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There are 10 ways to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily by bus, shuttle, plane, train, car ferry, car or ferry

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Bus, shuttle to Trieste, fly to Palermo  •  8h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Rovinj Central Bus Station
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rovinj to Trieste Airport
  3. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Palermo (PMO) TRS - PMO

€94 - €490

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Bus, shuttle to Venice, fly to Catania  •  10h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Rovinj Central Bus Station
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rovinj to Venice Airport
  3. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Catania (CTA) VCE - CTA

€80 - €529

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Bus, shuttle to Trieste, fly to Catania  •  8h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Rovinj Central Bus Station
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rovinj to Trieste Airport
  3. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Catania (CTA) TRS - CTA

€100 - €479

Bus, shuttle to Venice, fly to Palermo  •  10h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Rovinj Central Bus Station
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rovinj to Venice Airport
  3. Fly from Venice (VCE) to Palermo (PMO) VCE - PMO

€81 - €560

Bus, shuttle to Trieste, fly to Trapani  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Rovinj Central Bus Station
  2. Take a shuttle bus from Rovinj to Trieste Airport
  3. Fly from Trieste (TRS) to Trapani (TPS) TRS - TPS

€179 - €1347

Bus, train  •  24h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Vrelo Borje to Opatija Central Bus Station
  2. Take the bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Trieste Central Bus Station 944
  3. Take the train from Trieste to Napoli Centrale
  4. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic

€112 - €238

Bus, car ferry, train  •  30h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
  2. Take the car ferry from Gaženica to Ancona 51
  3. Take the train from Ancona to Roma Termini Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Roma Termini to Palermo Centrale Ic

€95 - €152

Bus via Padova  •  31h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
  2. Take the bus from Zagreb to Padova
  3. Take the bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS

€96 - €175

Bus  •  32h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
  2. Take the bus from Zadar bus station to Florence
  3. Take the bus from Florence to Palermo

€101 - €130

Drive, car ferry, ferry  •  24h 15m

  1. Drive from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Dubrovnik
  2. Take the car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari 54
  3. Drive from Bari to Villa San Giovanni
  4. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V11 / ...
  5. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

€136 - €208

Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily by walk, bus, taxi, car ferry and train

The journey time between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Sicily is around 2 days 14h and covers a distance of around 1437 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2 days 2h. Operated by Prijevoz Knežević, Croatia Bus Domestic, Jadrolinija and others, the Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily service departs from Plitvice Lakes National Park and arrives in Piazza Boiardo. Typically two services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2 days 14h
Fastest journey time:
2 days 2h
Services per week:
2
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
101 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:23
Last service departs at:
17:23

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily walk, bus, taxi, car ferry and train schedules

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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 Croatia from Italy.

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The cheapest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily is to bus which costs 750 kn - 1.000 kn and takes 32h 52m.

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The fastest way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily is to bus and shuttle and fly which takes 8h 37m and costs 750 kn - 3.700 kn.

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No, there is no direct bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Plitvička Jezera and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Zagreb, Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 32m.

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The distance between Plitvice Lakes National Park and Sicily is 820 km.

The best way to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily without a car is to bus and train which takes 24h 52m and costs 850 kn - 1.900 kn.

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It takes approximately 8h 54m to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily, including transfers.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily bus services, operated by Prijevoz Knežević, depart from Plitvička Jezera station.

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

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Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily bus services, operated by Baltour, arrive at PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS station.

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Volotea, Ryanair and Alitalia offer flights from Trieste Airport to Palermo Airport.

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Map of how to get from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 820.2 km
  • Duration: 8h 54m

What companies run services between Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia and Sicily, Italy?

You can take a bus from Plitvice Lakes National Park to Palermo via Plitvička Jezera, Zagreb, Padova, Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12, PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 31h 32m.

Airlines
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Trieste to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €250
Flights from Trieste to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€75 - €220
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Flights from Venice to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €220
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Trieste to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€27 - €270
Flights from Trieste to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€26 - €150
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€12 - €210
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€11 - €230
Flights from Venice to Catania via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€11 - €230
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Trieste to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €280
Flights from Venice to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €140
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Cagliari
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€28 - €140
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €230
Tayaran Jet
Website
en.tayaranjet.com
Flights from Trieste to Trapani
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
When
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €1000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Venice to Palermo via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€310 - €5500
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Venice to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€18 - €130
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 Trieste to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €130
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€45 - €65
Smart Low Cost
€40 - €65
Smart Flex
€85 - €130
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 Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Train from Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €25
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€17 - €25
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
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 Ancona to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€33 - €37
Bus operators
Autotrans d.d.
Phone
+385 (0)72 660 660
Email
info@arriva.com.hr
Website
arriva.com.hr
Bus from Vrelo Borje to Rovinj Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€20 - €29
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Vrelo Borje to Opatija Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Autotrans d.d.
Bus from Opatija Central Bus Station to Trieste Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
Autotrans d.d.
GoOpti
Phone
+386 1 320 4530
Email
info@goopti.com
Website
goopti.com
Shuttle from Rovinj to Trieste Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€35 - €300
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€36 - €39
Private
€120 - €300
Shuttle from Rovinj to Venice Airport
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
€35 - €370
Schedules at
goopti.com
Shared
€39 - €42
Private
€200 - €370
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 Opatija to Trieste
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Zadar bus station to Florence
Ave. Duration
12h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Prijevoz Knežević
Website
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €14
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Schedules at
knezevic.getbybus.com
Croatia Bus Domestic
Phone
+385 1 6113 073
Email
info@croatiabus.hr
Website
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zadar
Ave. Duration
2h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Bus from Plitvička Jezera to Zagreb
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Schedules at
croatiabus.hr
Florentia Bus
Phone
+39 055 967024
Email
info@florentiabus.it
Website
florentiabus.it
Bus from Zagreb to Padova
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Schedules at
florentiabus.it
Vincek Autobusi ltd.
Phone
0800 1992
Email
Gradski-bus@autobusi-vincek.com
Website
autobusi-vincek.com
Bus from Zagreb to Padova
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€38 - €43
Schedules at
autobusi-vincek.com
Baltour
Phone
+39 0861 1991900
Email
info@baltour.it
Website
global.flixbus.com
Bus from Padova - Autostazione Via Della Pace Stallo 12 to PALERMO - PALERMO-P.Cairoli FS
Ave. Duration
19h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
Baltour
Ferry operators
Jadrolinija
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Contact Details
Phone
+385 51 666 111
Website
jadrolinija.hr
Car ferry from Gaženica to Ancona
Ave. Duration
9h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
€9 - €11
Car ferry from Dubrovnik to Bari
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
Jadrolinija
Passenger Fare
€11 - €14
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
Metromare Dello Stretto
Website
metromaredellostretto.it
Ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4
Schedules at
metromaredellostretto.it

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