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

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Train to Milan Linate, fly to Palermo

  1. Take the train from Pavia to Milano Porta Vittoria
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Palermo (PMO)

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Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Palermo

  1. Take the train from Pavia to Milano Bovisa Fnm
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Palermo (PMO)

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Train to Milan Linate, fly to Catania

  1. Take the train from Pavia to Milano Porta Vittoria
  2. Fly from Milan Linate (LIN) to Catania (CTA)

Train to Milan Malpensa, fly to Catania

  1. Take the train from Pavia to Milano Bovisa Fnm
  2. Fly from Milan Malpensa (MXP) to Catania (CTA)

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Palermo

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Palermo (PMO)

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Catania

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Catania (CTA)

Bus to Milan Bergamo, fly to Trapani

  1. Take the bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
  2. Fly from Milan Bergamo (BGY) to Trapani (TPS)

Train, ferry via Messina

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
  3. Take the train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale

Train

  1. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo to Roma Termini
  2. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Milan San Donato Bus Station to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello

Drive, car ferry

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

Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Pavia to Genova P.Za Principe
  2. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

Bus via Turin

  1. Take the bus from Pavia to Turin
  2. Take the bus from Turin to Palermo

Pavia to Sicily by train, ferry and walk

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14h 59m Average Duration
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Sicily is 1500.

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The cheapest way to get from Pavia to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €19 - €230 and takes 5h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Pavia to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €35 - €250 and takes 4h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Pavia to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Pavia and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Turin and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28h 46m.

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No, there is no direct train from Pavia to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Pavia and arriving at Palermo Notarbartolo via Milano Rogoredo, Roma Termini and Palermo Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 46m.

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The distance between Pavia and Sicily is 942 km.

The best way to get from Pavia to Sicily without a car is to train and ferry via Messina which takes 14h 59m and costs €75 - €330.

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It takes approximately 4h 46m to get from Pavia to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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Pavia to Sicily train services, operated by ItaloTreno, depart from Milano Rogoredo station.

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The best way to get from Pavia to Sicily is to train which takes 17h 46m and costs €80 - €250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €75 - €160 and takes 23h 27m.

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Map of how to get from Pavia to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 942.2 km
  • Duration: 4h 46m

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

You can take a train from Pavia to Palermo via Milano Rogoredo, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 17h 46m. Alternatively, Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a bus from Milan San Donato Bus Station to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello once daily. Tickets cost €70 - €110 and the journey takes 21h.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€10 - €270
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€10 - €330
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€10 - €330
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€16 - €280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€17 - €280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
€17 - €280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Catania via Marseille
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€17 - €280
Flights from Milan Bergamo to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €300
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Milan Linate to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €250
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €260
Flights from Milan Linate to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€30 - €260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€21 - €220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €220
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Naples
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€23 - €220
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €250
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €220
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€240 - €700
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Catania via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€170 - €380
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Milan Malpensa to Palermo via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€340 - €1100
Train operators
Trenord

Trenord operates regional and suburban lines throughout Italy’s Lombardy region, including the Malapensa Express from Milan’s Malapensa Airport and local lines around Lake Como and the Italian Lakes. Trenord train tickets can be purchased from machines at any train station and don’t need to be booked in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 02 7249 4494
Email
my-link@trenord.it
Website
trenord.it
Train from Pavia to Milano Porta Vittoria
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Trenord
Train from Pavia to Milano Bovisa Fnm
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €5
Website
Trenord
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 Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€80 - €220
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€80 - €110
Base Standard
€130 - €180
Base Premium
€150 - €220
Train from Messina Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€19 - €65
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€19 - €26
Base Standard
€35 - €50
Base Premium
€45 - €65
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €120
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€40 - €55
Base Standard
€70 - €95
Base Premium
€85 - €120
Train from Pavia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€11 - €16
Base Standard
€26 - €35
Base Premium
€30 - €50
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 Villa San Giovanni
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€55 - €160
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€55 - €85
Smart Low Cost
€55 - €80
Smart Flex
€110 - €160
Train from Milano Rogoredo to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€30 - €90
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€30 - €50
Smart Low Cost
€30 - €45
Smart Flex
€60 - €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 Milano Centrale to Villa S.Giovanni
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€70 - €100
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 Milano Rogoredo to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
7h 3m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€30 - €50
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 Pavia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€7 - €11
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€7 - €11
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
Train from Pavia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€7 - €15
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€13 - €15
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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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 Pavia to Genova P.Za Principe
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
TerraVision IT
Email
customerservices@terravision.eu
Website
terravision.eu
Bus from Milan Centrale Piazza Luigi di Savoia to Bergamo Airport Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
TerraVision IT
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus from Milan San Donato Bus Station to Palermo Via Tommaso Fazello
Ave. Duration
21h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70 - €110
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Pavia to Turin
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Turin to Palermo
Ave. Duration
24h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€75 - €95
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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Ferry operators
Blu 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
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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