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There are 13 ways to get from Parma to Sicily by plane, shuttle, train, ferry, bus, car, car ferry or bus and ferry

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Fly Milan Parma to Trapani  •  3h 19m

  1. Fly from Milan Parma (PMF) to Trapani (TPS) PMF - TPS

€76 - €569

Cheapest option

Train to Bologna, fly to Palermo  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Palermo (PMO) BLQ - PMO

€47 - €175

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Shuttle to Milan Linate, fly to Comiso  •  4h 45m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Parma to Milano Linate airport
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Comiso (CIY) LIN - CIY

€119 - €449

Train to Bologna, fly to Catania  •  5h 7m

  1. Take the train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Catania (CTA) BLQ - CTA

€53 - €169

Train to Bologna, fly to Trapani  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
  2. Fly from Bologna (BLQ) to Trapani (TPS) BLQ - TPS

€87 - €262

Train, train to Verona, fly to Palermo  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Palermo (PMO) VRN - PMO

€57 - €275

Train, train to Verona, fly to Catania  •  7h 2m

  1. Take the train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
  3. Fly from Verona (VRN) to Catania (CTA) VRN - CTA

€64 - €224

Train, ferry  •  14h 29m

  1. Take the train from Parma to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni Fr / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  4. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€83 - €249

Train  •  17h 5m

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

€85 - €177

Train via Bologna  •  17h 20m

  1. Take the train from Parma to Bologna Centrale Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini Fr / ...
  3. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€95 - €191

Bus  •  19h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Parma to Palermo N597

€68 - €80

Drive, car ferry  •  21h 31m

  1. Drive from Parma to Livorno
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

€75 - €115

Bus and ferry, bus  •  25h 56m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Parma to Marsala Milano
  2. Take the bus from Marsala to Palermo Centrale

€84 - €121

Parma → Sicily
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The most affordable way to get from Parma to Sicily is to bus, which costs €65 - €80 and takes 19h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Parma to Sicily is to fly which costs €75 - €600 and takes 3h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Parma to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Parma and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 19h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from Parma to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Parma and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Bologna Centrale, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 20m.

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The distance between Parma and Sicily is 863 km.

The best way to get from Parma to Sicily without a car is to train and ferry which takes 14h 29m and costs €80 - €250.

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It takes approximately 3h 19m to get from Parma to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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Parma to Sicily train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, depart from Parma station.

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The best way to get from Parma to Sicily is to fly which takes 3h 19m and costs €75 - €600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €85 - €180 and takes 17h 5m, you could also bus, which costs €65 - €80 and takes 19h 31m.

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Map of how to get from Parma to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 863.2 km
  • Duration: 3h 19m

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

Alba Star flies from Parma to Marsala 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a train from Parma to Palermo via Roma Termini, Palermo Centrale, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 17h 5m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€20 - €110
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€20 - €110
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€25 - €130
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€25 - €130
Flights from Bologna to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €410
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€19 - €250
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Olbia
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €220
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €220
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Comiso
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Milan Linate to Comiso via Rome
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €390
Flights from Bologna to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €230
Flights from Bologna to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€45 - €170
Flights from Verona to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €350
Flights from Verona to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €290
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €90
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €110
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €180
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€26 - €130
Flights from Verona to Catania via Tirana
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €130
Neos
Website
neosair.it
Flights from Verona to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€55 - €95
Flights from Verona to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €410
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Milan Parma to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €550
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Bologna to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €380
Flights from Bologna to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €360
Train operators
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 Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €45
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€10 - €15
Base Standard
€25 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €45
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€12 - €17
Base Standard
€27 - €40
Base Premium
€30 - €50
Train from Bologna Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 7m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€60 - €160
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€60 - €85
Base Standard
€95 - €130
Base Premium
€110 - €160
Train from Parma to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €45
Base Standard
€55 - €80
Base Premium
€70 - €100
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€22 - €60
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€22 - €30
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€40 - €60
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 Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €10
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
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
5h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€20 - €28
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 Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€6 - €14
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€12 - €14
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€8 - €17
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€15 - €17
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
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Parma to Bologna Centrale
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bologna Centrale to Verona Porta Nuova
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bologna Centrale Station to Verona Porta Nuova Station
Ave. Duration
52 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
Train from Bologna Centrale to Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
7h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €55
Smart Low Cost
€40 - €60
Smart Flex
€80 - €110
Train from Bologna Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€14 - €40
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€14 - €20
Smart Low Cost
€14 - €20
Smart Flex
€28 - €40
Bus operators
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Parma to Milano Linate airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€30 - €180
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€31 - €34
Private
€95 - €180
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 Parma to Palermo
Ave. Duration
18h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Parma to Marsala
Ave. Duration
22h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Marsala to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €13
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
Grimaldi Lines
Phone
+39.081.496.444
Email
info@grimaldi.napoli.it
Website
grimaldi-lines.com
Car ferry from Livorno to Palermo
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €80
Website
Grimaldi Lines

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The quickest flight from Milan Parma Airport to Trapani Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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

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

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