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There are 3 ways to get from Portorosa to Sicily by bus and ferry, train or car

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Recommended option

Bus and ferry  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Tindari to Palermo Messina

€11 - €17

2 alternative options

Train  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the train from Patti-S. Piero Patti to Palermo Centrale Re / ...

€15 - €28

Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Portorosa to Palermo 183 km

€22 - €35

Portorosa to Sicily by bus, walk and bus and ferry

The journey time between Portorosa and Sicily is around 22h 10m and covers a distance of around 200 km. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 10m. Operated by Azienda Siciliana Trasporti and Autoservizi Salemi Srl, the Portorosa to Sicily service departs from Portorosa and arrives in Palermo. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
22h 10m
Fastest journey time:
22h 10m
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€11
Carbon emissions:
30 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
09:35
Last service departs at:
09:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Portorosa to Sicily bus, walk and bus and ferry schedules

Portorosa → Sicily
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Portorosa to Sicily is to bus and ferry which costs €11 - €17 and takes 3h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Portorosa to Sicily is to drive which costs €22 - €35 and takes 2h 2m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portorosa to Sicily. However, there are services departing from Portorosa and arriving at Palermo via Tindari. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 48m.

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The distance between Portorosa and Sicily is 103 km. The road distance is 183 km.

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The best way to get from Portorosa to Sicily without a car is to bus and ferry which takes 3h 48m and costs €11 - €17.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Portorosa to Sicily, including transfers.

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Portorosa to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, depart from Tindari station.

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Portorosa to Sicily bus services, operated by Autoservizi Salemi Srl, arrive at Palermo station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Portorosa to Sicily is 183 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Portorosa to Sicily.

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Map of how to get from Portorosa to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 102.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

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

Autoservizi Salemi Srl operates a vehicle from Tindari to Palermo once daily. Tickets cost €9 - €14 and the journey takes 2h 10m. Alternatively, Trenitalia operates a train from Patti-S. Piero Patti to Palermo Centrale every 4 hours. Tickets cost €11 - €22 and the journey takes 2h 15m. Trenitalia Intercity also services this route twice daily.

Train operators
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 Patti-S. Piero Patti to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €22
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€20 - €22
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 Patti-S. Piero Patti to Palermo Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
Trenitalia Intercity
2nd Class
€11 - €16
Bus operators
Autoservizi Salemi Srl
Phone
(+39) 0923 98.11.20
Website
autoservizisalemi.it
Bus and ferry from Tindari to Palermo
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €14
Schedules at
autoservizisalemi.it

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