rome  •  22 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice, Nice to Rome N523
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo

$95 - $160

Train  •  24 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe Reg / ...
  2. Take the train from Genova Piazza Principe to Palermo Centrale Icn

$154 - $221

Bus Lirosi Linee, bus and ferry  •  25 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Nice to Villa San Giovani
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Palermo

$157 - $199

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Nice to Sicily is to fly which costs 60€ - 250€ and takes 6 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Nice to Sicily is to fly and train which costs 65€ - 320€ and takes 5 h 42 min.

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The distance between Nice and Sicily is 894 km.

It takes approximately 5 h 42 min to get from Nice to Sicily, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Nice to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Nice, Nice and arriving at Palermo via Rome Tiburtina. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 20 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Nice to Sicily.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 558.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 42 min

What companies run services between Nice, France and Sicily, Italy?

Alitalia, Lufthansa and seven other airlines fly from Nice to Catania hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Nice to Palermo via Ventimiglia, Genova Piazza Principe, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 24 h 35 min.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,400
Flights from Nice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,300
Flights from Nice to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $310
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $300
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $410
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Nice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $270
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $270
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $2,800
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 42 min
When
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Nice to Catania via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Trenitalia
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Palermo Centrale to Palermo Notarbartolo
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$2 - $3
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Sestri Ponente
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$18 - $22
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$19 - $23
Thello
Phone
+33 1 83 82 00 00
Website
thello.com
Train from Nice Ville to Ventimiglia
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
thello.com
Russian Railways
Website
rzd.ru
Train from Ventimiglia to Genova Piazza Principe
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Website
pass.rzd.ru
Trenitalia Intercity
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Nice, Nice to Rome
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Rome Tiburtina to Palermo
Ave. Duration
11 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Palermo
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Lirosi Linee
Phone
0966 57552
Email
info@lirosilinee.com
Website
lirosilinee.com
Bus from Nice to Villa San Giovani
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$90 - $110
Schedules at
lirosilinee.com
Ferry operators

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