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

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Fly to Catania  •  6h 48m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Catania (CTA) RIX - CTA

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Fly to Palermo  •  7h 5m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Palermo (PMO) RIX - PMO

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Fly to Trapani  •  9h 57m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Trapani (TPS) RIX - TPS

Fly to Comiso  •  10h 27m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Comiso (CIY) RIX - CIY

Fly to Malta, car ferry  •  10h 9m

  1. Fly from Riga (RIX) to Malta (MLA) RIX - MLA
  2. Take the car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo

Bus, train  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the bus from Riga Bus Station to Łomża, dworzec autobusowy
  2. Take the bus from Łomża to Padova
  3. Take the train from Padova to Napoli Centrale Fr
  4. Take the train from Napoli Centrale to Palermo Centrale Ic

Bus, car ferry  •  2 days 12h

  1. Take the bus from Rīga to Suwałki
  2. Take the bus from Suwałki to Napoli
  3. Take the car ferry from Naples to Palermo

Drive, ferry  •  34h 41m

  1. Drive from Riga to Villa San Giovanni
  2. Take the ferry from Villa San Giovanni to Messina Marittima V14 / ...
  3. Drive from Messina Marittima to Palermo

Riga to Sicily by bus, subway, car ferry and walk

The journey time between Riga and Sicily is around 3 days 21h and covers a distance of around 3491 km. This includes an average layover time of around 35h 16m. The fastest journey normally takes 3 days 21h. Operated by Ecolines, Sindbad, Azienda Napoletana Mobilita and others, the Riga to Sicily service departs from Rīga and arrives in Leonardo Da Vinci - Galilei. Typically only one service runs weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2 days 10h
Layover time:
35h 16m
Total time:
3 days 21h

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3 days 21h
Journey distance:
3491 km
Services per week:
1
Cheapest price:
€145
Carbon emissions:
444 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:00
Last service departs at:
11:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Riga to Sicily bus, subway, car ferry and walk schedules

Latvia → Italy
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International entry into Italy from Latvia

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Latvia
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Sri Lanka

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Conditions of entry into Italy from Latvia

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This applies to arrivals from Latvia
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Faroe Islands, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Martinique, Monaco, Réunion and United Kingdom
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine and COVID-19 test at the end of the isolation period
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican
  • COVID-19 testing required within 72 hours from entering the country
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Guernsey, Guyana, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Martinique, Mayotte, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Réunion, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican unless other countries have been visited within the past 14 days prior to arrival
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macau, Moldova, Montenegro, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and United States
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra and Monaco
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
This applies to arrivals who have visited Canada, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Israel, Japan, Jersey, United Kingdom and United States in the last 14 days
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: San Marino and Vatican

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Rules to follow in Italy

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Latvia

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Italy from Latvia.

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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.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Latvia from Italy.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 17 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: European Union.

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This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Riga to Sicily is to fly which costs $28 - $160 and takes 7h 5m.

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The fastest way to get from Riga to Sicily is to fly which takes 6h 48m and costs $30 - $160.

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The distance between Riga and Sicily is 2274 km.

The best way to get from Riga to Sicily without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 1h and costs $170 - $360.

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It takes approximately 6h 48m to get from Riga to Sicily, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Riga Airport to Catania Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 30m.

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Sicily is 1h behind Riga. It is currently 4:51 AM in Riga and 3:51 AM in Sicily.

Lufthansa, Air Baltic, Ryanair and Turkish Airlines offer flights from Riga Airport to Catania Airport.

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There are 42+ hotels available in Sicily. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Riga to Riga Airport is to line 22 bus which takes 27 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Riga to Sicily.
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  • Distance: 2274.2 km
  • Duration: 6h 48m

What companies run services between Riga, Latvia and Sicily, Italy?

Air Baltic, Ryanair and two other airlines fly from Riga to Catania once daily.

Airlines
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Riga to Catania via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
€23 - €140
Flights from Riga to Palermo
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€22 - €130
Flights from Riga to Palermo via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€23 - €140
Flights from Riga to Trapani via Malta
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €210
Flights from Riga to Trapani via Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
€30 - €200
Flights from Riga to Trapani via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€40 - €230
Flights from Riga to Comiso via Vienna, Pisa
Ave. Duration
8h 52m
When
Monday
Estimated price
€70 - €290
Flights from Riga to Comiso via Pisa
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Riga to Comiso via Berlin Brandenburg Apt, Pisa
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
€27 - €150
Flights from Riga to Malta
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Flights from Riga to Malta via Milan Bergamo
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€75 - €240
Air Baltic
Website
airbaltic.com
Flights from Riga to Catania
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €340
Flights from Riga to Malta via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €360
Flights from Riga to Malta via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€200 - €360
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Riga to Catania via Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €360
Flights from Riga to Malta via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€280 - €850
Flights from Riga to Malta via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€280 - €850
Air Malta
Website
airmalta.com
Flights from Riga to Malta via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
€280 - €850
Flights from Riga to Malta via Vienna
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€200 - €360
Flights from Riga to Malta via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€200 - €360
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Riga to Catania via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from Riga to Malta via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€170 - €320
Alba Star
Website
albastar.es
Flights from Riga to Trapani via Rome
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
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 Padova to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €140
Website
Trenitalia Frecce
Super Economy
€45 - €65
Base Standard
€80 - €110
Base Premium
€100 - €140
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 Padova to Napoli Centrale
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €110
Website
Italo Treno
Smart Economy
€35 - €55
Smart Low Cost
€35 - €55
Smart Flex
€75 - €110
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
Bus operators
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 Riga Bus Station to Łomża, dworzec autobusowy
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€27 - €35
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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Autokar Polska
Phone
48/796 473 308
Email
biuro@autokarpolska.com.pl
Website
autokarpolska.com.pl
Bus from Łomża to Padova
Ave. Duration
21h 42m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Schedules at
autokarpolska.com.pl
Ferry operators
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Phone
(+356) 22069999
Email
res@virtuferries.com
Website
virtuferries.com
Car ferry from Valletta to Pozzallo
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€70
Website
Virtu Ferries Ltd
Low season
€70
High season
€127
Tirrenia
Phone
+49 611–14020
Email
info@tirrenia.de
Website
tirrenia.it
Car ferry from Naples to Palermo
Ave. Duration
10h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
Tirrenia
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
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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