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There are 8 ways to get from Portofino to Sicily by bus, plane, train, ferry or car ferry

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Line 82 bus to Genoa, fly to Palermo

  1. Take the line 82 bus from Chiesa Divo Martino to Via Andrea Doria - P.zza Vitt. Veneto
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Palermo (PMO)

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Train to Pisa, fly to Palermo

  1. Take the train from Rapallo to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Palermo (PMO)

Line 82 bus to Genoa, fly to Catania

  1. Take the line 82 bus from Chiesa Divo Martino to Via Andrea Doria - P.zza Vitt. Veneto
  2. Fly from Genoa (GOA) to Catania (CTA)

Train to Pisa, fly to Catania

  1. Take the train from Rapallo to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Catania (CTA)

Train

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

Ferry

  1. Take the ferry from Genoa to Palermo

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Genoa to Florence
  2. Take the bus from Florence to Palermo

Train, car ferry

  1. Take the train from Rapallo to Livorno Centrale
  2. Take the car ferry from Livorno to Palermo

Portofino to Sicily by bus and train

The journey time between Portofino and Sicily is around 27h 4m and covers a distance of around 1346 km. This includes an average layover time of around 9h 56m. The fastest journey normally takes 26h 54m. Operated by AMT Genova, Trenitalia Frecce, Trenitalia Intercity and others, the Portofino to Sicily service departs from Niasca and arrives in Palermo Notarbartolo. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
17h 7m
Layover time:
9h 56m
Total time:
27h 4m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
26h 54m
Journey distance:
1346 km
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
€84
Carbon emissions:
71 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
17:04
Last service departs at:
17:04

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Portofino to Sicily bus and train schedules

Portofino → Sicily
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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
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues

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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.

Last updated: 19 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portofino to Sicily is to train and fly which costs €24 - €140 and takes 7h 14m.

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The quickest way to get from Portofino to Sicily is to line 82 bus and fly which costs €30 - €180 and takes 6h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portofino to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Chiesa Divo Martino and arriving at Piazza Boiardo via Via Andrea Doria - P.zza Vitt. Veneto, Via Fiume Sotto Ponte F.S., Genoa, Florence and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24h 6m.

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The distance between Portofino and Sicily is 854 km.

The best way to get from Portofino to Sicily without a car is to train which takes 19h 42m and costs €80 - €200.

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It takes approximately 6h 31m to get from Portofino to Sicily, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Portofino to Sicily is to train which takes 19h 42m and costs €80 - €200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €75 - €95 and takes 24h 6m.

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The quickest flight from Genoa Airport to Palermo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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

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Map of how to get from Portofino to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 854.1 km
  • Duration: 6h 31m

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

You can take a train from Portofino to Palermo via Via Andrea Doria - P.zza Vitt. Veneto, Rapallo capolinea, Rapallo, Roma Termini, and Palermo Centrale in around 19h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portofino to Palermo via Via Andrea Doria - P.zza Vitt. Veneto, Via Fiume Sotto Ponte F.S., Genova V.le Caviglia, Genoa, Florence, Palermo, and Stazione Centrale - Pensilina Esterna in around 24h 6m.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€28 - €230
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Bari
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€28 - €230
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€24 - €110
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€15 - €120
Flights from Pisa to Palermo via Alghero
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€15 - €120
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€14 - €150
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€40 - €370
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Naples
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€40 - €370
Flights from Genoa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€28 - €200
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Genoa to Palermo via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €470
Flights from Genoa to Catania via Rome
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Pisa to Palermo
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€13 - €100
Flights from Pisa to Catania
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€9 - €230
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 Rapallo to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€13 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€13 - €18
Base Standard
€29 - €40
Base Premium
€35 - €55
Train from Rapallo to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €110
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€30 - €50
Base Standard
€60 - €85
Base Premium
€70 - €110
Train from Rapallo to Livorno Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€14 - €55
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€14 - €20
Base Standard
€30 - €45
Base Premium
€35 - €55
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 Rapallo to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€9 - €14
Train from Rapallo to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€28 - €40
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 Rapallo to Livorno Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €15
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€10 - €15
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 Rapallo to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€9 - €19
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€17 - €19
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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Bus operators
AMT Genova
Phone
848 000 030
Email
amt.spa@pec.amt.genova.it
Website
amt.genova.it
Bus from Chiesa Divo Martino to Via Andrea Doria - P.zza Vitt. Veneto
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
AMT Genova
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 Genoa to Florence
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Florence to Palermo
Ave. Duration
15h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€55 - €70
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

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